President Obama discussed his long-time political agenda during a memorial service Sunday among grieving family and friends of the victims of the horrific Washington Navy Yard mass killing last week.
David Jackson and Kelly Kennedy of USA Today reported breathlessly on the president's shameful comments. Obama said that the murder of twelve innocent people "echoes other recent tragedies" and went on to name other mass killings.
Although the president predictably harped on his gun control agenda, the memorial service should have been a tribute to the fallen. He declared, "Our words and our prayers are not enough ... We are going to have to change." The president did take some time during his eulogy to discuss the victims. His words were poignant and surely the families were grateful. Sadly, too little of his time was focused on the victims.
President Obama said that gun violence,
"...ought to be a shock to all of us... it ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation. That's what happened in other countries when they experienced similar tragedies. In the United Kingdom, in Australia... When just a single mass shooting occurred in those countries, they understood that there was nothing ordinary about this kind of carnage. They endured great heartbreak, but then they mobilized and they changed."
He continued to say that gun control may not occur in the next week or the next month, but it will eventually happen, because it is the "change that we need, and it's the change overwhelmingly supported by the majority of Americans."
"Our tears are not enough. Our words and our prayers are not enough. If we really want to honor these twelve men and women...we are going to have to change. We are going to have to change."
President Obama, with his gun-control "obsession," fails to consider that Aaron Alexis was able to maintain his security clearance "despite brushes with the law and voluntarily seeking mental health treatment," as reported by WJLA. Obama does not seem to think that it is necessary to mention that the killings occurred in a "gun free zone," in Washington, D.C, which despite it's strict gun control laws, still "finished first in gun-related robberies" in 2011 according to FBI data, as reported by Jason Howerton of TheBlaze.