Last week, he said something so patently false that it deserved to be ignored entirely, but given the shootings in Las Vegas and Oregon; it’s bound to come up again: gun control.
In the wake of those two tragic shootings, the president made this unbelievable claim:
My biggest frustration has been that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We are the only developed country on earth where this happens. And that it happens now once a week. And it’s a one day story.”
Uh, by “this society,” Mr. President – you mean American society, right?
Regardless, that claim is flat-out wrong – and was wonderfully debunked by economist John Lott:
Does Obama not consider Norway a developed country? After all, Anders Breivik shot 69 people to death and wounded 110 others. That attack holds the record for a single-person shooting spree.
Is Germany a developed country? While the president focused on school shootings, he never acknowledged that two of the three worst K-12 school shootings have occurred in Germany since 2000, not in the United States. …