President Obama spoke to BBC last week, stressing his frustration over the overall failure of gun control on the federal level. Obama went on to suggest that guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.
“If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”
“The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws.” However, it is not that America does not have gun control. Rather, it is that Americans increasingly see that gun control does not stop criminals from acting out their criminality, therefore support for more gun laws has waned.
Unfortunately for President Obama, a number of facts regarding gun control and mass shootings do not support his agenda, in fact, they prove the opposite to be true.
In a recent OP-ED Breitbart released a list of mass shootings that would not have been stopped by the gun control measures supported by Obama and his Progressive cronies.
Adam Lanza (December 2012) John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), and Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia.
All of the above shooters acquired their guns via a background check. So what benefit do Americans gain from expanding such checks?
The facts don’t matter to Obama, it would seem, Mr. Obama is determined to keep pushing more laws. As he told BBC, “[This] is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months [of my administration].”