Just two weeks removed from Paris, France’s horrific Islamic terrorist attack that butchered 130 people, our president stood up at a podium in Paris and stunningly declared that “mass shootings don’t happen in other countries.” It was an ironic display of ignorance for the president who was answering a question in reference to the shooting deaths of three Americans at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado that took place on Sunday.
Listening to Obama you would think that the United States is the number one mass shooting capital of the world. Unfortunately for him, the statistics don’t back up his asinine rhetoric. When you compare the annual death rate of mass public shootings among the United States to European countries, Norway is the number one country in mass shootings. Macedonia is second followed by Serbia, Slovakia, Finland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. The United States is ranked eight, Switzerland ninth and Austria tenth.
The president’s rhetoric doesn’t even jive with reality when you compare the data between European countries to the United States in the frequency of mass public shootings. Macedonia takes the top spot there followed by Serbia, Switzerland, Norway, Slovakia, Finland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. The United States ranks ninth, Netherlands tenth and France eleventh.
Obama’s rhetoric doesn’t even hold up when you consider the latest data available of homicide rates among developed countries. In the data you will find that the number one country with the highest homicide rate is Brazil. With a rate of 25.5, Brazil’s rate is 6 times the average. Mexico follows Brazil with a homicide rate of 23.4 followed by Russia at 12.8. The United States is tied with Chili at the fourth spot with 5.2.
It is sophomoric for the president to continue to say that,”mass shootings don’t happen in other countries.” When in reality they do. He can’t use the facts that pertain to mass shootings because it doesn’t fit his false narrative. It’s disingenuous and wrong for a president who continues to lie in order to push an unpopular political agenda aimed at eliminating the second amendment. America would be better served by having a president that is more focused on eliminating Islamic terrorist groups instead of the rights of the American people.