February 14th, 2013
07:52 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama's emotional plea might lead to vote on guns

Washington (CNN) - "They deserve a vote."

President Barack Obama made that impassioned argument toward the end of his State of the Union message on Tuesday, using a strong emotional appeal to hammer home his plea for a vote in Congress on several gun control measures.


Filed under: Congress • Gun control • Gun rights • President Obama • State of the Union
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    They deserve a vote."
    Which way wil that vote go is now the question.

    February 14, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. Chris

    Regardless of Party Lines we need gun control. Background checks need to be steamlined but take away the high capacity mags and semi-auto weapons all together. The civilian population does not have a need for either.

    February 14, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  3. ST

    They really deserve a vote. I put myself in the shoes of those who have lost their loved ones and those who were shot (like Gabby) and can not function as they used to. I shedded tears during Pres. Obama's speech during the State of Union, watching them with their green ribbons. It was very touchy. We should not let people die because of our negligence. Dying with diseases like cancer is understandable BUT because of someone pulls a trigger as he got access to the killer weapon, can not be tolerated.

    February 14, 2013 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    Nation needs to ignore Wayne LaPierry and take this nation FORWARD. Pass Gun-Control Laws. God bless.
    PS: precious innocent 26 kids died. Don't.forget just like we do not with 9/11.

    February 14, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Not one DC politician, Republican or Democrat, can provide a rational and reasoned explanation as to why strengthening universal background checks is a bad thing. Lindsey Graham has released an op-ed piece today that is the perfect example of just how ridiculous their objections are.

    Graham writes that the current background check laws are broken and ineffective. Yet, he also writes that we shouldn't pass new legislation because the laws we already have need to be fixed. [???] He argues that the way to fix the current broken laws is not by passing new legislation, but rather you leave the current laws in place. That's complete nonsense and he knows it.

    February 14, 2013 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  6. Guest

    Stay away from our rights democrats. Crime control, not gun control!

    February 14, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Scott

    Vote and watch it be voted down

    February 14, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  8. Larry L

    If our Congressmen are unwilling to stand up and take a position they need to be recalled – immediately. We have no need for leaders so afraid of gun lobbies and extremist's groups they can't even VOTE! Just watch the Senate to see if Republicans don't continue to destroy our democracy through the criminal use of the filibuster. Flush them in 2014!

    February 14, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |