in an article posted on july 22, 2016 at time's web magazine, authored by maya rhodan (@ m_rhodan), president barack obama was at some pains to explain why he is the most cynical gun grabber in the history of the republic. he also explained at length why there is absolutely no underlying public health and safety reason to justify "gun control," leaving the only possible basis for it a rather cynical attempt to disarm his political opponents.
he may not have intended to do just that, as he was attacking donald trump's "doom and gloom" assessment of the nation at the republican national convention and trying to point out how successful his administration has been, but, he did just that. he proved that there is no basis in fact nor in our recent history to justify interfering with our rights to possess and use firearms.
“this idea that america is somehow on the verge of collapse. this vision of violence and chaos everywhere doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people,” obama said during a joint news conference with mexican president enrique pena nieto. “i think it is important just to be absolutely clear here that some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don’t jibe with the facts.”
from crime to immigration, obama said, trump and various other speakers at the republican convention embellished the facts in their depictions of widespread death and a flood of migrants coming across american borders. violent crime rates, obama said, have been lower during his presidency than at any point during the past four decades, despite an uptick in murders in some major cities. obama noted the recent violent tragedies americans have lived through—from orlando and minnesota to dallas and baton rogue—but said that as a whole, america is far less violent than it was a few decades ago."
“but we’re not going to make good decisions [presumably on issues such as 'crime'] based on fears that don’t have a basis in fact. that is something i hope that all americans pay attention to.”
http://time.com/4419346/barack-obama-donald-trump-republican-convention/ . in the "politics/whitehouse" section.
there you have it. according to the great gun grabber himself, crime is lower than it has been at any time in the past four decades in the united states of america. amazingly enough, though obama is usually pretty fast and loose on most things, he has hit the nail squarely on its head: this is an accurate assessment, back by all relevant f.b.i. crime statistics. america is far less violent than in years past.
and, if you take away the statistics based on black and hispanic demographics in five or six of our most violent cities, all w/ majority black populations and all run by black politicians, the united states has one of the lowest crime rates in the whole world.
in short, there is no reason in the social history of america in the last 40 years to justify "gun control," .... , there is no uptick in homicide, and violent crime such as criminal assault is very low in this country, outside of certain demographics: to be specific about it, the only gun and crime problem in this country exists in the black community w/ black males aged 15 to 30 or so, and a smattering of younger boys. that's a fact, jack.
this exposes obama and minions for the cynical demagogue that he is, trying to exploit a problem largely the issue of america's black society and america's black cities, for his own political gain. and, to disarm his political opponents.
he sort of let the cat out of the bag on this one. and, i suspect that it will be amusing in one way to watch him try to disavow the plain import of what he said, and tragedy in another, as he renews his efforts to take our guns, and destroy our liberties and freedoms.
john jay @ 07.23.2016