White House Confirms Obama Wants To Ban Guns

During the White House Press Conference on Monday, not only did Press Secretary Jay Carney put distance from Harry Reid's comments concerning Mitt Romney's failure to pay taxes for ten years, yet not disavow the remarks, but he also affirmed the fact that Barack Obama is also out to ban guns, something we've known all along. He affirmed Obama's position to re-institute the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

Of course I warned about such calls for more gun control on Monday.

When asked whether Obama supported renewing the 1994-2004 federal ban of semi-automatic weapons for civilians, Carney responded,

“He does support renewing the assault weapons ban,” and he added that “there has been reluctance by Congress to pass that renewal.”

I will interject to say there is good reason that Congress doesn't act. Banning supposed "assault weapons" does nothing to stop criminals from acquiring them. The Obama administration should know this best seeing that they delivered some 2,500 semi-automatic weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, which were responsible for at least two U.S. federal agent deaths and the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans. As I've said before we need more politician control legislation rather than gun control legislation.

While Carney said that the administration intends to push for gun safety "under existing law" and "not infringe upon Second Amendment rights of citizens" the fact is that is the exact opposite of what such measures do. The issue is not "gun safety." That is merely the marketing of the Obama administration. Gun safety is what an individual does, not what government does. The Obama administration is not interested in gun safety. They are interested in gun banning.

Understand something here. The call for the ban of semi-automatic weapons is a call for most modern guns on the market. According to Reuters, the shooter at the Sikh temple was using a simple Springfield 9mm semiautomatic handgun.

Josh Sugarmann, , executive director of the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group that advocates to reduce gun violence, said,

"There is no valid reason for civilians to have assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns and high-capacity magazines. We have to start ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands in the United States."

You see, this is just an echo of the Obama administration. There are plenty of valid reasons for law-abiding citizens to posses "assault" rifles, semiautomatic handguns and high-capacity magazines. If we are to believe Mr. Sugarmann, then if those semi-automatic guns are out of the hands of the population, then there is absolutely no need for any government official to have a body guard armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Furthermore, there is no need for police to be armed with them either.

If there is a cry from these people who want more gun control and gun bans, then they need to follow their "illogic" to its logical conclusion and that would mean there would be no need for any semi-automatic guns at all. That is not the case though and they know it. Their is no Utopia like liberals assume in our future simply because men are fallen and because they are fallen they need means of protection against those men who lack self-control.

I never know how I will have to defend myself in public or in my own home. This is why there needs to continue to be high capacity magazines as well as a variety of weapons to choose from. Against military it is small for sure, but against common criminals law abiding citizens should be able to purchase a weapon of choice without government cutting those options off.

Carney finished the section regarding the assault weapons ban with the following:

“The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress where possible — and administratively where allowed — to advance common-sense measures that enhance our security, that keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have them, under existing law, but that protects Second Amendment rights, which the president thinks is an important goal as well."

You see, we hear the "where possible" type of comment on things such as the cybersecurity bill, which Obama is considering using executive order to implement, which would be a clear violation of the powers he has under the Constitution. Not only that but Carney uses the phrase "deadly weapons." Isn't that interesting? Well now, according to TSA box cutters are deadly weapons and so are plastic knives, nail files, fingernail clippers. I mean if we are going to use the term "deadly weapon," that really is in the eye of the beholder. Everything in our lives can be a deadly weapon, including some very well trained people!

Personally, I don't care if people say, "Well other presidents have issued Executive Orders like that." That doesn't make it right. Law is to be made in the Legislative Branch, not the Executive Branch. don't think if it came down to it that Barack Obama would not seek to implement such an EO, if he so desired. The question is, how would our elected representatives respond to such a measure?

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  • emoore

    This is why I don't affiliate with the Republican Party. Too much ignorance and stupidity fueled completely by the hearsay of others.

  • Randonius Maximus

    I tell you what, how about instead of getting rid of guns we give every swinging dick and bouncing titty that works in the education department a gun and then tell me how many school shootings we have. Either 1 of 2 things will happen...first school shootings will decrease and or we will still have them, but it would end with the murder dead and more students and teachers alive. It sounds better then the alternative which is take away guns and what not so that the law biding citizens can't arm themselves and then end up having half of America's population dead due to low life thugs who will end up running the streets.

  • Wolf-Talker1

    The GReat Black Father in Washington should just go ahead by Executive Order and do what he wants to do about "Gun Control" if he waits on a do nothing Congress it will take forever!

  • Ol Gene

    I've got a deal for Obama,I'll turn in my guns right after He waives his personal protection!

  • Lynn Weaver

    You're making this stuff up. All research to substantiate the banning of all guns turns up only claims on blogs such as this. There is no truth to it. If you have to make it up, then you are devoid of all credibility.

  • lorri

    Treason in the constitution is punishable by death. So once it is proven in court of law would he get the death penalty, like Assam Hussain? Of this did happen I wonder how many people would be lined up at the gates? Yet, of that were to happen he would just be#one a martyr, he needs to stir in prison, where his name would be known as the true traitor he really is, and show all that no one is above the law

  • crusty

    What is the clown and his "AG" going to do about Hassan the Ft. Hood terrorist murderer who is still collecting full military pay and benefits including medical treatment?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    Edit does not work but spell check can surly screw things up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    Fast and furious has killed thousands of inoccents at our governments made up story to try and take our second amendment away. Benghazi was because our government was supplying weapons to the same terrorist that killed our own military. And the same weapons killed our consulate employees . Our government has surpassed Sandy Hook in personel miss handling of our military and made up stories to steal our second amendment that it's scary . And government who does these things and fears your guns should be feared. If we allow our guns to be altered in anyway it's will lead to total confit stink and we will be led like sheep to the gas chambers next.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    I want to ban government out of control freedom grabbers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    Never ever will I give up my god given right . Civil war will come and millions of lives will be lost because of big government over reaching hands into our freedoms.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    Let government disarm the government first. Then we the people will protect them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    Without guns a tyrannical government will always follow and millions always die . History always has proven that a disarmed population always gets killed by large overbearing governments . Never did our founding farthers want government to make any laws to govern guns. It is our God given right not governments.. Keep your hands off my god given right. Amen

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    A government that fears your guns should be feared it self.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Donovan/100000031258401 Paul Donovan

    From my cold dead hands. Never give your right to keep government in check.

  • Miranda

    what about the people like me who use guns in a sport....... I well leave the country if this happens

  • Just being Real

    I would like all of us to think about this. There has been a lot of talk about the need for more gun laws. There are already over 20,000 gun laws on the books now. Including Background checks, Mental health, FBI checks. Nothing would of prevented this mad man from committing this act.

    I believe that our mental health community must do a better job in reaching out to those who are in need of help.

    That job starts at home where a parent will first see signs of something concerning their child and getting help at that time.

    The Xbox or other video games contribute to this problem.

    Video games like Call of Duty America's Army or other video games all portray violent behavior. Theses are the games our kids play and I believe they desensitize our kids about war, violence and life it self

    Now mix into the equation someone who is mentally challenged. Well you get my gist.

    Lets not fool our self. This is not about more gun control, that wont change a thing. It is the way we parent, how we teach our children and the ability to restrict our children to what they view. The violent video games all have age related rating limits on the games. Most parents ignore the age ratings.

    Children fantasize about the people they are shooting in theses video games and some children who are mentally challenged may have a hard time separating fantasies from reality and then they may play this fantasy out in real life.

    BTW. The America's Army video game is made to indoctrinate our children and it is brought to them by our government and the US Army. Who is kidding who?

    Education and timely help is the key for a real solution to real problems.

    Not trying to make a political statement. Just being real.