Strangely, he doesn’t suggest that the huge number of people who protect him who carry automatic and sem-automatic weapons should be disarmed
(Daily Caller) President Barack Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australia’s example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons.
“Australia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles.
“We can have respect for the Second Amendment and responsible hunters and sportsmen can have possess weapons,” Obama told an audience of students during a broadcast on the Tumblr website.
But the country needs “commonsense rules in place that make a dent in what’s happening,” he said, after an emotional appeal to the students and young people who were watching the Tumblr broadcast, which was advertised as a question-and-answer session about student debt.
The Second Amendment was never meant for hunters and sportsman, but for Citizens to protect the nation from those who would attack it, and to protect themselves from a tyrannical government, a government that disregards the law, our Constitution, and our Rights. One that harms its citizens.
“My greatest frustration so far is that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people you know who can do just unbelievable damage,” he said.
And where is gun violence the greatest? In those liberal run areas which instituted draconian gun regulations. I do enjoy how he’s “frustrated” that people just won’t listen to him. He always seems to be disappointed and/or frustrated that citizens aren’t interested in so many of his hardcore Progressive, fascist policies.
“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens. … Our level of gun violence is off the charts. There’s no advanced developing country on Earth that would put up with this,” he said.
Says the guy surrounded by federal agents who carry weapons that are banned for private citizens. And, of course, he has to demonize the NRA
(SMH) “Most members of Congress — and I have to say to some degree this is bipartisan — are terrified of the NRA. The combination of, you know, the NRA and gun manufacturers are very well financed and have the capacity to move votes in local elections and congressional elections. And so if you’re running for office right now, that’s where you feel the heat,” he said.
The Australian also notes this, which wasn’t included in the other articles
“The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm, and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying to me,” Mr Obama said.
Again, says the guy surrounded by agents armed with automatic weapons not allowed for private citizens, and who will have government supplied armed protection for 10 years once he leaves office. We’ve done some soul searching, and feel that his policies are Bad. Charles C.W. Cooke notes
In other words, the president of the United States just praised a government for forcefully removing all semi-automatic firearms (i.e. a remarkable number of the guns in America and the majority of those sold today) from its citizenry.
Let me be clear, as Obama likes to say: You simply cannot praise Australia’s gun-laws without praising the country’s mass confiscation program. That is Australia’s law. When the Left says that we should respond to shootings as Australia did, they don’t mean that we should institute background checks on private sales; they mean that they we should ban and confiscate guns. No amount of wooly words can change this. Again, one doesn’t bring up countries that have confiscated firearms as a shining example unless one wishes to push the conversation toward confiscation.
Liberals like Obama very much support confiscation of most guns from the citizens. Of course, none of them think restrictive and confiscatory laws should apply to themselves. Just Other People.
* Photo from MrConservative.