After the worst mass shooting by one individual in US history, the fake president trump had an opportunity to protect American lives. The shooter had a semi-auto AR-15 that he converted to full auto and in less than 10 minutes murdered 59 people and wounded almost 1,000. But even that wanton slaughter was not enough to move the psychopath who now sits in the White House.
It took someone murdering 17 people at a school, most of them children for the psychopath trump to make even a step towards saving lives in America.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban bump fire stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. The move adds his voice to a process that began in December, two months after a gunman used the device in a shooting that left scores dead at a concert in Las Vegas.
“Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” Trump said at a Medal of Valor event at the White House, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“I expect these regulations to be finalized, Jeff, very soon,” Trump said.
Instead of a “president” who acts like Public Enemy #1 constantly at war with the G-men, America needs a real leader. It also needs real representatives in Congress, not paid lobbyists for wealthy corporations like those who sell millions of guns to Americans every year with full knowledge their products will kill tens of thousands every year, many of them children.
Here’s a breakdown of what the gun industry in America makes by selling the means to mass murder Americans.
Before a gun can be used to hunt, for protection, or in a mass school shooting like Thursday’s tragic killing at Umpqua Community College that left 10 dead, it must be bought. That one sale is a single dot in a multibillion-dollar industry, one that is coming under new scrutiny during the post-massacre gun control debate. Here’s a by the numbers breakdown.
A woman examines rifles at the NRA National Meeting in Houston, Texas.
Annual revenue of gun and ammunition manufacturing industry, with a $1.5 billion profit. (IBIS World)
Annual revenue of gun and ammunition stores, with a $478.4 million profit. (IBIS World)
The number of pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and miscellaneous firearms manufactured in the U.S. in 2013, the latest full year available. That’s 4,441,726 pistols, 725,282 revolvers, 3,979,570 rifles, 1,203,072 shotguns, and 495,142 miscellaneous firearms. (ATF)
4% Percentage of the above guns which were exported. Of those 10.84 million guns, 10,413,880 stay in America. (ATF)
Estimated of number of guns in the U.S. (Pew Research Center)
Number of full-time jobs related to the firearm industry, up from 209,750 in 2012. (NSSF)
Estimated overall economic impact of the firearms and ammo industry in the U.S. (NSSF)
Number of firearm background checks initiated in 2014. Because a background check is required before a gun is bought, this numbers gives insight into gun sale trends. However, just because a background check was initiated doesn’t mean a gun was purchased. (FBI)
Number of firearm background checks in 1999.
It’s time for America to take back its government and start regulating corporations who clearly place their own profits completely above the lives of Americans.