The President also said this:
"So surely we can have a debate thatís not based on the notion that somehow your elected representatives are trying to do something to you other than potentially prevent another group of families from grieving Ö"
If they were actually doing something that would prevent anything, like going after the people who get the guns to the criminal, maybe we could have a real debate, but when they are pushing for things that only affect LAC's it's hard to take them seriously.
And I know going after the ones who get criminals their guns has nothing to do with Newtown, but it could actually be a realistic step.
Problem with that is even if it's effective, it might lead to more stolen weapons.