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Opinion: Obama looking to blame someone for church killings? Look in the mirror

In the wake of the Charleston shooting that claimed the lives of nine innocent victims in a Bible study class Wednesday, many people, including liberals like President Obama, have blood on their hands.

The shootings were carried out by Dylann Roof, one man, but many have played a role in what has become an epidemic of violent mass murders in America.

There are many things we as a society can blame for this tragedy, but lack of gun control laws is not one of them.

A look at history will show that as gun control has increased, so has the propensity for Americans to commit mass homicide.

The first major gun legislation, like most gun legislation, came in response to a tragic event because liberals have always believed what Rahm Emanuel said in November 2008, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

The Gun Control Act of 1968 created more control of interstate trafficking of firearms after Lee Harvey Oswald used a gun purchased through the mail to kill President Kennedy, NPR reported.

In 1986, the Firearm Owner’s Protection Act prevented felons from owning guns or ammunition and banned ammunition that can penetrate a bullet proof vest.

The Brady Handgun Violence Act was passed in 1993 and created the National Instant Criminal Background Check System gun dealers must use before selling a firearm to a customer, and in 1994 the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act banned the sale, use, manufacturing and import of 19 types of “assault weapons.”

As all of these gun laws have compiled over the years, only one thing has been a constant. Gun violence and mass murders have increased.

In the 1960s, there were six mass shootings, 13 in the ’70s, 32 in the ’80s, 42 in the ’90s, 28 in the 2000s and since January 2009, so far, there have been more than 110 mass shootings, according to the Washington Post and MSNBC.

In 1950, with nearly no gun laws on the books there was a grand total of one mass shooting.

Yet, almost before the bodies of the nine people savagely murdered in Charleston were cold, President Obama was on TV talking about the need for more restrictive gun laws.

For what?

Gun laws have obviously not prevented these events, and could well have been a catalyst for them because assailants have no fear as they know they are shooting at unarmed prey.

But that isn’t where the culpability of Obama and his cohorts stops.

For six years, this president, former Attorney General Eric Holder, the ubiquitous Al Sharpton and a related cast of characters have been doing everything in their power to divide Americans into groups by race, sexual orientation and economic standing and pitted us against each other.

Then when a crime of racial violence occurs, they look for someone to blame, but they need look no further than the mirror.

What’s even more insane is that for the entirety of this administration, Obama and his race hustlers have told Americans, particularly minorities, that they cannot trust the police. Now, they want to sell them on the idea that the only people that can be trusted with guns are the police.

While we mourn the loss of the nine people killed in Charleston, let us not be led astray by the hucksters who seek to use this tragedy, and the blood of these victims, to push their own failed agenda.

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Obama leads the charge to use Charleston killings to push gun-grabbers’ agenda.

Carmine Sabia

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