This is what a leader sounds like. The right to own a gun, the president said, is not the only valued right Americans have.
The right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The right to assemble peaceably, that right was denied shoppers in Clackamas, Oregon, and moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado. That most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- fundamental rights that were denied to college students at Virginia Tech, and high school students at Columbine, and elementary school students in Newtown, and kids on street corners in Chicago on too frequent a basis to tolerate, and all the families who’ve never imagined that they’d lose a loved one to a bullet -- those rights are at stake. We’re responsible.Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up for the rights of all of us - for all of the rights enshrined to us in the Constitution, not just one of them. If I had more smart things to add, I would. I don't. I just hope our Congress follows this president's lead.