E’ quello che ha chiesto a Congresso il Presidente Obama, nel suo atteso discorso sullo Stato dell’Unione, il primo del suo secondo mandato.
Un voto per approvare la sua riforma della legislazione sulle armi da fuoco.
Lo ha fatto con il suo stile oratorio impagabile, con la sua capacità narrativa senza eguali.
It has been two months since Newtown. I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different.
Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress. If you want to vote ‘no,’ that’s your choice, but these proposals deserve a vote-
Because in the two months since Newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun
Ad ascoltarlo, suoi ospiti tra il pubblico, genitori e parenti di alcune delle vittime dei molti episodi violenti, Gabrielle Giffords e i genitori di Hadiya Pendleton, la quindicenne che, dopo aver partecipato alla parata per festeggiare la vittoria di Obama, era stata uccisa pochi giorni dopo a Chicago, vicino alla casa del Presidente.
She was 15 years old. She loved Fig Newtons and lip gloss. She was a majorette. She was so good to her friends, they all thought they were her best friend. Just three weeks ago, she was here, in Washington, with her classmates, performing for her country at my inauguration. And a week later, she was shot and killed in a Chicago park after school, just a mile away from my house.
Hadiya’s parents, Nate and Cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence.
They deserve a vote.
Gabby Giffords deserves a vote.
The families of Newtown deserve a vote.
The families of Aurora deserve a vote.
The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.
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