I think we need to reconnect ourselves to everyone else. “The impulse is to do something, and it’s not always the right thing to do”.
At a news conference in Washington, President Obama was asked to respond to Mr. Bush’s comments after being read a small portion of them.
This echoed Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas.
Clinton has pledged to “take on the gun lobby” and push for universal background checks if elected.
Q: Do you think the second amendment bestows individual rights or rights of a militia? Trump said that the current gun laws have nothing to do with the mass shootings that are occurring. Those laws are pesky, the seat belts are costing vehicle manufacturers money and who is the government to require people to wear them? But then the guy said, it’s amusing, you send a guy in with an oozy or a handgun to shoot a bunch of people, the first thing they do, prayer vigil.
“Let’s make sure here that we don’t allow this to get out of control”, he said.
Fellow GOP presidential candidates this week appeared to support Bush’s position. “The American people are going to have to match them in their sense of urgency if we’re going to actually stop this”. And it won’t solve the problem of the tragedy that is just heartbreaking to see. It’s happening more and more. “I agree”, Huckabee said, before launching into the good-guy-with-a-gun theory. “Certainly not with this kind of frequency”.
He was guarding against the urge to press for new laws and regulations after tragedies like Thursday’s shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.
But, as a few have pointed out, Bush actually did just that.
Authorities said the shooter’s 13 guns were all purchased legally by him or members of his family. It had in fact uncovered government malfeasance and the fact that Hillary’s polling has taken a dive ever since proves that the public thinks it’s significant. “This is a complex issue that may not have a federal solution”.
On the other hand, Jeb does rank high with the National Rifle Association.
Asked if he had simply misspoken, Jeb Bush doubled down, incredulously offering: ‘No, it wasn’t a mistake. “We are not treating the mentally ill”.
While one single comment or gaffe hasn’t been responsible for Bush’s tumble in the polls, many Republicans have said the inartful comments over several months suggest rust on the part of the former governor – who hadn’t run for office since 2002, well before the age of social media and instant reporting. Asked about the drive to take action in light of what happened in Oregon, he said, “Look, stuff happens”.
Bush’s Republican rivals echoed his bottom line.
“I met him [Bush] earlier this year“, Keating said. “I said exactly what I said”, Bush responded.
“There are all sorts of things that happen in life”. “There – is that better?” Does the shooter have a history of mental illness?
The remark was “not related to Oregon”, Bush told reporters.