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[Video] President Obama’s Statement on the Shooting in South Carolina

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

In case you missed it, President Obama delivered remarks on a shooting for the 14th time of his presidency today.

I've had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.

We don't have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.

At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.

This president tried to pass meaningful reform, but Congress let the nation down with a filibuster led by Republicans.

  • swift_4

    So sad to see the President standing there, forced to admit that he’s helpless to do anything because the politicians and people in this country have their heads so far up their asses.

  • ninjaf

    CBS Evening News said he has addressed the nation like this 14 times during his presidency. 14 times. Fourteen. Times.

  • muselet

    David Kurtz at TPM described Barack Obama’s remarks as “pained and angry.”

    The knuckle-walkers at FNC will start accusing Obama of playing the race card any moment now.

    –alopecia

    • Victor the Crab

      Like a bear that shits in the woods they will.