Umpqua Community College in Oregon has become host to a heart-breaking tragedy, but the blood hadn’t even had time to dry before the Obama Administration released an anti-gun statement.
Mass shootings are undoubtedly some of the worst tragedies a community and a nation can face. We desperately try to understand why; what would prompt a person to harm and murder innocent people?
Gun-control activists focus less on the “why” and more on the tool that the crazed killer used.
The Obama Administration and the President himself have made it clear they are for tighter firearms laws and in a statement released immediately following the Umpqua Community College shooting, their position was solidified.
“The issue of sensible steps that can be taken to protect our communities from gun violence continues to be a top priority of this administration,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
Earnest said the “vast majority of Americans” support stricter gun laws, including closing the so-called gun-show loophole. But he said Obama is “realistic” about the dim prospects of congressional action on gun control.
“The president has been quite candid about how this is and has been a source of frustration for him,” he said.