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The nation is morning yet again after another horrific mass shooting in Oregon.

On Thursday morning, a gunman, identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon killing nine people and injuring seven others. According to a surviving victim, Mercer was after Christians.

Anastasia Boylan told her father and brother that the gunman, who is now also dead, ordered Christians to stand up. And when they did, he said they were going to meet God very soon.

Officials say Mercer had body armor and was heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition.

President Obama briefed the nation during a press conference on Thursday, expressing his concern that mass shootings are still occurring. “I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again in my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families under these circumstances. But based on my experience as president, I can’t guarantee that,” Obama said.

“We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones because of our inaction,” POTUS explained. “I would particularly ask America’s gun owners, who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, or protecting their families, to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests it’s speaking for you.”

Celebrities also took to social media to express their condolences following this egregious crime.

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  1. Dennis

    October 2, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    “Anastasia Boylan told her father and brother that the gunman, who is now also dead, ordered Christians to stand up. And when they did, he said they were going to meet God very soon.” The article never said he shot them after they stood. Why do I keep hearing that he shot the Christians? Sensationalism?

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CodeBlack Could Redeem Itself With New Omar Epps, Paula Patton Flick

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No shade to CodeBlack Films, but it’s last flick, All Eyes On Me, was kind of a disaster. From the poor ratings and reviews, to stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent slamming the film, folks just weren’t feeling it.

But that may all change with their new movie Traffik. The action-packed thriller slated for theaters April 27, 2018 stars Omar Epps, Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, and it looks pretty darn good.

Peep the trailer below.

In the film, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple are surprised by the arrival of two friends, another couple, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor. Patton is also a producer.

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