An emotional—and emotionally powerful—President Barack Obama urges action on gun safety legislation, standing side-by-side with mothers of victims of gun violence on Thursday at the White House:
I ask every American to find out where your member of Congress stands on these ideas. If they're not part of that 90 percent who agree that we should make it harder for criminals or somebody with a severe mental ilness to buy a gun, then you should ask why not? Why are you part of the 10 percent?
Less than 100 days ago that happened. And the country was shocked. And the entire country pledged that this time would be different and that this time we would do something about it. Shame on us if we've forgotten. I haven't forgotten about those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten.
If there's one thing I've said consistently since I first ran for this office, it's that nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change. ... That's what it's going to take to make this country safer.Tell the Senate: Pass universal background checks now