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Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jinday, during an interview on Fox News on Thursday, criticized President Obama for the president’s comments about gun violence in the wake of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting that left nine people dead.

“I think it was completely shameful, within 24 hours of this awful tragedy, nine people killed in a Bible study in a church,” Jindal said. “Within 24 hours, we’ve got the president trying to score cheap political points. Let him have this debate next week. His job as commander in chief to help the country begin the healing process.”

Obama said Thursday the shooting shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” he said. “It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it.”