If It Were Up To Me by Cheryl Wheeler

From Cheryl Wheeler’s official site:
“The song lists all the excuses that people put forth for the increase in violence among children. The song ends with her saying: “But if it were up to me, I’d take away the guns.”

Some have interpreted that to mean that Cheryl is in favor of getting rid of all guns. I think it is more accurate to say that the song promotes keeping guns away from unsupervised children. My interpretation of the song is that we can debate forever over the “cause” of increased violence, but children will keep getting killed until we do something to make it harder for children to get easy access to firearms.” – http://www.cherylwheeler.com/songs/iiwutm.html



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Gone, Not Forgotten

Too many lives have been lost to gun violence in rapid succession over the last decade. When did “mass murder” become routine? This cannot continue.

President Obama after Oregon shooting: “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”

On October 1st, 2015, President Obama took the podium for the *15th time* after a mass shooting in Oregon.  During his statement, Obama showed his frustration and firmly challenged the American people not to stand idly by. His full speech is one every US citizen should witness:

Watch from the White House on YouTube


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Obama’s Responses to Mass Shootings

Evolution of Outrage: CBS reported along with a supercut video of the president’s responses to shootings from the last 6 years:

“There has been a mass shooting in America every week of President Obama’s second term, and Obama said Thursday that it is wrong for deadly shootings like what happened at Umpqua Community College in Oregon to become routine. Major Garrett reports on how Obama’s responses have changed over the past few years.”

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