Written by Lea Vat Kens June 19th 2015
“President Obama on Thursday linked gun control to the Charleston church shooting in his first statement on Thursday, saying the nation needed to “come to grips” with the issue in the wake of the massacre that killed nine people. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency,” Obama said. “And it is in our power to do something about it.”
“Obama’s Justice Department is investigating the mass shooting as a hate crime. But as the president addressed the tragedy in the White House briefing room, he also turned to politics – trying to focus the national conversation not just on race and violence, but gun laws. However, despite his raising the issue, Obama seemed aware of the challenge of passing any new gun control measures in the current environment, saying “politics” in Washington “foreclose a lot of those avenues right now.”
On the other hand, it is no secret that political activist, hunter and (occasionally) musician Ted Nugent has a bone to pick with the Democrats about existing gun control laws, let alone any upcoming ones. Commenting on the recent unfortunate events in Charleston, Nugent stated that “none of that would have happened had the good people of Charleston been allowed to protect themselves with some good, old American-made firepower.”
Speaking to Newslo, Nugent said: “As a hunting enthusiast, I’m not often asked the question which wild animals are most endangered nowadays. But, if I were asked that question, I would say that the average American homeowner is on the brink of extinction! Take a guess as to why that is? Go ahead? I’ll tell you why – Democrats and their damn gun control laws.”
The Motor City Madman also added: “What’s more, Americans in general are an endangered nation and will continue to be one until Democrats are overthrown, complete with that Iran-loving moron. And, to make one thing clear – I’m not saying this because I’m a Republican. .