She started off by leveling with the president, saying, "I think that your message of hope is something I agree with. And I think it's great and I think that by creating new laws you do give people hope."
However, she then got into the meat of her concerns, saying, "The thing is that the laws that we create don't stop these horrific things from happening. And that's a very tough pill to swallow. We want to think that we can make a law and people will follow it. By the very nature of their crime they're not following it. By the very nature of looking at the people who hurt our loved ones here, I don't know that any of them would've been stopped by a background check."
The president sat there calm and collected, nodding at Taya's remarks.
She finished by saying, "And yet I crave that desire for hope too. So I think part of it is that we have to recognize we can not outlaw murder, because the people that are murdering are breaking the law but they also don't have a moral code that we have. And so they could do the same amount of damage with a pipe bomb, the problem is that they want to murder. And I wonder whether it would be a better use of our time to give people hope in a different way."
It's definitely a worthy concern from Taya, but later on, Obama maintained his belief that not every criminal is getting guns illegally.