I'm heartbroken by these recent tragedies of gun violence, and I just keep thinking about all the leaders who won't take a stand to save lives and yet line up to pass bills that make it harder for us to vote. — Former First Lady Michelle Obama
I'm heartbroken by these recent tragedies of gun violence, and I just keep thinking about all the leaders who won't take a stand to save lives and yet line up to pass bills that make it harder for us to vote. — Former First Lady Michelle Obama
Obama says that a pandemic 'cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings' in response to the Colorado massacre
  • Obama said that COVID-19 should not be the only factor slowing down the pace of mass shootings.
  • A gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer, at a Boulder, CO, grocery store on Monday.
  • Obama said the US must "make it harder for those with hate in their hearts to buy weapons of war."
Officers announced on Tuesday that 10 people were killed during a Monday shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. The victims, all of whom have been identified, ranged between 20 and 65 years old.

A suspect, 21-year-old Ahmad Alissa, is in custody and has been charged in all 10 murders, Insider reported. The motive is so far undetermined.

"In many ways, our lives may soon start to return to normal after a long, difficult year filled with so much loss. But in a normal life, we should be able to buy groceries without fear. We should be able to go to school, or go out with our friends, or worship together without mentally planning our escape if someone shows up with a gun," Obama said.

... Former First Lady Michelle Obama also weighed in on the shootings, tweeting: "I'm heartbroken by these recent tragedies of gun violence, and I just keep thinking about all the leaders who won't take a stand to save lives and yet line up to pass bills that make it harder for us to vote."
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/obama-covid-19-cannot-be-the-only-thing-that-slows-mass-shootings-2021-3