Obama Calls For Gun Control In Middle Of Prayer Vigil

Barack Obama spoke for nearly twenty minutes on Sunday evening at a vigil for the victims of Friday's shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the midst of the speech, he vowed to take action in the coming weeks to prevent mass shootings like the one that occurred on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.

“In the coming weeks I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement, mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this,” Obama said. “Because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard?"

“Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?” he added, which was an obvious shot at conservatives who have spoken out against government gun grab legislation, defending the right to keep and bear arms to safeguard against tyranny.

While he did take time to praise those teachers who protected many of the children at the school, there is no doubt that he used the time to push a political agenda. While he did not call for more gun-control legislation by name, it was clear from his comments that he was showing his support for Senator Feinstein's bill that would ban "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines.

“Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country, to give them the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?” he asked.

“I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no. We’re not doing enough,” he added.

Really? This is supposed to be comforting to the families that lost children? The husbands who lost wives? The children who lost mothers? The President of the United States comes and instead of providing comfort tells them they just aren't doing enough to give the children in this country the chance to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose. Friends, I don't know about you, but I think I would have had some coarse words for a man that would come to a vigil and spout off his political garbage at me in the midst of my grieving. How bout you?

The Hill reports,

The president said he recognized the causes of violence are complex and no law or set of laws can stop all senseless killing in communities across the country. But he said if steps can save even one child or parent or community from tragedy, it would be well worth it.

“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. To end them we must change,” he said.

The president said he expected political opposition to the course of action he envisions for improving the safety and well-being of children, an indication that he may attempt to move gun-control measures.

“That can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this. If there’s even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town,” he said.

"We know that we can’t do this by ourselves. It comes as a shock at a certain point where you realize no matter how much you love these kids you can’t do it by yourself,” he continued. “This job of keeping our children safe and teaching them well is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, with the help of a community and the help of a nation."

Keeping them safe? Is that what is happening by corraling them into government schools and declaring "open season" by mandating those schools to be "Gun Free Zones?" Is that protection? I'm just wondering if Barack Obama would set the example and declare the White House a "Gun Free Zone," remove the fencing and do away with the Secret Service. I'm guessing he won't do such a thing because that.....would be stupid! Yet, that is just what he and other liberals like him are advancing for the children of this nation.

Let me tell you, as a father of ten, giving up your access to firearms of any kind in this culture is stupid. It is not caring for your family or for the children of the country. It is foolish and all you have to do is look to history and it bears out what I'm saying. Barack Obama knows this and he and liberals will play on the emotions of those who are most hurt in times like these. I simply ask you, when the wolves attack children, do the parents cry out to be disarmed? I think not.

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  • Moose853

    Baiting the American People for a Civil War which is what he, and his Globalist Masters wants.

  • Mary

    mooshell just went on a black radio show talking derogatory lies about the GOP....Maybe they we should have a White Radio talk show, but ofcourse they will call us racist.....where in fact the black are so racists. She also stated that the nobamas are planning a $5 million dollar vacation to Hawaii for xmas and New Year..

  • Mary

    as we watched the fake tears for these poor babies and teacher, that would be alive today if they had guns to protect themselves.....He breaks from prayer to discuss gun ban/.

  • vet

    “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year
    after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”Does he not know that he supports the death of children every day?How can he stand there and say the things that he says and hold a strait face.Please explain to me how this POS was voted in.Where is the mercy and fake tears for the unborn.

  • skipgainer

    Hey Barry what about all those guns you and Holder sold to the drug cartels and the hundreds of Mexican and American citizens that where killed using those weapons. All the while Barry, you have heavily armed security around you and your family 24-7. Instead of enforcing our Constitution and laws you wish to disarm the law abiding American citizen and disregard our laws. So you can continue on the road of becoming a dictatorship and kill our Republic!

  • J J

    There is no crisis that Obama won't politicize and take full advantage of. I don't care how teary-eyed you get or how eloquent your words are, you are still an arrogant politician. Shame on you!!!

  • drbhelthi

    In spite of stringent, gun control laws, teenagers in Germany also have psychotic episodes, in which they “steal“ their fathers´ guns, and murder innocent people. April 2002, 19 year-old Robert Steinhaeuser, who had been expelled from school, entered Gutenberg High School in Erfurt, Germany, and murdered sixteen people, zeroing in on his former teachers. He used his father´s pump shotgun and pistol. Seven years later, 11 March 2009, 17-year old Timothy Kretschmer walked into his former school in Winnenden, NE of Stuttgart, and shot 9 pupils and 3 teachers, then later in a nearby town 3 pedestrians, wounded two policemen seriously, then shot himself in the head. He murdered 15 innocent people, before taking his own life. Kretschmer used his father´s pistol, which was not secured in accordance with German law. Kretschmer´s father was prosecuted for violation of the stringent, German gun law. Both events are covered
    in “Der Spiegel”, BILD, and newspapers Germany-wide.

    Barrack H. Obama should begin by acquiring all the assault rifles he had his stooges ship into Mexico. He then should remove the illegal weaponry he has provided, via
    his stooges, to Al Kaeda (CIA + MOSSAD) operatives in the Mid East. No doubt there are patriotic personnel in the U.S. Military who can assist him to further clean up his illegal weapons act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003457282985 Mike Slaney

    Here we go again, Guns don't kill people, people kill people ! Wake up you liberal airheads! and give me your guns, I'll take them for free and pay the postage. :-)

  • kaj

    He will do anything to further his political agenda.

  • Smeethow

    Obama should lead by example and have the secret service turn in their guns.

  • sandy2249

    He shouldn't have went there and took the spot light and he SHOULD NEVER HAVE GIVEN A POLITICAL SPEECH IN A CHURCH AT A PRAYER VIGIL FOR VICTIMS & THEIR FAMILIES! The media & democrats hoped no one would notice their King Obama made a photo-op and made a political speech at a church to PRAY FOR VICTIMS & THEIR FAMILIES BUT HOW COULD ANYONE MISS IT, it was tacky and showed just how arrogant this guy really is and how much he loves the SPOT LIGHT TO SHINE ON HIM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ( ITS ALWAYS ABOUT HIM & HIM ALONE !!!) Why aren't more people OUTRAGED ?????????????????????????????????

  • retiredmillwright

    Socialists have a saying; never let a disaster go to waste.
    Obama is jumping in to further his political goals by using this disaster to
    bring attention to gun control. He is seeking to destroy our second amendment
    and will try to use this disaster to try to do it. His thirst for power knows no limits.

  • Vic


    • WAMama

      Nothing but a bully. Not a shred of heartfelt sympathy in him--he's all about "me"!

  • ary

    How about American taxpayers enacting legislation to take away all the guns from those who protect the President, his lady, and his girls?
    And what about making them as suspect in terms of being potential domestic "terrorists" as ordinary Americans are thought to be?
    Though Obama & his family may not carry the guns themselves, (who knows?)
    they have ("secret" "service" ) people carrying guns to protect them everywhere they go, and AMERICAN taxpayers pay for those hired guns to protect our dictator in chief! They live in protective "bubbles". The "beast" and private jets + their security "details" (gun-carrying men and women) ensure their safety when they travel, while ordinary Americans are subjected (enslaved) to the demand to allow "unwanted sexual touch" -- i.e., sexual abuse as it is now defined, by the government "security" force, unionized TSA.
    Just as with health care legislation as with guns, our "leaders" lie to us and to themselves in an effort to distort and "reframe" reality. It's all about HIS power and HIS control!
    When Obama and his family,
    and Congress and their families,
    quit treating himself and themselves and those they care about as "privileged and special" by making sure they have protection by those carrying guns for them,...
    when he and they are willing to live fully by the laws he/ they impose on us, through laws they pass but have not read and through executive orders and his media empire's prostitution of truth...
    ONLY then will obama and the lawmakers will be worthy of the trust of ordinary Americans, who have no such "protections".

  • WSmith

    Let him start by giving up all and I mean all of his armed guards, armored vehicles and fighter jet escorts. If he does that than surely the world will be a safer place. Well, maybe not for him but it would be for the rest of us.

  • ary

    Obama, given the opportunity, always reverts back to his community-organizing mode and the "never let a crisis go to waste" modus operandi!

    His agenda seems to be Politics 1st and keeping those in distress emotionally primed to make decisions quickly and without thinking of all the consequences ! Just like health care: do it NOW, regardless of the facts. We'll find out the consequences later, when I, the dicator, have gained more control over you.

    This is the same president who promotes gun-running and then covers up his administration's role -- which ended with the death of a son/child of one family-- a border agent near the border -- and the unseen / unknown number of killings of people's "children" here in the US and Mexico by drug dealers who got those guns!

    What about the fact that he remained silent in face of horrible deaths of military families' "children" in the Fort Hood shooting, when it can easily be assumed that the reason was that he was sympathetic to the mass killer's "faith"? The same silence is greeting the families of some parents' "children" who were killed in Benghazi, about which he continues to pass the blame.

    The deranged man who killed these sweet babies in Connecticut is not so different than Obama. And he's not so different than an abortionist, or a person who demands that their baby be killed in utero or the parent who is not pregnant but who allows or encourages the pregnant parent to do same thing?

    All are intentionally and knowingly taking the life of a baby or creating a situation where a baby's / child's life is taken. The timing of the taking of the "child's" life is a distinguishing factor, but the effect is the same -- a life cut short by the decision of a man or woman. Harm, both short term and long term, is done even if the effects are "hidden". And the harm is embedded in the families of this and all other societies.

    At the same time socialists "worry" about the demographics of the aging population and the impact on society and the economy, they demand abortion on demand in its various forms be subsidized -- then demand that immigrant children be allowed to come in and be supported with social services that might not have been necessary if all the aborted babies had been allowed to live and learn and be productive in this society to keep "demographics" balanced. Is this really a way of further enslaving or controllig the numbers of blacks, whites, even the elderly -- and all Americans, and promoting state control over which lives are of "value", under the guise of "social" "benefit" or "entitlement" programs?

    Think. Look at the patterns.

    The killing of "babies" or "children" at any age is still an act of violence, regardless of whether with a gun, or "culturally" or politically correct and medically overseen method. Obama appears to approve of the culturally accepted abortion as way of killing, just as he promotes the use of drones to kill "babies" /"children" of parents in other countries. He has given himself and others the power to do the same in America.

    But as with abortion, the mechanical use of machines and tools to kill babies or children "distances" Obama from responsibllity for his decisions and actions. And he can speak against guns and for gun control, but you do not see him controlling or prohibiting "guns" or violence in his favored constituencies. He makes sure HE is protected and that his girls are protected.


    HE, Obama is the president, who in a speech, said "you bring a knife, we bring a gun!" and who inflames and incites violent speech in union-nonunion differences. HE arms rebellious and radical nations and those weapons he sends them can someday be used against Americans.

    How can we as a society help be doing anything but raising American people without consciences with such leadership and prostitution of the media to further the certain and disastrous end results of such leadership ?

    Bottom line:

    We are more concerned with protecting "endangered" animals than we are with protecting "endangered" unborn OR living children! And the protection needed is protection from such leadership as we now have, even more than from guns.

  • Jonathan

    Shouldnt obama man up to his gun crimes? '' Fast and Furious, Benghazi''