What is left to say after another mass shooting in America? In the words of President Obama “this has become routine." Obama’s remarks on the latest mass shooting in America showed the frustration he felt about having to addressed the nation for the 15th time on this subject. “We are the only country on earth that sees these kind of mass shootings every few months” he said. Once again, as he has done in the past, the President called for some “common sense” laws that could prevent another mass shooting in America.

The shooting happened on Thursday, and it was first reported at 10:38AM Pacific time at Umpqua Community college, in Roseburg, Oregon. Law enforcement confirmed that 10 people were killed, and 7 more were wounded. The gunman, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, was 26 years old and died after exchanging fire with the police. He was not a student. In his statement, the President acknowledged that the gunman may have had a mental problem, but said this shouldn’t be an excuse to not pass some sort of gun control.

“It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun.”

“This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America” said the President. “We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because our inaction”.

But while the President had some tough words and called for action, republican presidential candidates had a different message.

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Ben Carson,who is currently the runner up candidate, claimed on the Hugh Hewitt Show that his real concern is that we may get to a point where we need “every gun registered.” Republican candidate Mike Huckabee criticized the President for trying to push his “liberal, anti-gun agenda.” In a different note, frontrunner Donald Trump used Twitter to express his condolences, while Jeb Bush described the event as a “ senseless tragedy.”

On the other hand, the top three Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Senator Bernie Sanders have called for gun-control legislation.

But regardless of their efforts, without partisan support, it is highly unlikely that any legislation in favor of gun controls would make it to the President's desk.

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