In a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Tuesday, President Obama said the high availability of guns poses a danger to police officers.
And the fact is that in states with high gun ownership, police officers are three times more likely to be murdered than in states with low gun ownership. That is a fact. So you know that more guns on the streets do not make you or your communities safer.
In addition to giving police more resources and reforming criminal justice, Obama proposed more “gun safety” laws.
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To make our communities safer and to make our officers safer, we’ve got to make it harder for criminals to cause chaos by getting their hands on deadly firearms.
Obama insisted that he is not going to confiscate Americans’ firearms.
Please do not believe this notion that somehow I’m out to take everybody’s guns away. Every time a mass shooting happens, one of the saddest ironies is suddenly the purchase of firearms and ammunition jumps up because folks are scared into thinking that Obama is going to use this as an excuse to take away our Second Amendment rights. Nobody is doing that.
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