Skip to comments.Obama accuses gun control opponents of fighting to allow ‘dangerous people’ to own guns
Posted on 09/22/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT by servo1969
President Barack Obama accused opponents of gun control of fighting to allow dangerous people to own guns in a speech on Saturday to activists at Congressional Black Caucus, promising he would revive his failed gun control efforts following recent urban shootings in Chicago and Washington D.C.s Navy Yard.
We cant rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet, he said, citing recent shooting in Chicagos African-American districts.
The promise of gun control came with the incendiary suggestion that gun-rights supporters are eager to provide guns to criminals in Chicago, D.C. and other Democrat-run cities that have a high crime rate.
As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun, then weve got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our children, he said.
In 2008, Obama ran on a hope and change promise of restoring bipartisan cooperation in D.C. but on Saturday, he sketched out the beginnings of a P.R. campaign to overcome bipartisan resistance in the Senate to federal regulations on guns.
Tomorrow Ill be meeting and mourning with families in this city who now know the same unspeakable grief of families in Newtown, and Aurora, and Tucson, and Chicago, and New Orleans and all across the country people whose loved ones were torn from them without headlines sometimes, or public outcry, he said.
Obama suffered a critical political defeat in April when the Senate rejected his proposals for stricter gun control.
His effort to curb gun rights has been stalled by several Democratic Senators who are facing 2014 elections in their GOP-leaning states. The Democrats Senate leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said on Thursday that Democrats didnt have the votes to pass gun control legislation in 2013.
The successful recall votes in September of two pro-gun control Democratic state Senators in Colorado also reduces the likelihood of Obamas latest efforts.
But the renewed campaign for gun control may increase African-Americans and suburban-swing voter turnout in the 2014 mid-term elections.
Obamas red-meat rhetoric also included a defense of his Obamacare healthcare network, and nostalgic invocations of anti-discrimination marches from half a century ago. He did not discuss how he planned to jumpstart stalled economy or lower the very high unemployment rate among African-Americans, but instead blamed companies and wealthy Americans for the 13 percent unemployment rate among African-Americans.
At a time when black unemployment remains twice as high as white unemployment, at a time when working Americans of all races have seen their incomes and wages stagnate even as corporate profits and the incomes of folks at the very top are soaring, weve got to pick up the torch of economic justice, he declared, shortly before he urged passage of a hike in the minimum wage.
He also slammed the GOPs new budget, which funds the government but not the Obamacare network.
GOP legislators, Obama said, are actually willing to see the United States default on its obligations and plunge this country back into a painful recession if they cant deny the basic security of health care to millions of Americans
Were not going to allow anyone to inflict economic pain on millions of our own people just to make an ideological point.
I'm dangerous when having to defend my family!
WRONG,OBOZO!Just The OPPOSITE Is TRUE!!!
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Any man too dangerous to own a gun is a man who is too dangerous to walk free.
The fact that we have dangerous nutjobs and violent criminals walking the streets can be laid at the feet of the democrats.
Characterizing”OBOZO” as a”MAN” is a bit”GRATUITOUS”,Don’t You Think???
Vets are terrorists, ya know.
Deal with Chi-Congo first. Make it a showplace of non-violence without guns. Make that happen Mr. president then we’ll listen. OTT stop flapping your gums about the crime in Chi-Congo.
No, 0bozo. Gun control opponents fight to protect ourselves from "dangerous people" who do, and always will, own guns - or other deadly instruments.
He has already proved his point..... the dangerous men are in his military... muslims.
I accuse democrats of not allowing law-abiding citizen to have the means to protect themselves against the natural constituency of the democrat party, thieves and nutty people.
That ought to drive the libs nuts for a while
my question is....
who determines who is dangerous and who is not????
Is there an ounce of truth in ANY statement he makes??? The jig is up, Bammy! So sad it is so late in the game that we may not be able to save this once great country. EVERYTHING that has occurred in the last 5 years is EXACTLY what the Bamster wanted. He ALWAYS takes credit but NEVER responsibility. Brat.
” President Barack Obama accused opponents of gun control of fighting to allow dangerous people to own guns “.....
Like in FAST & FURIOUS ?
You can’t make this s..t up!
Clown Prince nobama is such an anti-Free-America oaf. He gave guns to narco-terrorists in Mexico and to terrorists in Libya and Syria. What a useless runt.
How the hell did he get in there with a shotgun. Don’t tell me he’s the only one involved. I just don’t believe it.