Month: December 2012

Gun Control, Fiscal Cliff: What Was That Press Conference About?

White House Reporters Dodge the Gun Control Bullet for Obama

Obama held a press conference Wednesday ostensibly about the school shooting in Newtown. Ostensibly being the operative word, here.

Case in point was the White House news conference on Wednesday afternoon, when President Obama made a forceful announcement in response to the massacre of children last week in Newtown, Conn. He said he was directing Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to lead an effort “to come up with a set of concrete proposals” about dealing with gun violence that he would submit to Congress no later than January.

“We are going to need to work on making access to mental health care as easy as access to a gun,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence.”

From there one would have expected the press corps to dutifully read from their scripts and ask Barry leading questions about how he plans to confiscate guns from every red blooded (not blue, mind you) American.