Carney: The President Will Use Executive Orders On Guns
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
On Monday, the President spoke at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington. He set out to speak about the economy, on the 5th anniversary of the financial crisis. However, the Naval Command Center shooting halted such talks.
Following a string of suspicious mass shootings during Obama’s Presidency, the President has tried to get Congress to act on “common sense measures to reduce gun violence;” or, in other words, a talking point used by several Democrats across the country.
In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the President is implementing executive actions, and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows. Just a couple weeks after two Colorado Democrats were recalled, Obama looks set on further trampling the Second Amendment.
As the shooting event was ongoing, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, an avid gun control advocate, was already calling for more bans. “When will enough be enough?” Feinstein asked. “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”