War on terror
- Obama said the United States and its allies would continue disrupting plots, targeting terrorist infrastructure and finances,
- providing training and equipment to Iraqi and Syrian fighters.
- He said he would also pursue a cease-fire agreement in Syria, which would allow for a “common goal” between the United States and Russia to pursue ISIS.
- Obama also made a pitch for gun control, saying it “should be more difficult” to buy high-powered assault-style rifles —
- like those used in last week’s attack — and that people on no-fly lists shouldn’t be allowed to buy guns.
Description of war on terror
Obama said “Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear, that we have always met challenges — whether war or depression, natural disasters or terrorist attacks — by coming together around our common ideals as one nation, as one people,” he said. “So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt America will prevail.”