President Barack Obama responded Thursday to the shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine dead.
“Any death of this sort is a tragedy, any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy,” he said. “There is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening at a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace.”
“I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities have had to endure tragedies like this too many times,” he continued. “Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. … We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
Never letting a tragedy go to waste, the President has already started beating the gun control drum. What is interesting is the clearly false statement that this type of violence does not happen in other advanced countries.
I guess the President has never heard of Norway, Finland, China, Japan or any of the other industrialized nations that have also had mass murders on similar scale, if not beyond. That is not to say we should be comfortable with the frequency or consider it a non-issue. But to lie to the American People outright because it suits your anti-gun agenda is truly pathetic.