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Obama Calls For More Gun Reform

Acts of violence by Americans using guns are far more frequent than terrorist attacks in the country, President Obama pointed out during a recent BBC interview.

“If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100,” he said. “If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

Obama continued: “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws. … (This) is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months (in office).”

Breitbart News pointed out that some of the government’s attempts to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people have failed. In an editorial, the conservative website wrote:

“Since Sandy Hook alone (December 2012), attackers and alleged attackers like John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard) and Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia) acquired guns via a background check. So what benefit do Americans gain from expanding such checks?”

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