By Fred Lucas
President Barack Obama said in a recent interview that he hoped gun control will be a major issue in the 2016 election and regrets that he was unable “to capture this moment” of the Sandy Hook shooting to pass more restrictive laws.
GQ published an interview with Obama Tuesday conducted by Bill Simmons, co-creator of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ sports documentary series and author of “The Book of Basketball” who currently creating his own show for HBO. Simmons referred to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stumping on gun control and said during the interview, “It does feel like it’s going to become the dominant issue of year eight.”
“I hope so,” the president responded. “We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then…suddenly we move on. And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”
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Obama said that he had believed new restrictions would be doable after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman murdered 20 elementary school children.
“I went up and visited with those families and — you know, Bill, you’ve …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze