We have to examine ourselves in our hearts and ask ourselves what is important. This will not happen unless the American people demand it. If parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if Americans of every background stand up and say enough—we’ve suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue—then change will come. That’s what it’s going to take.

President Obama, laying out a set of proposals today to reduce gun violence