So riddle me this, why is it that at the very same time Barry is out there busily advocating for even more and stricter guns laws, he also seems quite content to leave a good many of our gun laws already on the books, unenforced? Does that make any sense? And how do you suppose that I can come to know that that’s what’s going on? Well, it’s because Syracuse University’s TRAC Reports recently revealed that Barry’s tough talk about increasing prosecution of federal gun laws was just that—talk. In fact, Barry’s annual prosecution of gun crimes has never even reached the levels of prosecutions seen during George W. Bush’s last five years in office. So all this bullshit about Barry being so concerned about our public safety is just that, BULLSHIT! What this really is, is just a ploy to take guns from law abiding Americans.
And ironically the fact that fewer gun laws are being enforced comes despite the fact that one of Barry’s 23 executive orders that he pumped out back in January 2013 was supposed to “amp up prosecutions of federal gun laws.” According to Syracuse’s TRAC Reports what we know is that prosecutions for gun violations actually began to decline back in 2013. In fact, prosecutions in 2013 were lower than in 2012. Gun crime prosecutions were even lower in 2014 and actually hit an all-time low for Barry’s administration in 2015. For example, “during fiscal year (FY) 2014 the Justice Department said the government obtained 20.3 weapons convictions for every one million people in the United States… [and that dropped to] 19.1 weapons convictions for one million people in the United States during FY 2015.”
Or to put it another way, FY 2015 represents a 15.5 percent drop in prosecutions from 5 years ago and a 34.8 percent drop from the midway point of Bush’s eight years in office. And it’s also interesting to note that these reductions in gun crime prosecutions have correlated with an ever increasing push for more gun control. In fact, in January 2013—the very month in which Barry called for an increase in gun crime prosecutions—Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat, was being tapped for a gun control push, and Gabby Giffords’s gun control PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, was founded. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America had formed in the prior month, and this meant January, February, March, and the first two weeks of April witnessed a gun control push unlike any other in American history.
And through it all, we were led to believe that gun crime prosecutions were actually being increased, yet they would actually end the fiscal year considerably lower than the year before. And ya know, it’s rather ironic that it’s crime-riddled Chicago which serves as the perfect microcosm of the country as a whole when it comes to a failure to prosecute gun crimes coupled with a relentless push for more gun control. The NRA’s First Freedom summed it all up this way: “In 2014 in Chicago, over 2,500 people were shot—nearly 400 of them fatally—and police seized more than 6,252 guns. Yet out of those 6,252 guns seized, (U.S. Attorney Zach) Fardon’s federal prosecutors saw fit to pursue just 62 weapons prosecutions. In other words, for every 100 guns police seized, federal prosecutors made just one prosecution.”
So you can plainly see that Barry’s rather unique approach to gun laws can be said to mirror his approach to immigration laws. That being, of course, that many of those laws already on the books simply are not to be enforced, while at the same time demands are being made for new laws to be created. And the fact that Barry seems to prefer leaving gun laws unenforced should cause one to call into question what it is that might motivate him do so. Personally, I would argue that what’s he’s hoping to have happen here is for there to be more gun incidents that he can then turn around and use to bolster his continuing claims that we need much stricter gun laws. He’s willing to sacrifice, for example, the hundreds of blacks who are shot in Chicago if it means improving the odds for him getting to where he wants to be on gun control.