Obama Responds To White House Gun Control ePetitions


In response to the most popular ePetition in White House history, President Obama personally recorded a YouTube video to address his plan of action on gun control. WeThePeople was originally set up to open the process of requesting answers from the President, a process that is otherwise exclusive to the White House press corps and select media. A petition requires 25,000 to get a response; gun control petitions met that difficult bar within hours of the Newtown shooting. There were also 31 other gun control petitions that the President responds to in the video below:

Look, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. This country has a strong tradition of gun ownership that’s been handed down from generation to generation. Obviously across the country there are regional differences. There are differences between how people feel in urban areas and…

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