While President Barack Obama has been pretty vocal about a need for greater gun control, he will now make an appearance at a town hall meeting in D.C. to discuss his next efforts to tackle gun violence in the United States. This news comes only days after it was announced he was planning on making a statement about what he hopes to do about this sort of violence that has been plaguing the nation.
The meeting, which will take place on Thursday at George Mason University, will be available to watch live at 8 p.m. on CNN. As the New York Times reports, the event will also occur just days after his meeting with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. In light of the recent San Bernardino shootings, the two will meet on Monday to talk about what steps will be necessary to take in order to reduce instances of gun violence.
President Obama's deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes also spoke to reporters yesterday in Hawaii about the issue. "It would be better for our security if it was harder for terrorists to purchase very powerful weapons," he stated. "At a certain point, violence begets more violence."
As of now the president has spent much of his time speaking about ISIS and international terrorism, so hopefully his speech will really address guns on a more domestic level.