Obama may no longer be president but he is still trying to influence policy. He recently tweeted out to fellow gun control activists and told them to keep up the fight.
Obama Encourages Gun Controllers to Stay Committed ‘No Matter How Long It Takes’
Former President Barack Obama encouraged gun control proponents on Friday to stay committed to securing new gun laws “no matter how long it takes.”
Friday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Obama tweeted that gun control proponents must not only push for a change in laws, but also in “leadership” to secure the new laws:
This National Gun Violence Awareness Day, show your commitment to keeping our kids safe from gun violence. Then, for everyone we’ve lost, take action to change our leadership and our laws until they reflect that commitment – no matter how long it takes. https://t.co/lraIwlQAgl
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2018
The Hill reports that Obama’s “progressive group,” Organizing for Action (OFA), also put out calls on Friday for more gun laws, urging gun control proponents to “call on Congress to end gun violence.”
The left will never stop pushing for greater gun control. Many people on the left would be OK with repealing the Second Amendment if they thought they could.