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Why didn't Obama act earlier with gun control

beng100
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10/2/2015 9:39:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Barack Obama frequently criticises both republicans and gun groups for failing to agree to changes to gun legislation rules. However earlier in his presidency his party had a majority in both houses. Why didn't he act earlier?

My theories why he didn't are

1. He has changed his views.
2. He was worried about rebellion from within his own party and not getting legislation through.
3. He was worried about how introducing gun legislation would affect his chances of securing a second term in office.

Probably a combination of all three to an extent I would say.
xus00HAY
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10/3/2015 12:04:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Another reason is the only thing he expects trying to out law guns will do is increase the demand for guns that are sold illegally.
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10/3/2015 12:10:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
While it may seem that we should have more gun control after the mass shooting in Oregon, what we really need is a solution that will work.