“Mass Shootings Don’t Happen in Other Countries” Says POTUS… in Paris

Obama once again with “This just doesn’t happen in other countries.” He said this in Paris, which of course has just had the most horrific mass shooting in history.

It’s like he thinks if he says it often enough, it’ll become true. I keep hearing from people on the left the shootings are different, because the mass shooting in France was terrorism. A friend notes the inconsistency on the Book of Face:

Person 1: The mass-shooting at Planned Parenthood is terrorism! No other country has this problem! We need more gun control
Person 2: But, it didn’t seem to stop people in Paris.
Person 1: Oh, but the mass-shooting in Paris attack doesn’t count because it was terrorism.
Person 2: What about Anders Breivik in Norway?

We’ve become a cartoon nation, with cartoon voters, electing cartoon politicians.

4 Responses to ““Mass Shootings Don’t Happen in Other Countries” Says POTUS… in Paris”

  1. Sigivald says:

    Now, Breivik I’ll give you as a counter-example.

    But what he’s talking about in Paris is only a little ironic; “mass shootings” in this context does not include terrorist organizations [who have their own planning and supply channels and their own logic and are really a separate beast], but does include “random loners angry about something, possibly something completely insane or idiosyncractic”.

    It’s not literally uniquely American, but I have to give him that it’s very disproportionately American.

    Needless to say, I disagree with his diagnoses as to remedies (“gun control” won’t solve anything here, and the scale of the problem is not as great as attention makes it seem), and probably as to causes.

    But what he pretty plainly meant to say re. “mass shootings” being American is not entirely wrong, and is half defensible.

    • Jake says:

      I might buy that logic, if it weren’t for the fact that he (and all the other anti-rights crusaders) will happily lump terrorist perpetrated events in with the “lone psycho” ones when it benefits his preferred narrative. He can’t have it both ways.

      • TS says:

        I’ve never seen an anti claim that gun control isn’t supposed to work for terrorist. In fact, quite the opposite as they recently unearthed their “no guns for the terrorist watch list” campaign again. No, no, they don’t get to not count those.

  2. TS says:

    Is this a joke? Seriously, is this just really good editing to make it look like he said mass shootings don’t happen in other countries while standing in the place where a mass shooting 40 times as great as the one he is talking about just occurred a mere month earlier? He said this line so many times that someone was able to put together a flawless edit. Kudos to the pro-gun person who put that together, because I don’t believe he would say that after Paris let alone in Paris.