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Dunn attacks president's stance on guns

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – Ronnie Dunn attacked President Obama for his comments calling for greater gun control in the wake of the Orlando mass shootings, which killed 49 people and was the worst killing spree in U.S. history.

In remarks on Sunday, the president mourned the loss of the victims at the hands of Omar Matten, expressing condolences to their families. President Obama also said, " It appears that the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet." He also said that Mateen appeared to operate on his own.

"We are also going to have to have to make sure that we think about the risks we are willing to take by being so lax in how we make very powerful firearms available to people in this country. And this is something that obviously I've talked about for a very long time.'

"My concern is that we start getting into a debate, as has happened in the past, which is an either/or debate. And the suggestion is either we think about something as terrorism and we ignore the problems with easy access to firearms, or it's all about firearms and we ignore the role -- the very real role that that organizations like ISIL have in generating extremist views inside this country. And it's not an either/or. It's a both/and."

"We have to go after these terrorist organizations and hit them hard. We have to counter extremism. But we also have to make sure that it is not easy for somebody who decides they want to harm people in this country to be able to obtain weapons to get at them," the president said.

Dunn went to Facebook to make his feelings known. "The worst mass murder in American history attributed to Isis and Obama steps up to the microphone and implies that it will stop if guns are taken away. So, a law is passed and we are ordered to turn our guns in (billions of them)....I bet criminals and "terrorists" / Jihadists will rush to turn their guns in......now, that's leadership. UNBELIEVABLE."

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