By Brian Ives
Predictably, following President Obama’s speech in response the massacre in Oregon yesterday, gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent has posted a message containing his feelings about the President to his Facebook page.
He opened with a paragraph that seems to be an all-encompassing attack on the President that isn’t limited to yesterday’s speech.
“Heartbreakingly the president of the United States is a pathological liar & America hating goon. Oh, and BTW, if you like your Dr, you can keep your Dr. And NO, we will not provide security for our fellow Americans in ultra-dangerous terrorist regions like Benghazi. And yes, Brian Terry WAS murdered with a gun that the US AG & obama smuggled to mexican drug gangs. And yes, his IRS bitch did criminally abuse power & lie. And yes, he calls gay NBA guys heroes but doesnt call real heroes that sacrificed for freedom. The guy is a bad bad man & psychotic liar.”
From there, he quotes an open letter to the President from Alan Korwin, also known as “The Uninvited Ombudsman.” The letter, originally published at Korwin’s blog Page Nine, first tries to make the case that both the President and the media ignore murders in the inner cities, and references the Black Lives Matter movement “The 16 black Americans shot and murdered in ghettos that same day, and the day before, tragically got no news coverage. This is stunning, unmentioned — and those lives matter.”
Korwin’s letter reads:
The President’s impassioned Oregon speech, moving as it was, missed a key point that could lead to real progress on this terrible issue of mass murder.
The 16 black Americans shot and murdered in ghettos that same day, and the day before, tragically got no news coverage.
This is stunning, unmentioned — and those lives matter.
That black-lives gunfire atrocity is repeated, daily. And will remain true tomorrow when another 16 are murdered, but get no “coverage” — 6,000 per year.
The “Graph of Death” Mr. Obama asked for is already available here:
(with gut-wrenching explanation)
By focusing on an isolated “newsworthy” tragedy in one place, Mr. Obama unknowingly obscures the real issue, and does indeed politicize it — as he forthrightly admitted.
NOTE: Every action of this Oregon murderer is already 100% illegal — legal scholars know the call for new laws is superfluous and disingenuous. It is a political agenda that weakens support and the true effort to solve the problem.
The President made a repeated and critical mistake: New laws affecting all Americans will not affect the lone psychotics who commit these atrocities —
The medical community stands as the greatest obstacle in getting to the psychotics.
And the biggest ignored issue of all is: The existing background checks have stopped two million people from buying guns because they are known criminals or mentally unfit — and they are simply turned loose on the streets.
We have their names and addresses — and our government just sets them free, right after they try to buy guns.*
Mr. President, do something about that if you’re really serious.
Don’t try to pass something else, that you know and admit Congress and the public will resist. Act now.
If you want more common-sense solutions, call me.”
For the “Graph of Death” that he said the President asked for (in his speech, President Obama said, “Have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks in the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side by side on your news reports”), Korwin pointed to a comparison of black vs. white homicides in Baltimore in 2007 that he published on his Gun Laws website, noting that the findings are accompanied by a “gut-wrenching explanation,” (that “gut-wreching explanation was also written by Korwin).
The statistics, however, are generated by an interactive map created by the Baltimore Sun, which allows you to count homicides in the city, based on different criteria, including zip code, method of murder, and race. Somewhat insensitively, Korwin writes, “Try the maps yourself, it’s fun.”
“Don’t shoot me,” he says, seemingly without irony. “I’m only the messenger.”