Obama says he’s optimistic that more gun laws can pass
On the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting, President Obama said he still believes the U.S. can muster the “courage” to enact more gun laws.
“I still believe that there are enough good people on both sides of this issue who care more about protecting our children than defending effortless access to guns for those who would do our children harm,” Mr. Obama said on Facebook.
In December 2012, a young man with a history of behavioral problems shot and killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the school in Newtown, Connecticut. He committed suicide.
Mr. Obama used the shooting to prod Congress in early 2013 to enact universal background checks on gun purchases, but the effort was blocked by Republican lawmakers in the Senate.
The president, who visited with the victims’ families two days after the