Obama Wrong on Guns

Two days ago, in response to the mass killing inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama made a statement opposing gun ownership in the United States that is not supported by the facts: [insert “this sort of violence does not happen in other advanced countries 2:00] The facts are that on a per capita basis, the United States ranks only #6 in the world. You have a much greater chance of dying in a random shooting in Norway, Finland, Slovakia, Israel and Switzerland than in the U.S.. On top of that, these top 5 nations have some of the most restrictive gun legislation on the planet. In the U.S. there was less than one death per million people per year between 2009 and 2013 – the last year for which these statistics are available. During this 5-year period, in the so-called “advanced nations”, there was a total of 413 fatalities from mass shootings. This is approximately the number of Christians killed EVERY DAY by ISIS, in Iraq, Syria, and numerous nations in Africa. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.

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