President Barack Obama wasted little time calling for more gun control in response to the Friday shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility, a move many in the Second Amendment community said was predictable.
The alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody following a five-hour standoff after he allegedly gunned down several people, killing two private citizens and a civilian peace officer. He reportedly is a resident of North Carolina, so authorities are wondering what brought him to the Centennial State.
Three people, including a police officer, were killed in the rampage. Several others were wounded. In remarks Saturday, the president demanded that “we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Enough is enough.”
Investigators were still trying to determine exactly want motivated the rampage. The New York Daily News reported that he told investigators “No more baby parts.”
Calls for more gun control will almost certainly be answered with more gun sales. This is also predictable, according to one of the nation’s leading gun rights advocates. Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, has told reporters that Barack Obama is one of the greatest gun salespeople in the country. The other is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The suspect is reportedly scheduled to be in a Colorado courtroom on Monday. In addition to determine whether he legally bought the firearm apparently used in the attack, there will likely be attention paid to his mental state.
The shooting was followed by a five-hour standoff. Dear was taken into custody Friday night.
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