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“There’s been another mass shooting in America,” President Obama told the nation on Thursday afternoon, “this time at a community college in Oregon. That means there are more American families — moms, dads children — whose lives have been changed forever.
“But as I’ve said a few months ago, and a few months before that, and each time we see these mass shootings… our thoughts and prayers are not enough. it’s not enough. it does not capture the heartache and grief and anger we should feel. it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted somewhere else in America — next week or a couple of months from now.
“And it’s fair to say that anyone who does this has a sickness in their minds, regardless of what they think their motivations may be. but we are not the only country on earth who has people with mental illnesses or who want to do harm to other people. we are the only country on earth who sees these mass shootings every few months.”