White House calls for tougher gun laws in wake of Oregon shooting

by Jordan Fabian | The Hill  |  published on October 2, 2015

Passing tougher laws to help prevent gun violence remains a high priority for President Obama, the White House said Thursday after reports of a mass shooting resulting in multiple casualties.

“The issue of sensible steps that can be taken to protect our communities from gun violence continues to be a top priority of this administration,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Up to 10 people were killed at shooting at a community college in Oregon, according to reports.

  • I Seigel

    Sounds like O wants to have stricter gun laws and is urging Congress to take action. But I thought all you right-wing nutjobs were convinced that he was plotting to take away your guns? There’s a big difference between calling for legislation and secretly conspiring to confiscate all your guns. It’s the difference between being a President and a dictator. It’s the difference between working within the system to bring change and acting like it’s “my way or the highway”, which is how the Tea Party would love to govern.

    By the way, how many of your guns were confiscated during the Jade Helm military training exercises this past summer? How many of you had troops come knocking on your doors? How many arrested? Gee, so many conspiracy theories at the time, but no news since.

  • dmttbt

    Let me see if I have this right. The criminals break laws, because they are criminals and that is what criminals do. So if we come up with a law to take the guns away from honest citizens the criminals will not break that law. I am still a little confused about this. It seems it will only make the honest people helpless when they need to defend against those with guns because they don’ care what the law is.

  • Gee, I wonder if these Leftist Fools of this Administration have ever thought that if we didn’t have a horribly failed Racist President who only backs criminals and Muslim fanatics, if maybe that might cut down on all this insanity? Or how about outlawing Leftism and Islam, since they seem to be the perverts that do all the mass shootings! This Hussein and his pathetic lapdog Administration has already made their mark in American History as being the worst, most evil and failed President our Great Nation has ever had the misfortune to elect, along with the most evil and corrupt Administration of Lapdog Leftist Loons! Be a good day, for the USA and the World, when the morning headline is Obama’s obituary! Hopefully, soon, very, very, very soon!

  • Jimbo

    Every mass killing, whether accomplished with guns, bombs, knives, etc. are committed by criminals, terrorists, the mentally ill, or simply, evil people. So what happens following these attacks? Do the outraged people advance legislation directed at criminals, terrorists, the mentally ill, or evil people? No, they attack people who HAVE NOT committed any crimes. I.E. law abiding gun owners. It is like a skipping record. Same thing over and over.

  • KDC

    Oh, okay. Let’s start with the White House. If he has a right to protect himself, then so do I. Don’t let him do this attack on our rights.!

  • Dave In Arizona

    Ask the folks in Chicago how strict gun laws work. With headlines like ”
    Murders keep adding up for deadliest September in Chicago since 2002″ (60 murders in September). Last year: 2,587 shooting victims; this year (so far): 2,326. Just another failed Obama attempt to take law abiding citizens’ guns.

  • PC Bob

    This admin seems to think the solution to everything is to strip the US Constitution from ALL of our rights, making us, in fact, another 3rd rate Third World country! Someone needs to slap them up side they head, and make them see the reality of their stupid ideas! It hasn’t worked in ANY other country, so what makes them think it will work here? He LIED about that, too! Every country that has outlawed guns has turned their citizens into slaves! Is THIS what Mr. Obama wants? Is America going to stand still for it? Or, will we stand UP and defend our rights? At the moment, the answer to those questions is very much up in the air!

    • Pam

      Yes, this IS what Soetoro wants. The ONLY time he told the truth is when he said “I AM GOING TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THIS COUNTRY”.
      If you start out with the premise that he HATES THIS COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR, then EVERYTHING he has done makes perfect sense toward that agenda.

  • doc

    What about the 30 some in Chi town???? On Rahm’s watch???? No gun control there,either!!!!More agenda !!

  • reggie

    I have 3 broken records: Who is going to go to the cartels, the crooks and the psychos on medications and get their guns? Who counts your votes? Who is going to believe the media when the Thornberry-Smith Act of 2013 allows prop a ganda by our liar in chief and anyone else in the gubment. It’s all legal now.

  • Rx7pj

    At what;point will the gun idiots out here wake up and realize the mass shooting that are happening here are the result of easy access for ANYBODY to guns. More guns does NOT make us safer

    • jyrine

      LOL

    • Pam

      First, show me where ANY GUN LAW has prevented a criminal or a determined nut-job from obtaining a weapon.
      Second, you want gun laws? Here’s a gun law:
      A. You shoot anyone while committing a crime (armed robbery, selling or buying drugs, etc.)
      B. You shoot two or more people (one could be an accident) for ANY reason.
      You will be executed by firing squad within 3 months of conviction.
      Now that is a gun law I could get behind.
      And this “mentally ill” crap is just that. You CANNOT BE sane and do this stuff, so to the lib/progs that is an automatic get out of jail free card. Taxpayers should not be forced to house and medicate these killers for life or until they learn how to game the system and get out so they can do it all over again.

  • Chris Robinette

    Anything that violates the 2nd amendment will be ignored. Any attempt to confiscate weapons will be met with lethal resistance.

    • PC Bob

      ANYTHING that violates the US Constitution, INCLUDING the Amendments, is ALREADY against the law! States that BAN guns are in violation of the Constitution. Where are the legal scholars on this matter?

  • Chuck

    Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago. What doesn’t this homo muslime understand about the massacres in Chicago on a daily basis and the senseless murders of innocents elsewhere. Chicago has strict gun control laws. Would the gang related murders and innocent bystanders be lessened if the populace was armed?

    • PC Bob

      In places where people ARE armed, the murder rate is MUCH lower! Taking peoples guns away just emboldens the criminals! They have a far lower risk of being shot! Most of them are too good for that, IMHO.

  • Rich

    Never let a tragedy go unused.

    • pete G

      I’m surprised he didn’t surround himself with freshmen college students like he did with little kids after sandy hook, like he really cared. This phony makes me puke. He’s a bigger threat than any gun made.

  • teaman

    Has anyone noticed that out of the 294 mass shootings in our Nation, 98% of the shooters were using psychobabble drugs or were simply terrorists. Guns are not the problem now, nor have they every been. Stupid people are the problem an always will be.
    There was ONE guard at the school in Oregon(a state that is pattering it’s self after Californication) and he had MACE.
    This despicable shooter was asking people what their religion was and if they stated Christian he shot them in the head. If they said something else, he shot them in the legs. His statement was to the Christian, “IN ONE SECOND YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN”!!
    If there had been just one student or teacher packing heat, this shooter could have been sent to HELL where he belongs…..PERIOD!!!
    Obama is a complete idiot and a Manure Spreader. He gets in front of a camera and calls for more gun control because of this shooting but ignores the fact there was 50 shootings in Chicago resulting in 20 deaths and this idiot says nothing. How people of this Nation could have elected this moron is beyond me!

    • PC Bob

      I read once, long ago, that we should NEVER underestimate the stupidity of humans. I don’t know about that, but SOME of them sure do some stupid things!

      • Pam

        And never underestimate the power of stupid people in mass numbers, i.e. lib/progs. If you try to analyze their anti-gun arguments, besides getting a headache, you will see there is no true substance behind them and their emotion/”logic” level is somewhere around that of a three to five year old.

  • teaman

    The White House and everyone connected to the Manure Spreader is completely STUPID…..ENOUGH SAID!!!

    • PC Bob

      Actually, they believe (fervently) that WE are the stupid ones. As elitist’s, they think they must show US the error of our ways, because THEY are the enlightened ones, knowing all there is to know. If WE don’t understand it, then WE are the stupid ones. That kind of arrogance is what we are up against, folks!

      • Pam

        My papaw used to say all you get out of colleges is “educated fools”

    • Rich

      Ya got to spread the s–t around if ya want your flowers to grow

  • Rhonda Hunt

    How about we call for tougher anti-second amendment laws that forbids politicians from trying to overthrow the constitution under penalty of prosecution,we have a right to firearms end of story,we have gun laws in place already,the only thing that will prevent these things from happening is for mans heart to be changed by the Power(grace) of God,Ezekiel 36:26-27 which will cause him to keep Yahweh’s statutes and his judgments,this has nothing to do with religion so put down your rocks and stop trying to make war against the Kingdom of God,in the long run that is a fight you cannot win,if man will obey Yahweh and do his Commandments and stop rebelling against him and his laws,the problem will solve its self.—–Jim Hunt

    • KDC

      I really like that idea!

  • Patriot1955

    I am tired of the lies and the twisting of the facts. When the liar in chief opens his mouth I stop listening.

  • Steve Harper

    Has anyone else noticed all these mass shootings are happening on obamas watch, what’s up with that? Are the liberals causing this crazy crap?

    • Texas Dad

      Good point, Steve. One has to wonder! I heard a commentator say one time that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” I think you’re on to something!

      • Rx7pj

        This guy was a conservative republican.

        • PC Bob

          Really? Then WHY was he singling out Christians to be killed? That is nonsensical!

          • Rx7pj

            You tell me your a republican. It may be nonsensical but it’s the truth.

          • KDC

          • dmttbt

            Oh I see how you think it is, if you are a republican then you will commit mass murder. I believe that you will find that if you are a Muslim you will most likely commit murder. Look at all the past incidences and you will see.
            If you are a republican or a democrat, you state that your party is for the common man. That is because that is what you have been told, not what you have seen. Yes do away with Obama care and all the other crap the government has had anything to do with, because they do no good without doing great harm.
            Those on Medicare are said to have the drugs paid for by the government. That is far from true. Since that went into effect the drug prices have skyrocketed and the portion the government pays is minute. However the big pharmacy people are allowed to donate to senate races and others that will be deciding on their prices and portions. Is that a conflict of interest or is it that we can trust them?

        • KDC

          He was into the occult. Just because he says he’s a republican doesn’t make it so. Besides mankind is subject to all kinds of sin.

          • Rx7pj

            Well good old texas dad was convinced he was a liberal I guess he has the mental disorder , right??

        • pete G

          Back again? No answer this liberal, idiot, troll. On the job again huh Rx7?

          • Rx7pj

            Ah the right winged troll again.
            Don’t you ever get tired of making an ass of yourself???

          • pete G

            You’re almost as full of BS as Obama but not quite. As long as you’re on the site no one has to worry about sounding foolish. By the way don’t you get tired of sucking on the Washington swine’s balls.

        • Skyhawk

          And you are full of BS.

          • Rx7pj

            You right wingers never could stand the truth.

          • dmttbt

            Let’s see if the truth is familiar in these statements. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” That depends on what it is.” Also take into consideration that Monica visited the white house many times and Hillary and the secret service didn’t catch her. Even bringing in pizza. How secure is the white house? Hillary said we could count on her to answer the red phone at 2 am. I don’t think she would be able to find the phone and if she did she would tell them she was landing under sniper fire. When asked by the press Bill said that she was getting older and you forget things when you are older. That was during the primary against Obama.
            Moving on about this truth issue: If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance. That was stated multiple times it was covered on video and in the press. Then it changed to I misspoke. How many times can you misspeak without someone pointing it out?

    • Rich

      The guy was looking for Christians to kill

      • Rx7pj

        How do you know that??? Nobody in the police force seams to know that information yet.
        Quit making asinine assumptions.

        • PC Bob

          The only peoople saying that are the ones who were THERE! So, I guess that makes assinine, too, huh?

          • Rx7pj

            Ya he said that does that mean he went there looking for Christians to kill??? If he was looking for Christians why didst he go to a church??

          • KDC

            Omgosh, give it up!

          • pete G

            It wasn’t Sunday.

        • Rich

          That was on the news last night. Admitted Christians got a bullet in the head and others got a bullet in the leg. Keep your sidearms handy.

        • KDC

          It’s right there for you to read. He was looking out for the Christians.

        • dmttbt

          It was told on the news that he was asking each of them what religion they were before he killed them. Pay attention. That was stated to the brother of the girl who played dead.

    • PC Bob

      Since they have all been, so far, committed by lunatic-fringe liberals, I guess you can say ‘YES!’ Have they caused it on purpose? It would appear so. Or, maybe this nut-job admin is just attracting MORE nut-jobs, encouraging them. Either way, America loses.

      • Rx7pj

        This guy was a republican. Fringe lunatic right winged conservative

        • KDC

          Well you better watch out, there are a lot off us here…lol

        • Jimbo

          That’s what liberals always like to claim. The truth usually comes out later. More often than not, these whackos are liberas.

          • dmttbt

            By the way did anyone notice large news stories coming out after they had reported that the young boy had been falsely accused of bringing a bomb to school, telling that his sister had been involved in a bombing attempt 3 years before and that his father has been involved as a trouble maker and candidate for president of some other country that is Islamic.

        • Pam

          I saw a few articles that showed screen shots of his “My Space” page. It listed only two contacts, a girl with an hispanic sounding name and a man with an arabic sounding name. At the same time reports were claiming that he was a fan of the IRA (who are supposed to be defending Catholic Ireland). Also a fan of Nazis. And I’m sure his mother will say he was a gentle soul that would never hurt anyone.

          ACCORDING TO REPORTS, this guy’s social media page was “edited” at least five times AFTER he was neutralized.
          We may never know exactly WHAT HE WAS. Other than the fact that he was a nut-job.

    • KDC

      It’s the BO diversion again.

  • jerry young

    here’s a new law for you, no muslims can be allowed to own guns! or how about those who support gun control cannot own guns or have paid security that uses guns including obama and all the big money anti gun nuts out there

    • Jim

      Works for me !!!

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