Obama on Michigan Shooting: ‘Another Community Terrorized by Gun Violence’

President Obama, once again opening his yapper about the need to "do more" to stop gun violence.

President Obama, once again opening his yapper about the need to “do more” to stop gun violence.

It’s always interesting to note the ways in which anti-gunners demonize firearms. Take president Obama for example, while addressing the National Governors Association on Monday, the gun-grabber-in-chief made the following remark, “On Saturday, another one of our communities was terrorized by gun violence.”

Obama was referring to a spree killer who murdered six people and left, at least, two others wounded in Kalamazoo, MI, over the weekend.

What bothers me about that remark is that it’s misleading. Guns didn’t terrorize Kalamazoo, the crazed shooter, identified as 45-year-old Jason Brian Dalton, did! By shifting the blame from Dalton to firearms, Obama is perpetuating the myth that guns, in and of themselves, are responsible for violence — not the individuals pulling the trigger.

Communities, therefore, aren’t terrorized by gun violence, they’re terrorized by crazy people (“crazy,” as in murderous, sociopathic, etc.) who are armed with all sorts of weapons, yes, including firearms. We stop crazy people, we stop the violence. It’s that simple. But, of course, Obama has other ideas.

After mentioning his executive actions to expand the background check system, Obama said, “It’s clear we’re going to need to do more to keep innocent Americans safe.”

Without directly stating the obvious, Obama means gun control. He means restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. He means banning many commonly owned and widely popular firearms. He means gutting the Second Amendment.

What he doesn’t mean, what he doesn’t really care to do, is the obvious. Stop crazy people.

Now, let me be clear, I know I said stopping crazy people was “simple,” yes, as in simple to understand. We all know what we need to do. In practice though, it’s a bit more difficult. We don’t have a reliable means to stop crazy people before they start acting crazy. However, what we do have is a surefire way to stop them after they start acting crazy.

You know where I’m going with this. Guns. That’s right. Firearms are capable tools for putting a stop to a crazy individual. Again, we all know this. It’s why all of our communities are protected by good guys with guns. We we ought to be doing, then, is encourage more responsible citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. It’s really just common sense.

However, I’m positive that’s not what Obama had in mind when he made a plea to the governors to come together on this issue.

“I’ve got to assume that all of you are just tired as I am of seeing this stuff happen in your state,” said Obama. “So, that’s an area where we also need to partner and think about what we can do in a common sense way, in a bipartisan way without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.”

We’re definitely tired.  Tired this administration’s constant grind to demonize firearms and disarm the law-abiding.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 36 comments… add one }
  • kane May 21, 2018, 10:20 am

    Maybe some Barry Soetoro aka BHO will answer for the illegal gun running scheme he conducted on Mexico.

  • Bob R. February 27, 2016, 8:52 pm

    It’s not the gun that kills as much as the bomb. Bombs kill many more indiscriminately then do guns. Can we ban the bomb or the knife or the sword or poison or a blunt object or even a fire bomb? We are a country with over three hundred million guns, of which most are legal and owned by over 80 million citizens. When a person is bent on killing, the weapon they use is unimportant. Did Timothy McVeigh use a gun to kill a 160 people or Mohammed Atta use a gun to kill 3,000 people.
    The bottom line is, that guns also prevent a great deal of crime and deter many people that think twice about going up against police or military that can shoot back. Towns with armed citizens have lower crime rates. We tend to emphasize all gun killings, but rarely speak of those that were saved by guns. Removing all the guns will make criminals ecstatic, as they will have a field day, since gun laws do not apply to them. All dictators and despots around the world always disarm their people so no one can fight back. Does anyone really know which side Obama is on?

  • charlie ray February 27, 2016, 8:29 pm

    It is time the Oboma mouth acts as an example.Disarm his security people.Advertise that they are no longer armed. Tell the nuts that he is a gun free zone. Lets see how far that goes?

  • Lopaka Kanaka February 27, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Most of the people who are killing with guns, knifes, bombs, cars are brain damage and no one can stop people who are willing to kill our fellow Americans. The only way to stop brain damage people is to have a side arm ready to use anytime of day or place. so you can stop brain damage nuts that kill people. Every person in this Country who can pass a brain test should be able to have a side arm of there choice to use when ever. They must also show the use and know how to use the side arm of there choice. We may have less killers on the loose if we all become protectors of each other. I know of many people who are CCW in Church today because the Pastor said the Law does not protect you when you have killers running around this Country.

  • DocLoch February 27, 2016, 2:02 am

    Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals like those in DC would go a long way to ending mass murder on a scale most aren’t willing to even look at. The injustice of such hypocrisy is a thing even a baby will fight against! Wait till the adults get involved.

  • BR549 February 26, 2016, 10:02 pm

    Should have read:
    “Another Community Terrorized Because of Politicians’ Continued Apathy to Address an Increase in Disenfranchised Citizens”

  • Brian Messenheimer February 26, 2016, 9:02 pm

    This is the entire liberal playbook on firearms. If you start blaming the individual for the act, that whole false house of cards of ignoring inner city gang violence comes tumbling down. It’s not Joe Gangbanger who’s responsible for killing Marcus Gangbanger in a driveby, it’s all those lawful firearms dealers who make these firearms available for sale. Because if they weren’t selling them, somehow Marcus Gangbanger would still be alive, attending his GED classes, and turning his life around.

  • Jim February 26, 2016, 4:49 pm

    If Obama had a son, he would like Brian Dalton…

  • Andy February 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

    I own a gun store in Kalamazoo MI and Mr. O does NOT speak for our community! I refused to watch the news because I already knew he was going to capitalize on the shooting because it fell right into his narratives.
    My Thoughts are this, and my customers which ARE gun carrying citizens of Kalamazoo will echo these thoughts, Mr. Obama go to your own town of Chicago and talk about gun violence gone out of control and leave our city alone! Do NOT use our loss for your own political gains! The families of the victims here are not concerned one bit if the person PRAYING beside them are Democrat or Republican. The author of the above article is 100% correct that guy killed these people not the gun in and of itself. I will not speak or print the shooters name and I encourage others to do the same. He don’t deserve to be made famous for what he has done to our town.

    • David February 27, 2016, 12:43 pm

      Contained between the lines of your comment is the notion that our nation was built upon two things that scarcely ever receive mention: namely, freedom includes the the responsibility for family members, neighbors, co-workers and the private community to sniff guys like this out and urge if not tease and constrain a different sort of behavior out of them. Second, when we abdicate these responsibilities in civil life, a martial-style government must ensue. As you so aptly point out, Mr Obama’s vision of America is realized in places like Chicago. While he promises a handkerchief for every nose, what he’s really providing is a blindfold with a sharp shove onto the federal plantation and the constriction of civil liberties in the name of public safety.

    • Mark April 10, 2017, 11:48 am

      BROVO ANDY ! ! ! ! !

  • Matthew Hunt February 26, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Residents of Kalamazoo would like you to go fuck yourselves. The murderer’s tool of terror was a firearm, otherwise he was just an angry fatfuck like most of you.

    • lee February 27, 2016, 2:06 am

      Next time a vehicle is used as a dangerous tool of terror you should feel responsible as per your logic
      I say ban all cars

    • David February 27, 2016, 12:48 pm

      Dearest Mr Hunt
      Based solely on your response above, I’d like to offer you an introduction: Pot, meet kettle.
      Angry is as angry speaks.
      Next time, please use your inside voice.

  • just1spark February 26, 2016, 1:13 pm

    You all already lost your guns. Its only a matter of time. All they gotta do is start FAILING you on your background checks.

    Thats right. Because you know why? The GOVT (FBI) ARE THE ONES GIVING YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK.

    An agency that no one voted on, full of people no one voted on, determining whether you are fit to buy that new gun or not.

  • Richard Sandwich February 26, 2016, 12:36 pm

    Why doesn’t he start with Chicago where his own people kill each other EVERY day. Oh wait that actually makes sense, sorry obubu. I guess he only wants to save white people?……

    • Justin Time February 27, 2016, 5:11 am

      O’Bummer’s people? His people aren’t black….they’re half-black or off-white. Barry’s buddy, Rahm Emanuel the mayor of Chicago will take care of the problem of black gang/drug related violence, he’ll fire the police force.

  • Shannon T.Watts February 26, 2016, 10:30 am

    You racist guntards need to spread your ammosexuality somewhere else! G*ns are made to do one thing, to g*n murder as many innocent people as possible, No one needs a magaclip with high caliper 30mm capacity, Such g*ns should only be in the hands of soldiers and SWAT teams kicking in your door to take your AR-670-1 assault p*stol shotg*ns with shoulder things that go up.
    The only reason assault g*ns have p*stol grippies is so they can walk on their own on the grip and shoot it self when you aren’t watching it, P*stols are notorious for it especially Gl*ck brand Gl*cks, YouTuber and fellow Liberal The Yankee Marshall has gotten sh*t multiple times by his Gl*ck assault hand p*stol! He is lucky to be alive! One more reason you shouldn’t own a g*n!
    If someone comes in your house to rape and/or rob you, All you need to do is to lay on your stomach while you Pee and Poop on yourself and vomit on the white supremacist rapist.
    The NRA/KKK only wants to line the pockets of the evil g*n industrial complex! A g*n won’t protect you! And killing people is not politically correct, Instead you must just give in to the g*n murder for the greater good! We need less people on this planet, The more of us that get killed the better! Abort your babies at your local Planned Parenthood facility now even if they are already 3 years old, They are to young to understand they are alive so it’s ok! I had 2 abortions!

    Love, Shannon T.Watts,

    • Mark February 26, 2016, 11:43 am

      God bless this OP.

    • mesaman February 26, 2016, 12:38 pm

      Dear Ms Twatt, you are unreasonable, ill-informed, and blind in both eyes. If a slogan should be made from this headline, it would be; “Another country terrorized by a muslim inspired socialist idiot”.

    • bee February 26, 2016, 1:19 pm

      watts, you racist slutt. stay out of our lives.

    • John t February 26, 2016, 7:40 pm

      Twatt, there are times when abortions could be useful. #1: You #2: Obama. Thanks for your lovely liberal post.

    • BiteMe February 27, 2016, 10:20 am

      Excellent sarcasm, i like the one where i lay on my belly and let them rape me while i sh*t on myself

  • Jay February 26, 2016, 8:56 am

    Here we go with the ever rampant Fear Porn! Jezzzz! The sheeple will believe anything they are told for some handouts!

  • WilliamDahl February 26, 2016, 6:00 am

    I probably have 40 or so firearms in my collection and for as long as I’ve owned them, they have not killed anyone. A couple are rifles from WW-II and such and they might very well have killed a few people, but they have been very well behaved since that time and I trust them well enough to even leave them loaded in a room and know that they will not go out and hurt someone on their on.

    Zero is your typical leftist idiot. He’s afraid of inanimate objects. A firearm is a tool, nothing more. It’s the person behind the tool that is the dangerous one.

  • Joe McHugh February 26, 2016, 5:52 am

    I can’t believe that I feel the need to help obama when he makes statements about guns, but here goes. Hey obama, you needed to add the following sentence to your “It’s clear we;re going to need to do more to keep innocent Americans safe.”
    Follow up sentence: “We, as the government, should do everything we can to enable the innocent to defend themselves with firearms.”
    There, fixed it for you obama!

  • Tom Horn February 24, 2016, 12:47 am

    “we also need to partner and think about what we can do in a common sense way, in a bipartisan way without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.” – Pres. Obama

    That pesky, “ideological rhetoric,” the President is referring to is the U.S. Constitution. Yeah, we wouldn’t want that to stand in your way.

  • SuperG February 23, 2016, 1:42 pm

    Ronald Reagan relaxed the mental health laws that we had protecting us, and ironically, was shot by a crazy person. Nobody then, and nobody now, bothers to make that correlation. Our government makes choices. Choice 1: Mandate mental health screenings at the 9th grade level to detect and treat the mentally ill BEFORE they run amok, then fund it. Choice 2: Invest in multi-billion dollar ships and jets that are a failure. What do they choose, why number 2 of course!

    “Our” government doesn’t care about the people, just their own specialized weapons. Obama has already said some blither comparing our country to other countries when it came to mental health, failing to realize that those other countries can’t compare to us. But why beat a dead horse? We already know he’d sell us out, and has tried before.

    One of the reasons the laws were changed was that police were abusing the 3 day psychiatric evaluation law, to take people off the streets. That led to a lot of lawsuits. The solution? Have a panel of 3 on-call psychiatrists available to every police station, so that someone suspected of being mentally ill can be evaluated, then if they agree, give him the 3 day psych-eval.

    If we don’t change our mental health laws and treatments, no amount of gun control will do anything, as psycho don’t obey laws. He probably knew it was illegal to shoot people, yet he did it anyway, so THAT law sure didn’t do anything. More will have the same effect. Nothing.

    • Tarheel Realist February 26, 2016, 6:43 am

      “Choice 1: Mandate mental health screenings at the 9th grade level to detect and treat the mentally ill BEFORE they run amok, then fund it.”

      And if parents refuse these screenings…what then??? What legal basis do you have for these jack-boot tactics? Who’s going to come for the 9th grader if the parents refuse…”Brown Shirt Delivery Service”? smh

      • just1spark February 26, 2016, 1:10 pm

        Additionally, by what criteria is a 9th grader deemed ‘mentally ill’?

        What standard would be used? The same standard that determines who is a terrorist?

        Such as, ‘believes in the constitution’
        ‘joined the NRA’
        ‘speaks out against the govt on social media’.

  • Luap February 23, 2016, 7:35 am

    Does this state have restrictive gun laws already? You know what is really scary/logical? Or, what he should actually worry about?
    The guy was driving around picking up and dropping people in between! So commonsense would tell me if he did not or “could not” use a gun to kill- he could just pick up someone, slit their throat and go on to the next one… Or… Instead of actually picking up the people requesting the Uber, he just runs them down and then moves on to the next victim requesting transportation.
    Evil will always find a way to inflict harm to the innocent. It is just easier to blame an inanimate object instead of addressing the real problem involving mental instability or mass hysteria caused by the OBAMAnation plague which has been released upon this country.
    If guns kill people, then cars drive drunk, pencils misspell words, and spoons make people fat.

    • Rex Jarman February 26, 2016, 5:33 pm

      Your making to much sense, most of the people on here wouldn’t understand.

    • BiteMe February 27, 2016, 10:24 am

      Hmmmm…. seems if Uber did not exist he would not have address of people to shoot…. i say we make Uber illegal

  • Aaron G February 22, 2016, 9:50 pm

    If he didn’t expressly say “gun control,” he very well may have meant better mental health assessment and treatment. They seem to be more concerned with keeping people with criminal history and mental health issues from doing something stupid rather than keeping average Americans from their right to gun ownership.

    So, the real issue is this: if you have mental health issues or a history of crime you obviously will disagree with these measures. For the rest of us, would we prefer that people die from the inability to protect themselves or from the rash actions of people who are not capable of responsible gun ownership?

    I’m not a proponent of gun rights to all simply because the bill of rights said so. Some Americans have splintered from the generally well intentioned people they used to be and the scum of the earth have emerged. If you’re incapable of controlling yourself and you prey upon the weak, you don’t deserve the right to protect yourself. Nonviolent offenders are another story.

    Then again, it all means nothing if we don’t crack down on illegal possession and sales.

  • taxx73 February 22, 2016, 8:54 pm

    I live just outside Detroit. I know a lot of people that believe Odumbo should be impeached. He is an embarrassment to this country and a liar. I would gladly tell this to his face but of course he would never listen to the truth from an average American. I firmly believe that Odumbo considers me an enemy of the state because I believe in the Constitution of the United States. I WILL NOT give up my rights for false security.
    White House listen to this: LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!!!

    • Doug S February 29, 2016, 1:47 am

      Gun control in the third reich.

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