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BREAKING: Obama Has Disgusting Response to TX Shooting
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He should have stopped after his first tweet.
Former President Barack Obama delivered what started out as a heartfelt note of condolence to the victims of Sunday’s tragic mass church shooting. Then he ruined it all by politicizing the event with a call for gun control.
Forget everything that comes before the “but”
“We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover…,” Obama tweeted.
We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover…
The ellipsis (the three periods) at the end of his tweet indicates that more is coming. In this case, think of it as a silent “but,” as in “we grieve, but…”
Any time someone uses the word “but,” disregard everything that came before it. In this case, Obama made a call for action on gun violence.
“May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.”
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.
Worse mass shooting in Texas history
Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, arrived at the small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas as though he was heading off to war. He was carrying what authorities described as an “assault-type rifle” and wearing tactical gear and a ballistics vest.
Before he took his own life, the shooter left in his path at least 26 people dead and at least 20 injured.
“We are dealing with the largest mass shooting in our state’s history,” Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said at a news conference.
Kelley had something of a troubled past before the incident. NBC News reported:
Ann Stefanek, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, confirmed that Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 on two charges of assaulting his spouse and their child. He was confined for a year, given a bad conduct discharge and reduced in rank to E-1, or airman basic, Stefanek said.
Records show that Kelley’s first marriage ended in divorce in 2012. He remarried in 2014; the status of that relationship was unclear.
Although Obama didn’t come right out and say it, his implication was pretty clear: guns are the problem. Since electing a Republican president, a Republican House and a Republican Senate, we’ve witnessed two cataclysmic mass shootings, each lacking any apparent causation.
But that didn’t stop comedienne Chelsea Handler. As far as she was concerned, the shooting was the fault of the GOP. She tweeted:
Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
And of course all of these remarks came out as the still-warm bodies of the dead were being counted and the wounds of the injured were being attended to.
Had his chance
When Obama entered the White House in 2009, he used the opportunity to push gun control in Congress. He repeatedly tried — and failed each time. CBS News reported:
Over just the past five years, lawmakers have introduced more than 100 gun control proposals in Congress, since Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot in Tucson, Arizona in January 2011.
Not one of them has been passed into law, and very few of the proposals even made it to the House or Senate floor.
When his legislative agenda was defeated, Obama took to his old standby — a pen and a phone — and issued an executive order on gun control. It had no appreciable effect.
Of course, like many on the left, Obama’s post-shooting policy suggestions are noticeably vague. That’s likely because it’s hard to effectively control homicidal shooters with legal prohibitions. Early evidence suggests that the Texas shooter shouldn’t have legally had access to firearms.
If the left wants to suggest specific gun control measures, that’s their right. But the time to do it isn’t in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy.
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