Southern Oregon is abuzz with chatter about an armed protest scheduled to take place in Roseburg just over a week after a crazed gunman opened fire on the local community college, Umpqua Community College, leaving ten dead, including the shooter.
While many small towns might be thrilled to have the president make a special appearance in their community, many Roseburg residents are seething about Obama’s scheduled arrival on Friday after President Obama so gruesomely sought to exploit the community’s grief just hours after the last gunshot rang-out on the community college’s campus.
Bragging that he was “politicizing” the tragedy because, as he asserted, the shooting was “something we should politicize,” Obama took to the airwaves last week as family members still anxiously awaited news of who had died and how many fatalities had occurred. In his speech, Obama offered a palfrey courtesy of noting the tragedy, but quickly transitioned to a self-righteous diatribe that claimed that the recent shooting was simply more validation of his repeated assurance that America requires stricter anti-Second Amendment laws.
Obama raised his voice and passionately argued,
“And what’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out: We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws.
Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country –they know that’s not true. We know because of the polling that says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws — including the majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer? We know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don’t work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not borne out by the evidence.
We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.
And, of course, what’s also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.”
In response to Obama’s admitted politicization of the tragedy and the supposed justification for more unconstitutional infringements upon our civil liberties, Roseburg residents have spoken-out and announced that President Obama is not welcomed in the community.
Still, possibly sensing a PR problem on their hands, the White House has confirmed that the president intends to arrive in Roseburg on Friday.
This has prompted citizens to sign-up for a protest. Already, over 6,000 citizens have pledged to attend, however many might simply offer their support for the protest and decline to attend.
The protest was quickly organized on Facebook by a group entitled Defend Roseburg-Deny Barack Obama. The group states:
The anointed one his majesty king 0bama and the White House have announced a Friday arrival in Roseburg, Oregon in the wake of Oct 1st’s horrific tragedy at UCC.
Polarizing as usual, Mr 0bama has insisted on politicizing the event as a conduit for increased executive orders on gun control via means of his pen, and his phone.
This blatant disrespect of the victims’ families, the community and the town of Roseburg, Mr 0bama’s administration is flying not just the 747 that is airforce one to Oregon, but a three helicopter team of Sikorsky’s that make up HMX-1, known as Marine one to travel to Roseburg at the taxpayers expense.
We need a lot of people. Please come show your support for Roseburg, not the little man who has no respect for the Constitution.
The protests will occur at three locations within Roseburg to ensure that Obama sees the palpable outrage no matter from which direction he comes.
Many are also viewing the protests as an opportunity to showcase their support for the Second Amendment by lawfully open-carrying their firearms.
While some city officials have officially declared that Obama is welcome in the community, the overwhelming sentiment of the town seems to suggest a deep resentment and rejection of Obama’s overtures, policies and attempts to use the town’s grief as a cudgel with which to advance his unconstitutional agenda.