The White House chose to commemorate yesterday’s one year anniversary of the shootings at Navy Yard by calling once more for a rollback of the Second Amendment.
From the White House website:
One year ago, our dedicated military and civilian personnel at the Washington Navy Yard were targeted in an unspeakable act of violence that took the lives of 12 American patriots. As we remember men and women taken from us so senselessly, we keep close their family and friends, stand with the survivors who continue to heal and pay tribute to the first responders who acted with skill and bravery. At the same time, we continue to improve security at our country’s bases and installations to protect our military and civilian personnel who help keep us safe. One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved. Today, we must do the same – rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Obama’s foundering administration is trying to use the deaths of “12 American patriots” as a springboard for another gun control debate—just in time for November.