In stark contrast to the hysteria of President Obama (who threw a tantrum because no one wants to repeal the Second Amendment), Donald Trump was cool, calm and collected about the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday. The rampage led to the deaths of 10 people including the gunman.
Obama made it sound like such incidents are daily occurrences.
Since he became president, there have been five: Oikus University (7 dead), Sandy Hook (28 dead), Santa Monica College (6 dead), the University of California, Santa Barbara (7 dead), Marysville Pilchuck High School (5 dead) and this one, That is a total of six incidents in nearly six years which led to the deaths of 63 people at or near a school.
People have murdered another 75,000 Americans on U,S. soil since Obama became president. With rare exception, Obama is mum on those murders, especially when thugs kill police officers.
MSNBC asked Trump this morning about Umpqua. Then CNN reported:
Donald Trump says even if he becomes president, he doesn't expect to halt all mass shootings like the massacre at an Oregon community college Thursday because there will always be people that society can't stop.
Trump on Friday was asked what he would do as president to try to prevent attacks like the shooting at Umpqua Community College, but he said there are "millions and millions of sick people all over the world" that make it difficult, no matter how strong the laws are.
"You're going to have these things happen and it's a horrible thing to behold, horrible," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"It's not politically correct to say that, but you're going to have difficulty and that will be for the next million years, there's going to be difficulty and people are going to slip through the cracks," Trump added. "What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody?"
The Republican front-runner said that he expects as information about the shooting comes out, it'll be clear that the attacker was a "loner" like so many other shooters, and that people he knew always thought something was off about him.
But, Trump said, "It's awfully hard to put somebody in an institution for the rest of their lives based on the fact that he looks like he could be a problem."It should be pointed out that CNN's founder -- liberal billionaire Ted Turner -- opposes private ownership of guns. The debate on gun ownership ended December 15, 1791, with the ratification of the Second Amendment.