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The President Gets it Wrong (Again) on 2nd Amendment Rights

No doubt, you have heard the news. Nine people were tragically murdered in a South Carolina church last night.

And, as we have come to expect, anti-gun politicians like President Barack Obama are already using the tragedy to attack our Second Amendment rights.

The following response is what Gun Owners of America posted on its website today, and its Facebook and Twitter sites.


The President Gets it Wrong Once Again:
Guns are actually saving lives

by Erich Pratt
Gun Owners of America

Just hours after the tragic shooting in a South Carolina church, President Barack Obama resumed his fanatical war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“Now’s the time for mourning and for healing, but let’s be clear — at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said.

Really? Has the President forgotten just some of the foreign massacres that have taken place during his presidency — shootings that claimed far more lives than the nine which were tragically lost in South Carolina? How about:

* The attacks from earlier this year — which began at Charlie Hebdo in Paris and continued for 48 hours around the region — that resulted in 17 people being murdered;

* Or the Anders Breivik murders in Norway in 2011 where 77 people were murdered — 69 of them with firearms;

* Or the Derrick Bird shootings in Cumbria, England that left 12 people dead in 2010.

In each of these cases, the armed perpetrators ignored strict gun control laws in acquiring and carrying their weapons.

One of the biggest problems at South Carolina church is that the potential victims were disarmed by law.

In the Palmetto State, a concealed carry permit holder can carry in places of worship with permission from a church official. Unfortunately, the pastor was an anti-gun activist. As a state senator, the Pastor had voted against concealed carry.

But the President completely misses all of this. He ignores the fact that this was yet another example where a massacre took place in a Gun Free Zone….

To the contrary, armed civilians have actually prevented several mass shootings from occurring — and some of them in churches….

Click here to read the rest of GOA’s response to the President.