President Obama addresses nation
President Obama addressed the nation tonight in a rare speech from the oval office. The topic was terrorism – both foreign and domestic. The President called on Congress to act:
“Now, here at home, we have to work together to address the challenge. There are several steps that Congress should take right away.
To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security. We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons like the ones that were used in San Bernardino. I know there are some who reject any gun safety measures. But the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies — no matter how effective they are — cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by ISIL or some other hateful ideology. What we can do — and must do — is make it harder for them to kill.”
He also remained confident in the plan to defeat ISIS. The U.S. and its allies are going to continue to take out ISIS targets and he says that we will defeat terrorism.