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  12/15/2012, Tevet 2, 5773

Obama Speech Only Hints at Possible Debate on Guns


In the wake of the tragic massacre of 20 children and 6 eduactors at an elementary school in Connecticut, many in the U.S. are calling for stricter gun control laws, particularly a ban on selling automatic and semi-automatic weapons, like one of the guns used by Adam Lanza on Friday as he embarked on his shooting spree.

Many looked at President Barack Obama to take a stance and lead the countr in a new debate on the issue, yet the public got no real answers, only vague hints as the President declared during a press conference, "As a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. An elementary school in Newtown. A shopping mall in Oregon. A house of worship in Wisconsin. A movie theater in Colorado. Countless street corners in places like Chicago and Philadelphia.

Any of these neighborhoods could be our own. So we have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics."