On Sunday, former President Barack Obama used the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting to call for more gun control and got hammered by actor James Woods.
“We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.”
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2017
Woods suggested Obama call on his “boss,” left-wing billionaire George Soros, to stop funding liberal terrorists like Antifa.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 6, 2017
It’s not entirely clear if the gunman had ties to Antifa, and the motive for the shooting is not yet known. One picture allegedly on his Facebook page showed the red and black Antifa flag, however. Nevertheless, Joshua Caplan said at the Gateway Pundit, “evidence suggests he leans to the left.”
According to reports, Kelley wore “all black” clothes as he carried out the massacre. According to his now deleted Facebook page, it appears Kelley was a fan of CNN and Atheism.
“Texas shooting suspect was dressed in all black, with tactical type gear and was wearing a ballistic vest, according to @TxDPS,” reports CBS News.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 6, 2017
One person told Woods:
One person reminded Obama that it was a good guy with a gun who stopped the church shooter.
@POTUS44, keep in mind who stopped this angry man dressed in black w illegal weapons. A citizen carrying a legal gun preventing more deaths.
— Denise P. ❤💙 (@DeniseP96241199) November 6, 2017
As the Daily Caller reported:
Obama, who has taken an unusually active role during his successor’s administration, offered no specific details on what those steps to reduce the guns “in our midst” would look like.
Sunday’s shooting, carried out by 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, was the worst mass shooting in Texas history. A local gun owner is reported to have opened fire on Kelley with a rifle, preventing him from taking any more lives.
Obama’s reaction to Sunday’s massacre was significantly more political than President Trump’s.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families in today’s horrible…attack,” Trump said at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. “In dark times, and these are dark times, such as these, Americans do what they do best: they pull together.”
“We join hands, we lock arms, and through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong. All Americans pray to God to help the wounded and the families of the victims,” President Trump said.
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