"Obama also took Congress to task for their cowardice regarding gun laws. The blood of thousands of victims are on their hands, because of their inability to stand up to the NRA and radical gun nuts in the Republican Party.
'This is a political choice that we make. To allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.'
Obama was actually being too generous with the frequency. Mass shootings on the scale of Oregon may only happen every so often, but mass shootings more generally happen almost daily. As the Washington Post noted:
'We’ve gone no more than eight days without one of these incidents this year. On six days in September, there were 3 mass shootings or more. If the initial casualty figures in Oregon hold up, that would bring the total of deaths by mass shooting this year to 380 so far, with well over one thousand injured.'
The president has shown time and again that he is willing to act on strong gun legislation. His repeated calls to address the rampant gun violence in the country have been repeatedly ignored by the legislative branch.
Is it too soon to talk about gun control?
The victims in Roseburg, Oregon. – And in Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Chicago, Lafayette, the list goes on – would suggest that it wasn’t soon enough."
Oregon college shooting: Figures reveal Obama is right that guns kill more Americans than terrorism