President Obama wasted no time laying blame for the Umpqua Community College shooting on everything and everyone but the obvious.
The president responded to the shooting Thursday, that left 10 dead and more injured at the small Oregon school, by – in his own words – “politicizing” the event.
He blamed the National Rifle Association, Republicans and, of course, the weapon itself, but he only made one mention of the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, 26, and he seemed eager to absolve him using the mental health argument.
We don’t yet know why this individual did what he did. And it’s fair to say that anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds, regardless of what they think their motivations may be. But we are not the only country on Earth that has people with mental illnesses or want to do harm to other people. We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.
Social media users noticed the glaring omission.
.@POTUS You forgot to condemn the murderer.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 1, 2015
— Mike Burke (@burkem100) October 2, 2015
— your sign here (@Adams10003) October 2, 2015
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