Skip to comments.Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence
Posted on 08/07/2012 4:57:06 AM PDT by IbJensen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings like the shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were occurring with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans, but he stopped short of calling for new gun-control laws.
"All of us are heart-broken by what happened," Obama told reporters at the White House a day after a gunman opened fire on Sikh worshippers preparing for religious services, killing six before he was shot dead by a police officer.
But when asked whether he would push for further gun-control measures in the wake of the shootings, Obama said only that he wanted to bring together leaders at all levels of American society to examine ways to curb gun violence.
That echoed his pledge last month in a speech in New Orleans to work broadly to "arrive at a consensus" on the contentious issue after a deadly Colorado shooting spree highlighted the problem in an election year.
But like his earlier comments, Obama offered no timetable or specifics for such discussions and did not call outright for tighter gun control laws.
Talk of reining in America's gun culture is considered politically risky for Obama, who is locked in a tight race against Republican challenger Mitt Romney for November election.
"All of us recognize that these kinds of terrible, tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us not to do some soul searching to examine additional ways that we can reduce violence," Obama said at an Oval Office ceremony to sign an unrelated bill.
But he added, "As I've already said, there are a lot of elements involved in it." The Democratic president has made a point of emphasizing his support for the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which covers the...
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What a load of crap from the King of Hypocrites! This president and his henchman, Eric Holder are singularly responsible for the MASS MURDER of thousands of Mexicans by deliberately running guns into Mexico with the express purpose of creating a crisis to disarm Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights.(Ever hear of Fast and Furious? Most likely not since the boot licking MSM continue to cover his pathetic, lying, @$$ )
0bama is so full of $#!t when he cries his crocodile tears on the outside while GLEEFUL on the inside that these false flag events are building a case for his UMPTEENTH unconstitutional Executive Order to disarm Americans by FORCE. Eye witnesses to both the Aurora, CO shooting AND this shooting identified MULTIPLE assailants, strangely, however all we ever hear about is The Lone Gunman. Wake UP Americans! The 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting! Its about guarding our LIBERTIES against TREASONOUS, SEDITIOUS, CONSPIRATORS committing acts of TYRANNY in the name of security.
How about searching Neo-Nazi leftwing occupier minions of Obama? Excellent post.
>> President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings... should prompt soul searching by all Americans
So help the guy out — has anyone here seen Obama’s soul? I confess I never have.
I wonder if he searched between the sofa cushions.
Maybe he left it in Kenya.
Great assessment!! 0bama is the WORST president ever. Jimma Carta is dancing like a drunk in the street to be relieved of the “title” of the worst president ever. A one-termer if I ever saw one......but the damage done will take years to reverse.
I see FOX news has now adopted the right wing extremist meme.
Somebody needs to ask what is so right wing about national socialism.
I’ve done a lot of soul searching...
And Lo and Behold, I found what I was looking for...
I was wondering where I put that darn AR...Must have slipped muh mind...
When even FOX falls for the “right-wing Nazi” meme, we are way behind.
“As I’ve already said, there are a lot of elements involved in it.”
Yeah, you got that right...About 80 million elements...
And even if half don’t show up to oppose what you’d like to see happen...Hehehe, I sure do not want to be on the recieving end of that kind of resistance...
Ohhhhh, the huge-manateeeeee!!!
Over and out...
FOX is running to the left at this point. The most far right on air personality they have is Hannity and that isn’t saying much.
What we need to do is stop being whiney little bitches.
People have been killing each other since Cain and Able.
After decades of liberalism people have been taught that there is no right or wrong, that the death penalty is terrible but killing your baby is a choice, that you are not responsible for the way you are etc.
This whole debate is just a continuation of that. The gun is at fault. If only he could not have gotten that gun, or if only large capacity magazine had been banned or if only uincorns roamed the earth!
Stop it. There are bad, no, there are evil people out there.
No guns. How about driving a van full of explosives into the building? How about blocking the exits and firebombing it?
Sick evil people will always find a way to mass murder. Lets deal with them and not the various tools they can use.
America needs GOD Mr. President. America needs to turn BACK to the God of its founding and the God that Jefferson knew was the best way to STOP problems before they begin.
America does NOT have a GUN VIOLENCE problem...it does not have a RAPE problem and it does not have a DRUG problem it has a MORALITY problem.
You LYING liberal progressives ALWAYS want to make the issue about a thing...THAT WAY, you can ACT like you are riding in to save the day from a problem YOU created (more on that later) and REGULATE the THING and the actions surrounding it and more. It GROWS you government and forces your world view on everyone else. Then, you disgustingly call it freedom.
Listen you Marxist leftist scum of the left...YOU gave us this problem. YOU gave us the greatest amount of it. YES, we are ALL in this together, but I will call it as it is. YOUR gift to us all. To the liberal progressive there is NO GOD...there is NO MORALITY...there is NO ETHICS...there are NO ABSOLUTES. You know there can be no morality apart from a source external to man...IF man sets the morality it is then subject to man and his or her whimsy and more. In other words, subject to CHANGE and most often not for the better of all but the empowerment of a few.
Jefferson funded the bible to schools in America...WHY? How does your hero of the famed words "separation of Church and state" actually have the record of wanting the christian bible in the hands of all students in public schools? Because, you liars of this subject, he knew that morality steadfastly imparted to the young, held deep in their heart, gave them a sense of right and wrong that would overcome the human inclination to evil and solve a problem before it begins...READ, leftists progressives:
The precepts of the philosophy, and of the Hebrew code, laid hold of actions only. [Jesus] pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man, erected his tribunal in the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head. (Thomas Jefferson, Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous, From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, editor(Boston, Gray and Bowen, 1830), Vol. III, p.509, to Benjamin Rush on April 21, 1803, Jeffersons Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus, Compared with Those of Others.)
If the polls showing the Usurper-in-Chief pulling away from Romney are skewed. Romney is looking better than ever when one contemplates 0bummer's diabolical plans for a 2nd term.
What is with this guy and “soul searching”? He said the same thing about Saint Trayvon. Just shut up, Obama. We all know you feel nothing if it doesn’t directly affect you.
Let the “soul-searching” begin in Chicago.
You bet and then be asking why the hell we have that man (assuming he is a man) in office. He MUST go!
If Obama is re-elected, Jan 1 he will issue a executive order outlawing semi-automatic weapons. He will use the previous “Asault Weapon Ban” as an excuse.
If any on the right would actually read the leftards websites they would find that beneath the surface of all those supposedly high minded peaceful white granny liberal politics of “niceness” they would find “gun nuts” with fantasies of what you picture, but replace said Chinese woman with hated right wing figure of the day. They are all the same, it is how they are trained on the Left, has been since Lenin. The Left is the Jim Jones cult writ large, idiots lured in by sad stories and promises of utopia bullied about by psychopaths with “guns.”
Yep. They just need to get rid of the Bitter Clingers, then it’s Full Speed to Utopia!