Keeping in mind the complexity of the gun control issue, the fact of the matter is that the Second Amendment is as binding as the First Amendment is– and it must be respected.
Obama in 2008: “When you all go home and you’re talking to your buddies and you say, ah ‘He wants to take my gun away.’ You’ve heard it here, I’m on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.” That is a direct quote.
Contrast that to 2013, when “the White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions. A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.”
Surely we need to take better measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands. But creating a national government database of law-abiding Americans simply exercising their Second Amendment constitutional rights is uncalled for, and constitutes yet another step toward tyranny. Obama’s Department of Homeland Security has purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets— and now Obama wants to take away American citizens’ guns. Our Founders understood the implications: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” It’s tyranny.
Update: Obama is known for abusing his executive power (“a campaign labeled “We Can’t Wait” pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president’s agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act”) and openly admits that he doesn’t respect the Constitution’s separation of powers… and now VP Joe Biden has announced that Obama intends to issue executive orders to bypass Congress on gun control.
Update #2: Obama’s true intent is clear: he’s now been quoted as saying “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” Obama is so egocentric that he actually believes his personal opinion is more authoritative than the U.S. Constitution.
After issuing a turkey fryer warning in 2011, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security decided to spend 2012 formulating another oh-so-useful bit of advice using American taxpayer dollars: “Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman? No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back! That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.”
So, let’s get this straight: Obama wants gun-free zones. And if a criminal (who by definition would break the law) comes in with a gun, Obama wants to reassure the American people that they can fight back with scissors. As for Obama, he’s decided keep his gun-toting 24/7 armed security team for the rest of his life.
Ignoring all evidence that violent criminals target “gun-free zones”— just a few examples include the Virginia Tech “gun-free zone” mass shooting in 2007 and the Aurora movie theater “gun-free zone” massacre in 2012– Obama’s second-term agenda is aimed at Americans’ gun rights under the 2nd Amendment.
Obama clearly understands that he’s attacking fundamental rights without justification– now that his own hometown of Chicago has implemented the strictest gun control laws in the country, it has a murder rate “far worse now than it was during the city’s most notorious crime era.”
Since Barack “former constitutional law professor at Harvard” Obama knew that he couldn’t get Congress to support his illogical, counter-productive, and unconstitutional plans, he announced his intent to bypass the elected legislative branch of government altogether and impose his will on the American people. He’s gotten away with so many unconstitutional executive orders already, that he knows he can simply do it again.
VP Biden openly admitted that the White House identified 19 executive actions for President Obama to move unilaterally on gun control. So what did Obama do? He signed 23 executive orders on gun control, leading to immediate calls for his impeachment by certain members of Congress.
Not only has Obama proven his divisiveness and partisanship by acting unilaterally– also keep in mind that his executive actions impose gun control on the American people, while giving free passes to King Obama and his Democratic nobility with their life-long 24/7 armed security teams.
None of this sounds very appealing, does it? Well, Obama’s going to make sure you don’t speak up– by surrounding himself with children during his gun control announcement. Yes, using these
children political props will make sure the American people surrender more liberty in return for a false sense of security.
Update: “Tyrants who have used children as props: USSR’s Joseph Stalin, China’s Mao Zedong, Germany’s Adolf Hitler, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, North Korea’s Kim il-Sung, and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.” It’s unbelievable that a sitting U.S. President has adopted the manipulative tactics of these tyrants.
Update #2: Obama’s hypocrisy over gun control is even more extreme because his “Fast and Furious” scandal (in which Obama’s Administration purposefully sold thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels) resulted in the deaths of at least 200 Mexicans and 2 U.S. border patrol agents. This image says it all:
King Obama gets a lifetime of armed protection– but doesn’t think the American peasants should be allowed to use guns to defend themselves in their own homes
While he was an Illinois state senator, “Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.” That’s the rule that Obama wants applied to all American citizens– you can’t use a gun EVEN TO DEFEND YOURSELF FROM AN INTRUDER IN YOUR OWN HOME.
YET, Obama has signed a bill “which will cost American taxpayers millions of dollars” that will give him armed bodyguards for the rest of his entire life. Obama wants guns to protect his life, but not yours.
AND, Obama wants his kids to have armed guards at school– but he doesn’t want your kids to have any such security. Obama says he is “skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools” after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but has ensured that there are 11 armed guards on duty at all times at the school that his two daughters attend in Washington, D.C.
Obama isn’t merely a hypocrite– he’s an elitist who believes the law doesn’t apply to him.
A few days ago, America was heartbroken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre– and Obama– for the first time– displayed real emotion, which was appreciated by Americans on both sides of the political aisle. However, the national discussion has been contorted by devious political hacks. The loudest response has been from Americans– both left and right– who have chosen to take ‘the easy way out’ of addressing the real problem.
The truth is that our society needs good people to have guns. It shouldn’t be optional– it should be mandatory for trained, armed “good guys” to protect public places. What would have happened if the Clackamas mall shooter hadn’t been confronted by an armed shopper? How many more Sandy Hook Elementary students would have been killed if first responders had arrived on scene only a minute later than they did? We find gun control in the most oppressive dictatorships on Earth– Iran, Syria, North Korea, etc.– regimes that over-power the people with weaponry. There was gun control in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, which rounded up dissidents and ‘undesirables’ before killing them. Guns are illegal in Mexico– the result is that the public lives at the mercy of trained, armed “bad guys” who can rely on the black market for guns. As American patriot George Mason stated: “To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Fostering training and gun ownership for “good guys” isn’t enough– we also need tighter gun control laws to prevent gun ownership by irresponsible people or “bad guys.” The Sandy Hook shooter’s mother, Nancy Lanza, took her son to shooting ranges despite knowing that he was disturbed— she was so irresponsible that she should not have been permitted to own a gun. Apparently, U.S. gun control laws are even inadequate to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns legally themselves– a mentally ill person legally bought his guns and shot up an Aurora movie theater this year. The enforcement of U.S. gun control laws is also inadequate. Having a black market for guns is bad enough– what’s worse is a stupid decision by the Obama Administration to purposefully sell thousands of semi-automatic firearms to criminals with links to Mexican drug cartels.
The Obama Administration has failed on gun policy. Beside the Fast and Furious scandal, it turns out that the Obama Administration “quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings… two Justice Department programs that had provided more than $200 million to schools for training, security equipment and police resources over the last decade weren’t renewed in 2011 and 2012… a separate program that provided $800 million to put police officers inside the schools was ended a few years earlier… [and the Obama Administration] eliminated the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) funding, which for years provided between $20 million and $30 million in annual grants to help schools create emergency and crisis preparation and prevention plans for tragedies.” Obama wasn’t willing to stop government spending for pet projects and perks for his political supporters– instead, he made the disgraceful decision to cut school security programs.
Meanwhile, a Democrat member of Congress– a political hack from New York named Jerrold Nadler– has expressed his callous opinion that Obama should “exploit” the Sandy Hook tragedy in order to legislate against the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Previously, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he wants to “brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” These aren’t solutions– they’re detestable plans to use a tragedy to advance a political agenda.
Update: Sadly, the Obama Administration is continuing to use the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy to advance its political agenda: A mass “Obama for America” e-mail sent to Obama supporters by his chief campaign advisor David Axelrod “urges supporters to watch President Obama’s moving address to the community of Newtown” WHILE soliciting donations for Obama during his second term as President. As another blogger pointed out, the mass e-mail contained “two buttons – two opportunities to donate to the Obama campaign. Not to the Red Cross, or to a memorial fund for the children and adults killed in Newtown.”
Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
The National Rifle Association strongly opposes the arms treaty, and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton explains: “Ostensibly, UNATT is about regulating government-to-government arms transfers or direct sales by manufacturers to foreign governments. But the hidden agenda of the gun controllers is to craft treaty language that, while seemingly innocuous, has long-range implications for the use and ownership of guns here in America. The real danger lies in vague, ambiguous stipulations gun-control advocates could later cite as requiring further domestic restraints. In other words, they hope to use restrictions on international gun sales to control gun sales at home.”
The Obama Administration purposefully sold thousands of semi-automatic firearms to criminals with links to Mexican drug cartels– which resulted in the deaths of at least 200 Mexicans and two U.S. border patrol agents. Ironically, Obama concurrently announced new regulations targeting legal gun ownership in the U.S. Then, Obama and his Justice Department tried to cover it all up.
Not only did Obama’s Justice Department refuse to provide documents requested by Congress, but Obama himself sealed incriminating records.