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Obama Urges Citizens to Lobby Congress About Gun Control

Obama openly lobbies citizens for gun restrictions
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Despite saying he wants to sit down and talk with all the parties involved, President Obama is openly lobbying for more gun control.

The president released a new video in the last couple of days in which he urges callers to call Congress “as many times as it takes” to push for gun restrictions.  He has already urged for the ban to return on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips.

The issue has created an interesting paradox in the U.S.   A White House online petition urging gun restrictions and for Congress to revisit the issue has reportedly garnered over 400,000 signatures.   But at the same time, WJLA-TV in the Maryland-Washington D.C. area reports a huge surge in the sales of assault type weapons as well as guns in general.

Much like the recent election where the popular presidential vote was very emotionally split,  the nation appears to be strongly falling into two distinct positions on guns, and gun control.  Those who favor it, and those who staunchly oppose it and are hurrying to purchase weapons for fear of what the government will do.

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