White House: Shooting an ‘all too common’ example of gun violence

The Hill – by Jordan Fabian

The White House on Wednesday redoubled its call for tougher gun laws in the wake of a shooting that killed two television journalists in Virginia.

“This is another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United States,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday.  

Earnest said there are “common sense” steps Congress can take to reduce gun violence in America without infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The spokesman said he has not discussed the shooting with the president, but noted “the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the White House are with the families of those who were killed.”

Local television news reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down Wednesday morning outside Roanoke, Va., by a suspect identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of the television station.

Flanagan approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired multiple shots in their direction. The harrowing incident was captured on live television.

The suspect posted video of the shooting on his social media account before reportedly shooting himself while being pursued by police.

The incident was the latest in a string of shootings that have cast a pall over Obama’s presidency.

Earlier this summer, nine people were killed at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/252005-white-house-va-shooting-an-all-too-common-example-of-gun-violence

5 thoughts on “White House: Shooting an ‘all too common’ example of gun violence

  1. “Earnest said there are “common sense” steps Congress can take to reduce gun violence in America without infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”

    “They also said that artificial sweeteners were safe, WMDs were in Iraq and Anna Nicole married for love.”

    Can’t think of anything more appropriate.

  2. “This is another example of FALSE FLAG gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United States, and is perpetrated by the regime in Washington & Tel Aviv”

    The shooter’s hand holding the gun was white, as was pointed out in another comment on this issue by “JoeRepublic”…. Now they are trying to push a black man (and his supposed social media comments, now conveniently removed) about racism.

    You really have to hit yourself a lot with the stupid stick to believe any of this crap.

  3. “Earnest said there are “common sense” steps…”

    I love these guys. They crap their pants when a balloon pops at a kids b-day party.

    Go back to Haifa you POS.

  4. Did they know the guy was fired from the news station? Probably. If they did why did they let this guy just walk up on them in the middle of a live interview? I would have stopped the interview. This makes no sense. First thought: government’s got something to do with it.

    1. key,
      If he actually walked up on an interview the ballistic sound of any round fired would be deafening on any audio recording.
      It would have been ten times louder than the “reporter” audio voice.
      iv’e placed some rounds down range.
      what do i know?

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