WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2015 — President Obama said the answer to the carnage on Oregon’s Umpqua Community College campus is to pass tighter gun restrictions on millions of law-abiding Americans. That will have no effect on the nation’s free-ranging mentally ill or the violent Mexican drug cartels to whom the president’s Justice Department secretly sells assault weapons.
“Our thoughts and prayers,” said the president, “are not enough.”
Speaking of thoughts and prayers, several eyewitnesses to the rampage said the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer asked his victims if they were Christian.
He was pleased with those who answered, “Yes.”
“Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.” That is according to Stacy Boylan, who told CNN what her daughter witnessed before Mercer opened fire. Approaching another student, Mercer said he was “going to be the lucky one.”
Mercer “left behind a twisted manifesto in which he spoke of his obsession with the devil and said he would die ‘friendless and a virgin,’” said Britain’s Daily Mail.
The shooter “was obsessed with Satan and documented his devotion to darkness in a manifesto that was recovered from his computer,” said another report in People magazine.
Last June, white supremacist Dylann Roof told Charleston, S.C., authorities he was dead set on starting a race war. To accomplish that end, he did not open fire on a meeting of the New Black Panther Party. Instead, he shot and killed nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church while they were engaged in Bible study and Christian fellowship.
Roof “almost didn’t go through with it because everyone was so nice to him,” a law enforcement source told NBC News.
But Roof was true to his particular brand of evil, on whose behalf he, like Mercer, composed a loving manifesto.
There appears to be a war, and a shooting one at that, on Christians.
On the campaign trail in 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama told a room of San Francisco sophisticates that for people in small-town America “jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion.”
The day after Mercer shot and killed nine students while hunting God-“clinging” Christians on an Oregon college campus, the Department of Labor Statistics reported that nearly seven years of Obama’s redistributive economic policies have culminated in 94,610,000 people’s exiting the U.S. labor force. In August alone, 579,000 of them left. Only 62.4 percent of able-bodied Americans of working age have jobs.
If the president were really concerned with what he claims is the root cause of mass violence — unemployment, with its resulting God-and-gun clinging — he would have concentrated his energies on fostering the growth of free markets and job creation.
Instead, mass shootings provide him an opportunity to demagogue on stiffening gun laws aimed at law-abiding Americans while doing nothing to address the growing army of mentally disturbed people, mostly young, now wreaking havoc across the nation.
“The more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight,” Mercer is said to have penned in his manifesto, a disgusting sentiment to which President Obama can attest second-hand.