President Obama gave his sixth state of the Union address Tuesday night. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your political perspective — we didn’t get to watch the speech. We’re all at SHOT Show 2015, working our tails off to bring you the coolest guns, gear, optics this industry has to offer.
Yet, we gave the text of the speech a cursory glance to see if POTUS mentioned anything about gun policy, universal background checks, restrictions on the Second Amendment, etc., but there appeared to be none. Maybe that’s good news. Maybe he doesn’t believe infringing on one’s fundamental right to keep and bear arms to be the priority that many within his own administration and political party believe it is. Then again, maybe it’s bad news. Maybe he’s planning something big in the not too distant future and didn’t want to tip his hand. Whatever the case may be, gun control didn’t appear to be a priority Tuesday night.
With that said, Obama did manage to ruffle some feathers during his speech by pausing for a moment to remind his foes that he won not only one election, but two.
“I have no more campaigns to run…” said the president, a smile flickering across his face, “I know because I won both of them.”
What are your thoughts on that? Bad form? Or a justified jab at those of us who are openly critical of his politics?