President Obama: “Well this is something we should politicize. This is a political choice that we make. To allow this to happen every few months in America.”
David Jacques, the publisher of the local paper in Roseburg, Oregon, where the mass shooting took place, said President Obama would not be welcome in their town.
And so he said, in that speech, that ‘people are going to accuse me of politicizing this event and frankly, it needs politicizing.’ So I think, he admitted it himself. So his visit here isn’t a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop nonetheless for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important. And that is to take away Americans’ right to own firearms.
The Roseburg Beacon’s publisher said that President Obama has no connection to the town.
I think that’s very inappropriate and I think it’s disrespectful to the families. The fact is, the president has no connection with this community. He has no connection with any of the families. And he made it abundantly clear, Lee, in his opening press statement just – we haven’t even identified bodies. We’ve still got Incident Command trying to contain the scene and he’s holding a press conference 3,000 miles from here telling us that he, almost implying that he single-handedly could have prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.
Mr. Jacques was critical of the president’s statements:
And it shows, not only a total disdain and disregard for our Constitution, but our very citizens. And especially those of us right here in Douglas Country. We believe in the Second Amendment. We believe in the whole Constitution.
The publisher also spoke highly of Douglas County Sheriff John Hamlin and the lawman’s commitment to the Second Amendment.
Well, he is pro-Second Amendment, Lee. And the fact is we’re very proud of our sheriff. He’s basically put the administration on notice that if you pass any laws or edicts or executive orders that are either unconstitutional or extra-constitutional; they will not be enforced in Douglas County. And we’re proud of that. That’s the kind of sheriff we elected overwhelmingly.