Let’s remember, Mr. Obama is constantly surrounded by armed men and women, many of whom are carrying weapons that the average citizen is not legally allowed to own without a super deluxe permit from the US Government, and most people who want that permit will be denied (automatic weapons). Yet, he wants to deny you protection…..oh, heck, really, right now, it’s all about the optics, because nothing he’s proposing will alleviate “gun violence” in the least. It will, though, make those who sell firearms jumping for joy happy, because there’s sure to be a spike in gun sales once again. Has anyone checked Obama’s stocks or see if he owns a firearms store?
(Politico) President Barack Obama launches an aggressive rollout strategy this week meant to contain the political fallout from upcoming executive actions on gun control and to cast himself as the voice of common sense in a raging culture war.
The imagery could not be better for the White House. His Monday afternoon meeting with his top law enforcement officials could split-screen with images illustrating some of the problems caused by the proliferation of guns as the president sees it: Texans strapped with AK-47s at a deli counter and armed ranchers occupying a federal refuge in Oregon.
Of course, there’s no picture of a Texan carrying a semi-automatic AK-47 in the article…seriously, what self respecting Texan would buy and carry a Ruski designed weapon? You know what would be great optics? Pictures of gang bangers running around Chicago shooting the place up. You know, that Democratic Party run city with draconian gun control measures. Or, we can show San Bernardino, in a state with all the gun control measures liberals have been advocating for.
The rest is all about the politics and optics, which, really, is all that Obama has.
(AP) At the top of the list is an effort to expand background checks on gun sales by forcing more sellers to register as federally licensed gun dealers. The changes would be aimed at some unregistered sellers who skirt the background check laws by selling at gun shows, online or informal settings. Other moves being considered include improving reporting of lost and stolen weapons and beefing up inspections of licensed dealers, according to a person familiar with the plans who would not be named discussing proposals before they are finalized.
None of this will do anything to stop all the massive gun-play mostly occurring in Democratic Party run cities. Hence, it is simply a Doing Something measure. It would only affect a tiny portion of private and gun show sales. The question is, what kinds of orders will they be? Because, much like with his “amnesty” type orders, these could quickly create federal lawsuits. Like the kind he lost over his amnesty orders.
If guns are so dangerous, why is Obama surrounded by them? Especially ones which are automatic, have suppressors, are high caliber (there are .50cal on the roof of the White House and snipers who protect him when he travels use them), have large capacity magazines, and are those evil “assault weapon” looking types that only the military is supposed to have.