Obama issues statement after Colorado shooting, blames “disaffection, racism and misogyny” for fueling violent acts

Former President Obama has issued a statement after the recent Colorado shooting killed 10.

Obama tweeted “A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. It’s time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enough.”

In his statement Obama writes “It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in their hearts to buy weapons of war.”

“We can overcome opposition by cowardly politicians and the pressure of a gun lobby that opposes any limit on the ability of anyone to assemble an arsenal. We can, and we must. A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country,” Obama adds.

The Colorado shooter, Ahmad Al Issa, was born in Syria.