Obama has challenged the media to publish the number of deaths due to terror vs guns, we took up the challenge. Here are the raw figures:
2014: 18 citizens of the United States Died in terrorists attacks
2014: 383 citizens of the Untied States who died due to gun related violence (source: http://shootingtracker.com)
2015 to date: 8512 citizens of the Untied States who died due to gun related violence (Source: Global terrorism database, Gun violence archives)
Since taking office in 2009, Obama has spoken out forcefully or issued statements following 15 mass shootings, including the 2012 massacre of 20 students and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Statistics on the impact of U.S. gun violence paint a grim picture of the number of lives lost. This year alone, about 10,000 people have been killed by firearms in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Most of the shooting cases in the country are not mass killings, but instead smaller ones involving one or two people that are often not widely reported by media outlets.
A study by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests 316,000 people died from gun violence in the United States between 2004 and 2013. This data covered all manners of death, including homicide, accident and suicide. By comparison, the government agency says 36 people were killed by domestic acts of terrorism over the same period.
-Some reporting from VOA