Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for new gun control measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon.
“Another devastating shooting. We need sensible gun control measures to save lives, and I will do everything I can to achieve that,” Clinton tweeted.
Clinton said after a campaign event in Massachusetts that the country must “get the political will to do everything we can to keep people safe,” according to the AP.
Her comments came shortly before a visibly angry President Obama took to the lectern at the White House to lament a lack of movement on new gun control legislation.
“If you think this is a problem, then you should expect your elected officials to reflect your views,” Obama said, suggesting voters make the issue one at the ballot box.
Authorities have confirmed that a 20-year-old male gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning, leaving
10 dead and seven wounded, according to law enforcement officials.
Another Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, tweeted
, “My heart is with those who lost so much today in Oregon.”
“Tweets won’t stop this. Thoughts and prayers won’t, either. Only real gun reforms will stop mass shootings from occurring nearly every day,” his account later added
A spattering of Republican presidential candidates offered their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the shooting, including Sen. Lindsey Graham
(R-S.C.) and Jeb Bush