Obama pens tribute to pro-gun control Parkland Survivors for TIME 100

Obama pens tribute to pro-gun control Parkland Survivors for TIME 100

[Ed. – TIME may have omitted the students who are not pro-gun control, but Obama had the chance to right that wrong. Then again, he was president of only liberal America.]

On Thursday, Time released its list of the 100 most influential people. On the list: the Parkland survivors. No, not all of them — don’t look for Kyle Kashuv or any other non-gun control fan on the list. Just five: Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Alex Wind. Now, there’s no question that these teenagers have made national headlines for months. It’s also true, however, that support for gun control has declined markedly since the Parkland shooting, and that the extreme rhetoric expressed by some of the students has off-put otherwise sympathetic audiences.

In any case, Time truly demonstrated its bias with its choice of author for the profile: Barack Obama.

Obama wrote:

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… [N]o developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns. …

Obama’s wrong about our homicide rate differential being explained by the presence of guns in American society; London’s homicide rate recently surpassed that of New York, and there are many states in the United States that have European levels of homicide despite high gun ownership rates.

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