“With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question. “I mean, I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings; this just doesn’t happen in other countries.”Even in the left wing "fact checker" (air quotes) Politifact declared Obama's frequent claim that mass shootings happen only in the undesireable country of America.
The data shows that it clearly happens in other countries, and in at least three of them, there’s evidence that the rate of killings in mass-shooting events occurred at a higher per-capita rate than in the United States between 2000 and 2014. The only partial support for Obama’s claim is that the per-capita gun-incident fatality rate in the United States does rank in the top one-third of the list of 11 countries studied. On balance, we rate the claim Mostly False.Let's remind ourselves that the reason the founders of this country inserted the Second Amendment was so that we can defend ourselves against an out of control government, especially a fundamentally transformed one.