“Absolutely not true.”
At the memorial service for the police officers slain in Dallas, President Obama made a stunning statement on the availability of guns and the ease with which they can be obtained.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Obama Again Claims Handguns Easier for Teens to Buy Than Books
President Obama repeated a claim Tuesday he has previously made that some teenagers can more easily purchase handguns than computers or books during his speech at a memorial service for five Dallas police officers murdered last week.
Obama blamed much of the tension between minorities and police on a number of different political issues, including access to guns.
“So much of the tensions between police departments and minority communities that they serve is because we ask the police to do too much and we ask too little of ourselves,” the president said. “As a society, we choose to underinvest in decent schools. We allow poverty to fester so that entire neighborhoods offer no prospect for gainful employment. We refuse to fund drug treatment and mental health programs.”
“We flood communities with so many guns that is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book,” he added.
NRA commentator Colion Noir recently appeared on the FOX Business Network and refuted Obama’s claim as absolutely not true. Noir also points out that more education is needed on the issue of guns.
It is impossible to have a reasonable discussion with most people who are for gun control, Noir suggests, because they don’t know what they’re talking about. He says they hear Obama say things like this and believe him. Watch:
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is doubling down. Roll Call reports:
Democrat Launches Fund to Support Gun Control Candidates
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who led a filibuster for stricter gun laws after the Orlando nightclub massacre, will fulfill a promise to push the issue on the campaign trail.
On Thursday, Murphy launched the “Fund to End Gun Violence,” which will back House and Senate candidates. Endorsements are expected in coming weeks and months, according to a news release.
“This will be a long fight, but it’s one we will win,” Murphy said in a statement. “We will not break the gun lobby’s decades-long hold on Congress overnight. I have faith that American democracy will not allow for its elected officials to be so out of step.”
That last part is especially ironic, isn’t it?
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