VIDEO: Obama Returns To Efforts To Ban ‘Assault’ Weapons As New Ad By NRA Surfaces
By FOX NEWS // June 18, 2016
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(FOX NEWS) – President Obama on Saturday renewed his call to ban so-called assault weapons, in the aftermath of the Florida nightclub shooting and other recent terror attacks on U.S. soil.
“Being tough on terrorism — particularly the sorts of homegrown terrorism that we’ve seen now in Orlando and San Bernardino — means making it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on assault weapons that are capable of killing dozens of innocents as quickly as possible,” Obama said in his weekly radio address.
“That’s something I’ll continue to talk about in the weeks ahead.”
The president stayed silent on the assault-weapon issue in public remarks immediately after the attack early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which 49 people were killed and dozens more wounded.
However, he returned to the ban issued Tuesday in a fiery speech in which he also defended his decision not to use the term “radical Islam” when referring to Islamic terrorists.
ABOVE VIDEO: On ‘Special Report,’ Rich Edson provides insight into the White House response on the terror attack in Orlando and guns in America. (Fox News Video)