July 21st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama has largely steered clear of gun debate

(CNN) - In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

"If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives," Obama said in Fort Myers, Florida, before returning to the White House.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Fernandoi M

    This is because most of America is in favor of the 2nd Amendment, and most don't see it like liberal politician ny and ca's....

    July 21, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    He's right to steer clear of gun laws, it's more important to respect the families who have been affected by this tragic event and a reminder to all of us to get our house in order.

    July 21, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. when your nightmares end WILLARD begins

    well off course he has steered clear of it. He's a Democrat and he's going to take everyone's guns away from them. That's what has been told to us with every Democratic POTUS.

    July 21, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    This is not the time, later we discuss.....

    July 21, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Obama has largely steered clear of gun debate◄
    So did R-Money but CNN fails to relate
    to the fact that yesterday was a day to reflect on why we as Americans are one
    And NOT always inject politics into a time when we are rattled and feeling undone!!

    Let's see what happens in the future from both men!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    July 21, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. donnie

    well if you listen to the lying repos. they will tell you he is trying to take away everyones guns. Forward 2012

    July 21, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  7. California

    The fact is he knows he'll lose votes over this issue.

    July 21, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |