Obama: We’re More United On Guns Than You Think | Talking Points Memo

As the debate over guns after Newtown moves into the often bitterly partisan halls of Congress, President Obama flew Monday to the Midwest to remind the country there’s more unity on gun control than the rancorous debate in the nation’s capital might suggest.“The experience the people have of guns in an urban neighborhood might not be the same as in a rural community. But we know for example from polling that universal background checks are universally supported by gun owners … an overwhelming majority of gun owners think that’s a good idea,” Obama said in a speech at the Minneapolis Police Department. “So if we’ve got a lobbyist in Washington claiming to speak for gun owners saying something different we need to go to the source and reach route to people directly.”

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