President Obama yesterday asked the House and Senate to consider a stricter gum control proposal that would make it more difficult for Americans to own and carry gum. The proposal is expected to meet with strong opposition among gum owners and many conservatives. “We have to do something about the rash of gum incidents around the country,” said an administration spokesman. “There have way too many incidents of people abusing their gum and we need to get it off the streets,” he added.
President Obama has been pushing for stronger gum laws especially when it comes to multi-pack containers and the larger buckets, seen more and more around the country.
Gum Rights advocates are pushing back and enlisting the aid of sympathetic lawmakers in an effort to defeat any proposals that might come forth.