According to three administration spokesmen
“He’s going to address this,” senior adviser David Plouffe told NBC News. “It’s a very important issue and I know there’s going to be a lot of debate on the hill.”
Added press secretary Robert Gibbs, “I wouldn’t rule out that at some point the president talks about the issues surrounding gun violence. I don’t have a timetable or, obviously, what he would say.”
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Obama senior adviser David Axelrod told political bloggers this week that the speech was written to focus more narrowly on the economy. He promised Obama will “engage” on the gun-control issue.