In a recent speech, President Obama said:
As a society, we choose to under-invest in decent schools. We allow poverty to fester so that entire neighborhoods offer no prospect for gainful employment. We refuse to fund drug treatment and mental health programs.
We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.
And then we tell the police, “You’re a social worker; you’re the parent; you’re the teacher; you’re the drug counselor.” We tell them to keep those neighborhoods in check at all costs and do so without causing any political blowback or inconvenience; don’t make a mistake that might disturb our own peace of mind. And then we feign surprise when periodically the tensions boil over.
(Emphasis added, full transcript with video)
BuzzFeed News, have seized upon the emphasized portion above:
Obama: It's easier for a teenager to get his hands on a Glock than a computer...or even a book!
Is it easier for a teenager to get a Glock (or a hand gun in general) than a computer or a book, presumably in the United States?