In fact, studies recently published by both Harvard and the CDC, commissioned by Obama to "research the causes and prevention of gun violence," have found the exact opposite.
Over the last year, we had the shootout in Aurora, followed by the Sandy Hook Massacre, followed by Obama unlawfully issuing 23 executive orders designed to bypass Congress and the Constitution and mandate gun control.
One of those executive orders states: "14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."
They did so. Their results: More gun control does not make the streets safer. In fact, more restrictions on the lawful ownership and carry (that's the "keep and bear" part) of firearms emboldens criminals, putting law-abiding citizens at risk.
Obama ignores the report. The mass media refuses to publish it.
Harvard, Obama's Alma Mater, does it's own report. Their results:
- "Homicide results suggest that where guns are scarce other weapons are substituted in killings."
- "The study found no evidence to suggest that the availability of guns contributes to higher murder rates anywhere in the world."
- "The determinants of murder and suicide are basic social, economic, and cultural factors, not the prevalence of some form of deadly mechanism."
In summary, it’s not guns that kill people. People kill people, and where the lawful ownership of firearms is restricted or absent, two things happen:
- Criminals use other means, just as deadly.
- They do so at an increased rate of incidence i.e. "more murder per capita than in countries where the private ownership of firearms is high."
Obama ignores the report. The mass media refuses to publish it. Obama then offers new executive actions on gun control.
Do you see the pattern? He's not interested in the truth i.e. facts and statistics compiled by the FBI, the Centers for Disease Control, or even Harvard University, even when those reports are the direct result of one of his executive orders which commissioned the report. All he's interested in is shoving his gun-control agenda down our throats, whether we like it or not.
Obama is like a pilot or ship's captain who has lost all sense of touch with reality, refusing to believe what the instruments are telling him. "Screw the rocks! Full speed ahead!" His most recent comments on Syria promise proof of evidence that Assad was the perpetrator of the use of chemical munitions, despite the fact that there's a mounting pile of evidence it was the work of the rebels. Congress has already said "NO!" and the United Kingdom backed away on these grounds, citing the fact that the initial U.N. report also raises questions and that their final report is nowhere close to being finished.
This is the way Obama flies the U.S., if not the world, straight into the ground: "Screw the rocks! Full speed ahead!"