Posted on | December 30, 2012 | 40 Comments
Recalling the shooting of 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to put his “full weight” behind a legislative package next year aimed at containing gun violence.
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama voiced skepticism about proposals to place armed guards at schools in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 deadly assault at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. . . .
Obama said he intended to press the issue with the public. . . .
“Will there be resistance? Absolutely there will be resistance,” he said.
“The question then becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. It certainly won’t feel like that to me. This is something that – you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. And it’s not something that I want to see repeated.”
Does the phrase “cold dead hands” ring a bell?
UPDATE: Headlines from the Drudge Report:
Obama: The Greatest Gun Salesman in American History!
UPDATE II: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Of course, we all remember that, during the 2008 campaign, Obama swore that he had no intention of imposing new gun control laws — right?