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President Obama, second inaugural address (via barackobama)
Last Wednesday, the President gave a press conference on upcoming gun legislation proposals.
In it, he said, in part, “As soon as I’m finished speaking here, I will sit at that desk and I will sign a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.
We will make it easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening the background check system. We will help schools hire more resource officers if they want them and develop emergency preparedness plans. We will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence — even as we acknowledge that someone with a mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime than the perpetrator.”
Yes, it’s true. Persons with even the mildest of mental disorders are more likely to be victims of violent crime than the perpetrator.
I find it interesting how news outlets glossed over that part of President Obama’s speech.
In a country where most people are more interested in the private lives of professional athletes than what is going on in our government, why should this surprise me?
Read President Obama’s full speech here… http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/16/heres-the-full-text-of-obamas-gun-press-conference/