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Obama: Repealing Gun Laws Gives Criminals Easier Access To Guns

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: In fact, we know that background checks make a difference. After Connecticut passed a law requiring background checks and gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40%.

40%.

Meanwhile, since Missouri repealed a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, gun deaths have increased to an almost 50% higher than the national average.

One study found unsurprisingly that criminals in Missouri now have easier access to guns.

And the evidence tells us that in states that require background checks, law-abiding Americans don’t find it any harder to purchase guns whatsoever. Their guns have not been confiscated, their rights have not been infringed. And that’s just the information we have access to. With more research, we could further improve gun safety, just as with more research, we have reduced traffic fatalities enormously over the last 30 years.

We do research when cars, food, medicine, even toys harm people, so that we make them safer.

And you know what, research, science, those are good things. They work. They do.

But think about this. When it comes to an inherently deadly weapon, nobody argues that guns are potentially deadly, weapons that kill tens of thousands of Americans every year, congress actually voted to make it harder for public health experts to conduct research into gun violence. Made it harder to collect data and facts and develop strategies to reduce gun violence. Even after San Bernardino, they have refused to make it harder for terror suspects who can’t get on a plane to buy semi-automatic weapons.

That’s not right. That can’t be right.

So the gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now but they cannot hold America hostage. We do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom.

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