Booker also states that massacres like Newtown Connecticut are rare. And that is because what is killing people and causing mayhem on our streets is not a gun problem. If people are looking to cause trouble or looking to do harm to someone, they will find a tool to carry out that harm, something that liberals don’t seem to understand.
Read part of his transcript below and then watch the video where he sets Bill Maher straight.
To me, the data should drive our decision making. So I know, I’m not afraid of people having guns who are law abiding citizens. In the analysis of gun murders and shootings in my city, I could only find one in the entire time I’ve been mayor – and unfortunately there have been hundreds and hundreds – where a person who was involved in a shooting where they had their gun legally, where they legally acquired their gun. The guns that are causing carnage in our cities, my city and our country, every single year are acquired illegally.
Newtowns are rare. What we see in America that doesn’t make the headlines, but there are young people being murdered every single day in communities like mine that don’t make the headlines…If I told you that the data shows that no legal gun buyer in Newark has been responsible for any of the shootings. If I tell you that right now, legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places.