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Is Obama Really Committed to Leading the Gun Control Charge?

JulieBrown Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:19 AM
Only think Obama is committed to is being Time Magazine's Person of the Year. He's committed to being the celebrity he wishes he was. The Time rag will go like Newsweek did...to digital - and then all be but forgotten. Couldn't happen to any worse magazines.

In the wake of Friday's ghastly events in Connecticut, many Americans -- politicians and pundits especially -- have added their voices to the "do something" chorus.  This impulse is understandable.  It's human.  Twenty-six innocent victims are dead, the majority of them precious young children.  The desire to help, to act, to fix can be overwhelming.  The president, a father of two young girls, has played the role of grief-counselor-in-chief in recent days; at times, he's barely managed to suppress his sadness and maintain his composure during public statements.  Pressure is now mounting on him to prominently champion new gun...