Obama Says Gun Control Isn't About Losing Freedom

Obama Says Gun Control Isn't About Losing Freedom

Obama Says Gun Control Isn't About Losing Freedom

President Barack Obama made a spirited case for stricter gun control but insisted such laws wouldn’t infringe on constitutional rights.

“Some of you that are watching certain TV stations or listening to certain radio programs, please do not believe this notion that somehow I’m out to take everyone’s guns away,” Obama said Tuesday in Chicago when speaking to the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

“Every time a mass shooting happens, one of the saddest ironies is suddenly the purchase of firearms and ammunition jumps up because folks are scared into thinking Obama is going to use this as an excuse to take away our Second Amendment rights,” Obama continued. “Nobody is doing that. We’re talking about commonsense measures to make sure that criminals don’t get them, to make sure we are protecting ourselves.”

Obama added that fewer gun restrictions should not be associated with freedom.

“Fewer gun safety laws don’t mean more freedom, they mean more danger, certainly more danger to police, more fallen officers, more grieving families,” Obama said.

 

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