“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics.” – President Barack Obama, addressing reporters on the Sandy Hook mass shooting today.
He wiped away a tear. I wept with him. And then… that.
How are we meant to interpret that statement?
Must we accept Obama’s preferred response–gun control–regardless of the merits of the policy?
Is this another serious crisis the Obama administration will refuse to waste?
Does every problem have a government solution?
Could that statement not have waited a week, Mr. President?
Regardless of the politics?