Yesterday I reported on the incompetence of Bill O'Reilly in regards to his knowledge of gun control laws and specifically his misinformation regarding AK-47's. It seems that maybe Barack Obama listened to that broadcast and quite possibly plagiarized Mr. O'Reilly's "talking point" memo in regards to that very weapon.
While speaking to the National Urban League Convention on Wednesday Obama launched into an attack on the Second Amendment while trying to dress it up in a bunch of "I believes" to make it appear as though it were not an attack on the rights of the American people.
He said the shooting in Aurora, CO this past weekend should call for a "consensus around violence reduction" in the nation. “These steps shouldn’t be controversial, they should be common sense,” he said.
“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms,” Obama said. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership passed on from generation to generation, that hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage."
“But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities,” he added."
How about those AK-47's don't need to be sold to straw buyers, helped by your administration, and trafficked into Mexico to drug cartels which then were used to kill hundreds or thousands of Mexicans and two of our own federal agents, Mr. President?
I don't know who these gun owners are that you are speaking of. Maybe they are a figment of your imagination like your alleged "compilation girlfriend" was.
Mr. Obama wants America to believe that the Second Amendment has something to do with "traditions of gun ownership" which he defines as "hunting and shooting." Well let me set the record straight for Mr. Obama and all liberals for that matter. Guns, all guns, are weapons and their primary function is not for hunting or target practice. Their primary function is self preservation.
We don't need Obama telling us which guns belong where. No gun owner I know would suggest that an AK-47 needs to be out on the street, unless we are defending our community from a tyrannical government or an invasion. Then we most certainly need them on the street. But we should be able to have such a weapon to use to defend our homes, property and the lives of our families and neighbors. There is nothing immoral or illegal about that.
Obama is pushing nothing but fear mongering. Fine, put more ridiculous laws in place and see how many criminals abide by them. See how laws get AK-47s off the street Mr. President. He is as inept in your thinking on gun control as you were about the stimulus and the economy.
Obama said he'd "continue to work with members of both parties and with religious groups and with civic organizations to arrive at a consensus around violence reduction."
I have a bit of advice for him. Why doesn't he take a look at mandatory gun ownership is working in Kennesaw, Georgia implemented and follow suit? There is the real proof that gun ownership works and defeats crime. But Obama isn't interested in that. He's interested in control, plain and simple. This is exactly what people of his mindset have done before. They want more gun control, so they can exercise more control over the population. It's all about control.
“As we convene these conversations, let’s be clear even as we debate government’s role, we have to understand that when a child opens fire on another child, there’s a hole in that child’s heart that government alone can’t fill," he continued. "It’s got to be up to us as parents, as neighbors and as teachers and as mentors to make sure our young people don’t have that void inside them. It’s up to us to spend time with them. To pay more attention to them. To show them more love and they learn to love each other and they learn to love one another and they grow up knowing what it is to walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes and to view the world in somebody else’s eyes."
It is our responsibility to do those things for sure. The problem is Obama's perspective. Government can't fill anything in that child's life. The reality is that when someone opens fire on another person government can't help that either and in taking away the ability to obtain certain guns simply deprives law-abiding citizens from adequate means of protecting themselves, in the event they need that type of weapon. After all, it isn't law-abiding citizens committing crimes, it's criminals. Sadly people like Obama don't see that their laws are completely disregarded by criminals.
There is no doubt that this shooting in Aurora, CO and this speech here is nothing more than an attempt to get the people ready for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which is currently being finalized.
Next thing you know, Obama will be telling us AKs don't have to be reported when they are purchased, except when its his administration doing the purchasing, and that this is a "No Spin Zone."Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.