If there was ever a group of people who you should listen to following a tragedy, it’s the victims and their families. They were there; they lived it, and they have a unique insight into the situation.
Well, it looks like some of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting and their family members are not going to let President Obama politicize the tragedy they’re enduring.
According to a Fox News report, Stacy Boylan, the father of shooting survivor Ana Boylan, said the following:
I do believe it was Rahm Emmanuel that said, ‘Never let a good tragedy go to waste,’” Boylan said, adding that he questions Obama’s motives.
Boylan said that as a Second Amendment supporter, he believes gun-free zones are a problem because they become targets for “crazy people,” who know they won’t be met with resistance.
“My daughter said to me, ‘What if somebody would have had a gun?’ Gun-free and gun control takes that option off the table,” Boylan stated. “I don’t think that’s the right course.”
Cheyenne Fitzgerald is in intensive care recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered at the hands of the Umpqua Community College gunman – and her thoughts on gun control are undermining the anti-gun narrative.
Despite losing a kidney to the gunman, Cheyenne believes gun control made her more vulnerable and said she is a supporter of the Second Amendment.
Her brother Jesse spoke to DailyMail for the family: “We’re pro-Second Amendment, pro guns. My sister, my mother, my whole family are all in favor. We were talking about it in the hospital, and none of us have changed our minds.”
Other prominent officials, including the publisher of the local paper, say Obama is not welcome in their town. Sheriff John Hamlin has previously gone on record stating that he will not enforce any new federal gun control laws in his county.
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