Statements about Crime
"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
"Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world."
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
"As a result of National Rifle Association and other private-sector (safety-education) programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in 100 years."
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
"One out of every five law enforcement officers that's killed is killed with an assault weapon."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
"Even members of the NRA, when they were polled recently, were under the impression that everyone has a criminal background check."
"By the time I finish this speech, two Americans will be slain, six women will be raped, 27 of us will be robbed, and 50 more will be beaten."
"In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65, and rapes … climbed to 229."
"Not a single banker, a CEO from Wall Street, anyone from corporate America — nobody, (there was) not one arrest of any of these people who brought down the economy in 2008."
Says the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million inmates, and the majority of Americans are imprisoned because they sold small amounts of drugs.
"Janice Hahn hired hard-core gang members with taxpayer money to be 'gang-intervention specialists.' She even helped them get out of jail, so they could rape and kill again."
"Across the board, violent crime in jurisdictions that recognize the Right to Carry is lower than in areas that prevent it."
"When we look at the number of murders in the United States (in) 2009, we had 9,500 people murdered. When we look around the world, we see ... large countries, the U.K., Germany, Japan had 200 or less killed in a year."
"Saturday's shootings reflect a disturbing trend. Mass shootings have become commonplace since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. There have been dozens of incidents where three or more people have been fatally wounded. Hundreds have died."
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