Taya Kyle, the widow of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle, thinks President Barack Obama’s new gun control reforms won’t save a single life. During a Jan. 7 town hall, Taya told the president he can’t realistically ‘outlaw murder’ because murders will kill people, no matter what! Click to watch.
President Barack Obama, 54, knew he would face some harsh backlash after rolling out his new batch of gun control reforms. So, he decided to cut to the chase by inviting his critics to say it to his face a town hall meeting. Enter Taya Kyle, 41, who trashed the president’s plan as completely useless!
“We want to think we can make a law and people will follow it,” the widow of American Sniper author Chris Kylie said during President Obama’s Jan. 7 town hall meeting on gun control, reports AL.com. “We have to recognize we cannot outlaw murder because the people who are murdering are breaking the law but they also do not have the moral code we do.”
While it sounds like Taya doesn’t already know that murder is already illegal, she meant that Barack’s new restrictions wouldn’t stop people who don’t follow the law. Instead, she pointed out the USA currently has “the lowest murder rate in our country – all time low for murders – we’re at an all time high for gun ownership.”
“I’d challenge the notion that the reason for that [rate] is because there’s more gun ownership,” the president said after hearing Taya’s argument. “Because if you look at where are the areas with the highest gun ownership, those are the places in some cases where the crime rate hasn’t dropped down that much.”
Barack seemed to echo the statements Hillary Clinton, 68, made during the Democratic debate on Dec. 19. The former Secretary of State said that “guns in and of themselves will now make American safer,” before she dissed the “good guy with a gun” theory as a way to stop the mass shootings going on in this country.
Taya’s husband was killed by veteran Eddie Ray Routh in 2013. She blamed Chris’s death not because Eddie had access to a gun, but because he was a paranoid “drug user.” Eddie was diagnosed with as “likely drug use” by a mental health facility, she wrote on CNN, but due to HIPPA law, this medical info wasn’t released to the cops.
“Imagine how different things would be if a mental health facility could tell police, “This is a drug user,” and the police could go track him for drugs and put him in jail for breaking those laws instead of waiting for worse crimes in the future,” Taya added.
Do you agree with Taya, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the president shouldn’t be making any more regulations and be focusing his efforts elsewhere?