Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.

Obama’s exact words: “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned “mass killings” with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the guns were jihadists.

He said, “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws.”

However, it is not that America does not have gun control. Rather, it is that Americans increasingly see that gun control does not stop criminals from acting out their criminality, therefore support for more gun laws has waned.

For example, the push to expand background checks to cover more types of sales had a lot of momentum nearly three years ago, then Americans noticed that those behind the high profile, mass killings were passing background checks to get their guns. Since Sandy Hook alone (December 2012), attackers and alleged attackers like John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), and Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), acquired guns via a background check. So what benefit do Americans gain from expanding such checks?

Nevertheless, Obama is determined to keep pushing more laws. As he told BBC, “[This] is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months [of my administration].”

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rick g
rick g
5 years ago

What about knives such as in the recent Oklahoma mass murder

Tom T
Tom T
5 years ago

Safety is not the issue with his Tyrannical quest for disarming the American Citizenry.
The confiscation of firearms will open his road to an unopposed take over of the Individual freedoms which our Constitution guaranteed us and our forefathers fought to preserve.
This Operative is all to obvious with his intentions of a violent, bloody, Bolshevik type Revolution.
Look at his stance giving his reelection, victory, Forward Speech. He is emulating Lenin’s stance and gestures.
Well rehearsed!

justtryit
justtryit
5 years ago

BHO-The Greatest Threat to The United States of America!

Fran T
Fran T
5 years ago

Every time this President goes after anything, especially guns, the sale of guns goes through the roof. His naive, knee jerk reaction to everything only adds to the mess this country is in and Barrack Obama is the main problem. He doesn’t understand that Gun Free Zones are ONLY obeyed by LAW ABIDING PEOPLE, while criminals laugh at him and his lack of knowledge about their life style. He just doesn’t get it that criminals DON’T OBEY laws if its not in their best in interest. This President is such a pathetic, pitiful, sorry excuse for a man and and… Read more »

james
james
5 years ago

Obama can chat with is BFF Rham about how successful no gun policies are in Chicago.

james
james
5 years ago

This JV POTUS, no, Major League POS in the Oval Office is nuts.

Time to show that photo of Obama and his shotgun.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

If the liberals really thought guns were the problem, they would be fighting crime with every breath. The liberals like the criminals because it help the keep the fear factor up. They want nothing more than the power of having a nation full of sheep, otherwise know as slaves. If the voting democrats could understand what they keep voting for, they might just see that they are bringing back what they hate the most. Guns in the hands of law abiding, free loving, citizens is the only thing stopping them from absolute power. Open your eyes, the welfare check will… Read more »

Ksm
Ksm
5 years ago

I just hope we can undue what he’s done and start on all the things he’s ignored

John Gregory
John Gregory
5 years ago

Look throughout history: NO ONE HAS EVER DISARMED A PEOPLE EXCEPT TO HARM THEM!!!

L.L. Smith
L.L. Smith
5 years ago

My guns have never bothered anyone and never will if I am left alone. As a friend once said, “It’s like tits on a boar, just in case.”

Semachiah
Semachiah
5 years ago

For him it is true that guns are the bigger threat because he has put himself in the crosshairs!

TXGnr1911
TXGnr1911
5 years ago
Reply to  Semachiah

I believe the only reason the trigger behind those cross-hairs hasn’t been pressed is because this POS would go as a martyr. And, none of us want that.

John Gregory
John Gregory
5 years ago
Reply to  TXGnr1911

The ONLY reason that President Obama chose Joe Biden as his VP was that NO INTELLIGENT PERSON WOULD TRY TO ASSAINATE HIM!!! As Paul Ryan said when asked why the ‘Pubs weren’t seeking impeachment of the President for not long after the Benghazi attack, he asked one question: “Have you MET Joe Biden?” The Clown Prince of the Village of Fools is also the Spare Tire on Government! BTW, Mr. President, when you swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”, you gave your word to uphold the Right to Keep and Bear Arms for EVERY… Read more »

David
David
5 years ago

Obama has to be the most incompetent moron on the face of this earth, not just the most incompetent president. When these terrorists start attacking America with a renewed vengeance, it will be those Americans with guns that will stop them in their tracks. Not the American military, whose generals are just lap-dogs for Obama, and definitely not the bed-wetting, liberals in this country will be be screaming like little girls because there are attacks in their neighborhoods.

John Gregory
John Gregory
5 years ago
Reply to  David

No, Jow Biden is worse. The Clown Prince of the Village of Idiots. Proof positive that it takes a Village to raise a Fool.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago
Reply to  David

The generals are all too busy kissing obummers ass. They are cowards in charge of our military. Makes me puke to think of how obummer has destroyed our military.

Bandit
Bandit
5 years ago

All a person needs to do is look at some of the things that he said not too long ago, fact is is he wants to disarm the people of this country because that way it will make it that much easier for his friends when they start loping heads off, no one will be able to fight back.. The DICTATOR wants the country disarmed he has a twisted idea that a disarmed nation will be suddenly crime free, while the fact it crime will go even higher than it is now. Countries that have disarmed the people have much… Read more »

Bozz
Bozz
5 years ago

0bama is the greatest threat of all, to America, to national security, to the well being of Citizens.

Cplmike
Cplmike
5 years ago
Reply to  Bozz

I’am with you brother.

smitch
smitch
5 years ago

FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
5 years ago

Yeah, if he could just get those pesky guns, he could declare himself emperor for life.

desert
desert
5 years ago

The greatest threat is obozo! that turd needs to be flushed!!