Quote of the Day: 'But let's be clear...'
“But let's be clear. At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it. I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now. But it'd be wrong for us not to acknowledge it.
”And at some point it's going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively."
-- Pres. Barack Obama, speaking today in the aftermath of the racially motivated killing of nine people in a Charleston, S.C. church. The Washington Post also provides a timeline of the times Pres. Obama has had to do this: speak in the aftermath of another tragic shooting.