Skip to comments.What's Really Behind Obama's New Push for Gun Control?
Posted on 03/24/2011 2:43:07 PM PDT by JohnRLott
Despite the Libyan crisis and ongoing problems with America's massive deficit, last week President Obama decided it was time to focus on gun control. He wrote an op-ed, challenged the NRA to negotiate new gun control regulations, and met with gun control groups.
Of course, Obama's op-ed says he supports gun rights. Yet, he also emphasizes that he doesn't want people to "shout at one another" and supports "reasonable laws." Alas, this is simply positioning for the 2012 presidential election and does not accurately describe his true agenda on gun control.
Obama claimed in his op-ed: My administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners, it has expanded them, including allowing people to carry their guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. But he conveniently forgot to mention that he never initiated or supported this legislation. Instead, it was forced upon Obama by a large majority of Congress passing an amendment to a bill that he wanted passed, the Cardholders Bill of Rights Act of 2009. Just because Obama wasnt willing to veto a bill he wanted hardly shows support for the right to self-defense.
Indeed, Obama has been a consistent opponent of gun ownership. . . .
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Trying to kiss the hard lefts rear.
Obama is a tyrant. An incompetent, unqualified, Muslim Marxist who would love to disarm us and make it easier for George Soros to complete his work and destroy the USA. He’ll never get my guns.
The only way I’d ever believe this dummy wrote an op-ed is if I gave him a piece of paper and a pencil, selected the subject matter, and watched him actually write it.
Could Obama sign a Executive Order that bans the private ownership of firearms?
If he can and does, this would lead to Civil War.....
We dont bargian God Giving rights. He has no right what so ever to do ask us to give in on this.
He’s a damn liar. Look up Joyce Foundation and his Chicago record.
He’s trying to pacify all of his base he’s pissing off with everything else he’s doing.
He’ll do his best to give the loons on the left what he can before 2012, and that will be gun control, abortions and gay marriage.
IMHO, so he can turn the subject of the possible last Space Shuttle flight ( and demise of the US Manned Space Program )into the AZ congresswoman's post shooting attempt to watch her husband fly to a non-stop MSM gun control debate.
Take the numbers for 2008, the latest year with data available. The 78,906 initial denials resulted in only 147 cases involving banned individuals trying to purchase guns being referred to prosecutors. Of those 147 cases, prosecutors thought the evidence was strong enough to prosecute only 105, and they won convictions in just 43.
On the lighter brighter side, criminals - those people who DON'T use the current 'gun control' system, can get a gun in less than 30 minutes in any average size city...
its alot easier to become a dictator if you dont have to worry about your citizens shooting back at ya.
So he can’t be overthrown?
Throwing a bone to his left wing gun activists?
Deflecting the fact it was a left wing nutjob who shot a left-wing congressman because she wasn’t liberal enough?
Building up his rep as anti-gun for 2012?
All this and more.
He’s got to throw the gun-grabber activists a bone for 2012.
Obama is a one trick pony, he needs a villain to play off, the NRA is a good choice.
Obammy isn’t too worried about flyover cause he knows he’s toast there anyway.
Sooo he has to re appeal to his moonbat base.
“including allowing people to carry their guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.
They just don’t get it do they. “Allowing” someone their rights.
Thanks so much for your service in support of our 2nd amendment. I didn’t know until recently you were a member here. Thanks for your valuable contribution to Free Republic.
What’s new about it?
Tyranny. The total suppression of dissent and the means to dissent. It's a simple as that. 0bamas minders know that we must be silenced and disarmed before they can proceed with the rest. We are dealing with monsters - killers without conscience.
There is only one way this can end.