Gun Control

Apparently being of the opinion that he remains far from having done as much damage as he can possibly to our country, Barry made a pledge just this past Thursday that he fully intends to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it “the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.”  And I would think it rather foolish on our part not to take this as the threat that it is.

It was in a BBC interview that Barry said, “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 – even in the face of repeated mass killings.”  But common-sense laws are not what Barry really wants to bring about.

Barry went on to say, “And if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”  And he continued, “For us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”

But I think it fair far to say that Barry is little more than delusional when it comes to his patently dishonest “tens of thousands” claim.  Not even if you add up all the shootings in all the liberal hell holes from all 6 1/2 of his years in office do we get numbers like that.  Now, perhaps if he intends to disarm the Blacks and the Hispanics who are doing the vast majority of those shootings, well then, he can have at it.

But the real reason Barry has failed in gun control is because he has failed to enforce existing gun laws.  In 2007, candidate Barry said, “We know what to do. We’ve got to enforce the gun laws that are on the books.” He also alluded to cracking down on straw man purchasers and “unscrupulous gun dealers.” He continued to reiterate this view on the campaign trail in 2008, including calls for stronger background checks.

Back when Barry addressed the people of Newtown, he asked, “can we honestly say that we’re doing enough?” and answered, “If we’re honest with ourselves, the answer’s no. We’re not doing enough,” adding, “surely we can do better than this … if there’s even one step we can take to save another [life] … then surely we have an obligation to try.”  President Barry had apparently forgotten the words of candidate Barry.

In truth, Barry would have to look no further than the nearest mirror if he were truly interested in finding out exactly who it is that’s responsible for not doing “better than this.”  Barry has never made enforcement of existing guns laws a political or policy priority.  Barry’s Justice Department, at least under Holder, never strongly enforcing prosecutions of people who falsify information on their gun background checks.

And let’s face it, there’s simply no good reason to not enforce this law and prosecute violators, unless, of course, there is an ulterior motive for doing so.  I mean when you have 99% of non-NRA member gun owners as well as 95% of NRA members expressing support for punishing traffickers to the full extent of the law, what might be the purpose for not doing so?  Why might Barry not want to “do better.”

The irony is that gun rights advocates have argued for years is that it’s not more gun laws that are needed, the only thing that’s needed is for existing laws to be enforced or at least better enforced.  Take the city of Chicago, Barry adopted hometown and a place that has the strictest gun laws in the country.  Just this year alone there have been nearly 1500 shooting victims, one person is shot every 3 hours and 14 minutes.

But Barry goes on and on, as do so many of his fellow Democrats and a good many ‘Republicans’, about how more laws are the answer.  The approach to gun laws bears a rather uncanny resemblance to the approach used when talking about illegal immigration.  Because there are thousands of immigration laws already on the books that also go unenforced, while at the same time we hear calls for even more laws.

So we need to take Barry at his word, and to understand how it is that he will try to go about making good on it.  He has no interest in enforcing current laws, because they don’t get him to where he wants, or needs, to go, which is to take guns out of the hands of every law abiding American.  So he’s going to need ‘new’, more far-reaching laws that will provide to him that opportunity.  We must be ready to fight!

Because Barry and his gang of Democrats, and more than just a few Republicans, will soon be headed our way, again.  So we had better be working on, or adding to, whatever fortifications, Constitutionally speaking, that will be needed to stop them.  And if those fortifications fail, then my friends we will have few options left, and none of them are something that I ever thought would take place in this country.

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