The perpetrator of these awful crimes, Dylann Roof, a young man filled with hate, racial animosity and venom, should in no way be used to judge the social climate of this beautiful city and her people. All good people mourned the death of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, also a state legislator and his eight parishioners who were gathered Wednesday night for a Bible study. They even welcomed Roof, a white man, to their predominantly black church to join with them. He did so, quietly, for an hour before opening fire on the unsuspecting victims.
As if on queue, and operating on his usual style of "never letting a crisis go to waste", President Obama immediately came out and said this is another reason why we need gun control. He didn't take a trip to Charleston to console the victims and try and bring America together, no, he made his statement and then departed for another one of his junkets at taxpayer expense. This would be shocking in itself except it is so characteristic of Obama that it is routinely expected. The community organizer aspect of the man can never rest; it always has to speak out and usually without sufficient knowledge to do so intelligently.
President Obama needs to open his biased and ideologically incorrect mind and face the facts. There are evil people in the world and they will find ways to get guns or any other weapon they want when their minds are filled with hate. All it would have taken was one parishioner with a legal carry permit and the carnage could have very well been limited to the perpetrator alone or possibly avoided altogether. But South Carolina law makes churches a gun free zone and therein a prime target for a maniac like Mr. Roof.
So the people of Charleston mourn the tragic loss of life by a maniac and they need to be left quietly alone to do so. The press needs to leave them alone and the President needs to eliminate his shameful hucksterism, for it is obvious by his demeanor and travels that he is just, as always, creating a show.
God be with the families of the victims and may God bless the souls of the departed. And may he also help Dylann Roof to seek forgiveness for his evil doings as he faces his judgment for these heinous acts. Leave them alone, Mr. President, and try to work to unite this land instead of your constant striving to sow division.
God bless America and may she ever be free.