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Barack Obama’s Response To The Texas Church Massacre Just Put Republicans To Shame

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Barack Obama’s Response To The Texas Church Massacre Just Put Republicans To Shame

As Republicans hide behind their “thoughts and prayers” to appease the NRA in their response to the deadly mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, former President Obama is calling for action on gun violence.

“We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover,” Obama tweeted Sunday.

“May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.”

Twenty-seven people were killed after a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history, and it came a little more than a month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in Las Vegas.

During his administration, Obama pushed to pass new gun laws following deadly mass shootings, most notably after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Obama issued executive orders in 2016 that expanded background checks for people buying firearms online or at gun shows, but it was repealed by President Donald Trump.

Trump also repealed another Obama rule that required the Social Security Administration to share information about mentally ill recipients of Social Security benefits. That information was included in background checks for gun sales.

RELATED: The Texas Church Killer Was a Bible School Teacher.

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