On Monday President Obama called Kalamazoo area law enforcement and intimated the Saturday shootings that took six lives demonstrate that executive gun control did not go far enough, saying, “We’re going to have to do more to keep Americans safe.”
Breitbart News previously reported that a 45-year-old Uber driver named Jason Brian Dalton allegedly shot and killed six people and wounded two or three others in between fares on Saturday night. The Journal-News reported that Dalton “has no known criminal history” and the Daily Mail reported he has no history of mental illness. Because of this, Dalton “passed a background check” to drive for Uber. If these reports are accurate, there is no reason why he would have been prohibited from passing a background check to purchase a firearm.
Yet Obama sees an opportunity for more gun control.
According to The Hill, Obama told Kalamazoo area law enforcement, “I’ve got to assume that all of you are just as tired as I am of seeing this stuff happen in your states. So that’s an area where we need to partner and think about what we can do in a commonsense way, in a bipartisan way, without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.”