SHARED BURDEN

Obama: Gun Reform Is Up to Candidates

President Obama said he refuses to vote for any candidate who doesn’t support overhauling gun laws. In a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, the president wrote, “I will not campaign for, vote for, or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform.” Obama also admitted that while he’ll continue to advocate for gun control during the remainder of his time in office, an overhaul is up to future candidates as it likely will not happen in this Congress or his presidency. The president added that the American people have a shared responsibility in passing gun-control measures. The op-ed was published shortly before the president spoke at a town-hall event on guns in America and two days after he announced a series of executive actions to restrict the sale of guns.