Democratic senator also caught lying about gun statistics
Gun control advocates want to enact “universal background checks” for guns in response to the San Bernardino shooting, even though President Obama wasn’t performing stringent background checks on ISIS-linked “moderate rebels” he was arming in Syria.
The demand for more gun control is also strange considering that the shooting occurred in California, a state that already has some of the strongest gun laws in the nation, and the fact that Obama is letting “refugees” with terrorist ties into the country.
“In California, we have tough gun laws; I don’t know how these weapons [involved in the shooting] got where they were… we’ll find out,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor Thursday. “And people say, well, we have these gun laws but look at this: we’ve had a 56% reduction in gun violence since 1993 in my great state because we have taken action.”
But the significant decline in violent crimes since the mid-1990s occurred all over the U.S., not just California, and that decline coincided with an increase in private gun ownership.