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Posted: September 26, 2013 in Barack Obama, Is Obama Giving In?

Obama’s brief remark speaks volumes on gun control failure

By Dave Boyer

The Washington Times

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It was only a single sentence in President Obama’s speech about the Navy Yard shootings, but it spoke volumes about his inability to enact gun control in Congress.

“By now,” Mr. Obama said, “it should be clear that the change we need will not come from Washington, even when tragedy strikes Washington.”

To some gun control advocates, the president’s comment sounded like surrender to supporters of the Second Amendment in Congress, at least for now.

“It says it to me — it says that he’s being realistic and knows that nothing is going to pass,” said Elliot Fineman, president of the National Gun Victims Action Council. “He’s run into the reality that our side has run into for 19 years. They’re not going to get the votes.” . . .

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