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Obama: Our thoughts, prayers are not enough


Hannah Miles, right, sits with her sister Hailey after Hannah was reunited with her family in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
Hannah Miles, right, sits with her sister Hailey after Hannah was reunited with her family in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough," and voters should demand changes to the nation's gun laws. Having now spoken after 15 such senseless killings during his administration, Obama again called for "common sense" legislation aimed at preventing gun violence, and he mocked opponents of past initiatives he has pushed. "Each time this happens, I am going to bring this up," Obama said during emotional remarks in the White House press room/USA Today. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with President Obama that thoughts & prayers are not enough to stop the recurring mass shootings in this country?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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