Because It Needs to Be Repeated, Even to Obama
If you look at the data, Obama should have been talking about gun control legislation in the Senate twice a day, as 215 children died in the 99 days the Senate was in session last year. As many have argued, Americans are becoming numb to gun violence. If it's the scale of a tragedy that might inspire Congress, the murder of, say, three or more, then he should have hammered at them about once every two and half hours, the entire year. Over 12,000 people, adults and children, died from gun violence in 2013 – about 30 a day.
This is not a political issue; it's simply a public health issue. We should treat gun violence with exactly the same urgency and understanding that we deal with raw sewage or spoiled meat.