Obama Uses Mass Shootings As Fundraising Tool

posted on November 10, 2015

Last weekend President Obama sent an email to Democratic supporters on the subject of mass shootings. 

In it was a claim that there have been over 300 mass shootings so far this year—a statistic from a crowdsourced site that was debunked here—followed by this plea: “Unless we do something—change our politics and change our laws—these painful tragedies will continue. … It’s up to us to speak up for the countless voices lost to gun violence. If you believe we can do this, together, then add your name today,” followed by a link to a petition at my.democrats.org. 

Instead of being shown a running total of signatures, those who sign the petition are taken to a donation page. In other words, Obama is now using his followers’ concern over gun violence to fundraise for the Democratic party. 

Apparently when you’re trying to ensure your gun-control legacy, there’s no such thing as “going too far.”

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