“Let’s be clear: 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,” President Obama said in response to the murders that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Knowing that he had misspoke, he clarified his statement: “It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”
Mexico has a lot of mass gun violence even though its gun laws are very restrictive. “Mexican citizens and legal residents may purchase new non-military firearms for self-protection or hunting only after receiving approval of a petition to the Defense Ministry, which performs extensive background checks. The allowed weapons are restricted to relatively small calibers and may only be purchased legally from the Defense Ministry.”
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is “pissed off” over the Charleston church shooting. He contends that having someone armed in a church setting is not a solution. It’s not the solution, but it’s a solution when there is the potential for evil literally to walk into the sanctuary, sit with his potential murder victims at prayer, and shoot them without remorse.
Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike tweeted: “What happened in Charleston is an act of terror committed by a terrorist. Simple & plain. I wish those folks in that church had been armed.”
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