Obama Makes-Up His Own Facts About Gun Violence. HERE are the REAL Facts He Refuses to Admit
Let’s talk hometowns:
In 2014, Chicago, Barack Obama’s hometown, witnessed the lowest homicide rate the city has seen in 56 years. It’s no coincidence that this data was revealed after Chicago was dragged kicking-and-screaming into the age of enlightenment and was forced to loosen their draconian, unconstitutional anti-Second Amendment laws.
On October 1st, 2015, President Obama took to the airwaves to wag his finger and talk of my hometown- Roseburg, Oregon. So, as I watched his comments, my jaw pulsated with clenched teeth as my fists balled with rage. The shooting at Umpqua Community College, a school I attended, hit close to home and witnessing our nation’s first dictator lecture Americans on the supposed need for gun control sickened me.
Obama said a great many things and nearly every single sentence oozed with self-righteousness as he advocated for our nation the kind of “commonsense” gun laws that have, for decades, kept his hometown a warzone of gun-related deaths.
“Somehow this has become routine,” Obama said. “The reporting has become routine. My response here, from this podium, has become routine.”
He’s correct; it has become routine. However, no matter how many times he blames the NRA, no matter how many times he calls for “commonsense” gun laws, one inescapable fact remains: the stats consistently show that yes- more guns= less crime.
In his lecture, Obama huffed and puffed and mocked those who cling to the Constitution and cling to the consistent facts that more guns in the hands of responsible gun owners leads to lessened crime.
“Who believes that?” he asked.
“I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families,” Obama said. “But based on my experience as president, I can’t guarantee that — and that’s terrible to say,” he said.
“Who believes that?” Well, for starters, millions of Americans who have the very basic ability to observe.
Let’s start with empirical evidence.
Think of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Newark, South Central Los Angeles. What do they all have in common?
Two things: sky-high crime rates and incredibly-stringent gun control laws.
President Obama and other liberals like to point to Great Britain and opine that gun control works. However, they neglect to mention that guns have, for centuries, not been a part of their culture. Their nation was not born from citizens with guns and their system of civilian disarmament has been in place long before millions of citizens were armed.
However, if we wish for a better idea of what a modern-day program of civilian disarmament would look like for America, the better model would be Mexico- a nation with some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the world and which remains awash in rampant violence as the nation remains hostage to criminals who do not respect the rule of law.
Now that we’ve applied a very basic level of observation, let’s get to the stats:
In late 2012, just prior to the Sandy Hook shooting, a Virginia professor conducted a study to analyze the effects of increasing gun sales to the law-abiding populace. What he found was exactly what Second Amendment advocates have long contended: more guns= less crime.
From 2006 to 2011, the total number of guns purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent, while the total number of gun-related violent crimes decreased 24 percent over that period. And when adjusted for population growth, the number of crimes further decreases to more than 27 percent, with 79 gun-related offenses per 100,000 in 2006 dropping to 57 by 2011.
Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker conducted the analysis at the request of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Baker told the paper that the findings appear to contradict the popular premise that more guns cause more violent crime.
“While there is a wealth of academic literature attempting to demonstrate the relationship between guns and crime, a very simple and intuitive demonstration of the numbers seems to point away from the premise that more guns leads to more crime, at least in Virginia,” said Baker.
Okay, maybe that’s just Virginia, right?
Wrong. Even Obama’s own FBI sees the trend nationally.