We know that the second amendment says that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
After the tragic UCC shooting that left at least 10 Americans dead, President Obama said the following:
“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings—friends of ours, allies of ours—Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So, we know there are ways to prevent it. What’s also routine, of course, is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize.” ~President Obama
So, what are the facts? The top 5 countries for mass shootings per capita all have “restrictive” gun policies.
“The bottom line: The United States falls from number one due to its frequency of 38 mass shootings from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 (which would be number one without correcting for population) to number seven.”
Security Magazine commented on the data findings:
“Between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013,there were 413 fatalities from mass shootings in the 34 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). From the five-year period of 2008-2012, there were 373 total spree shooting fatalities.According to the OECD’s latest version of the Rampage Shooting Index, a pair of deadly shootings in Switzerland in early 2013 pushed the U.S. out of the top five OECD nations for the most per capita fatalities, but the U.S. continues to have the most rampage shooting deaths (one reason could be its size – The U.S. population accounts for 25 percent of the OECD total). However, the U.S. saw a drop in mass shooting deaths from 93 in 2012 to 68 in 2013.”