President Barack Obama argued “the Republican Party is just uniformly opposed to all gun safety laws” during a press conference at the White House Friday. (RELATED: Obama: GOP, NRA ‘Don’t Represent The Majority Of The American People’)
Obama criticized Congress for not passing “even the modest gun safety laws that we proposed after Sandy Hook” because “interest groups fund campaigns, [and] feed people fear.”
Barack Obama: So the main thing I’m going to do is I’m going to talk about this on a regular basis and I will politicize it because our inaction is a political decision that we are making. The reason that Congress does not support even the modest gun safety laws that we proposed after Sandy Hook is not because the majority of the American people don’t support it. I mean, normally politicians are responsive to the views of the electorate. Here you’ve got majority of the American people think it’s the right thing to do. Background checks, other common sense steps that would maybe some lives, couldn’t even get a full vote and why is that? It’s because of politics. It’s because of interest groups fund campaigns, feed people fear, and in fairness it’s not just in the Republican Party although the Republican Party is just uniformly opposed to all gun safety laws. And unless we change that political dynamic, we’re not going to be able to make a big dent in this problem.