President Barack Obama Addresses Kalamazoo Shootings
Today, President Barack Obama addressed Saturday's shootings in Kalamazoo which left six dead.
President Obama said:
On Saturday, another one of our communities was terrorized by gun violence. As many of you read, six people were gunned down in a rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Before I joined all of you I called the mayor, the sheriff and the police chief there and told them they would have whatever federal support they needed in their investigation. Their local officials and first responders, by the way, did an outstanding job in apprehending the individual very quickly. But, you've got families who are shattered today. Earlier this year, I took some steps that will make it harder for dangerous people, like this individual to buy a gun, but cleary we are going to do more if we are going to keep innocent Americans safe. And I've got to assume that all of you are just as tired as I am of seeing this stuff happen in your states. So that's an area where we also need to partner and think about what we can do in a common sense way and a bipartisan way without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.