I don't think he went on a Political Rant at all.
He addressed the Town and Country and made a statement saying that SOMETHING has to be done. We can't just do NOTHING and allow these Shooting Sprees to happen.
I completely agree with that, but my plan is VERY different than what his plan will probably be, of that I'm certain.
Here's EXACTLY what he said;
In the coming weeks, Iíll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this, because what choice do we have?We canít accept events like this as routine.---Obama