"To the president’s credit, in his remarks introducing his gun control initiative, he acknowledges that there may be cultural reasons that contribute to this sick, violent behavior."
Of course, he says that only in relation the the Newtown school-type shootings, not in relation to that bastion of Democratic rule, the slaughterhouse that is Chicago* city streets, where it is probably even more true - and where he, with his unique set of characteristics and circumstances, could possibly make a real difference. Those killings (hundreds every year) don't fit his agenda, you see, which is disarming law-abiding Americans. Disarming actual criminals/thugs? Perish the thought!
*Note: for Chicago, you can plug in L.A., Philly, Detroit, etc.