Obama: US Gun Murder Rate 33 Times Higher Than Israel’s

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obamaAt the wake of the mass shooting in a church in South Carolina, U.S. President Barack Obama called for action against gun violence, pointing out that the U.S. has a much higher rate of gun homicides than other developed countries, among them Israel, Haaretz reports.

“Here are the stats: per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel,” Obama said on Twitter.

“Expressions of sympathy aren’t enough. It’s time we do something about this,” Obama said in a following tweet.

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  1. In Israel, the average citizen is assumed to have a gun. People are less likely to shoot if they’ll get shot back.
    Plus, in Israel they actually love each other deep down

  2. “Here are the stats: per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel,”
    because the japanese use swords, the french are either too drunk to kill with anything or die of alchohol poisoning, and the arabs in israel are using mostly cars or knives for terror nowadays

  3. Um, if it’s true, then perhaps Obama and the rest of the anti-gun left might want to take notice of one of the major differences between Israel and certain places in the U.S.: A huge percentage of Israelis carry guns.

    But they don’t need to go halfway around the world to see that. The American states with the highest amount of civilian gun-carriers have the lowest homicide rates. And places that have strict gun control have some of the highest.

    Which makes sense. Criminals are going to be a lot more hesitant about pulling a gun on someone if they know that chances are they’re going to get their heads blown off.

  4. “And places that have strict gun control have some of the highest.”

    Wrong. Compare for example New York to Florida. Florida has weak gun laws and about 50% more murders. The state with the highest murder rate by far is Louisiana, where almost everyone has a gun. Remember that when Bobby Jindal runs for President.

  5. “A huge percentage of Israelis carry guns. ”

    And every one of them paseed a background check. A real background check, not the instant one used in most of the US. The US would do well to adopt Israel’s gun laws.

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