Weekly Address: Making America Safer for Our Children

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Weekly Address: Making America Safer for Our Children

January 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Tanya Somanader

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In this week's address, the President looked forward to working on unfinished business, particularly when it comes to gun violence.

In this week's address, the President reflected on the progress of the past year, and looked forward to working on unfinished business in the coming year, particularly when it comes to the epidemic of gun violence. As he has many times before, the President reminded us that Congress has repeatedly failed to take action and pass laws that would reduce gun violence.

That’s why the President a few months ago tasked his White House team with identifying new actions he can take to help reduce gun violence, and on Monday will meet with the Attorney General to discuss the options. In his address, the President called on everyone to join him in the fight to reduce gun violence, because it’s going to take all of us to make America safer for our children.

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