Andrew G. Benjamin writes via canadafreepress.com: Let’s have “an intelligent conversation about guns.” You speak about “gun violence” at every turn. You and the President remind us about “a gun epidemic.” That’s the gun epidemic that, according to statistics from the FBI, cut violent crime across this nation to one third of what it was under your husband‘s tenure. It was the decline in gun violence after firearms laws were rapidly being liberalized and many states adopted “shall issue” pistol permits.
The only epidemic Madame Clinton, are people buying guns legally in fear of your ultimate goal of confiscating the very first human and civil right of self-defense.
Meanwhile, neither you nor the president have ever made an effort to confiscate the guns of thugs on the streets of Obama’s home town¬†—as your party opposed frisk laws and supported Black Lives Matter, members of whom are shooting, in addition to each other, innocent law enforcement officers doing their job on the streets.
You talk about background checks, as if gun buyers in this nation can buy a gun without background checks. No, they cannot Madame! No dealer will sell a gun without permission from the FBI.
Only the thugs you have supported buy guns without background checks. When you speak about gun violence, you never speak about the gun violence killing the innocent voters in the communities who back the two of you. You see, legal gun owners are not shooting each other in the suburbs.
You want to have “an intelligent conversation about guns?” Well Madame secretary, I also want to have an intelligent conversation about guns, so let’s have one.
President at the time—Mass Shootings (Defined as 4 or more deaths)
Ronald Reagan (2 Terms)—11
George HW Bush (1 Term)—12
William J. Clinton (2 Terms)—23
George W. Bush (Jr) (2 Terms)—20
Barack Obama (1.75 Terms)—162
Dear Madame Clinton, Honorable President Obama. Was that conversation about guns intelligent enough for you?