President Obama on Saturday night said it’s time to “go back at it” to find crack down on gun control after deadly shootings at the Washington Navy Yard and in Chicago. “We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short, and that means we’ve got to get back up and go back at it,” Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, to applause. Obama had made gun control a priority after the Newtown shooting in December killed 20 children, but Congress had rejected his proposal to restrict certain types of guns and require more background checks. Since then, gun control has largely slipped out of the president’s public agenda.
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