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Obama Gun Control Speech: Key Quotes

“[Gun violence] has terrible consequence for our society … and if we can only do one thing to stop it, we should all try and do that.”

 

“We know this is a complex issue that stirs deep passions.”

 

“We need to look more closely at a culture that all-too often glorifies violence.”

 

“The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean we can't gradually decrease the violence.”

 

“A majority support … laws requiring background checks before ALL gun purchases.”

 

“[This is] violence we cannot accept as routine.”

 

“It won’t be easy, but we can’t accept this as a reason not to try.”

 

“If we’re going to change things … it’s going to take a wave of Americans … standing up and saying ‘enough’ on behalf of our kids.”

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