Obama Uses Newtown Anniversary To Push “Grassroots” Gun Control

by William Teach | December 14, 2013 8:51 am

Did you expect him to do anything else?

(The Hill[1]) President Obama marked the anniversary of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, and called for a nationwide grassroots push for gun control in his weekly radio address[2].

The president’s statement came a day after a gunman shot at least one student and then committed suicide at a suburban high school in Colorado, a few miles from Columbine High School, the site of a mass shooting in 1999.

“We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer. We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds,” Obama said in remarks made public Saturday morning.

By “dangerous people”, he means all private citizens. As for making communities safer, how’s that working out in gun free Chicago? Why do so many crazy attacks seem to occur in gun free zones, such as the one yesterday in Colorado[3]? And by “we”, he means someone else should do the work, because it sounds like work, and he has better things to do, like campaigning, golf, handing power over to Putin, etc.

Obama expressed little faith in Congress acting before the mid-term election and instead called on people across the country to become active.

“We can’t lose sight of the fact that real change won’t come from Washington. It will come the way it’s always come — from you. From the American people,” he said.

Except, support for gun control[4] is at pre-Newtown levels. And, it depends on what you call “gun control”. There are certainly measures that could be put in place, mostly better background checks. But Obama, a guy who is surrounded and protected by people with guns, and Dems want serious draconian restrictions that disarm law abiding citizens, leaving guns in the hands of criminals.

I suggest if Democrats really want gun control, they should start with themselves and voluntarily disarm. Turn in all their guns. Walk the talk.

Unsurprisingly, Obama has made the Newtown tragedy anniversary All About Himself with this photo (which also shows, at the moment, on the front page of whitehouse.com)

Tomorrow at 9:30am ET, join President Obama for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. pic.twitter.com/OsgtGhQarl[5]

— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) December 13, 2013[6]

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Endnotes:
  1. The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/193165-obama-marks-anniversary-of-newtown-shooting
  2. weekly radio address: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/14/weekly-address-marking-one-year-anniversary-tragic-shooting-newtown-connecticut
  3. yesterday in Colorado: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/arapahoe-hs-shooting/karl-pierson-identified-as-arapahoe-high-school-gunman-who-shot-2-students-while-targeting-librarian
  4. support for gun control: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/13/21878758-poll-support-for-strict-gun-control-drops-to-pre-newtown-levels
  5. pic.twitter.com/OsgtGhQarl: http://t.co/OsgtGhQarl
  6. December 13, 2013: https://twitter.com/ObamaWhiteHouse/status/411644088639705088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  7. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  8. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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