Dear Commons Community,
Jeb Bush while responding to a question about the shootings at Umpqua College that resulted in the deaths of nine innocent victims, commented that “stuff happens … there’s always a crisis”. As reported by the Associated Press:
“Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he’s opposed to new federal gun laws as a response to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
At a forum in South Carolina, Bush said Friday he learned as Florida governor that “stuff happens … there’s always a crisis, and the impulse is to do something, and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”
“I think the American people should hear that and make their own judgment.” President Obama
Bush later defended his use of the phrase “stuff happens.” He says he was speaking generally about tragedies, not Thursday’s shooting that left 10 people dead, including the gunman.
Asked to react to Bush’s statement, President Barack Obama says, “I think the American people should hear that and make their own judgment.”
Obama added that voters “can decide whether or not they consider that stuff happening.”
Jeb Bush must have gotten his script from the NRA’s Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.