Obama backs victim’s families in effort to pass stricter gun laws

Obama backs victim's families in effort to pass stricter gun laws

Less than four months after the massacre at an elementary school in the U.S. State of connecticut, where 20 children and six counselors were killed by a spree killer, he pledged monday night in nearby hartford to keep up his efforts. Following his speech, he took a dozen members of the victims’ families on the presidential plane "air force one" to washington so that they could lobby for tougher gun laws there.

Obama advocates a nationwide ban on so-called assault rifles and other semi-automatic weapons. However, he is facing fierce resistance in the U.S. Congress, especially from the opposition republicans, but also from within his own democratic party. The plans of the weiben haus were further and further watered down in the draft laws at the behest of the powerful weapons lobby.

The state of connecticut had passed one of the toughest gun laws in the u.S. Last week. The sale of magazines for a particularly large number of cartridges has been banned, the ban on the sale of assault rifles has been extended and the checks on gun buyers have been tightened up. "You helped make this happen," obama told an audience of about 3,000 at hartford university. "Your voice, your determination have made this happen."Connecticut has shown the way. "Now it’s time for congress to do the same."