"Speaking is difficult but I need to say something.
Gun violence is a big problem.
Too many people are dying.
Too many children.
We must do something.
It will be hard.
But the time is now.
You must act.
Be bold. Be courageous.
Americans are counting on you.”
—Gabby Giffords at a Senate hearing on gun violence today

"Speaking is difficult but I need to say something.

Gun violence is a big problem.

Too many people are dying.

Too many children.

We must do something.

It will be hard.

But the time is now.

You must act.

Be bold. Be courageous.

Americans are counting on you.”

—Gabby Giffords at a Senate hearing on gun violence today

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