The AARP Bulletin asked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton thirteen questions in a face-to-face interviews last month.
When asked what she would do to address terrorism, Clinton responded:
I’m looking at violence broadly.… It’s also why I’ve advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole—because, you know, it’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year… We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.
Clinton cited the same number in April:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 11, 2016
“How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?” Clinton asked during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last October.
If Clinton had rephrased her question to reflect reality instead of anti-constitutional rhetoric, she would have asked: “How many people will be allowed to commit suicide before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?”
According to CDC stats, 21,175 people committed suicide with firearms in 2011, leaving 11,177 deaths. 8,583 of those deaths were homicides, while around 2,500 were accidents involving firearms.
As for preventing people from killing themselves—good luck on that one, Hillary.
Of course, that’s not her real objective. Clinton and the Democrats are trying really hard to disarm the American people.
Also, according to the chart below, “gun violence” is in decline, not rising as Clinton has argued.
If we really wanted to address firearm violence, we’d demand the federal government stop invading and bombing small countries.
In 2011 Clinton’s State Department was responsible for killing 30,000 people in Libya, nearly matching the figure cited by the candidate during her AARP interview.