Politics: President Obama Addresses Oregon Shooting

And again. “We’ve become numb to this,” said President Obama, in a public statement about a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Umpqua is located on 100 acres on the North Umpqua River in Oregon. “This is a small community,” the sheriff added. “A lot of our friends and family attend this college. I personally know a number of people I work with that had very strong concerns about the welfare for loved ones going to school there.” The shooting left 10 students, all females ranging from 18 to 34 years of age, in the nearby hospital. The shooter, 26- year-old Chris Harper Mercer, was killed at the scene. According to numbers from Everytown for Gun Safety, this most recent incident marks the 45th shooting at a school this year. “I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences … but based on my experiences as president I can’t guarantee that,” added President Obama.  “And that’s terrible to say. And it can change.”  

Contributor: Phoebe Roe


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