After delivering a frustrated speech about gun violence in Washington D.C., President Obama traveled to Santa Monica for a fundraiser with Hollywood star Tyler Perry.
During the speech, he called for his supporters to mobilize against gun violence in order to change the current political environment that refused to act.
“If you’re dissatisfied that every few months we have a mass shooting in this country, killing innocent people, then I need you to mobilize and organize a constituency that says this is not normal and we are going to change it, and put pressure to elect people who insist on that change,” he said as the crowd applauded.
Earlier in the day, a more frustrated President insisted at the White House that mass shootings didn’t happen in other “advanced countries” and that it was time to make it harder for killers to get a gun.
“I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now,” he said. “But it would be wrong for us not to acknowledge it.”
Obama’s fundraiser was for the Democratic National Committee.