Obama can’t even wait until the victims of the Orlando shooting are buried to politicize this tragedy and push for more gun control. Does this make you want to buy even more guns and ammo than you already have?
President Barack Obama said today that Orlando was ‘shaken by an evil and hateful act’ as he and Vice President Joe Biden laid flowers flowers at a makeshift memorial this afternoon for victims of the Sunday shooting after the ‘held and hugged’ their families.
Carrying two bouquets of white roses, one flower for each of the 49 victims, a somber-looking Obama and a shades-wearing Biden, put the flowers underneath a red, white and blue wreath outside Orlando’s Phillips Center, adjacent to City Hall, that was already surrounded by bunches of flowers and Mylar balloons in remembrance of the lives snuffed short in the tragedy.
‘Their grief is beyond description,’ Obama said this afternoon. ‘These families could be our families. In fact, they are our family. They are part of the American family.’
The president said he told them, ‘Our hearts are broken, too, but we stand with you.’
Obama said he also talked to families about his belief that broader restrictions on firearms would make it harder for terrorists to commit future acts of mass violence, and ‘they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage.’
‘They don’t care about politics. Neither do I. Neither does Joe. And neither should any parent out there…This debate needs to change,’ he said.
Stricter gun laws will not prevent every violent act, Obama said. ‘But we can stop some tragedies. We can save some lives.’
‘If we don’t act, we will keep seeing more massacres like this because we will be choosing to allow them to happen. We will have said, we don’t care enough to do something about it.’
Read more: Daily Mail
According to this report, gun and ammo sales are surging among members of the LGBT community:
DENVER — Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.
Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.
George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.
“For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have,” he said.
Background checks that once took minutes can now take hours. It’s a sales surge similar to what happened after Sandy Hook and the Aurora theater shootings.
Read more: KDVR