President Obama actually claimed at a recent fundraiser that it’s easier for one to buy a gun than it is a book. Yes, he actually said this (again).
It’s part of a continued pattern of anti gun rhetoric for Obama as he tries to capitalize off of mass shooting tragedies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“It is easier to buy a gun than buy a book,” Obama told a well-monied Westside crowd gathered at one of his three Democratic fundraisers in Los Angeles on Saturday.
A day after meeting with families of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, President Barack Obama continued his push for gun control in remarks at three Democratic fundraisers in L.A.
“Yesterday, I went to Oregon to visit with the families of the people who had been shot at this community college,” Obama told a crowd of about 200 people gathered at a DNC concert fundraiser with Jamie Foxx in Pacific Palisades on Saturday. The president noted that on that same day, there were two more shootings, in Arizona and Texas, according to a pool report.
He said that “there were some folks who were protesting about their Second Amendment rights as they understood them.” But Obama described the reaction in the town as “overwhelmingly” one of “shock and grief.”
However, even the Washington Post has blasted Obama for his gun rhetoric, giving similar comments “three Pinocchios” while calling Obama’s facts fake and exaggerated.
“The president was playing fast and loose with his language here—to a group of college students no less. There’s little excuse for the claim that in some neighborhoods, it is easier to buy a gun than vegetable (see update above) — or to say he’s “not exaggerating” when he claims that some people have proposed laws that would allow machine guns in bars.
As for the U.S. ranking on homicides among industrialized nations, the president certainly would have had a stronger case if he said the United States was above average, or that it was in the top ranks. But instead he claimed the United States had rates that were higher “by like a mile.”
The gun debate is serious enough that it should not be poisoned by exaggerated claims and faux statistics. The president earns Three Pinocchios.”