Obama: More than military needed to fight terror

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US President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, June 16, 2016, as he travels to Orlando, Florida, to meet with the families of victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says it’s going to take more than the military to prevent terrorist attacks like the ones that have occurred most recently in San Bernardino, California, and Orlando.

Obama is speaking after meeting with families of those shot and killed early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Obama says the attacks were not conducted by sophisticated cells, but by deranged individuals. And while the motivation may have been different than what led to attacks in communities like Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, the instruments of death were similar.

He says those killed and injured were gunned down by a single individual with a powerful assault weapon. Earlier in the day, White House spokesman Eric Schultz reiterated the administration’s support for legislation that would ban assault weapons.

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8 comments

  • steve thomas

    Obama’s there to “console” mourners. Bullshit. He and Biden are only there to promote their anti-gun position garbage to the public.Nothing more. As Rahm Emanuel said,”You never let a serious crisis go to waste”, and Obama follows those words, regardless of the blatant hypocrisy.

  • Captain Obvious

    They aren’t fooling anyone, don’t worry.
    THey are the two most irrelevant people on the planet right behind Dan Quayle and GWB.

  • NO PC FOR ME

    No. Obama arrives in Orlando to push he anti-freedom agenda.
    Pander to gays, and stir the pot, foster a little more hate and stump for Hiltlary
    To this day he has not said one word about about American hero Chris Kyle being killed.

  • Kevin Rahe

    The only practical thing that distinguishes an “assault weapon” from one that Obama would ostensibly still permit for hunting and target practice is a large magazine. But as we saw in Columbine and Virginia Tech, limiting the size of magazines doesn’t limit the carnage – killers simply carry more magazines.

  • NO PC FOR ME

    Obama circumvents congress, demands that we accept un-vetted so called “refuges” from the middle east. Many who have come to America illegally through mexico. He works with CAIR and other pro Islamic organisations to protect the illegals from our justice system.
    He refused to even call terrorists “terrorist”, as does Hillary.
    He sits on his hands and does NOTHING to protect America jihadists.
    Now Obama uses those very terrorist, he allowed into america as the excuse to push a long desired agenda of disarming lawful Americans.
    Obama created the crisis, then says our right to keep and bear arms must be violated to keep us safe from the very people he allowed into OUR country.
    This from the same ma who allowed Iraq to build nuclear weapons.

    Its BS, in fact obama is calling lawful Americans terrorist. As he’s done since day one to anyone who opposes his anti-america agenda.