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Jul 25, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Mediaite: During his Wednesday speech before the Urban League in New Orleans, President Barack Obama discussed the Aurora, Colo., shooting spree, offering his condolences to the victims and their families and carefully articulating his views on gun control, which includes a renewed effort to ban assault rifles.

The president nodded to the post-Aurora outcry for stronger gun legislation, adding that “too often, those efforts are defeated by politics and by lobbying, and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere. But what I said in the wake of Tucson was that we were going to stay on this persistently.”