Somewhere in a more hateful corner of America someone is almost certainly saying "Well if the teachers had had guns then all this could have been prevented".
I think that says something about the stupidity of gun culture. I'm British, so if this invalidates my opinion, please ignore me.
RIP to the victims, my most sincere condolences to those affected, this is an absolute tragedy.
That would be my Facebook feed (I'm from Kentucky).
And no, if anything we should listen to people from other countries more because this stuff doesn't fucking happen there.
He probably just doesn't want it to seem like he's exploiting a tragedy to pass laws. Letting people have a mourning period before bringing up reform. Which I understand, but I do agree that action needs to be taken soon.
So unbelievably tragic.
I understand the concept of needing a mourning period, obviously.
I hope you are right, and that the Obama administration will in the near future propose that we seriously re-examine the issue of gun control. However, I am afraid that that will not happen. I believe that the official response from the White House re: Gabrielle Giffords a few years ago was that more gun control is not necessary. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.
Even if the president does attempt to tackle this issue, however, I am afraid that it won't actually go anywhere. The NRA throws entirely too much money at both chambers of Congress and too many Americans are just idiots.