A “spree killer” shot and killed eight Asian women, wounding another, according to MSNBC. This type of killer would have just kept killing until someone stopped him. President Barack Obama delivered a compassionate message, yet one that addressed two of America’s largest problems.
The 44th president pointed at “an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence.” He also spoke about the “longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence:”
‘Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence in America. Although the shooter’s motive is not yet clear, the identity of the victims underscores an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence that must end.’
In the Atlanta city press conference, legal officials said that the man had issues with sex addiction. People with addictions can sometimes lash out at that which they believe was addicting them. That appears to be the case in this instance.
The victims were also victims of another issue, victims of the sex industry. President Obama urged “commonsense gun safety laws” to correct two national systemic problems, “hatred and violence:”
‘Yesterday’s shootings are another tragic reminder that we have far more work to do to put in place commonsense gun safety laws and root out the pervasive patterns of hatred and violence in our society.’
‘Michelle and I pray for the victims, their families, everyone grieving these needless and devastating killings—and we urge meaningful action that will save lives.’