Obama Administration Continues to Urge Congress To Address Gun Violence

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, a dealer arranges handguns in a display case in advance of a show at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Ark. A major U.S. trend survey finds that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been. That the number of households with at least one gun is declining doesn’t necessarily mean that the number being purchased is on the decline. Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system shows that in recent years there’s actually been an increase in the number of background checks being run, suggesting the total number of firearms being purchased is going up.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, a dealer arranges handguns in a display case in advance of a show at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Ark. A major U.S. trend survey finds that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been. That the number of households with at least one gun is declining doesn’t necessarily mean that the number being purchased is on the decline. Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system shows that in recent years there’s actually been an increase in the number of background checks being run, suggesting the total number of firearms being purchased is going up.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Following numerous acts of gun violence that have taken the lives of innocent victims and left America in a state of shock, the White House is calling on Congress to tackle the issue of gun control in our Country.

Via: HuffingtonPost

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest renewed the Obama administration’s call for Congress to take action on gun control after a gunman shot and killed a reporter and cameraman during a live television broadcast on Wednesday.

“This is another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United States,” Earnest said. “And while there is no piece of legislation that will end all violence in this country, there are some common sense things that only Congress can do that we know would have a tangible impact in reducing gun violence in this country. Congress could take those steps in a way that would not infringe on the constitutional rights of law abiding Americans.”

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Obama also called on Congress to take action following the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school that left 26 dead. But just months later, legislation that Obama backed, which would have included measures such as expanding background checks, failed in the Senate.

Obama has called the failure to pass gun reform “the greatest frustration” of his presidency and said last month that he would continue to push for reform during the remainder of his time in office.

Not sure why the President of the United States is being met with resistance with helping to save American lives.

But then again, the NRA owns Congress so…….