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Obama on Charleston: ‘Not Enough to Feel Bad,’ We Must Change Gun Laws
WTF Podcast

Name: WTF Podcast


Name: WTF

Barack Obama

Name: Barack Obama

Employment: The White House

Position: President

, Marc Maron

Name: Marc Maron

Event location
Pasadena, Calif.

Name: Pasadena, Calif.


06/22/2015 09:15 am
Tom (staff)
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OBAMA The grieving that ░░░░░░░░ country feels is real ░░░░░░░░ sympathy obviously the prioritizing ░░░░░░░░ the families all that ░░░░░░░░ important But I think ░░░░░░░░ of the point that ░░░░░░░░ want to make was ░░░░░░░░ it s not enough ░░░░░░░░ to feel bad There ░░░░░░░░ actions that could be ░░░░░░░░ to make events like ░░░░░░░░ less likely And one ░░░░░░░░ those actions we could ░░░░░░░░ would be to enhance ░░░░░░░░ basic commonsense gun safety ░░░░░░░░ that by the way ░░░░░░░░ majority of gun owners ░░░░░░░░ This is unique to ░░░░░░░░ country There is no ░░░░░░░░ advanced nation on Earth ░░░░░░░░ tolerates multiple shootings on ░░░░░░░░ regular basis and considers ░░░░░░░░ normal And to some ░░░░░░░░ that s what s ░░░░░░░░ in this country it ░░░░░░░░ become something that we ░░░░░░░░ MARON The framing is ░░░░░░░░ it is a crazy ░░░░░░░░ OBAMA It s a ░░░░░░░░ person you can t ░░░░░░░░ it But the truth ░░░░░░░░ the matter is that ░░░░░░░░ doesn t happen with ░░░░░░░░ kind of frequency in ░░░░░░░░ countries When Australia had ░░░░░░░░ mass killing I think ░░░░░░░░ was in Tasmania about ░░░░░░░░ years ago it was ░░░░░░░░ so shocking to the ░░░░░░░░ the entire country said ░░░░░░░░ we re going to ░░░░░░░░ change our gun laws ░░░░░░░░ they did and it ░░░░░░░░ t happened since MARON ░░░░░░░░ also when you came ░░░░░░░░ office I mean I ░░░░░░░░ gun owners I grew ░░░░░░░░ in New Mexico My ░░░░░░░░ was a gun owner ░░░░░░░░ Yes MARON That there ░░░░░░░░ this tremendous fear like ░░░░░░░░ guns are indecipherable they ░░░░░░░░ come for our guns ░░░░░░░░ that is a common ░░░░░░░░ OBAMA Well in fact ░░░░░░░░ right after Newtown happened ░░░░░░░░ example gun sales shot ░░░░░░░░ and ammunition shot up ░░░░░░░░ time that these events ░░░░░░░░ ironically gun manufacturers make ░░░░░░░░ like bandits partly because ░░░░░░░░ this fear that s ░░░░░░░░ up that you know ░░░░░░░░ federal government and the ░░░░░░░░ helicopters are all coming ░░░░░░░░ get your guns And ░░░░░░░░ of my argument is ░░░░░░░░ it is important for ░░░░░░░░ to understand how hunting ░░░░░░░░ sportsmanship around firearms is ░░░░░░░░ important to a lot ░░░░░░░░ people And it s ░░░░░░░░ of how they grew ░░░░░░░░ part of the bonding ░░░░░░░░ had with their dad ░░░░░░░░ evokes all kinds of ░░░░░░░░ and traditions I think ░░░░░░░░ have to be respectful ░░░░░░░░ that The question is ░░░░░░░░ is there a way ░░░░░░░░ accommodating that legitimate set ░░░░░░░░ traditions with some common ░░░░░░░░ stuff that prevents a ░░░░░░░░ year old who is ░░░░░░░░ about something or confused ░░░░░░░░ something or is racist ░░░░░░░░ is deranged from going ░░░░░░░░ a gun store and ░░░░░░░░ is packing and can ░░░░░░░░ enormous harm And that ░░░░░░░░ not something that we ░░░░░░░░ every fully come to ░░░░░░░░ with And unfortunately the ░░░░░░░░ of NRA on Congress ░░░░░░░░ extremely strong I don ░░░░░░░░ foresee any legislative action ░░░░░░░░ taken in this Congress ░░░░░░░░ I don t foresee ░░░░░░░░ real action being taken ░░░░░░░░ the American public feels ░░░░░░░░ sufficient sense of urgency ░░░░░░░░ they say to themselves ░░░░░░░░ is not normal this ░░░░░░░░ something that we can ░░░░░░░░ and we re going ░░░░░░░░ change it And if ░░░░░░░░ don t have that ░░░░░░░░ of public and voter ░░░░░░░░ then it s not ░░░░░░░░ to change from the ░░░░░░░░
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