Skip to comments.Obama and guns: Eleven false or misleading claims from the president's remarks this week
Posted on 01/07/2016 5:20:27 PM PST by richardb72
With tears in his eyes, President Obama pulled out all the stops in pushing his new executive orders on gun control this week. A Washington Post headline exclaimed, "President Obamaâs amazingly emotional speech on gun control.â But the president also tried to appeal to peopleâs minds with a barrage of factual claims.
Unfortunately, the presidentâs remarks had a large number of errors. Here are 11 of the false or misleading claims that the president made.
1. âBut we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. It doesnât happen in other advanced countries. Itâs not even close.â
Last year, both France and the US had four mass public shootings. France suffered more casualties (murders and injuries) from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US has suffered during Obamaâs entire presidency (524 to 396). And this occurred despite the US being five times more populous than France.
But it isnât just the horrific year that France had last year. Far from being well below the frequency found in US, other European countries actually have a worse problem. From 2009 through December 2015, eleven European countries experienced mass public shootings at a greater frequency than did the US, after adjusting for population. These countries include Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.
President Obamaâs statement is clearly false. . . .
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Even Finland is worse, on a per capita basis!
Yes....in one sentence.
I hate this man.
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