12/30/2012

Obama Abandons Campaign Promise: "Putting Full Weight Behind" Gun Control Legislation

Posted by Brian

Before he is even sworn in to a second term, Barack Obama says he will put his "full weight behind" passing new gun control legislation.  Why now?  Yes, the shooting in Connecticut was horrific.  But so was the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  Fewer people were killed (26 in CT vs. 12 in CO), but far more people were actually shot (70 in CO vs. 26 in CT).  For that matter, the shootings at Virginia Tech University the shooter killed 32 people and wounded and an additional 17.  The Fort Hood Army Base terrorist attack (which the Obama Administration still calls "workplace violence), in which Nidal Hasan yelled "Alahu Akhbar!" before killing 13 and wounding 32 was equally tragic.
That the Connecticut shootings included 20 children is what shocked and horrified so many. But it was not the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.  It is the age of the victims which is being used to politicize this issue.  It is also the timing.  The reason that the anti-gun nuts, and especially Obama, did not pursue this over the last 4 years is that Barack Hussein Obama still had a second election to win.  To tackle gun control was not politically expedient.  The majority of the American public, including many moderates and independents still support the 2nd Amendment.  It would have more than likely cost him a second term.  Now that he has won a second term, going after Americans' right to keep and bear arms is back on the table.
Now, before some of you go apoplectic, saying that it is just "common sense controls" being put in place, let's look at the legislation being proposed by Dianne Feinstein.  It is the most restrictive federal anti-gun legislation ever put forth. For starters, 120 specific weapons will be banned outright.  Other weapons will be corralled by certain new criteria, of which only one needs to be met to be considered an assault weapon. Semi-automatic shotguns and handguns are also in the crosshairs of her legislation.
If you already own a weapon which may meet the criteria, she assures us that you will be grandfathered in.  However, you will need to be photographed, fingerprinted, have a background check run on you, provide the serial number of the weapon, and get certification from local law enforcement of your identity, and that you possessing the weapon does not violate local or state laws. This will provide a nice database for the government to have if stricter laws are passed in the future requiring the confiscation of these weapons.
This is one more promise to Americans' that Obama has  gone back on. The difference is that this one is the most serious threat yet to the liberties and freedoms of all Americans.



H/T to Free Republic


Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013
By Meghashyam Mali - 12/30/12 09:49 AM ET    

President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight behind it,” Obama said in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”
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