‘American Sniper’ Widow Questions Obama on Gun Control
Gun control is a hot button issue at the moment and with President Barack Obama’s recent gun control directive, many Americans are questioning the scope of the plan and whether or not it addresses the root of the issue.
“American Sniper” widow Taya Kyle spoke to Obama during his CNN town hall event.
“I think that your message of hope is something I agree with. I think it’s great. And I think that by creating new laws you do give people hope,” said Kyle to Obama.
“The thing is that the laws we create don’t stop these horrific things from happening, right? And that’s a very tough pill to swallow,” Kyle added.
“It feels like a false sense of hope. So why not celebrate where we are? Celebrate that we’re good people, and 99.9 percent of us are never going to kill anyone?” she asked the president.
The Hill reports:
Obama praised the “extraordinary heroism” of Kyle and her late husband before acknowledging that the decrease in violent crime “is something that we don’t celebrate enough.”
The president took issue with the reason for violent crime dropping, challenging whether it was related to more people owning weapons.
Chris Kyle was the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. He died in 2013 after being shot by a troubled veteran at a shooting range.
“American Sniper” sparked controversy last year, though first lady Michelle Obama defended the movie at the time as “touching on many of the emotions and experiences” of military veterans.
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