Barack Obama’s Message on National Gun Violence Awareness Day: ‘We Can’t Get Numb to This’

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This year’s National Gun Violence Awareness day came exactly one week after the deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year.

“Last week, it was Virginia Beach,” former President Barack Obama tweeted Friday, in reference to the shooting last week that left 13 people dead.

“But day after day and year after year, too many families and communities are shattered by senseless gun violence. We can’t get numb to this. On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, pledge to speak out, #WearOrange — and vote — to protect lives.”

Each year, various anti-gun violence groups promote wearing orange for the first weekend in June to bring awareness to the issue.

This year, a number of Democratic presidential candidates took the day as an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the groups fighting for legislative and cultural change.

“I’m thinking about how our country loses an average of seven children and teens to gun violence every day,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted. “Enough is enough.”

This is the fifth National Gun Violence Awareness Day since its conception in 2014.

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Otis
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Super O is confused. He had eight years to do something, but he didn’t. ‘Sensible’ gun control does
not exist. Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton with a flintlock. Perhaps we should revive ‘dueling’, of course Congess would be so busy shooting, they’d get less done than they do now.😳😁

General Confusion
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“We can’t get numb to this.” Obama

Too late. He is confused.

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