- The Washington Times - Friday, October 9, 2015

As he reportedly weighs more executive actions on gun control, President Obama on Friday was greeted by protesters in Roseburg, Oregon, who oppose the White House’s call for more firearms restrictions.

Mr. Obama visited Roseburg to meet with the families of the victims of last week’s massacre at Umpqua Community College, a tragedy that led the president to renew his call for gun-safety measures.

But at least some in the small Oregon town believe more gun restrictions will make them less safe. As the president landed, they held signs that read “Gun free zones for sitting ducks,” “Obama is wrong,” “Nothing trumps our liberty,” and other anti gun-control slogans.

Reporters traveling with the president said several hundred people greeted Mr. Obama at the airport, and roughly half of them were protesting his calls for more gun legislation.

Mr. Obama’s meeting with victims’ families Friday afternoon is closed to the press, and details of their discussions are not expected to be released.

Following his meeting with the families, the president said he’ll continue pushing for new gun-safety measures.

“We’re going to have to come together as a country, but today is about the families,” he said.

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