Guns/Gun control ranked 19th out of 23 top problems facing the country last year, according to a newly released Gallup Poll but Barack Obama sees it as more important than ISIS, terrorism, illegal immigration, Iran, our economy, and as usual he is out of step with the American people. We’re all on earth but he’s somewhere else.
His anti-gun speech today was more than delusional, it was deceitful.
President Obama made the claim in his lengthy anti-gun speech today that violent felons can go online and buy weapons “with no background check, no questions asked.”
That is a blatant, shameless lie. The law already exists.
As Dana Loesch pointed out on Twitter, anyone purchasing guns online must go through the same background checks as those purchasing them at retail locations. When you purchase online, the gun is shipped to a FFL [Federal Firearms Licensed dealer] where you then go, fill out a 4473 [Firearm Transaction Record], get your background check, and if cleared you can take it home.
Obama indicated that there is a gun epidemic but there is no gun violence epidemic and gun violence is down according to the DOJ. In 2014, there were 8,124 murders, 118,092 robberies, 148,531 aggravated assaults. The total population of the US is 323 million and there are more than 300 million total firearms according to the FBI’s crime in the US report, US Census as reported this evening by Bill O’Reilly.
He is also citing suicides in his gun violence statistics. As Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show, gun suicides in the United States are far higher than gun homicides.
The gun violence is being committed by suicides and hardcore criminals but Obama is giving early release to drug dealers who used guns, he has opened our borders, he has sold arms to Mexican drug cartels, and his law enforcement apparatus is not convicting people of gun crimes. By the way, he didn’t asked Iran to pass a background check before he allowed them to go for the bomb.
The truth is that nothing Obama wants or did today would have stopped any of the mass shootings.
Top NRA official Chris Cox hit Obama hard in a statement:
The American people do not need more emotional, condescending lectures that are completely devoid of facts. The men and women of the National Rifle Association take a back seat to no one when it comes to keeping our communities safe. But the fact is that President Obama’s proposals would not have prevented any of the horrific events he mentioned. The timing of this announcement, in the eighth and final year of his presidency, demonstrates not only political exploitation but a fundamental lack of seriousness.
One of the Obama laws issued today calls for doctors to report mentally ill patients – it’s a dangerous concept. Dana Loesch had an answer for that.
Nothing de-stigmatizes mental health issues like removing due process so anyone can be reported for anything. https://t.co/dutdmphZeT
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 5, 2016
The Independent Journal Review pointed out that Obama again made the claim that mass shootings don’t happen in other countries.
“I say this every time we have one of these mass shootings. This just doesn’t happen in other countries,” President Obama said.
The Review posted the following chart which shows that the U.S. has comparable frequency to other nations when accounting for its large population size. It should also be noted that the U.S. by far has most armed citizens in the world.
Obama said the gun lobby makes guns available to anyone, anytime, anywhere. How does he get away with these lies? He received applause for his lies today.
If he wants to reduce the guns in America, he should try shutting up.