Obama calls on supporters to back gun control

Jared Morgan for reports:

Following his Friday eulogizing of the victims of a brutal mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, two weeks ago, President Barack Obama on Sunday called on supporters to rally behind him in implementing more gun control in the country.

“We’ve had to come together as a nation too many times to mourn after horrific acts of gun violence,” Obama said in a statement. “And right now, it’s not good enough simply to show sympathy.”

The president said mass shootings are becoming commonplace and that the country mustn’t become complacent in talking about tragic acts of gun violence like the one that claimed the lives of nine people at an evening Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17.

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