President Barack Obama on the mass killing today at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon:
“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted some place else in America, next week or a couple of months from now. . . .The full statement is at YouTube.
“It cannot be this easy for someone 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. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.”