Obama White House: "as [Obama] said yesterday, if even one child's life can be saved by the actions we take here in Washington, we must take those actions"
JAY CARNEY: If these things were easy, they would have been achieved already. If renewal of the assault weapons ban were easily accomplished, it would not need renewing because it would have happened already. The fact of the matter is the president is committed to pushing these proposals. He is not naive about the challenges that exist, but he believes that, as he said yesterday, if even one child's life can be saved by the actions we take here in Washington, we must take those actions.Some of Obama's quotes:
Obama (January 14, 2013): if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step.
Obama (December 16, 2012): If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that -- then surely we have an obligation to try.