Obama calls for gun control

“Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening,” said Former President Barack.

Former President Barack Obama called for stricter gun control in the aftermath of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and Chicago over the weekend. 53 people were shot in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, where gun control laws are already restrictive. Seven of the Chicago victims died.President Obama

“We are not helpless here,” Obama said in a statement on Twitter. “And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening.”

Obama called on Americans to “soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.” Obama, who turned 58 on Sunday, Aug. 4, didn’t name a particular leader.

Obama said the El Paso shooting, that left 22 people dead, followed a “dangerous trend” of violence motivated by racist ideologies. He called on law enforcement and internet platforms to shut down websites that influence hate groups.

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