After making scathing comments regarding gun control, Obama has been effectively banned from visiting Roseburg, Oregon, home of Umpqua Community College, by the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon.
David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, was displeased by the President’s remarks advocating gun control in the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting. He laid into Obama, letting him know that he would not be welcome in the grieving town.
David Jacques said that because Obama “has no connection with this community,” it would be “very inappropriate and … disrespectful to the families” of the victims to make an appearance there to further politicize the event.
While authorities were still in the process of containing the scene and identifying the bodies, the president implied “he single-handedly could have prevented this if Congress would have listened to him,” Jacques told a reporter.
Any appearance there would be nothing more than a “campaign stop” to push an agenda “to take away Americans’ right to own firearms.”
“It shows not only a total disdain and disregard for our Constitution, but our very citizens, but especially those of us right here in Douglas county,” he said, adding, “We believe in the Second Amendment. We believe in the whole Constitution.”