Because of Alison, I have had access to governors and senators, congressmen and activists. Right now, if a check is not done within 72 hours, then the gun sale can proceed. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act”. “Some of which by the way are ratified by elected officials in the other party on occasion”.
As the President calls for more gun control, the Texas legislature has eased gun restrictions.
“I’ve asked my team, as I have in the past, to scrub what kind of authorities we have to enforce the laws that we have”, Obama said.
Umpqua Community College has a policy of no guns on campus and although a security guard was on duty at the time of the shooting, interim President Rita Cavin confirmed that security guards for the school are not armed.
The data shows that excluding Thursday’s shootings, there have been 375 deaths and 1,089 injuries in 2015 so far.
A staunch believer in the Second Amendment, he fired off a letter two years ago to Vice President Joe Biden saying he would never comply with any gun control law coming from the Obama administration.
Meanwhile, the sheer number of firearms already in circulation in the country – 270 million – and the number of people with undetected or badly-treated mental illnesses, would seem to make it impossible to prevent mass shootings, he added.
Thursday’s mass shooting in Oregon is reigniting the flames of debate about what lawmakers could or should do to prevent more violence. “It can not be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun”.
He has a message of his own for the President. And so this was extremely personal for this small community and the people who had to respond to the scene. People have started liking it and commenting on it once more, and it’s bringing to light the issue with Hanlin’s personal post of the Sandy Hook shooting conspiracy theory video. In other words, Americans feel less safe and think a gun might be able to protect them.
At the nearby fairgrounds, where evacuees of the school were taken, a candlelight vigil began last night.
Hanlin has refused to publicly identify the suspect in the latest shootings, insisting on Friday he would do nothing to glorify the gunman or his cause.
Warren said, “We can not continue with one mindless shooting after another”. Yes it is, ‘ she charged. As a country, we have been here too many times before. He was not dismissing the scope of the tragedy in Oregon.
“Most of your mass killings are done in gun-free zones, but they’re not doing anything to change any of that”, said Smith.
One of the things that often gets lost in this very polarized conversation – or lack of conversation – nationally about guns is that there’s a huge amount of diversity.
Obama, a Democrat, visited the town for a campaign stop during his first run for the White House in 2008.
Obama called on voters to hold Bush, a 2016 presidential candidate, to task on the issue.