The US is experiencing an epidemic of drug related deaths, especially from heroine overdoes and Barack Obama is responsible. Additionally, the record number of drug deaths completely undermine the liberal arguments most used to support more gun control.
In 2014, there were approximately 47,000 drug overdose deaths in the US. In the same year, there were only 32,599 traffic fatalities in the US. In 2014, there were only 33,636 firearm deaths on which only 10,945 were homicides and 21,334 were suicides.
Barack Obama and most other liberals push hard for more and stricter gun control measures, arguing that they are wanting to reduce the violence and deaths. If that was a true argument, then why have they done nothing to reduce the worse epidemic of drug overdose deaths, which are a lot more than either traffic accidents or guns? If they really wanted to cut down on senseless deaths, then Obama and others should be spending a lot more effort to fight the trafficking of drugs into the US, but they aren’t.
This very fact clearly undermines their argument of the need for more and stricter gun control and it’s an important fact that pro-Second Amendment advocates need to use to counter anti-gun fanatics.
So, why is the huge epidemic increase in drug overdose deaths Obama’s fault?
Because Obama has refused to do anything to secure the border with Mexico. He refused to enforce immigration laws and he stopped some local law enforcement agencies and states from enforcing immigration laws.
According to a recent report:
“Mexican drug cartels overwhelmingly are driving heroin consumption in the United States, which is now at a historic high, the State Department said in a report released Thursday.”
“An estimated 90 to 94 percent of all heroin consumed in the United States comes from Mexico, a problem that has been exacerbated by an increase in the trafficking of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, by the same Mexican drug cartels that move heroine and cocaine into America, according to the State Department…”
“FBI Director James Comey told an audience outside of Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday that Mexican drug cartels have cut overhead costs by ramping up heroine production in Mexico instead of relying on production in South America. Comey said the reduction in transportation costs has enabled traffickers to lower the price of heroin for consumers in the United States.”
“Demand for heroin and opioids in the United States has increased dramatically over the last two decades. Opium poppy cultivation in Mexico is also on the rise. The State Department report says the ‘historic’ heroin and opioid crisis in the United States affects millions of American citizens both directly and indirectly.”
“According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illicit opioids such as heroine accounted for over 33,000 overdose deaths in 2015, a four-fold increase from 1999.”
The bottom line is that drug traffickers have an open highway into the United States thanks to Barack Obama and his refusal to enforce federal laws.
In central and southern Arizona, personal sources say that up to 80% of the crime, especially violent crime, is directly or indirectly linked to the trafficking of illegal drugs and aliens. Yet, when Obama was in office and Eric Holder was his Attorney General, they stripped one of the largest county police departments in the nation of their credentials to enforce immigration laws and their focus on the illegal trafficking of drugs and people.
Had Obama done his sworn duty and secured the border, there would be a lot less heroin flowing into the United States and there would be a lot more people alive today. Based on the statistics and Obama’s failures, it’s safe to say that at least half to three-fourths of the 33,000 overdose deaths in 2015 were Obama’s fault and these thousands of bodies need to be laid at his feet and demand justification for his failures.