The brother of one of the victims of the Umpqua College shooter has a stark message for Barack Obama: stop with the anti-gun agenda.
Jessy Atkinson, the brother of victim Cheyenne Fitzgerald who was seriously injured in the shooting, appeared on CNN on Monday. When asked what he’d say to President Obama, the young man had a stern message.
“I would tell him to look where the problem really lies and quit running the agenda–quit running the gun agenda,” Atkinson said. “It’s not the problem. It’s mental health in America. It’s obvious. All of us talk about it and I don’t know why we are hiding from it.”
“We waste so much money and so much resources where they shouldn’t be overseas,” Atkinson continued. “We waste it on the war on drugs, you know we lock people up for smoking pot and waste tax dollars on that when we cold be dumping it into healthcare systems and really make an impact in ourselves.”
“It doesn’t seem like our country is going in the right direction and it’s sad,” he concluded.
The mother of the shooting victim, Bonnie Schaan, was also on with Jessy and she chimed in against Obama’s gun ban agenda by telling Anderson Cooper, “I feel that our children should be able to protect themselves somehow.”
Jessy Atkinson and his mother Bonnie aren’t the only people impacted by the murders at Umpqua college who are scolding Obama for pushing his anti-gun agenda over the bodies of the victims. Several other family members of shooting victims have also come out against Obama’s politicized gun rhetoric.
The area is in such support of the Second Amendment that when the President announced his intention to fly out to Oregon to visit with families of the victims, the editor of a local newspaper said that Obama would not be welcome with his unconstitutional, anti-Second Amendment agenda in their town.