President Obama was the angriest we’ve ever seen him in the wake of the community college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. He called for gun control, of course, but that’s not all he did. He ripped to shreds every argument that ammosexuals always make after a mass casualty shooting, from their ridiculous assertions that more guns= more safety, to the legislature’s absolute refusal to do anything to implement common sense gun laws. He made it perfectly clear that he would continue to remind the nation that we can and must do something about the gun violence problem, especially where mass shootings are concerned:
Each time this happens, I’m going to say that we can actually do something about it. But we are going to have to change our laws. This is not something I can do by myself.
He pointed out the sick fact that Americans see this so much that we are now simply used to these shootings, as it is simply a part of modern life in America:
This has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation and the aftermath of it, we’ve become numb to this.
The President is right of course. Every time this happens, despite the nonstop news coverage for a few days, the “thoughts and prayers” that President Obama shares are no longer enough. We simply shake our heads and go back to our daily lives leaving the victims and their families to pick up the shattered pieces alone as the television cameras leave their towns for the next hot story in the news cycle.
President Obama said many important things during this speech. He seemed exhausted, angry and at a loss as to how people can be against common sense gun control legislation in the face of so many mass shootings around this great nation. Whether it is Newtown, Aurora, Lafayette, Virginia Tech — or how many countless others — he is frustrated.
Truth be known, I’m right there with him.
Watch the powerful speech below:
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