President Barack Obama was met by hundreds of pro-gun protesters when he arrived in Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday in the aftermath of the deadly Umpqua Community College shooting.
On the day a gunman shot and killed nine people, Obama said the tragedy was “something we should politicize” to push for gun control.
“Each time this happens, I’m going to bring this up. Each time this happens, I am going to say we can actually do something about it,” Obama said at the time.
Several residents and even the family of one of the victims spoke out against Obama’s newest gun control effort on the heels of the deadly shooting.
On Friday, hundreds made their displeasure visible:
— KATU News (@KATUNews) October 9, 2015
Roseburg Oregon residents protest Obamas visit to their community. pic.twitter.com/ARZC8ErTxE
— I love my U.S.A (@WEdwarda) October 9, 2015
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) October 9, 2015
— Kaitlyn Bolduc (@KPTVKaitlyn) October 9, 2015
Anti-Obama protestors already gathering at Roseburg airport-some w/ holstered guns saying not to politicize tragedy pic.twitter.com/AWFwIk9CDy
— Nina Mehlhaf (@NinaMehlhaf) October 9, 2015