According to John Kerry and the Obama Administration, foreigners do not want to come to the United States because of gun violence.
“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.”
— Secretary of State John F. Kerry, interview with CNN, April 15, 2013