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Jeb Bush criticized for saying "stuff happens"

Posted: 8:44 PM, Oct 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-03 00:44:43Z
Jeb Bush created a bit of a firestorm on Friday when he said "stuff happens." 
 
Bush made the comment as part of a conversation about renewed efforts for gun control laws following Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
 
Bush was talking at a campaign event in Greenville, S.C., when Alan Wilson, South Carolina's Attorney General, asked him about the shooting and the push for gun control legislation.
 
The Republican Presidential Candidate said just because "stuff happens" does not mean we should give in to the impulse to do something.
 
"We're in a difficult time in our country and I don't think more government is necessarily the answer to this. I think we need to reconnect ourselves with everybody else. It's very sad to see. But I resist the notion. I had this challenge as governor, 'cause we had, look, stuff happens, there's always a crisis. And the impulse is always to do something and it's not necessarily the right thing to do," Bush said.
 
The comment has caused critics to unleash saying the remark was dismissive.
 
Bush later tried to clarify his comments and said it was "not related to Oregon" and instead to 'all sorts of things that happen in life.'
 
He even took his message to Twitter.