Weekly Address: Obama Urges Curbs On Gun Violence

In this week's address, President Obama reiterates his commitment to do everything in his power to implement a series of common sense measures that would reduce gun violence in America.

In this week's address, President Obama reiterates his commitment to do everything in his power to implement a series of common sense measures that would reduce gun violence in America.

"While we may not be able to prevent every senseless act of violence in this country, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce it – if even one life can be saved – we’ve got an obligation to try."

Obama called on Congress in his weekly address to join the White House in taking steps to prevent gun violence by requiring universal background checks, banning assault weapons and strengthening law enforcement. “Like most Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms,” he said. “But I also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from causing harm on a massive scale.”

You can read the full transcript of the President's weekly address here.

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