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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:46 PM

Obama: 'An act of terror and an act of hate'



President Barack Obama on Sunday declared the worst mass shooting in U.S. history “an act of terror and an act of hate.”

“Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder, a horrific massacre, of dozens of innocent people,” Obama said, addressing the nation after meeting with FBI Director James Comey and his homeland security and national security advisers. “We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.”

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was on a trip to China with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for cybersecurity talks, announced they will return to Washington and that she will take charge of the investigation.

“This is an especially heartbreaking day for all of our friends, our fellow Americans, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender," the president said. "The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub. It is a place of solidarity and empowerment, where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds and to advocate for their civil rights.”

The massacre is a “sobering reminder,” he continued, that an attack on any American is an attack on every American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:47 PM

1. He looked 100 years old in the video of his statement

Imagine the heartbreak he feels being the leader of our country as all these atrocities have been committed. He looks so tired and beaten down by the never-ending gun violence.

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:49 PM

2. the mass murderer was on the terrorist watch list. Why could he buy a gun?

Oh yeah... the fucking NRA

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:51 PM

3. I remember the last time he had to get up there

lamenting about having had to make yet another announcement. Yet there he was today. He's done what he could and even after the families and friends of the Sandy Hook victims made multiple attempts to lobby Congress in D.C., nothing happened.

It's not easy. It took Brady some 13 years after he and Reagan were shot to get some sort of ban in effect, that subsequently sun-setted.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:58 PM

4. I will never understand that, BRDS.

The simplest of gun legislation and Obama was unable to get it past the gun humping GOP in House and Senate after Sandy Hook.

So it continues.

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