They got less than a minute in an hour-five-minute speech. This isn’t much of a bone compared to last year, when he at much greater length and passion, demanded that gun control get a vote (which he lost):
Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say â€œwe are not afraid,â€ and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.
That’s it. Not much meat there, Shannon Watts. Neither Brady nor CSGV certainly have much to chew on either. That’s all he thinks they’re worth, and he’s about as on your side as Â they can realistically hope for. Granted, he can still do a lot of damage with executive orders, but this indicates to me he’s given up on Congress, and that’s a good thing for us.
UPDATE: John Richardson notes: “[Michelle Obama] had four invitees last year post-Newtown to push the issues. This year the sole invitee representing ‘gun violence’ is the school bookkeeper from Atlanta who talked a school shooter into giving up the gun.“