Obama’s Gun Control Disaster
The lies, distortions, and real objectives of Obama and the hoplophobes.
By Jeff Knox
Monday, February 11, 2013
Manassas, VA –(Ammoland.com)- The President’s “new” proposals to “curb gun violence” are nothing more than the same tired old gun control schemes that we’ve seen fail so many times before, and which we told you Obama was planning for the past 4 years.
Almost everything he has proposed is based on lies and distortions propagated by anti-rights politicians and their cheerleaders in the major media.
Consider this: military-looking, semi-auto firearms are the bestselling guns in the country and have been for at least the past decade. There are untold millions of these guns in private hands, and their use in crime is exceedingly rare.
FBI statistics hold that only about 3% of all firearm crime involves rifles of any kind, yet rifles are the primary targets of the president’s proposal.
The administration and hoplophobes in Congress would have you believe that there is an “epidemic of gun violence” in our country, but the FBI says that violent crime, including “gun crime” has gone down by more than 50% in just the past 20 years, and is continuing that trend – even while the numbers of guns and gun owners have been going up dramatically.
They say there is a “growing trend” of mass shootings, but the per-capita number of multiple-victim shootings has remained relatively stable for decades, and the average number of people killed and injured in such attacks has also remained relatively stable. The only observable trends are that these atrocities increasingly happen in “Gun Free Zones” where the murderer is less likely to meet armed resistance, rampage killers since the late ‘80s have almost always been using prescription, psychiatric drugs, and these atrocities tend to go in spurts, with one rampage – and the media attention it generates – triggering a series of copy-cat attacks.