Some of what President Obama said while in a campaign stop in Newtown, Connecticut, via Ed Morrissey Hot Air:

We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.

But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that — then surely we have an obligation to try.

In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens — from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators — in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have? We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?

What President Barack Obama needed to say first and what he did not say, is that he had disarmed the Secret Service by his executive order. Until such time as the President is willing to lead by example, and give up his armed protection, there is no reason, at all,  for you to give up your protection    F the president is of the opinion that a gun free safety zone was a sane idea for Sandy Hook, he should make the White House one.