Hundreds Of Pro-Gun Protestors Welcome Obama To Oregon

President Barack Obama (R) arrives with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) (L), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) at Eugene Airport October 9, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. Obama is traveling to Oregon to visit with shooting victims' loved ones before traveling to California to fund raise for Democrats. …
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President Obama was met by hundreds of pro-gun protesters today, as he landed on Air Force One to visit the shooting victims in Roseburg, Oregon.

According to local news reporters, people came from other states and cities to join the protest of Obama’s visit a week after he demanded that Americans start politicizing mass shootings for gun control.

The protesters lined up outside the airport flying American flags, Don’t Tread on Me Flags, and even a Confederate flag and wore pro-gun t-shirts.

Signs spotted in the crowd included messages supporting local Sheriff Hanlin, who was widely criticized by gun control supporters for supporting the Second Amendment.

Other signs read “Obama Not Welcome”

Some protestors even openly carried handguns at their side, a display of their Second Amendment rights.

Prior to Obama’s visit, the White House struggled to explain that the president was only traveling to Oregon to console the victims, not politicize the tragedy in the local community.

“Those individuals have nothing to fear,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters on Wednesday. “The fact is the President has made clear that the goal of his visit is to spend time with the families of those who are so deeply affected by this terrible tragedy.”

But the damage was already done, after Obama angrily denounced gun rights after the shooting, vowing to politicize each mass shooting for the sake of passing more gun laws.