Sheriff in Oregon massacre town no fan of gun control

In 2014, she was named outstanding news talk-radio host by the Gracie Awards.


They died when 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire at the campus before he was killed by police in a shoot-out. Do not clean it up.

MTN asked Montana leaders for comment on the issue and response to the president’s statement about current US gun laws. The frightful, bloody, heartbreaking aftermath is exactly the right time to focus on these things – and act.

Authorities initially refused to name the gunman, and shed no light on his motive.

But Ms Wambolt said calls by President Obama for tighter regulations on gun ownership were misguided.

“So you still believe that it’s not about gun laws, it’s not about uniform background checks”, Cuomo pressed.

Nowhere is the gulf between Barack Obama’s once intoxicating calls for change and entrenched political reality wider than on gun control.

The White House has failed to find traction on a middle ground that would allow meaningful reform to thrive while protecting the constitutional right to bear arms – a compromise that would enjoy broad public support and still represent a practical way of regulating the firearms industry.

At the moment, it is not.

Activists blame gun lobby pressure. “Every time something like this happens, it’s personal”.

“It can not be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun”. Wrong. A third of the people in this room of gun violence survivors were also gun owners. It does not discriminate.

What is there to stop someone from killing you with a gun at a church or a movie theater? When the media showed an image of the gun being fired right at his daughter, people were upset and complained that it was death porn.

So the notion that gun violence is somehow different? Cuomo said. “It’s not because I don’t want to respect the victims”. He said, “Those whose minds are beginning to come unhinged think that they’ve been given endorsement to proceed to this mass slaughter”.

“We’re in a hard time in our country, and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this”, Bush said. “We want something to change”.

At a candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting, former student Sam Sherman said Roseburg was a “poor town, a mill town”. “This is a conversation we will have but today is not the day”. And the way we do that is with a 90 second background check. After all, the administration does have a campaign on healthy eating, so why not guns?

Two officials said that after the shooting, the gunman’s family told investigators that he suffered from mental health issues and had sought treatment. “What I’ve encouraged is we get started on that work immediately and we push through over the next several weeks and try to leave out extraneous issues that may prevent us from getting a budget agreement”.

“Well, my position on it has not changed”, Hanlin responded. And so have many of you.

“I think that what we need is a national movement”, Clinton said Thursday.

A few more days and the discussions will be over, until next week’s shooting.


Without a sensible and comprehensive approach to all the “loopholes,”guns will remain the deadliest consumer product in America”.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington Thursday Oct. 1 2015 about the shooting at the community college in Oregon. The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Ore