Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scandal? What scandal? Hypocrite Obama pushes new gun control measures "to prevent future bloodshed." Shouldn't he get a handle on the ATF first?


King Barack the Worst wants us all to "be reasonable" and trust him while his subordinates stonewall on the Project Gunwalker scandal and continue to carry out their conspiracy to subvert the Second Amendment.

Obama writes on gun law reform in Tucson newspaper.

I can't believe this.

The President whose administration is apparently still in the middle of executing a conspiracy against the Second Amendment by encouraging the smuggling of firearms to cartels and bandit gangs wants us to be "reasonable" and exercise "common sense" on further restrictions of our own liberties. He doesn't talk about the data base problems where innocents get rejected because of "false positives." Or how giving the feds even more power over people will make any of the rest of us safer. And you can bet your ass that the restrictions on "mental health" will be drawn until anybody with a contrary political opinion is rejected.

No.

The lying sonofabitch says "Trust us." In the middle of the Project Gunwalker Scandal? When his subordinates are still stonewalling on the number of deaths in the United States and Mexico -- surely already in the hundreds and soon to be in the thousands -- caused by his firearm confiscationist flunkies' bright idea?!?!?

I guess it is as been rumored. This idiot really is out of touch with reality. Or he thinks we are really that stupid. Or both.

Mike
III

WASHINGTON. D.C. (KGUN9-TV) - The White House press office Sunday released the text of an essay President Barak Obama wrote for the Op-Ed pages of the Arizona Daily Star on gun law reform.

The essay appears in the Sunday edition of Tucson's morning daily newspaper.

Obama came to Tucson after the shootings t make a public appearance at the University of Arizona. He also visited the shooting victims who survived while they recovered at University Medical Center.

Here's the full, unedited text provided by the White House:

"It's been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack's turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people's pain.

But one clear and terrible fact remains. A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun.

He used it to murder six people and wound 13 others. And if not for the heroism of bystanders and a brilliant surgical team, it would have been far worse.

But since that day, we have lost perhaps another 2,000 members of our American family to gun violence. Thousands more have been wounded. We lose the same number of young people to guns every day and a half as we did at Columbine, and every four days as we did at Virginia Tech.

Every single day, America is robbed of more futures. It has awful consequences for our society. And as a society, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to put a stop to it.

Now, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. And the courts have settled that as the law of the land. In this country, we have a strong tradition of gun ownership that's handed from generation to generation. Hunting and shooting are part of our national heritage. And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners - it has expanded them, including allowing people to carry their guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.

The fact is, almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible. They're our friends and neighbors. They buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for hunting or target shooting, collection or protection. And that's something that gun-safety advocates need to accept. Likewise, advocates for gun owners should accept the awful reality that gun violence affects Americans everywhere, whether on the streets of Chicago or at a supermarket in Tucson.

I know that every time we try to talk about guns, it can reinforce stark divides. People shout at one another, which makes it impossible to listen. We mire ourselves in stalemate, which makes it impossible to get to where we need to go as a country.

However, I believe that if common sense prevails, we can get beyond wedge issues and stale political debates to find a sensible, intelligent way to make the United States of America a safer, stronger place.

I'm willing to bet that responsible, law-abiding gun owners agree that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few - dangerous criminals and fugitives, for example - from getting their hands on a gun in the first place.

I'm willing to bet they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas - that we should check someone's criminal record before he can check out at a gun seller; that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to buy a gun so easily; that there's room for us to have reasonable laws that uphold liberty, ensure citizen safety and are fully compatible with a robust Second Amendment.

That's why our focus right now should be on sound and effective steps that will actually keep those irresponsible, law-breaking few from getting their hands on a gun in the first place.

• First, we should begin by enforcing laws that are already on the books. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is the filter that's supposed to stop the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun. Bipartisan legislation four years ago was supposed to strengthen this system, but it hasn't been properly implemented. It relies on data supplied by states - but that data is often incomplete and inadequate. We must do better.

• Second, we should in fact reward the states that provide the best data - and therefore do the most to protect our citizens.

• Third, we should make the system faster and nimbler. We should provide an instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks to sellers who want to do the right thing, and make sure that criminals can't escape it.

Porous background checks are bad for police officers, for law-abiding citizens and for the sellers themselves. If we're serious about keeping guns away from someone who's made up his mind to kill, then we can't allow a situation where a responsible seller denies him a weapon at one store, but he effortlessly buys the same gun someplace else.

Clearly, there's more we can do to prevent gun violence. But I want this to at least be the beginning of a new discussion on how we can keep America safe for all our people.

I know some aren't interested in participating. Some will say that anything short of the most sweeping anti-gun legislation is a capitulation to the gun lobby. Others will predictably cast any discussion as the opening salvo in a wild-eyed scheme to take away everybody's guns. And such hyperbole will become the fodder for overheated fundraising letters.

But I have more faith in the American people than that. Most gun-control advocates know that most gun owners are responsible citizens. Most gun owners know that the word "commonsense" isn't a code word for "confiscation." And none of us should be willing to remain passive in the face of violence or resigned to watching helplessly as another rampage unfolds on television.

As long as those whose lives are shattered by gun violence don't get to look away and move on, neither can we.

We owe the victims of the tragedy in Tucson and the countless unheralded tragedies each year nothing less than our best efforts - to seek consensus, to prevent future bloodshed, to forge a nation worthy of our children's futures."

19 comments:

Walter said...

The lying sonofabitch says "Trust us." In the middle of the Project Gunwalker Scandal?

The lying bastard sonofabitch says "Trust us." In the middle of the Project Gunwalker Scandal? -There, fixed your ommision.

Arctic Patriot said...

Yeah, and I suppose he believes women and blacks should likewise "be reasonable" about "restrictions and safeguards" being placed on their rights to vote.

Oh, no, I forgot. When his agenda is challenged, he exhorts followers to "bring a gun".

This man is the most laughable, effeminate, spineless, and insidious president in American history.

Go do something anatomically impossible.

AP

Kent McManigal said...

Oprabama has finally said something I agree with: "First, we should begin by enforcing laws that are already on the books."

Yes, he should. And since the written law ("on the books") which deals with weapons, which trumps all others, says the fundamental human right to own and to carry weapons "shall NOT be infringed", he should enforce that law stringently and without reservation or equivocation.

Dedicated_Dad said...

Don't. Tread. On. Me!
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Tommy Atkins said...

"Reward the states that have the best data" WTF?? W.T.F.?? Sounds like someone wants to make a list.Reward them how exactly?? First come on the .gov grab?? These folks are out of touch. I read recently that there were 90 guns per 100 people in the US. Is that a sleeping giant that they really want to rouse?

Anonymous said...

Is this op-ed the long awaited Obama gun control address Chris Matthews and Newsweek promised would follow the State of the Union by a couple of weeks?

bitter clinging Texan said...

what a piece of human excrement

I know crack dealers in south dallas with better ethics than Hoebama

LarryA said...

Most gun owners know that the word "commonsense" isn't a code word for "confiscation."

Cite?

The fact is, almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible. They're our friends and neighbors. They buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for hunting or target shooting, collection or protection. And that's something that gun-safety advocates need to accept.

Hear the spin? The Brady folks and VPC are "gun-safety advocates."

How many gun-safety classes have they held? Are the firearm safety rules on their website?

Right!

Anonymous said...

That slice of humble pie just keeps getting bigger - not sure there'll be enough time to finish it all.

Dedicated_Dad said...

He's putting this out BECAUSE of gunwalker. "Preparing the battlespace" - reminding his hoplophobic fellow-travellers that -- if not for the heroes at ATF -- the tea-bagging bitter-clingers will all have AK machine-guns they bought over the internet or through the loophole at the gun-show.

The obvious question which comes to mind is "if they were TRYING to bring on civil war, what would they do differently"?

Badmouth the millions who rose to the Tea-parties. Praise the "heroes" who riot over their union-thuggery being abridged, and literally tell them to "bring a gun" and "get a little bloody"?

Then top it all off by pushing the #1 no-question hot-button issue?

If they're not trying to light it up, WTF *ARE* they doing?

Anonymous said...

I have no use for obama and particularly no use for the morons who voted for the illegal Kenyan.

Never forget that when one bad mouths an elected official, one needs to remember the fools who voted to put the scum there in the first place.

DAN
III

tom said...

Guns don't kill people, earthquakes and tsunamis and nuclear accidents kill people. We need dihydrogen monoxide control.

It's for the children!

My verification word was "comyie"
Heehee.

Pete said...

The tyrant in chief laments a relatively few "stolen futures" via gun violence? How much does he lament fifty million stolen futures via abortion?

Mark Matis said...

For bitter clinging Texan:
There are crack dealers in EVERY city with better ethics than ANYONE in this entire Administration.

Ed said...

I am making a list
and checking it twice.
Gonna find out
who's naughty or nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Sing it with me, kids!

Anonymous said...

"Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people's pain."

But now I intend to shamelessly exploit this event for my own narrow, partisan advantage. ;^)

MALTHUS

Anonymous said...

Anyone else noticed how frequently Giffords is mentioned on the "news"?
And zero mention of the other victims?? It's all to keep her name and image in play.

Don't be surprised when another "incident" occurs, with another Loughner, that mere "common sense" regulations are proposed. Giffords will be trotted out in congressional hearings, providing testimony from crutches or wheelchair, tearfully demanding passage, to thunderous applause. Let's give it one for the gipper, er giffords.

No matter how cynical I become, it's still not enough to keep up with events.

Tommy Atkins said...

Another thought occured to me. The Govt wants me to undergo an accurate background check to exercise my constitutional right to purchase a firearm. How about candidates for President undergo a background check to exercise their right to run for the office? Damn, I am tired of the for me, not for thee dictates from DC.

Shy Wolf said...

"...But one clear and terrible fact remains. A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun..."
and what he isn't talking about is the "one clear and terrible fact remains: one man our Army saw fit for service and allowed to de-brief our returning troops and treat their PTSD, was allowed onto a US base and kill 13- and wound how many more? and get away with it."
Not to mention, there's no mention of this mooslim turd since Tuscon. That is, if you don't include 'blogs as Main Stream Media'.
That lying cockbreath sonofabitch wants me to trust him- I will, too: soon as he cuts his fucking throat.
Shy III
WV: reduc... lol, love to...