President Barack Obama is pushing for new gun control measures
But Congress remains resistant
Three years after a gunman killed 26 people – mostly first-graders – at an elementary school in Connecticut, President Barack Obama wondered in a Facebook post Monday how to explain congressional inaction on gun control to the victims’ parents.
“Three years on, how do we tell them that their Congress hasn’t done anything to prevent what happened to them from happening to other families?” Obama wrote, marking the somber anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown.
Noting failed attempts to bolster background checks laws that emerged in the aftermath of the shooting, Obama said ultimately “the gun lobby and its allies mobilized to paint that compromise reform as an assault on our freedom.”