Christopher Dorner SOTU: Gun Violence Proving Need For Obama's Initiatives

Former LA Police Officer and Navy Reservist Christopher Dorner was sighted today in Big Bear, California. It is threatening to capture coverage away from the President's speech. 

The last time media swayed away from a president during a national address: OJ Simpson's trial verdict was being announced.

This competition for media attention exponentially reinforces the gun debate. Obama's hometown, Chicago, was the place of more deaths than Afghanistan in 2012. 

It should be interesting to see how much emphasis Obama places on issues like this one realtive to the economy.

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Grant Ferowich

Grant studies at Wake Forest, where he majors in philosophy and economics.

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