Reality check; writing up a good proposal takes time.
And I'm sure it is just a coincidence that here in the Philippines there was a sponataneous "outcry" for more gun laws at the same time, using a single death from someone shooting into the air to celebrate new years day. Duh.
250 bullets shot by police into a car at a check point killing an environmental activist, no problem.
A single death by accident, and voila, calls for gun control? Right.
It's almost enough to make one paranoid and believe in the NWO conspiracy type stuff.
On the other hand, the real problem of the US, gang related killing of minorities, mainly black young men, is ignored.
If Obama suggested going after inner city guns he might have a case.
If Obama suggested money to help cities hire more cops to get rid of guns, no problem.
But going after someone's hunting rifle?
Reality check: Shooting Bambi's mom is a religion in much of the rural USA. It lets men play macho and supplies a lot of free meat that comes in handy when the budget is tight. (and if you don't shoot Bambi's mom to keep the deer population down, she'll just die of starvation in the winter or be hit by a car)
and, of course, the kerfuffle allows him to distract people from the fiscal problem that he is making worse, while demonizing evil Republicans as folks who don't care if cute little children are killed. It's a twofer for Obama. .
But there is actually a gun problem in the world, which is when criminal gangs get hold of guns.
StrategyPage has an article about a lot of AK47's in Africa used by gangs etc to kill people.
The cheap AK-47s resulted in traditional crimes, like stealing cattle or land, turning into bloody battles. The violence has caused millions to flee their homes and wrecked local government in many areas. Sending in additional police and soldiers, when available, quiets things down somewhat. But the local guys with the guns know where to hide and the government reinforcements usually don't. So, eventually, the police will leave and the AK-47s will still be there....
and anarchy/displacement can kill a lot more people than actual bullets:
The disruptive effect of all these guns has halted, or reversed, decades of progress in treating endemic diseases. Death rates from disease and malnutrition are going up. All because of several million Cold War surplus AK-47s getting dumped in Africa in the 1990s.
It gets worse. Read the whole thing.