Barack Obama Promises to Act “Vigorously” in Debate on Assault Weapons Ban
In Washington, President Barack Obama said today that they would act in a “vigorous” form to seek proposals to control the gun violence, including an eventual restoration of the ban on assault weapons, on the day that commemorates a month of the slaughter at an elementary school.
The president made clear that Americans will retain the right to own weapons but the regulations and permissions on them will suffer an adjustment.
“If there is a step that we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step,” Obama said in a reference to the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“The belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn’t have them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful… those are things I continue to believe make sense,” Obama told reporters.
The president revealed that he has received the recommendations made by the task force led by Vice President Joe Biden, on measures on the issue discussed and noted that his “number two” today. Last week, Biden had a deadline to submit their proposals on Tuesday.
Obama also announced that during this week will be made public some “details about what I think we have to do” in this area.
However, he said that at no time intended to play the right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as conservative groups have accused him as the influential National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Those who look at this issue have said that responsible gun owners, those with a gun to protect themselves, to sports, they have nothing to worry about,” said Obama, who called for legislation “responsible”.
“We are not talking about whether or not we believe in the second amendment, but if there are some sensible steps we can take to make sure that someone like Newtown individual cannot walk into a school and kill a bunch of kids in a way frighteningly fast,” he said.