"WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to finalize executive actions on gun control to be released in the coming weeks, including a measure that expands background checks on gun sales.
Numerous news outlets are reporting the expanded background checks may involve requiring licensing for a broader range of small-scale gun sellers, narrowing weapons availability through the so-called gun show loophole. The president is expected to use his executive authority on several other areas, but the actions are not yet complete.
The measures could happen as soon as next week, when he returns from vacation in Hawaii, or ahead of his annual State of the Union address on January 12."
The "Let's DO SOMETHING!" mentality of any politician, but inbred in our current President.
Let's look at the statistics regarding gun deaths provided by Obama's own Centers for Disease Control (CDC), shall. we?
There are approximately 32,000 gun deaths per year in the United States. Taken by itself, that might be a national tragedy, even though we're only taking about 1% of the population. But breaking them down further we see that 19,200 are suicides, comprising 60% of all gun deaths. Again, a tragedy, but also an individual choice. Looking further, 10,560 are due to homicides, however 80% of those homicides are gang-related. Take out accidental deaths at 960, and justifiable homicides at 1,280, and you're down to approximately 2,100 deaths by gun violence where some kind of gun law could be applied that might lower the number.
Doing the math, unless you're planning suicide or hanging out with a gang, the odds are shockingly small that you will be killed in some random act of gun violence - on the order of 0.0000067741.
But don't worry; Obama's gonna fix it. Yet even after all this upcoming wasted effort to DO SOMETHING, most of his efforts will likely be challenged in court, and most will likely be overturned, because one thing we've learned during the last 7 years of his presidency, this so-called "constitutional scholar" is stunningly ignorant of constitutional principles.
Which is probably why we've never seen his college transcripts. And likely never will.
But Obama will focus on the METHOD of violence, not the actual people responsible for the violence. Why bother putting together better laws against gang-related violence (or just enforcing the existing ones on the books), when that might target a potential voting bloc (not saying gang members vote, but their families do). Don't bother putting some money towards researching ways to prevent suicide, especially by those of our military, because you'd rather waste money fighting a climate change problem that doesn't actually exist as far as you can affect what is happening, right? Let's focus the entire effort on the United States Federal Government on keeping 2,100 people alive.
Don't worry - Obama's gonna DO SOMETHING.
And fix nothing.
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