We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law -- no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.He says that we "can't tolerate" these tragedies and they "must end." That sounds clear and definitive. But wait, just a couple sentences later, he admits that we cannot "prevent every senseless act of violence," and thus these acts will not end, and we will have to tolerate them.
But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely, we can do better than this.
For a speech that liberals are comparing to the Gettysburg Address, shouldn't it at least be coherent?
Jacob Sullum says that the speech reveals the magical thinking of gun controllers (hat tip: Instapundit). Obama's speech, however, is not even consistently magical.