Skip to comments.In 2013, the US lost 30 people a day to gun violence. Obama shouldn't let us forget
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:39:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The president should be talking about guns (and gun control) a lot more. This goes way beyond horrific school shootings.
President Obama opened his remarks at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee with a brief mourning of the death of a student there on Tuesday, the day of his State of the Union speech. Obama mentioned gun violence once in his address to the nation. Again yesterday, the bulk of his speech was about education policy, not gun control.
The fact that McGovock was itself the site of a gun fatality only gave a glancing emphasis on the firearm policies he says he is trying to move forward. The setting perhaps emphasized just as much the futility of the rhetorical gesture. President Obama needs to talk more about gun policies in this country, but he has to do it differently. As horrific as school shootings are, gun violence takes more lives outside our classrooms than in them.
In the five years of Obama's presidency, mass shootings have been the one reliable catalyst for a presidential push on our nation's uniquely liberal firearm laws. He broke a three-year streak of non-engagement on the issue in January 2011, after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 17 other people in Tucson, Arizona, giving one speech and writing one op-ed calling for more legislation. Then, the White House was for the most part silent for another 10 months, until Newtown. That tragedy brought a flurry of urgent officials pleas: 18 sets of remarks in five months, according to C-SPAN. After that, another season of silence, until the Naval Yard shootings in September 2013....
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Meanwhile, a few weeks ago here in Santa Ana, I woman was BEATEN to death outside a nightclub by three women using FISTS..should we ban fists too
Last year the US lost 95 people every day due to automobile violence.
At a time when we are essentially evacuating from the high seas, the illegal alien in the White House seems positioned to take our arms away, or severely restrict them.
Our fall back position has always been, you’ll pay a very high price if you try to invade the U.S. Now we’re being put in the position of only being able to lay down palm fronds as the attacking force walks in.
What to make of a man who is supposed to be the figurehead of our defense, who instead seems ready to sell us out.
How much clearer does it get?
for context they should break it down into criminals shot dead, and victims shot dead.
if 27 of the 30 are criminals shot, that is a way better picture than say, only 10 criminals shot.
compare it it how many die from knives and screwdrivers each day.
of course they never give comparable proper context.
end actul violent criminals violently immediately
for all the world to see
i have had six screwdrivers while watching the game
how much time do i have left
would we lost more Obama voters.
Around 3000 people a day use a gun to protect themselves.
Yeah, Obama should immediately start legislation to issue every lawful citizen in risk a ‘defensive’ gun. Then again, knowing who are we talking about, all the guns would end up in mexican gangs anyway.
How many of these were peculiar cases of the bullet coming from a gun held by the victim?
we also more then 3,000/day to abortion
you’d think abortion was a bigger problem
Well, in 2011, in Chicago, 70% of the VICTIMS had a criminal record...
Liberals all believe in assisted suicide.
60% of all gun related deaths among adults are “gun assisted” suicides.
Liberals should be promoting gun ownership, especially among those they want to assist in carrying out suicide.
18 of the 30 are suicides.
I wonder how many seniors obama killed last year with his economic policies.
Are we sure about these numbers? 30 per day?
I’m not buying into that figure.
“Gun Violence” is a propaganda term.
Consider “Hospital Deaths”
Outlaw all hospitals, and deaths in legal hospitals will drop to zero. Of course, the overall death rate will increase.
The same happens with “Gun Violence”. Unless you look at all unjustified deaths as a whole, looking at only “gun violence” is an exercise in propaganda.