Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fact Check: Mass shootings are not on the rise

On Monday, President Obama visited the University of Hartford in Connecticut and gave, what some have described as an “impassioned,” speech on gun control.

He urged, as he’s done now on several occasions, the nation to pressure Congress into voting on legislation that would implement universal background checks and ban so-called military style ‘assault’ weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

“If you’re an American who wants to do something to prevent more families from knowing the immeasurable anguish that these families here have known, then we have to act,” Obama said.

“Now’s the time to get engaged. Now’s the time to get involved. Now’s the time to push back on fear and frustration and misinformation” he continued. “Now’s the time for everybody to make their voices heard, from every statehouse to the corridors of Congress.”

The idea that we have to push back on fear and frustration and misinformation is a powerful one. In fact, it’s totally a valid point. As such, it might be best to revisit one of the more specious arguments coming from pro-gun control advocates: the notion that mass shootings are on the rise in America.

More Here, with video

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Senators to announce background check deal