Obama blasts ‘cowardly’ GOP for blocking gun control laws limiting ‘weapons of war’


Barack Obama has blasted “cowardly” Republicans for blocking gun control laws limiting “weapons of war” in the wake of the Boulder mass shooting.

The former president spoke out after a gunman shot dead 10 people, including a police officer, at a supermarket in Colorado on Tuesday.

“Michelle and I grieve with the families of the victims of the shooting in Boulder, just as we grieve with the families of the people killed in Atlanta and everyone else who has lost a loved one to gun violence,” Mr Obama said in a statement.

“Because in addition to grief, we are also feeling a deep, familiar outrage that we as a nation continue to tolerate these kinds of random, senseless acts day in and day out without taking any significant action—an outrage that people in Colorado have known far too often over the years.”

Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department was shot dead after being one of the first officers to respond to the scene.



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