"I will use all the powers of this office to aim to prevent more tragedies like this,” Obama said. But, he added, ultimately, it “will take a wave of Americans” saying “enough.” Obama is making it clear: he has adopted combating gun violence as a priority. And he has now placed himself in the position where he will be judged on whether he gets anything done."
— David Corn, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief
"I think we’re going to have to ask ourselves in 2015-2016 if [the Guantanamo prison] is something we still want in 2050. And it’s going to seem ridiculous…Hopefully the American public will see that moving prisoners to the US is a necessary step if we want to move on."
— Ken Gude, chief of staff and vice president at the Center for American Progress.