I know, I know, I mentioned it last week, but I can’t help myself from bringing it up again. Obama once told the American people that he would not take our guns. Remember?
“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,” said Obama, during a campaign stop in a Lebanon, Virginia in 2008.
But now, before he leaves office at the end of 2016, it’s priority number one on his to-do list! He is hoping to disarm America!
Recently, Obama sat down with GQ Magazine for an interview, and was asked if gun control would be a “dominant issue of year eight,” Obama said, “I hope so.”
“We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then…suddenly we move on,” he continued. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”
Obama went on to talk about his executive actions, noting that while some of them were carried out, others were stymied by the nation’s gun lobby.
“Well, keep in mind that after Sandy Hook, we put forward 23 executive actions. So we haven’t been asleep at the switch in terms of executive actions that we’ve tried,” said the president. “There are maybe a few more that had to be scrubbed by lawyers because, essentially, with every executive action, we can count on it being challenged by somebody in Congress or, in this case, the NRA.”
Obama then went on to imply that our problem with violence is a product of the number of guns in the country, not the fact that we have drug cartels and gangs and a woeful mental health care system and a suicide problem (two-thirds of gun deaths are self-inflicted).
“The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” said Obama. “But they have more deadly weapons to act out their rage, and that’s the only main variable that you see between the U.S. and these other countries.”
In Obama’s mind, more guns equal more crime. Yet, if that were the case, he’d have to explain the negative correlation between the rise in gun ownership (coupled with the expiration of Bill Clinton’s ban on those evil, black scary rifles) and the drop in violent crime, property crime and the gun homicide rate. That’s correct. While America’s been gunning up over the past decade with more “military style” rifles, there has been a uniform drop in crime.
Bottom line: Obama doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about. And, he’s hoping to take one last swing at the Second Amendment before hands over the reins to Hillary (I’m desperately hoping she doesn’t win, but I have a bad feeling about it).