“They need support, they need people that genuinely care about the situation, and helping as much as they can,” Jeramy Magallanes says, “I don’t believe that he’s going to come here and just do that.”
Jeramy Magallanes, is the creator of a facebook page that’s growing by the minute. It’s called “Stay out of roseburg”, and it’s directed at the President of the United States.
“I don’t think there were people even in the hospital yet that needed to be seen before he (Obama) got on there and started pushing his agenda of gun control.”
In a statement the family of 18-year-old Quinn Cooper said, “Please don’t let this horrible act of insanity become about who should or shouldn’t have a gun.”
The brother of a surviving victim told CNN the president should focus on the real problem.
“Quit running the gun agenda, it’s not the problem,” Jessy Atkinson says, “It’s our mental health in America. It’s obvious, all of us talk about it, and I don’t know why we’re hiding from it.”
Some residents have expressed their disdain of the page, calling it “embarrassing” and saying the community “should be welcoming of this kind gesture”.
Jeramy says as long as it’s not political, he’ll welcome the president with open arms.
“If he decides to show up and talk to community, I’ll go and listen to what he has to say,” Magallanes says, “if he brings up anything out of sorts as far as the family goes, or this tragedy that has happened I’ll turn my back to him.”
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.