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Barack Obama: ‘Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility’

Posted January 8th, 2016 at 7:21 am (UTC-4)
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An opinion piece by the President of the United States published in the The New York Times

Even as I continue to take every action possible as president, I will also take every action I can as a citizen. I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform. And if the 90 percent of Americans who do support common-sense gun reforms join me, we will elect the leadership we deserve.

Earlier this week, the president held a press conference to unveil a series of executive actions aimed at closing loopholes regarding background checks on gun sales:

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