(Full Press Conference) President Obama Speaks on Charleston Church Shooting

(Full Press Conference) President Obama Speaks on Charleston Church Shooting
(Full Press Conference) President Obama Speaks on Charleston Church Shooting
(Full Press Conference) President Obama Speaks on Charleston Church Shooting

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Obama: America Must ‘Come to Grips’ with Gun Violence. Church Shooting ‘Raises Questions About a Dark Part of Our History’. Obama angry That Mass Violence Happens Too Often in U.S. ‘This type of mass violence doesn’t happen in other advanced countries’
President Barack Obama on Thursday addressed the horrific South Carolina church shooting in emotional remarks that invoked America’s turbulent racial history and the heated politics over gun control.
“I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions tragedies like this raise,” the president said. “I’ve had to make comments like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.”

“Now is the time for mourning and healing, but let’s be clear: At some point as a country, we have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” the president said. “It is in our power to do something about it… I say this knowing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those opportunities.”
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The president said he and first lady Michelle Obama have relationships with many of the church’s parishioners — including its slain pastor.
“The fact that this took place in a black church also raises questions about a dark part of our history,” the president said. He went on to invoke Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s eulogy for four little girls who died in a church firebombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, saying, “‘They lived meaningful lives and they died nobly.’”

The president spoke shortly after police caught the suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, 21, whom sources say arrived at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church nearly an hour before opening fire Wednesday night.

The president increasingly has spoken out about racial tensions after fatal encounters between law enforcement and unarmed black men. And, following the fatal school shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the president pushed for stricter gun control measures in a legislative effort that ultimately failed.

President Obama made a statement on the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine people were killed. President Obama Speaks From White House in Press Conference
related: update: Dylann Storm Roof Captured in North Carolina
update: Gunman Dylann Storm Roof, 21, spares 1 woman telling her: ‘tell the world what happened’. Gunman to Victims: ‘You Rape Our Women’ The gunman who killed nine people during a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, spewed a message of hate. Sylvia Johnson—a cousin of church pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the attack—says a survivor told her the gunman reloaded five times. “He just said ‘I have to do it,’” Johnson reports the survivor saying. “‘You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.’” Earlier, a local NAACP official said the killer told one woman, who has not been identified, that she was allowed to live so that she can tell everyone else what happened. Police confirmed that at least three people survived the attack, and that the gunman sat with the prayer group for at least an hour before he began to shoot. The FBI has named Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Columbia, South Carolina as the suspected killer of nine people at a black church in Charleston. Roof was previously arrested on April 26 on a tresspassing charge and was awaiting moderation. His sparse Facebook page shows an image of Roof in a jacket with the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia, which was apartheid state before it became Zimbabwe.

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