The central sentiments from Barrack Obama’s address concerning gun violence prevention were echoed in an op-ed republished by the Times Leader.  With 74 shootings since Sandy Hook in schools alone, the author of the op-ed maintains that Americans and congress alike should be ashamed of the lack of steps taken in order to decrease gun violence within America.  As the president rightfully observed, “there’s no place else like this.”  While polls show that the vast majority of Americans support gun regulation in order to decrease gun violence, they do not feel passionately enough to vote based on this lethal issue.  Thus, the author contends that “Voters need to not only support tighter gun control; they need to get angry with politicians who refuse to act. And then punish them at the polls.”

Read the full op-ed here