Jeb Bush’s Response To Oregon Shooting Should End His Campaign (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded to the shooting at Umpqua Community College by claiming “stuff happens.”

Bush made his remarks in Greenville, South Carolina, after he was asked about the call from many for inceased gun control legislation after the massacre in Oregon that killed 9 and injured dozens of other people.

When asked about his quote, Bush refused to back down, telling reporters he didn’t see what the problem was.

Asked about it in a press conference, President Obama said, “I don’t even think I have to react to that.”

This is the second time since the 2016 campaign began that candidates have had to address the fallout from a mass shooting.

Bush rejected calls for gun legislation in June after a white supremacist terrorist shot and killed 9 at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the time, Bush said:

 “Not a single one of [the deaths] them would have been stopped with any of the ideas proposed by Barack Obama. Not a single one of them.”

Bush has insisted that the federal government should not be involved in gun legislation, and believes that it is a state issue.

During his time as governor of Florida, the state passed its infamous “stand your ground” law which allows the use of letah gun force if someone merely feels threatened by another. The law was used in the defense of George Zimmerman after he shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin.

In a speech to the NRA, Bush defended his support of the law, ignoring its disparate impact on black Americans.

Bush, who signed into law the first such measure as Governor of Florida in 2005, said that stand your ground has become a rightful legal model for states across the nation.

“We were often the model…because in Florida we protected people’s rights to protect themselves,” he said.

Source: CNN

Bush has dropped into the bottom tier of Republican presidential candidates, and donors have reportedly been grumbling that his campaign is lackluster and ill-prepared to go toe-to-toe with more energetic candidates like Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Bush has been relying on his family — including former President George W. Bush — to do fundraising for him, as he also adds former members of the Bush foreign policy establishment to his team.

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