In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama said that, “we have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics.” He said that, “we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years,” and pointed to the massacre in Connecticut yesterday as the latest in a number of recent incidents. So what does he mean by ‘meaningful action’? More gun control, of course.
Yesterday, a Democratic lawmaker was even more forthright:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.
“These incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents … are happening more and more frequently. And they will continue to happen more and more frequently until someone with the bully pulpit, and that means the president, takes leadership and pushes Congress,” Mr. Nadler said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” with Ed Schultz.