Just hours before a lone gunman killed two people at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Obama went on the BBC to express his frustration at not being able to pass what he calls ‘common sense’ gun control measures.
“The issue of guns, that is an area where if you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws,” Obama told the BBC. “Even in the face of repeated mass killings.”
But Obama promises to double up on his efforts in his last few months as President.
Obama claims that the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism has been less than 100 while “tens of thousands have been killed by gun violence.”
‘Common sense’ tells us that criminals don’t obey gun laws. I am currently in South America, and I can tell you that criminals have no problems getting a gun where there are strict gun control laws.
The other issue is the ability of the populace to defend themselves against tyrannical governments, just like the one imposing itself on the U.S. at this very moment. How many millions upon millions upon millions of unarmed citizens have been killed by despotic governments? Far more than what a few loonies have ever done in America absolutely.
“We have been expecting an all-out assault on the Second Amendment by Obama in the last years of his term,” said Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. “Thank God that the House of Representatives and the Senate are not in control of the Democrats, or our gun rights would be toast.
“Obama will do as much damage as he can get away with by executive orders and actions as he can. We will be fighting him all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.org, said the “transforming” of America into a socialist state cannot be considered a done deal until guns are confiscated from law-abiding Americans.
“Obama told everyone five days prior to the election in 2008 that he would fundamentally change America. In order to accomplish that, he must do away with our constitutional rights first,” said Henry. “The Second Amendment is one of those rights that must be abolished in order for him to succeed in this endeavor.”
Henry said Obama continuously skirts the truth about what really happens with firearms.
“He says, ‘The number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism was less than 100 while tens of thousands had been killed by gun violence.’ Apparently he does not count the U.S. military as Americans even while denying their right to self-defense when on bases in America.”
It’s clear from news reports this year that the president is eager to spend his final months in office “pushing a gun-control agenda that is not gaining much traction with law-abiding citizens,” said David Workman, senior editor of the Gun Mag. “Whether it’s an attempt to ban ammunition or exploit tragic events, Mr. Obama appears to be trying to erode the Second Amendment any way he can.”