Barack Obama

Last Word on guns, Oct. 11

Last Word on guns, Oct. 11

Gun control

If it isn't the right time, as Republicans are saying about discussing some limits on guns in the U.S., then when is the right time? We discuss changes in laws after a drunk driver kills someone. We discuss sprinklers in buildings after a fatal fire. So why not discuss protecting innocent Americans after a mass shooting?

Two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides. One in 5 young men die at the hands of other young men, mostly gangs. More people were killed in these ways than in mass-shootings. Data shows that the proposed gun restrictions wouldn’t make a significant difference. Look at Chicago. Its people, not guns.

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