. . . to thin out the Democrat party
Tuesday night after the speech, Obama adviser David Plouffe said to NBC News that the president would not let the moment after the Arizona shootings pass without pushing for some change in the law, to prevent another similar incident. “It’s a very important issue, and one I know there’s going to be debate about on the Hill.”
"Never let a good crisis go to waste."- Rahm Emanuel, Barry buddy and non-resident of Chicago
The White House said that to avoid being accused of capitalizing on the Arizona shootings for political gain, Obama will address the gun issue in a separate speech, likely early next month.
Rephrased: "Let's capitalize on it, but avoid being accused of it."
Do it. The last time your party tried, they had their collective arses handed to them.
Suggestion: when you're deep in a hole, stop digging.