Barack Obama's Speech On Mass Shootings

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On October 1st, 2015 President Barack Obama released a speech regarding the devastating mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. President Obama’s main argument, in his speech, was that we as a nation have put so much money to prevent other disasters but have, for the most part, ignored the idea of proceeding with gun control laws to prevent situations like mass shootings. The President mentions how “it's fair to say that anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds, regardless of what they think their motivations may be. But we are not the only country on Earth that has people with mental illnesses or want to do harm to other people. We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.”. President Obama also uses examples that show how we put effort into on other things that kill but not guns, “When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer. When Americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelt laws because we know it saves lives. So the notion that gun violence is somehow …show more content…

He gives evidence on how there are more deaths in America cause by gun violence then by terrorist. He also mentions how we put effort to prevent deaths caused by terrorist, natural disaster, automobiles etc., but we don’t try and prevent deaths caused by guns. According to The Wall Street Journal the United States is leading in the world on the number of mass shootings. I feel that if the current and future presidents were to continue with speeches that emphasize the need for gun control we will eventually prevent shooting like the ones we have seen in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, and now Oregon. If other countries like America have found ways to stop gun violence the United States can find a

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