Nice rhetoric and emotional finish, but I can see politicians proposing bills so extreme that the majority in congress cannot accept and gets voted down across party lines. It is an obvious trap Obama set up, but it can backfire. OTOH, his request was gun control was not specific, except for stronger background checks and expanded straw purchase laws, nothing more specific (only implied). Transcript here. Last sentence is somewhat funny, as proposed laws will likely cause police to be banned from such weapons they might need, as New York did with its recent law. Emotional speeches are not going to produce successful controls. I feel sorry for the victims.