Obama makes the case for tighter gun rules
FAIRFAX, Virginia — President Barack Obama says gun ownership is a very divisive issue because Americans in urban and rural areas live in different realities.
Speaking at a CNN forum on gun violence in America, Obama says he can understand why an Iowan living in a rural area would want to own a gun for protection, while gun ownership in Chicago can be more dangerous.
Obama says first lady Michelle Obama told him she would want a shotgun or a rifle for protection if she lived in an isolated area. He said: “She was absolutely right.”
Obama is trying to make the case for tightening gun control rules, while fighting claims by opponents of such regulations that he’s trying to take away people’s Second Amendment rights.
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