Hillary Clinton's gun reforms that "can be done without congress" put pressure on Obama to act

Rachel Maddow discusses how the Democratic primary candidates are putting pressure on Obama to act on guns


Asha Parker
October 6, 2015 5:27PM (UTC)

President Obama is scheduled to visit families' of victims of the UCC shooting in Roseberg, Ohio this Friday. As Rachel Maddow noted on her show last night, Obama's visit will put a spotlight on his efforts to change the politics of gun control.

"That spotlight is one that Democrats used to be shy about," she said. "But increasingly over the last three years, Democrats who do want gun reform are now not only willing to talk about it, they're happy to get the spotlight for it."

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Maddow highlighted Hillary Clinton saying that she "has not just changed the conversation around her own campaign, she could conceivably move American policy on this issue right now... She says things could be done [without Congress]. If she's right, President Obama should tell us why he's not doing them himself."

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