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  1. violetwisp on June 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I think he says those things because they are true. Your graphic mentions one-off occurrences from other countries that are scarcely repeated. Hardly a month goes by in the USA without someone entering a school or some other public space killing or attempting to kill large numbers of people. This type of thing does NOT happen in other developed nations.

    I think it’s sad you’re circulating such misleading information that perpetuates the problem. You should be helping to look for solutions as a Christian.

    • bluebird of bitterness on June 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      The population of the United States is 18 times that of the Netherlands, 5 times that of France, 64 times that of Norway, and 14 times that of Australia, so it stands to reason that there would be more crime in the U.S. than in those other countries. Our per capita rate is actually on the low side when compared with the rest of the world.

      It’s worth noting that the majority of violent crime in the U.S. occurs in places where there are strict gun control laws in effect, and is concentrated in cities that have been run by Democrats for years, often decades. But maybe that’s just a coincidence.

      • quinersdiner on June 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        Good points. Thanks for weighing in.

  2. parrillaturi on June 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    The reason he says these things has to do with his personal agenda. He wants to organize, instead of leading. Once he has organized, to his way of thinking, in his mind, all will be well. After all, “I organized this thing.” His way of confronting problems, which he thinks are not relevant to his agenda, is to play a round of golf. He never has a strategy, other than to criticize, and blame.

  3. jesus95bride on June 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    The president is totally clueless. Thats why he says those things.

  4. Kuromu101 on June 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I would say that the reason behind it is the fact that mass violence in other countries does not happen as often as in the United States. But more than that, I think what Obama intended to do was to emphasize the cruelty of the act in order to shock people and push them to do something about it. If he said something such as “This type of mass violence happens in other developed countries as well”, people would be less inclined to do something, as they will simply consider it as a recurrent thing that cannot be dealt with.

    • quinersdiner on June 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Thanks for the thoughtful response.

    • parrillaturi on June 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but try Mexico, Venezuela, the middle east, Columbia, Central Africa, Somalia, No. Korea. Check them out. As Christians, what solutions are you talking about? What solutions would you recommend to Christians who are constantly beheaded? at least, one Christian is beheaded in the Middle East on a daily basis. Blessings.

      • Kuromu101 on June 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm

        The situation in the countries you mentioned is different. First because they have their own cultures and different laws, so changing the situation of Christians there would take a lot of efforts — words alone won’t change anything, Next, the level of violence is way higher in those countries. Take the case of Mexico for example. Christians are not the only ones to get killed, as many people get killed because of the drug cartels (with journalists being among their usual victims). What Obama had in mind were certainly the countries where we have a certain level of peace that can protected (which is not exactly the case for any of the countries you mentioned).

        • parrillaturi on June 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

          Sorry, but the reason you don’t hear too much about the violence of these other countries has to do with the media. Our liberal media goes out of their way to report white on black murders, but rarely report black on black murders. This past Friday, 20 blacks were shot by other blacks in Chicago. Three were killed. No outrage by Obama, nor the media. I watched the news, and nothing was reported about this shooting. I can not defend Obama’s explanations. Instead of talking about gun control and other nonsense, he should have gathered the Nation together, and using encouraging language, should have declared a brief period of mourning and healing. Why didn’t he remain in Washington, instead of playing golf, and attending some fund raisers in Palm S[rings? Sad.

  5. Marie-Jacqueline on June 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I am Dutch, so from the Netherlands. I need to adress the statement you make. Fact is that those acts of violence by individuals are more frequent in the US than in the countries you mentioned. You should also make a division in these acts of violence. How many are done by people who are political and/or religious motivated and those done by deeply disturbed people. Than you have also take into account the accessibility of guns, I mean machine-gun, assault weapons in private hands. Your President is right!

  6. abcinsc on June 23, 2015 at 5:13 am

    My question is “Why does anyone care what he says?” The guy is a socio-pathological liar.

    • quinersdiner on June 23, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Although his popularity is in the tank, a lot of people still listen and are influenced by his warped perspective.

    • parrillaturi on June 23, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Ditto!

  7. The Gospel of Barney on June 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does!

  8. Two Men On A Bench on August 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Reblogged this on twomenonabench and commented:
    Sick and tired of hearing liberals say fun violence only happens in America.

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