New York City, N.Y., Feb 20, 2013 / 02:00 am
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York highlighted President Barack Obama's "call for sensible steps on gun control," noting that it is an area of agreement for the two leaders.
"I found myself nodding in agreement when the President said, '...Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the Second Amendment – have come together around common-sense reform, like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun,'" the cardinal said.
In a Feb. 15 post on his blog, "The Gospel in the Digital Age," he explained that he was "very much in favor" of legislation passed by New York last month that constituted "the most comprehensive gun control bill in the country."
The cardinal's statement came in response to Obama's comments in his State of the Union address on Feb. 12.