President Obama Addresses Emanuel AME Church Shooting And My Reaction.
President Obama didn’t expect to wake up on June 18, 2015 to address the nation about that terrible and fatal shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Thursday(June 18). He took to the press room of the White House in Washington D.C. and spoke about the terrifying shooting, as well as the crime investigation, stating:
“This morning I spoke with, and Vice President Biden spoke with, Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night,” he said. “Michelle and I know several members of the AME church, we knew their pastor, Clementa Pinckney…To say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their community doesn’t say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.”
He continued, “I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions that tragedies like these raise. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don’t have all the facts but we know innocent people were killed because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”
And we are also sending our positive vibes and prayers to all of the victims of this terrible tragedy. I’m personally not sure what makes people snap in this regard. I could never understand what goes on in the brain to make an individual kill innocent people? We are all born with the intuition to know right from wrong?
I always ask myself why there are people in the world with evil intentions and while it’s something we can’t predict, it’s important to realize that, while we live in a free country, that doesn’t mean we’re free from harm—just like anywhere else in the world, there’s always going to be crime.
But over the last couple years, I’ve watched shootings in my own home town and cities and states that surround my town. And I know that it makes guns look bad but if somebody wants to kill people, they will find a way, whether it’s with a gun, a fork or a butter knife, they’ll find a way. I don’t think that guns should ever be taken away, they were given to us as a right, to defend each other from people that choose to make, might I add, disgusting decisions.
Guns have their place in the world, but sometimes, the wrong people do get their hands on them and I can only pray for those that have been hurt because the choices of another….but I was always taught, turn the other cheek and pray for those lost souls.
Remember… “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do,” regardless of what you believe in, that higher power, he will judge people that have done wrong and hold them accountable. That’s the type of faith, I have, indestructible until the day I die.
President Obama addresses Emanuel AME Church
Blessed Be to everybody, my prayers are with you all!