President Barack Obama weighed in on last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, saying that “this just doesn’t happen in other countries.” The only problem was, Obama made those remarks in Paris, where ISIS terrorists killed 130 in mass shootings and bombings across the city last month and where Islamic extremists killed 17 in mass shootings in January that began at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo.
“With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted,” Obama said during a press conference. Robert L. Dear was arraigned on Monday in last week’s shooting at the clinic in which he murdered three — including a veteran and a police officer. (RELATED: Gunman Opens Fire Near Planned Parenthood Clinic In Colorado Springs)
“I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings,” Obama continued. “This just doesn’t happen in other countries.”
Perhaps realizing the significance of what he’d said, Obama noted the recent attacks in Paris.
“We are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the United States or with friends and allies like France,” Obama said.
“And yet in the United states we have the power to do more to prevent what is just a regular process of gun homicides,” he added. “That is unequalled by multiples of five, six, ten, and I think the American people understand that.”