Nine people were killed when a young white man, Dylann Storm Roof, shot up the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on Wednesday night.
The shooter told the worshippers, “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Then he shot them dead.
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Today Obama pushed for new gun laws.
(The shooter was given the gun as a birthday present.)
He also attacked Republicans.
“I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have to had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don’t have all the facts but once again there were some people 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 we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other countries with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it. I say that recognizing the politics in this town forclose a lot of those avenues right now.
He’s a uniter.