The President Gets It Wrong Once Again – Guns Are Actually Saving Lives

By Erich Pratt
Gun Owners of America

Guns in Church
Guns in Church
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-( Just hours after the tragic shooting in a South Carolina church, President Barack Obama resumed his fanatical war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners

“Now’s the time for mourning and for healing, but let’s be clear — at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said.

Really? Has the President forgotten just some of the foreign massacres that have taken place during his presidency — shootings that claimed far more lives than the nine which were tragically lost in South Carolina?

How about:

  • The attacks from earlier this year — which began at Charlie Hebdo in Paris and continued for 48 hours around the region — that resulted in 17 people being murdered;
  • Or the Anders Breivik murders in Norway in 2011 where 77 people were murdered — 69 of them with firearms;
  • Or the Derrick Bird shootings in Cumbria, England that left 12 people dead in 2010.

In each of these cases, the armed perpetrators ignored strict gun control laws in acquiring and carrying their weapons.

South Carolina CCW Church
South Carolina CCW Church

One of the biggest problems at South Carolina church is that the potential victims were disarmed by law.

In the Palmetto State, a concealed carry permit holder can carry in places of worship with permission from a church official. Unfortunately, the pastor was an anti-gun activist. As a state senator, the Pastor had voted against concealed carry.

But the President completely misses all of this. He ignores the fact that this was yet another example where a massacre took place in a Gun Free Zone….

To the contrary, armed civilians have actually prevented several mass shootings from occurring — and some of them in churches….

Click here to read the rest of GOA’s response to the President.


About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington' – Ron Paul.  Visit: to Join.

  • 5 thoughts on “The President Gets It Wrong Once Again – Guns Are Actually Saving Lives

    1. People including radio commentators continue to ask doesn’t this president know what he is doing? Of course he does, and even if he didn’t he has a ton of advisors. He guy is simply a crypto-Muslim and at the very least a socialist. How difficult is that to understand?

    2. If protecting oneself with a firearm is such a horrible thing, why do Obama, Bloomberg, democrat politicians and “stars” all have armed body guards? I will consider their opinions as valid when they ALL give up their armed protections and must live life as they want us “commoners” to live. Hypocrisy thy name is Obama.

    3. ALL of the mass murders with guns have been committed by emotionally disturbed, drug-frazzled, registered Democrats (except for Adam Lanza, who was too young to vote). Is there a statistical correlation here?

    4. Sad , at least the suspect is caught ,if he did do it he should be a death penalty recipient , The Pastor shares some blame not allowing his congregation the right of self defense.
      By nature everyone has the right to defend themselves no matter the location.

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