Semi-Retired President Gets Weepy Over Mostly-Ineffectual Gun Rules
I noted yesterday that Obama’s new “gun control” regime would pretty much have a statistically insignificant effect on “gun violence”. Ed Morrissey called them a “restatement of existing law”, and that they “aren’t exercises in executive power; they’re admissions of incompetent governance.” Allahpundit notes they are empty gestures, and points to Charles W. Cooke, who writes
1) In order to make his actions appear meaningful, Obama is going to have to pretend that they represent serious change. If he does that, though, he’ll permit his opponents to say, “look, we just did big gun control by executive order, we have other things to do, and we’re not doing it again.” That matters. The Left makes great hay out of the “we never do anything” line, and its more effective advocates use our present inertia to justify the need for experimentation. Insofar as there is any, Obama has slowed the momentum for further gun-control. This is not how you win the argument.
For the most part, that’s all these actions are: appearances. And, we get this
— CNN (@CNN) January 5, 2016
President Barack Obama grew emotional Tuesday as he made a passionate call for a national “sense of urgency” to limit gun violence.
He was introduced by Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Obama circled back to that shooting in the final moments of his speech.
“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” Obama said, pausing to wipe away tears.
He added: “And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day,” referring to his hometown where he began his political career.
Yes, it does happen on the streets of Chicago every day (he should talk to his buddy Rahm Emanuel). And in Baltimore. Detroit. Newark. And many other mostly Democratic Party run cities. And these empty gestures will have zero effect on these events. Does anyone think that criminals will say “oh, goodness, I have to have a background check for online purchases, where I’m not purchasing guns anyhow?” They don’t care about laws regarding murder, attempted murder, theft, assault, dealing drugs, etc.
And all those Democratic cities have draconian gun control. California is a liberal gun grabbers wet dream.
But, really, this is what Obama gets weepy about? What about other things
— Katherine Telford (@kmtelford) January 5, 2016
Does anyone remember Obama getting weepy when he made his brief statement, from the golf course, over the beheading of James Foley, then went right back to the golf course?
How about when Baltimore was breaking records for murder in 2015? He didn’t get weepy over San Bernardino, when Islamists killed Americans. Nor Fort Hood. Sarah Palin wonders
America is forced to weep over Obama’s release of violent criminals into our communities – like the 121 illegal aliens who committed murders after they were released from custody by the Obama administration instead of being deported. And that doesn’t take into account the others we don’t know about.
The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across the globe.
Heck, how about some weeping for the record number of people who have dropped out of the work force in despair