As NPR reported, Obama urged Americans to support “common sense” gun laws and pre-empted critics who might accuse him of politicizing a tragedy by saying that gun safety “should be politicized”.
Law enforcement was not readily visible in the center of campus, but a mobile command post of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department remained set up in the parking lot. The official is familiar with the investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak because it is ongoing. That’s what guns are, the killers.
A few faculty, staff and students have been bringing flowers to a makeshift memorial as they return to the campus for the first time since the shooting.
Police said he left behind a manifesto.
The shooter then said the envelope contained “all the information you’ll need”, adding, “give it to the police”. The building was one of two in which the 26-year-old gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer shot at his fellow students. “God Bless all of you!” “This won’t hurt very long.’ Then he would shoot him”, Salas told AP.
The spokesman did not say which standards Harper-Mercer failed to meet.
All the weapons had been purchased legally by Harper-Mercer or a relative, the officials said.
College President Rita Cavin didn’t identify the injured student who came to campus. He his however trying his best to put more regulations on the selling of arms, to be sure that whoever has the possibility of becoming the next killing machine doesn’t have any negative background, and is mentally stable enough to own a firearm in the first place.
Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, a Republican and self-described supporter of gun rights in the former timber community 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, said he welcomed the Democratic president to visit when the White House called on Monday to ask whether Obama should make the trip. If they said they were Christian, he fired.
McGowan, 18, managed to stay alive by staying as still as possible and avoiding eye contact with the shooter, his mother recounted.
During his interview, Ian Mercer appeared to walk back his statement that guns were to blame, but only briefly.
The army national guardsman and two friends, airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, were travelling together when they thwarted the attack on a Paris-bound train from Amsterdam via Brussels.
Both Boylan and Scroggins said the gunman shot Christians in the head and wounded others, though there was at least one account that said he treated all religions with the same cold response.
The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up. Recruits also must score highly enough on a multiple-choice test covering science, math, reading comprehension and other topics.
THE horrific ordeal suffered by the victims of a gunman who massacred nine people in a United States college bloodbath was revealed yesterday.