Obmaa travels to the Roseburg area to politicize the shooting for his gun control. He’s already pointed to examples of gun control like UK and Australia. Those are examples of banning and confiscation. Is that the control he has in mind? Is that the message he wants to send? It is the message the Lefitist Democrats want to hear — full on gun control.
Is there anything resembling compassion in Obama’s agenda? No. Does he really care about the needs of the people, or their security and defense? Hardly. He totally missed his opportunity to lecture or politicize the one place that embraces all gun control, Chicago.
NY Times reports ahead of Obama’s scheduled Roseburg visit.
NYT: “Common Response After Killings in Oregon: ‘I Want to Have a Gun’ ”
Mr. Obama plans to visit Roseburg on Friday to meet the grieving families of yet another gun rampage, but many people here are bristling at his renewed call for stricter gun laws. In some ways, the rampage at the college by a 26-year-old student, Christopher Harper-Mercer, has actually tightened the embrace of guns in a rural town where shots at rifle ranges echo off the hills and hunters shoot deer and elk through the fall.
Some families touched by the violence and students who fled gunfire said they now feared that the kind of bloodshed seen inside Classroom 15 of Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College could happen anywhere. Some said they were planning to buy guns. Others said they would seek concealed-weapons permits. Others, echoing gun advocates’ calls for more weapons on campus, said the college should allow its security guards to carry guns. A few said they thought that stricter gun control laws could have averted the massacre.
“That’s why we have guns: We don’t have the government dictating when to get on our knees,” said Ms. Kellim, 86.
Continue reading the main story: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/08/us/oregon-roseburg-shooting-umpqua-community-college.html
The majority consensus in Roseburg seems to be Obama should butt out and definitely not politicize the issue. (he’ll do neither) But at the very beginning, before details were known, Obama defiantly said he would politicize the issue that it called for it. He predicted some would accuse him of politicizing the shootings.
“Well, this is something we should politicize,” Obama said. “It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.”
Relevant to his body politic, more like. He added:
“I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances.”
No, he did not “have to come out again” and was not asked to. However, he does not come out at the many shootings in Chicago, or on Kate’s murder in San Francisco. In fact he could not be coerced to come out then, when asked. He refused to even acknowledge it or the egregious circumstances leading to her murder. And he does not shepherd the current Kate’s law making its way through Congress. (something he could do) So no one said he had to offer anything, including condolences, to the families in Roseburg. It was all his idea, all part of his politicization of the event. (…fundraiser in Seattle)