From: Matt Laslo [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 04:41 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO; Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: Pool report #3 - quotes
Press office told me a transcript of POTUS remarks is coming, but has been slow so here are some quotes (please check to transcript later):
Group gathered to together "...to see what more we could do to prevent the scourge of gun violence in this country. I think everyone here is all too familiar with the statistics."
"It is my strong belief that for us to get our complete arms around the problem Congress needs to act. What I asked my team to do is to see what we could do to strengthen enforcement and prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands. To make sure that criminals, people who are mentally unstable, those who could pose a danger to themselves or others, are less likely to get a gun. And I just received back a report from Attorney General Lynch, Director Comey and Deputy Director Brandon about some of the ides and issues that they claim will make a difference. And the good news is that these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the Executive Branch, but they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners, support."
"Although we have to be very clear that this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country, it's not going to prevent every mas shooting, it's not going to keep every gun out of the hands of a criminal, it will potentially save lives in this country."
In report #2 the press office shortchanged POTUS' Senior Advisor a "t." Correct spelling: Valerie Jarrett.
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