I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturer’s lobby. But I also believe that when a gangbanger shoots indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels someone disrespected him, we have a problem of morality. Not only do we need to punish that man for his crime, but we need to acknowledge that there’s a hole in his heart, one that government programs alone may not be able to repair.
BARACK OBAMA, The Audacity of Hope
“But most importantly, we need to make sure that no one in that inner city crowd that was fired into has a gun of their own to put an actual hole in that gangbanger’s heart. Safety first!”