Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, President Obama confirmed his intentions to infringe on peoples’ Second Amendment rights in his eulogy for the victims on Sunday night following the attack:
We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. 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? Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm?
If we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no. We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change.
To the Washington Post writers covering the event, this was a