(This blog post based on the information I've been able to access at this time)
What happened on June 17, 2015, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is horrific beyond words.
What a vile, racist scumbag mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof is! The eyes staring back from more than one photo taken of Dylann Storm Roof depict a young man with "soulless eyes."
The above said, President Obama's speech about the killings at Emanuel AME Church contained an error which must be noted. He said:
"...At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries...."Not exactly....
Note from the creator of the above graphic:
My "facts" we're constrained by space and strict adherence to the term advanced countries. The number of incidents is much higher.For a more comprehensive list, see Actually, President Obama, Mass Killings Aren’t Uncommon In Other Countries.
...Mass shootings are not the sole province of the United States. Nearly all the countries listed have either gun bans or restrict ownership. Obama used this tragedy to pursue his agenda against the 2nd Amendment. He did so in full knowledge that what he said was a lie. THAT IS THE POINT.
Additional reading: Why South Carolina’s Confederate flag isn’t at half-staff after church shooting.