“This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”
Even pro Democrat sites admit that Barack Obama’s statements on this are over stated. They selectively cull data and still can’t support what he is claiming. See here at the Washington Post and PolitiFact (which gives Barack Obama’s statement a “mostly false” status).
The good news is such deaths are rare both in Europe and the United States. Still, when they do happen they are shocking and disturbing.
Democrats are gearing up to make a very emotional drive on gun violence and deaths. While we suspect this will not prevail (this country has been exceedingly pro firearms, especially in the South and most of the West), emotional appeals are powerful and obviously Democrats think (via polling trends) that they can persuade some people to restrict gun rights. The troubling part is nothing Obama is proposing would have stopped these mass shootings.
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