File this one under “Not Surprised”: former President Barack Obama seized the opportunity provided by Texas’s deadliest mass shooting Sunday to call for fewer guns in America.
In a post to Twitter, the far-left politician said citizens of the United States should pray for “the wisdom…to reduce the violence and weaponry” in our communities. He also extended his condolences to those affected by the mass murder:
“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.”
The Democrat suggested that answers to questions of violence may come from a higher power:
"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.”
Condolences are certainly in order, but the divisive leftist couldn't resist also politicizing the horrific murder of 26 Americans. Obama provided no suggested remedy to the evil of mass shooting, and he was thankless that “weaponry” was also what apparently kept the murderer from taking even more lives, as a neighboring gun owner fired at the killer, causing him to drop his gun and flee the scene.
While the former President was using the tragedy as a catalyst for proselytizing, President Trump — from the U.S. Embassy in Japan — stuck solely to the core ideas of American unity and prayer for the victims and their families:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of today’s horrible and murderous attack...All Americans pray to God to help the wounded and the families of the victims.”
On Twitter, the President posted a quote from his statement in Japan:
"(In dark times) Americans do what they do best: we pull together. We join hands. We lock arms and through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong."
Those on the left are all too happy to exploit tragedy for political gain. Thankfully, Americans aren't persuaded by these tactics, as they remain grateful for their right to bear arms.