As usual President Obama is blurring the facts. The truth is there are plenty of Democrats in states where the second amendment is very important who also won’t vote for this ridiculous gun law that bans scary looking guns without considering their actual firepower.
President Obama said that gun control reforms may not happen because of Republican congressmen who take the conservative views of their specific constituents rather than listening to public opinion.
He specifically called out Republicans whose districts have been specially shaped to keep like-minds in and effectively secures they won’t be challenged for their seat in Congress.
‘The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they're really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,’ the President said.