When President Obama arrived in Roseburg, Oregon on Friday in the aftermath of Umpqua Community College shooting, he was met by hundreds of pro-gun protesters with messages that read, “Obama not welcome,” and “go golf.”
On the day a gunman shot and killed nine people, Obama said the tragedy was “something we should politicize” to push for gun control.
“Each time this happens, I’m going to bring this up. Each time this happens, I am going to say we can actually do something about it,” Obama said at the time.
Many residents, including the family of one of the victims spoke out against Obama’s newest gun control effort on the heels of the deadly shooting.
David Jacques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon in Roseburg, Oregon, issued a bold statement about Obama visiting their community telling him exactly how they felt.
“Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of the victims, our elected officials. And you may have a copy, if you don’t I’d be glad to read from it on the air that our Douglas County commissioners along with our Douglas County sheriff, who is very popular, and our chief of police all came to consensus language about him not being welcome here to grandstand for political purposes.”
Jaques told host Bill O’Reilly (video below) that the President Obama wants to “stand on the corpses of our loved ones and make some kind of political point.”
He added, “So now he [Obama] wants to come to our community and stand on the corpses of our loved ones to make some kind of a political point, and it isn’t going to be well-received.”
In a show of defiance for Obama, hundreds made their displeasure visible:
This is the way every city should great Barack Obama.
David Jacques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon in Roseburg, Oregon, interview with Bill O’Reilly.
HT The Blaze