16 Times Obama Shamelessly Exploited Tragedy to Push Gun Control

President Barack Obama gave his 15th address related to a mass shooting on Thursday, just hours after a gunman stormed Umpqua Community College in Oregon and killed 10 people. Here are 16 times Obama politicized tragedy as a way to push for gun control.

16 Times Obama Shamelessly Exploited Tragedy to Push Gun Control

As Reported By Newsmax:

16 times Obama has used tragedy as a platform to make anti-gun comments:

1. Statement on the Umpqua shooting in Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015 — “What’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out: We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that?”

2. Interview about journalist shooting in Virginia, Aug. 26, 2015 — “Sadly, these kinds of events happen too often. It’s a testimony in this case to the fact that local journalists, they go into tough places. This isn’t one of those situations. They should have been safe. I think it’s one more argument for why we need to look at how we can reduce gun violence in this country.”

3. BBC interview, July 2015
— “If you ask me where is the one area where I feel that I have been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common sense, gun safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings.”

4. Statement on the church shooting in South Carolina, June 18, 2015 — “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. Now is the time for mourning and for healing. But let’s be clear: 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.”

5. Town hall meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2014 — “Honestly this is not going to change unless the people who want to prevent these kinds of mass shootings from taking place feel at least as passionate, at least as mobilized and well-funded as the NRA and the gun manufacturers are because the politics in Congress are such where even members of Congress who know better are fearful if they vote their conscience and support common sense measures like background checks, they’re worried they’re going to lose.”

6. Presidential Q&A, June 10, 2014 — “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens.”

7. State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014
— “I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”

8. One-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, Dec. 14, 2013 — “And on this anniversary of a day we will never forget, that’s the example we should continue to follow. Because we haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer. We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily.”

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