President Obama has received a horrendous “slap on the wrist” via a study that HE commissioned on gun violence!

We all remember the “photo-op” picture of President Obama on January 16th, standing with little children.  As a result of Newtown, Connecticut shootings, he then issued 23 Executive Orders that had to do with gun control.  Among them was Number 14: “Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.”

However, the results of that study contradicted many parts of President Obama’s anti-gun positions.  Maybe that’s why we haven't heard too much about this from the liberal news media?!

The report, titled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence, shows the particular topics of gun violence to be researched over the next few years. This report also made the point that the majority of deaths that take place annually by the use of a firearm are not related to crime, but to suicide!

The study reveals that “Between the years 2000-2010 firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.”

It points out that virtually every study which “assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns” discovered the same thing. Those using their guns for self-defense “consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

Remember, liberal gun control advocates even tried to blame the high gun murder rate in Chicago ON THE HEAT there!  Of course, that would mean that Houston, Miami, Phoenix and Death Valley should be littered with failures of the Second Amendment. But they’re not.

The Second Amendment, as written by our founding fathers, literally guarantees Americans the right to own and bear arms. We must continue to put  pressure on Congress!  Please TELL Congress they must do everything possible to PRESERVE our Second Amendment.

There will always be crime and violence and yes, even gun violence. President Obama isn’t trying to stop gun violence. He is taking away the rights of law abiding citizens, not criminals! The fact of the matter is that gun control is not the answer!



Joe Otto