The premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," the latest Batman movie, was supposed to be fun and exciting. Butchanged all that when he started shooting people inside a packed theater in Aurora, Colo. Now, the eyes of the people look towards two of the most watched people in America to know how this happened.
Presidentand his Republican rival came under fire about gun control after the tragic massacre. Different lobby groups and even some political leaders called for a legislation which will restrict civilians any access to firearms. But the campaign groups still haven’t made a promise to work on this type of legislation.
Obama was recently in Fort Myers. He was there for a campaign event but opted to cancel it saying that there are going to be other days for politics and that this was a day for prayer and reflection. Obama and his family offered sympathy to the victims’ families and said they are committed to bring those responsible to justice to ensure the safety of the people. Romney also did the same, cancelling his campaign, and both parties pulled out their ads in Colorado.
But when asked about the gun legislation, Obama’s group and as well as Romney’s had no definitive answer to the simple yet critical topic. Obama’s camp said the president believes we should take common-sense measures that should protect the Second Amendment rights of each American. But these measures should also ensure those who should not have guns under the existing law do not get one. A spokesman for Obama added that there has been progress in improving the quality and volume of information for background checks but there has been nothing new to report.
The deaths of 12 people in Aurora are Obama’s Columbine. Back in 1999, 13 people were killed in Columbine High School by two students who then committed suicide. Back then, gun legislation was also a main issue but was never really answered. Now, Obama must find answers and tell the people what he will do to prevent future massacres like this. This is an obvious problem in America and Obama is feeling the pressure of the American people to act on it immediately.
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