Jake Tapper to Obama on Guns: 'Where Have You Been?'

ABC News correspondent questions the president about his position on gun control.
1:51 | 12/19/12

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Transcript for Jake Tapper to Obama on Guns: 'Where Have You Been?'
-- Richard one last question start. It seems to a lot of observers. You made -- political calculation 2008 his first term 2012 not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing. And some government rifles. Innocent fun place. But he didn't do much about it. This is not the first issue the first incident for a gun violence. Or forty years. -- it. Well here's where I've been -- I've been present a United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. An auto industry on the verge of collapse. Two wars. I don't thing I've been on vacation. And so. -- I think all of us have to do some reflection. Upon. How we prioritize. What we do here in Washington. And as I said on Sunday. This should be a wake up call for all of us to say that. If we are not getting right. The need to keep our children safe. Then nothing else matters. And it's my commitment to make sure that. That we do everything camp we can't keep our children safe. A lot of things going are involved in the -- so make sure they got decent health care and making sure they've got a good education. Make sure that their parents have jobs. Those are all relevant as well. Those are just. -- side issues but there's no doubt that this has to be a central issue. And that's exactly. Why I'm confident that Joe's gonna take this ulcers -- over the next couple months -- back your heart.

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