President Obama is commenting on last night’s shooting in Colorado, mourning the idea that over the holidays a group of people were killed by a shooter.
The president again turned to gun control as a potential solution to the horrific act, calling for the removal of guns from the streets, reminding Americans that mass shootings should not be accepted as normal.
If we truly care about this – if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience – then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.
Obama didn’t assign blame but mentioned that the shooting took place near a Planned Parenthood building.
“We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting twelve people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado,” he admitted. “What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect.”
In conclusion, Obama reminded all Americans that the police officer was killed in the line of duty, and thanks to his heroic actions, saved lives.
“May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save,” Obama said. “And may He grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing.”