John Kerry puts in his two cents on the gun debate. John Kerry says, that when deciding where to study abroad students are voicing concerns about guns in America. In Fact, Mr. Kerry seems to think that parents are trending away from sending their kids to the U.S. to study. "We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials from conversations with parents here is that they're actually scared. They think they're not safe in the United States and so they don't come," ~ John Kerry Well, wait a second? Is that even true? I did a little checking. Turns out, Mr. Kerry is um, "mistaken". I will give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he simply made a mistake. In reality the number of student visas issued in the U.S has gone up. The number of new visas issued by the U.S. State Department to Japanese students rose 10 percent to 18,668 in 2012, from 16,811 in 2011.
OOPS? I will assume Mr. Kerry would NEVER intentionally mislead the country in order to try to force the issue of gun control. Would he? Well, then again, just think about what Mr. Kerry had to say about Japan's hyper-restrictive gun laws. He said it is safer, "where people are not running around with guns." Mr. Kerry is anti-gun? Hmmm, well then why does Mr. Kerry himself own a gun? CNN, not only printed Mr. Kerry's comments but added their own information to make it seem more accurate. The problem is, they used number from 2010 to 2011. Why would CNN with all their resources use outdated numbers, when little old me, can get the updated numbers very easily. I'm not a trained researcher, I don't write for the powerful CNN, yet I was able to find out that in fact Japanese students are choosing to study in the U.S. MORE in the last year. I can only assume that, the actual information presented doesn't support CNN's anti-gun agenda. Let CNN, and John Kerry know that you want the REAL truth. Not outdated statistics that support an agenda.