In case you missed this powerful address on gun-violence given by our President on January 5, I post it here, for the record. It is a passionate, compassionate, and well informed plea to our nation to take action in the prevention of needless gun-deaths. At a little over 19 minutes, he asks the crucial question: "How did this [gun-safety] become such a partisan issue?" And he spends the rest of his address answering not only that question, but also outlining his modest initiatives to save lives. But at a little over 37 minutes he cuts through all of the ideological propaganda and speaks from the perspective of a responsible and experienced politician: "The reason Congress blocks laws is because they want to win elections. If you make it hard for them to win elections, they'll change course. I promise you."
That is really all we need to know. And so it's time to get busy.