By Bridget Johnson June 16, 2016 at PJ Media

President Obama visited the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting today in Orlando, declaring that “the notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense.”

“Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense,” Obama said before a backdrop of a makeshift memorial of flowers and balloons. “They should meet with the Newtown families, some of whom Joe saw yesterday, whose children would now be finishing fifth grade, on why it is that we think our liberty requires these repeated tragedies. That’s not — that’s not the meaning of liberty.”

Obama was greeted upon landing in Orlando by Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) flew with Obama on Air Force One along with Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.).read more here