Obama doesn’t waste any time at all after a tragedy to push for his gun control and his agenda for America.
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There has been another mass shooting in America. This time in a community college in Oregon. That means there are more American families, moms, dads, children, whose lives have been changed forever. Another community stunned with grief and communities across the country forced to relive their own anguish, and parents across the country who are scared because they know it might have been their families or their children. I have been to Roseburg, OR. There are really good people there. I want to thank all the first responders whose bravery likely saved some lives today. Federal law enforcement has been on the scene in a supporting role and we have offered to stay and help as much as Roseburg needs for as long as they need.
In the coming days we’ll learn about the victims, young men and women who were studying, learning and working hard with their eyes set on the future, their dreams, on what they could make of their lives. And America will wrap everyone who is grieving with our prayers and our love. But as I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple of months from now.
We don’t yet know why this individual did what he did. And it’s fair to say anyone that does this has a sickness in their minds. Regardless of what they think their motivations may be, it’s hard to know what is in these people’s minds. But we are not the only country on earth with people with mental illness or who want to do harm to other people. We are the only country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months. In interviews earlier, I said this is the one nation on earth in which we do not have common sense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings. And later that day, there was a mass shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. That day. Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this. We talked about this after Columbine and Blacksburg, after Tucson, after Newtown, after Aurora, after Charleston.