What I’ve said tonight matters little if we don’t come together to protect our most precious resource – our children.
It has been two months since Newtown. I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different.
Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment – have come together around common sense reform – like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun.
Senators of both parties are working together on tough new laws to prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals.
Police chiefs are asking our help to get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets, because they are tired of being outgunned.
Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress.
The US President's attempt to tackle recent school massacres will have fallen on deaf ears at a school which brings guns into the classroom.
The most emotional plea of President Obama's State of the Union address was a direct response to the Sandy Hook school massacre.