Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws.
On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims.
But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building.In last Friday’s remarks, the president made clear his agenda:The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws — even in the face of repeated mass killings….So tonight … I’d ask the American people to think about how they can get their government to change these laws….And that will require a change of politics on this issue.
To promote his version of the change that is needed, he asserted, “Each time this happens I’m going to bring this up … I’ve got to have a Congress and I’ve got to have state legislatures and governors who are willing to work with me on this.
”On Monday the White House announced that this coming Friday the president would visit Roseburg to console the victims’ families and to promote that agenda, whether the community wants him there or not.That same day David Jaques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor that the president won’t be welcome:I think the president … is not welcome in our community.