After each one of these mass shootings, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that now was not the time to discuss gun control. And we know who pulls the strings in Mr. Carney's back.
Okay, President Obama, when is the time for that discussion?
The purpose of a gun is to kill.
You point the weapon. You squeeze the trigger. The target falls down.
For the gun nuts out there who believe that their cache of weapons will protect them against the onslaught of a government gone bad - a gun is no match against a helicopter gunship, a tank, a missile or a nuclear weapon. If the government wants to turn its weapons on you, you won't stand a chance.
The time for the debate on gun control is here. And it's time that President Obama discover his backbone and stand up to the gun lobby. The election's over, Mr. President. Now's the time to create your legacy. How many more mass killings are we going to hear about in movie theaters, shopping malls and schools? We can't sit here and keep telling ourselves that everything's okay.
It's not okay. There are far too many weapons out on the streets. It's time we did something about it.
Yesterday 20 children were murdered. Those families have been torn apart. Those families will never be the same. Now, instead of planning for the holidays, these families will be planning funerals. And they will be planning those funerals because someone was able to purchase a weapon legally.
Now there's nothing wrong with hunting. I don't want to take away the rifles and shotguns hunters pull out of their closets every hunting season. But there is no legitimate use for assault rifles or semi-automatic rifles.
Now is the time for that debate. Now is the time for that discussion.
Anytime proponents of expanding the police state want a new draconian law on the books, they tell us that it's about the children.
Well, Mr. President, now it really is about the children.
There are twenty dead children. Twenty children who would be alive today were it not for a man with a gun.
It's time to put politics aside. It's time to do what's right. It's time to stop the madness.
Let's put an end to the gun violence, Mr. President. Do it for the children.