Shortly after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. a gun control bill mandating universal background checks on gun sales failed in Congress. In a press conference at the White House, President Obama lashed out at members of Congress.
“It came down to politics. The worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. So they caved to the pressure,” said Obama.
Since then, a group campaigning in support of gun control has grown and branched out across the country.