Barack Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan is claiming that Americans “value our guns more than we value our children.” Duncan says that rabid gun control countries, such as Australia, Canada, England, and Japan, love their kids more because they have fewer guns and less gun violence. He then claimed that Americans especially do not love black or brown children, and that’s why we did nothing to change gun laws “until white kids were killed” (see Sandy Hook massacre). Duncan is, yet again, reminding us about how ineffective leftist education policy is, particularly in the realm of statistics. His hometown of Chicago boasts some of the most onerous gun control laws in the nation, yet simultaneously is notorious for the highest annual murder rates. Of course Duncan and his ilk see no connection.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON – Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, argued that the U.S. does not “value our kids the way other nations do” and that Americans “value our guns more than we value our children.”
Duncan named Australia, Canada, England and Japan as other countries that do not have the same level of gun violence when compared to the U.S.
“We don’t lack the intellect; we lack the political will and courage to keep our kids safe. In fact, we’ve now raised a generation of teens on mass shootings and gun violence,” Duncan, author of the new book How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education, said on Thursday at the National Press Club.
“So, for me, the lie here is you’ll never find anyone who says we don’t value kids.