President Barack Obama and other Democratic Party officials on Thursday talked about enlisting the public in putting pressure on Congress to move forward on his second-term agenda items including his plans for stricter gun control, according to former federal law enforcement official, Charles J. Stoller.
"Their efforts are sure to start with the Obama administration's gun violence reduction agenda. In fact, according to Vice President Biden's itinerary, he and other White House officials will travel to Richmond, Virginia on Friday to campaign for Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, the first such event after the president unveiled his whole package of gun control provisions last week," said Stoller, a former police commander in the nation's capital.
The president's campaign team has also already begun sending e-mails in support of his gun violence reduction proposals, according to White House officials.
President Barack Obama is expected to go on a national tour and will begin hosting campaign-style events seeking Americans' support for his second-term agenda, said the White House on Wednesday.
"I think you can fully expect that his commitment to engaging the American people in these important discussions about our future will continue," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday.
"The President will travel. You can expect that. He will, as he does, make the case to the American people for the vision he laid out in his inaugural address, and the specifics that he will lay out at his State of the Union address on February 12," said Carney.
"It's time for unity among believers in the right to life, the right to protect life, the right to the means necessary to protect life, and the right to keep and bear arms to protect life," said John Snyder, a well-known weapons expert and civil-rights activist.
"Make no mistake about it, Obama policies would undermine the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as well as the natural right to life itself," Snyder emphasized. Snyder is the "senior rights activist in Washington," according to Shotgun News.
"Obama is shameless, deceptive and hypocritical in his pursuit of his nefarious goals," he added.