By Fred Lucas
Responding to a shooting the day before in Kansas, President Barack Obama said the public and news media “cannot become numb” to gun violence, and insisted that the country needs a Congress that won’t shy away from new gun control laws.
En route to Jacksonville, Florida, aboard Air Force One, Obama spoke to Hesston, Kansas, Mayor David Kauffman. A gunman murdered three people and injured 14 others in the Kansas town.
President Barack Obama speaks after touring Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant in Jacksonville, Florida February 26, 2016. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Speaking at the Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant in Jacksonville, Obama noted that this shooting followed one last week in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that killed six people.
“These acts may not dominate the news today, but these are two more communities in America torn apart by grief,” Obama said. “I thought it was important for me to say something today because somehow these sorts of shootings become routine. We cannot become numb to this.”
Obama has long sought stricter gun control laws, but has been unable to get his plans through Congress. In lieu of that, he has invoked executive action to make it more difficult to buy firearms …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze