He urged individuals to lobby the authorities to implement “common-sense gun laws”. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.
“To allow this to happen every few months in America, we collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction”, Obama charged.
Gun control is “sensible”, he conceded, but “that’s not going to significantly reduce crime”.
What’s more, a few of the gun controls that are often proposed probably wouldn’t achieve very much.
Congress did not oblige. If anything, he concluded in a report to the Department of Justice, “gun attacks appear to have been more lethal and injurious since the ban”. You’ll be shot, killed, or severely injured because we won’t fix the problems that lead to mass killings, like the one that we saw today.
Matt Lauer recapped the President’s comments: ” An emotional President Obama spoke about the shootings.
Data from Stanford and the University of Maryland show that since 1995, there have been twice as many terrorism incidents (376) as mass shootings (117).
Instead, in the years following the 2012 shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the fight over gun policy has increasingly moved to the state level where a spate of legislation has been debated in statehouses. In other words, Americans feel less safe and think a gun might be able to protect them.
The best evidence on how to prevent mass shootings comes from Australia. Reaction to the shooting ranged from nonexistent to predictably depressing.
Nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on October 1, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting.
But background checks can work.
A flak jacket was found next to a rifle at the school with five magazines of ammunition, she said, and additional ammunition was found at the residence.
So, tonight, as those of us who are lucky enough to hug our kids a little closer are thinking about the families who aren’t so fortunate, I’d ask the American people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws, and to save lives, and to let young people grow up. It’s a loophole that you can drive busloads of firearms through.
Douglass County Commissioner Chris Boice told the New York Daily News that the shooter is “down” but gave no other information. Over the past several years, Obama has traveled to Aurora, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; Charleston, South Carolina, and many other cities to mourn victims of gun violence.
However, legislative changes in Connecticut and Missouri, which went in opposite directions, have provided a clearer picture. “That doesn’t prevent people from trying to politicize it, but it does insulate the experts from the politics that have obviously surrounded this issue”.
Washington, October 3 With Republican controlled Congress unwilling to act on his call to enact tough gun laws, President Barack Obama vowed to keep talking about it and explore what he could do on his own.