After the shooting that occurred Wednesday at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, that killed nine people, President Obama used this tragedy as another opportunity to advocate gun control.
“We do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. At some point, 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 places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it,” Obama said.
In the words of Rahem Emanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff, it appears that Obama has the mentality, “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Obama politicizes tragedies, rather than displaying leadership by comforting the grieving families.