President Barack Obama admitted today in a speech in Minnesota that his gun control policies are not a "perfect solution:
"And it makes you realize that if there's even one thing we can do to keep our children and our community safe--there's just one step we can take to prevent more families from feeling what they feel after they've lost a love one," said Obama. "We got an obligation to take that step. We got an obligation to give our police officers and our communities the tools they need to make some of the same progress that has been made here in Minneapolis. There won't be perfect solutions, we're not going to save every life, but we can make a difference. And that's our responsibility as Americans. That's what I'll do every single day as long as I've got the honor of serving as your president."
The State Department has announced that it's sending the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs to ... Minneapolis, Minnesota. The government official, Esther Brimmer, will meet with "local human rights and refugee advocates."