Obama Uses Newtown Anniversary To Push “Grassroots” Gun Control

Did you expect him to do anything else?

(The Hill) President Obama marked the anniversary of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and called for a nationwide grassroots push for gun control in his weekly radio address.

The president’s statement came a day after a gunman shot at least one student and then committed suicide at a suburban high school in Colorado, a few miles from Columbine High School, the site of a mass shooting in 1999.

“We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer. We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds,” Obama said in remarks made public Saturday morning.

By “dangerous people”, he means all private citizens. As for making communities safer, how’s that working out in gun free Chicago? Why do so many crazy attacks seem to occur in gun free zones, such as the one yesterday in Colorado? And by “we”, he means someone else should do the work, because it sounds like work, and he has better things to do, like campaigning, golf, handing power over to Putin, etc.

Obama expressed little faith in Congress acting before the mid-term election and instead called on people across the country to become active.

“We can’t lose sight of the fact that real change won’t come from Washington.  It will come the way it’s always come – from you.  From the American people,” he said.

Except, support for gun control is at pre-Newtown levels. And, it depends on what you call “gun control”. There are certainly measures that could be put in place, mostly better background checks. But Obama, a guy who is surrounded and protected by people with guns, and Dems want serious draconian restrictions that disarm law abiding citizens, leaving guns in the hands of criminals.

I suggest if Democrats really want gun control, they should start with themselves and voluntarily disarm. Turn in all their guns. Walk the talk.

Unsurprisingly, Obama has made the Newtown tragedy anniversary All About Himself with this photo (which also shows, at the moment, on the front page of whitehouse.com)

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/411644088639705088

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9 Responses to “Obama Uses Newtown Anniversary To Push “Grassroots” Gun Control”

  1. Jeffery says:

    So besides being a pretend Pirate, you’re also a mind-reader! Here’s what the President said: “We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer. We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds.”

    Don’t you agree that crazy people having guns is crazy?

    Here in the heartland, I have about 20 guns in my house – rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders and pistols. My liberal and progressive friends who hunt and target shoot and protect themselves do not feel threatened by reasonable gun control. Why do you?

    The fact is, some of our kids getting murdered by crazy people every now and then is the price we pay for our “freedoms”. We just need to accept that some of our kids will get gunned down from time to time. A dead child is a small trade-off for “freedom”. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of children.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Don’t you agree that crazy people having guns is crazy?

    Define “crazy.”

    The reason that I bring that up is that there is a move to take the legally owned weapons of former members of the military who report to the VA that they are “depressed.” The rule, proposed by the Obama administration, requires VA doctors to report the person and law enforcement to collect their legally owned weapons.

    Is being “depressed” crazy?

    Also, let’s remember that Obama wants a ban on “assault weapons” (whatever that means because it sure doesn’t mean what he thinks it means) and limits on magazines which harms legal weapon owners.

    Teach didn’t have to read Obama’s mind. Obama has made his position known and it involves attacking the Second Amendment and legal gun ownership.

  3. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    I have read your post, I am afraid that under “reasonable” gun control, you would have to give everything up.

    Lets do this, when the country is safe enough that the president and all the supposed VIP’s give up their security, then we talk gun control.

  4. So besides being a pretend Pirate,..

    Jeffy missed where I went to ECU, the home of the Pirates. But, hey, I’ve never stopped someone like Jeff from making a fool of themselves.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Someone should note that the shooter in Centennial, CO yesterday was someone who hated guns, thought he deserved to be on the debate team, a socialist, an atheist, against capitalism and believed in Keynesian economics.

    In other words, he was a typical leftist liberal.

    Maybe the criteria for being “crazy” is simply being a liberal.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Arrrr!! Mr. Teach, I actually did realize you were a former ECU pirate – you wrote about that and how you chose the modified Blackbeard moniker.

  7. Jeffery says:

    guppy,

    I heard he was looking to move to LA so he could kill Blacks and Hispanics and gays, was a young Republican, cofounded the Teabag Party, was an NRA member, a Rush Limbaugh listener, a ghostwriter for Sarah Palin, supported the Austrian school of economics as a debater, voted twice for Ronald Reagan in the 80s and was a closeted homosexual. That is, he was the prototypical neo-conservative pseudointellectual.

    One definition of crazy is anyone who attempts to murder school children.

  8. gitarcarver says:

    Oh look!

    Jiffy tries to mock facts and fails!

    If the guy were a conservative, you’d be all over it Jiffy.

    The fact is that he was a person that believed the same things that you do.

    Look in the mirror and you’ll see the shooter at Arapahoe.

  9. Done With Winter Gumballs says:

    yeah, Socialists\commies only want to disarm the public so that only they have guns. When the gov’t disarms the populace, nothing holds them back from tyranny and despotism.

    why only recognize the deaths of white kids? Isn’t that racist? Why is he not drawing attention to the many numbers of kids killed each month in Chicago alone? Or the dozens of shootings each week alone?

    I call this narcissistic president racist.

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