Attorney General Loretta Lynch didn't let her official statement go to waste in pushing the Administration's usual anti-gun message. Just hours after the sniper attack and certainly before a proper investigation could be managed, Lynch was already beating the gun-control drum for President Obama, who phoned in his commiserations from Poland, where he is travelling.
Lynch's full statement is presented in the video farther below, but here is one important portion to note:
“…We must continue working to build trust between communities and law enforcement. We must continue working to guarantee every person in this country equal justice under the law. We must take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers can get their hands on deadly weapons and the frequency with which they use them. We must reflect on the kind of country we want to build and the kind of society we want to pass on to our children. We must reject the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor and embrace the difficult work of finding a path forward together…”
Video footage from during the attack and confusion afterwards:
A.G. Lynch's Statement:
AG Lynch's prepared statement: Justice Department Website
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