Skip to comments.MILLER: Obama’s real gun-control aim
Posted on 02/21/2013 6:25:59 PM PST by marktwain
Chicago is a dangerous town, but gun control hasnt made it better. The city forbids the law-abiding from having guns, leaving the bad guys to rule the streets. The result is one of the highest murder rates in the country. President Obamas plan isnt to reverse from a failed course, but to apply federal gun registration and confiscation of certain weapons nationwide.
Addressing students at Hyde Park Academy last week, Mr. Obama recalled the recent murder of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager. Its not unique to Chicago, he said. Its not unique to this country. Too many of our children are being taken away from us.
The rising homicide rate actually is unique to the presidents hometown. The 506 murders last year reflected a 16 percent increase over the previous year. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this happened while the rest of the country saw a 2 percent decrease in homicides; the national rate is at its lowest point since 1963.
Mr. Obama reiterated his legislative priorities: bans on the so-called assault weapon and high-capacity magazine, and background checks for every private gun exchange. However, its not as if the president really believes these bills would do anything to reduce crime or prevent mass shootings.
The National Rifle Associations Institute for Legislative Action acquired a research document prepared last month by the Justice Departments research arm, the National Institute of Justice. The report, titled Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies, explains that a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides. It further noted banning guns with certain scary-looking features could be effective if the government outlawed all existing firearms, and bought them all.
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0bama is attempting to equate the attitudinal demographic of the black inner cities to that of gun owners throughout all of America. WRONG. See what happened in Vegas yesterday, 0bama? Care to guess who the perps were? Ma and Pa Kettle maybe? /s
Obama wants to create a Marxist dictatorship. He already has control of the major media and if he succeeds in killing talk radio and muzzling Fox News the control will be complete. He also knows that an armed population cannot be controlled so he using the Sandy Hook shooting just as Hitler did with the Reichstag fire in 1933 as a pretext to end civil liberties.
Really, some of these recent developments would've even made the Stasi blush.
What America needs badly is GANG control not gun control. More guns in the hands of law abiding citizens means less power for the thug culture that is preying on America. Zero tolerance for gangbangers would do more to clean up the homicide rate than any other method.
More than anything we need government control. You almost can’t do anything in America anymore without the vulture of bureaucracy jabbing its beak into your guts.