Just as predictable as the sun rising in the east, yesterday’s tragic shootings in Georgia were bound to bring cries for “gun control” from the usual suspects. Barack Obama is one of those suspects.
“The shootings in the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday evening that left eight people dead are a “tragic reminder” of the need for more gun control laws, according to former president Barack Obama. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Obama tried to tie in the murders at three massage parlors to the current push for new restrictions on gun owners in Congress,” according to Bearing Arms.
“According to police, there’s no indication at this point that the 21-year old suspect was motivated by racial animus. Instead, law enforcement officials say the suspect indicated that he was targeting massage parlors that he had previously visited.
“In his tweetstorm, Obama went on to call for “commonsense gun safety laws,” though he was notably vague about offering any specific solutions.”
For more on this report, go to Bearing Arms.
Please see Obama’s tweets below and then share your thoughts in the comment section. Does the tragedy in Georgia last night require increased “gun control,” in your opinion? Why or why not?
Yesterday’s shootings are another tragic reminder that we have far more work to do to put in place commonsense gun safety laws and root out the pervasive patterns of hatred and violence in our society.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2021