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The Daily Rant author Mychal Massie in a favorite pastime - guns and cigars.

Obama Is Lying About Guns

I love guns. I grew up around them and enjoyed using them in my early childhood. Today my friends and I hold guns right up there with premium vintage cigars and for my friends who drink (I do not), guns are right up there with Lagavulin, Glennfiddich, Hibicki, and/or Louis XIII Cognac.

How long before the Obama White House decides to tell us we do not need to enjoy such exclusive and expensive Cognacs and Irish Whiskeys? How long before they think there should be restrictions placed upon the alcohol of choice my friends enjoy? They are already feverishly working to restrict through taxation our right to enjoy premium cigars.

Here’s my point. Anti-gun advocates and anti-whatever advocates have always stooped to lie about the threat involved pursuant to whatever it is they are against. And there has been no more pernicious and prolific liar than Obama. What is laughable, if the so-called media were not such sycophants for Obama, is him being such a pathetic liar. His lies are as obvious as is the fact that he is a petulant little sissy occupying a position for which he is not qualified. But then, the people who believe he is doing a good job are also the ones who believe his lies about guns.

The most simplistic definition for an automatic weapon I can give is the following: An automatic weapon (be it pistol or rifle) is a firearm which requires you to squeeze the trigger one time and keep it squeezed until you hear clicking but nothing going “boom or pow.” In other words, until it is empty. Likewise, a semi-automatic is one that you must squeeze the trigger for each round to be fired which is much different than having to cock the trigger each time before firing. It is a fact that even the bad guys in street gangs have trouble getting fully automatic weapons.

The “Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA) makes it illegal make a new fully automatic firearm unless it is for U.S. Government (USG) use or use by a law enforcement agency, or to a Federal firearms licensee for use as a USG or law enforcement sales sample.” (27 CFR 479.105(d)) (See: Legal Full Auto;; 6/14/2016)

Because of the FOPA there is a fixed number of fully automatics in the U.S. available to the collector and/or enthusiast. That number will logically decrease but it will never increase. The cost of legally owning one begins around $14,000 and runs upwards of $20,000 and much more for a used fully automatic in minimally fair condition. And the cost of the weapon is the least restrictive part. The tax, red tape, and the restrictions involved can easily run you cost of a new BMW.

The narrative that the anti-gun liars push is one that imagines any Joe Blow, can go out and buy assault weapons and automatic weapons, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth. Obama and all of his sycophants, including those championing the various versions of the Brady Bill, are liars. And what’s worse, they know it.

The first lie is that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “Assault Rifle.” It does not. “AR” does not stand for “Automatic Rifle” either. It stands for “ArmaLite Rifle” named after the company responsible for developing it in the 1950s. But don’t expect Obama and his sycophants to let facts stand in the way of their narrative of lies.

The AR-15 is not an assault rifle; I argue it is unfair to call it the civilian equivalent to military’s “M” class of automatics (think M-16). Because that is like saying the Corvette is the equivalent to the Koenigsegg and Bugatti Veyron. Yes they are all sleek and fast and eye catching but any similarity ends there. And yes there are people who would question why anyone needs multi-million dollar automobiles that in some cases they never drive. The answer is because the can and because they want to – in that order.

An assault rifle is a weapon made for military purposes only. It is fully automatic. The AR-15 so many of us own and that the media loves to point to, is not an assault rifle.

I have friends who have collections of guns that are in perfect working condition but they will never be fired. They are collectors only. I have friends who have collections of guns that we shoot at every opportunity. Personally I enjoy shooting the AK-47 and the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun. But I also very much enjoy the Smith & Wesson 460 Magnum. But I am getting away from the point I wish to make.

Obama and Congress wasted no time pushing anti-gun legislation in the aftermath of the Orlando, Florida nightclub mass murder by an Islamic terrorist. But following are hard facts that you will never hear coming from the mouth of Obama, the media, or Hillary Clinton. They were forwarded to me by my longtime friend, John Brinson, who is CoChair of the Eastern PA Firearms Coalition:

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms. That is not disputed.
What is never shown though, is a breakdown of those deaths to put them in perspective; as compared to other causes of death.
• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths
So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually but drops to 5,100.
Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington DC (a 54% increase over prior years)
So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.
This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation or about 75 per state.

That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others.
For example, California had 1,169. Alabama had 1.

Considering the fact that Muslims are using guns and planes to murder innocent Americans; considering also the fact that street gangs are prolific perpetrators of gun crimes, juxtaposed to law-abiding gun collectors and enthusiasts – maybe it is time Obama and his minions go after Muslims and street gangs and leave law-abiding gun owners alone.

Because it wasn’t law-abiding gun owners who murdered 49 people at an Orlando, Florida nightclub, nor was it law-abiding gun owners who committed mass murder at Fort Hood, or San Bernardino. It isn’t law-abiding gun owners who are shooting up the streets and neighborhoods in Chicago, Miami, Compton, ad nauseum.

Obama’s lies and the media misinformation does nothing to keep us safe. They do however place our lives at risk by going after the law-abiding instead of those who boast threats pursuant to murdering more of us.

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23 Responses to Obama Is Lying About Guns

  1. Don Oltz July 3, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    Mychal: Would you share the source(s) of the gun numbers you used? I’ve never seen a presentation like this and i’d like to use it. I’d like to verify everything. Thanks.

  2. Garnet June 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I can always count on you to tell the truth. It is an awful feeling to have slowly over your life watch this country, that I love, turn from a proud God-fearing nation into what it has become now. What will the next four years bring? When I was a child we said the pledge every school morning and learned songs in music like the national anthem and God bless America. We went to church and learned how to pray and what God was all about. We learned how to treat others and to live the “10 Commandments”. We had meals around the table with our family and talked about our days. All that is gone! When did it happen? How did it happen? What else is going to be taken from us that will only be a memory shared with others as back in the day?
    I don’t own a gun, never fired a gun. But I feel that law-abiding Americans have the right to own them. As soon as the Orlando shooting hit the news I knew it would be another opportunity for Obama to rise up and use it to take away our guns. Why does he want this so bad unless he wants us disarmed, vulnerable and afraid?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 27, 2016 at 11:09 am #

      garnet: my friend the days you speak I remember well…but do not despair…Our God is a mighty God and He has in no way left us…remember John 14:23-28; John 14:1-3…we have nothing to fear nor worry if we know Christ as Savior…

  3. doug June 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Excellent facts on a favorite American pastime, I agree 100%.
    some that are missing is that the NRA is an organization that supports killers, nothing could be further from the truth as when slaves were first freed in America, the NRA was dedicated to teaching black slaves to shoot to protect themselves from the infamous Klu Klux Klan, who was dedicated to killing the freed slaves or re-enslaving them.
    By the way, the big majority of Klansmen were DEMOCRATS like Obama & Hillary Clinton.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 24, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      doug: thank you…

  4. Colonel Robert F. Cunningham June 23, 2016 at 8:14 pm #


    If this ‘gun’ situation could be put any better .. make sure I get ten thousand copies to replace all the knowing damned lies this ‘administration’ has told this week … make that today!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 24, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      colonel robert f. cunningham: lol…it’s a deal…

  5. pblee June 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    Your facts are correct. Your analysis of the ignorance of the American population and the use of that ignorance by the current occupant of the White House and those who prop him up, is spot on. My advice to anyone interested is, join the NRA, stay politically involved, rethink how you protect your family. Ladies, get trained in the proper use of a firearm in your state and join other like-minded women. Your local range and certified instructor can be a huge help. Many offer ladies only range time and classes. Keep current on practice and involve your family.

    Mr. Massie, my advice to you is keep up the rant, pack heat, and pray for our nation.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

      pblee: I would suggest joining Gun Owners of America which is headed by my good friend Larry Pratt…

      • pblee June 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

        I’ll check that out. Also look at Julie Golob ‘s site for a woman’s take on this.

        • Mychal Massie
          Mychal Massie June 24, 2016 at 9:58 am #

          pblee: thanks…

  6. Renee June 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    What a sad state of affairs we find ourselves in as our nation continues to bear and grit the latest assault by Obama and his leftist minions. This man should never have been afforded a place in history by destroying our constitution and moral traditions which were ordained through our Christian heritage. From the moment he stepped on the stage of the DNC in 2004 he has been deceiving nearly everyone whom he comes into contact with. The man is a wrecking ball of destructin whose only aim is to transform America in a third world commune. His love Of Islam is preventing him from speaking truthfully against its violent tenets and as Brigitte Gabriel Attests, “there is no such thing as radical Islam.” “Those who seek to incite violence against non-Muslims are the true practitioners of Islam!” The rest are not practicing Islam but are merely existing within the confines of an Islamic society!”

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      renee: my friend Dr. Usama DakDok explains in detail the same thing in his books…

  7. Makenzie June 23, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    So right! I just read an article on Yahoo about a family planning to destroy a stockpile of guns and ammo they inherited, said to be worth thousands of dollars (the article stated millions). They apparently don’t want the guns to get in the hands of the wrong people. Really! Talk about stupid….these people aren’t sending a positive message about guns to anyone. Sell the guns to someone who agrees to put them in a museum, or better still, give the money to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or to the families of the victims of the Orlando shootings. Those guns appear to be collector items….not something you would sell to just anyone. The thinking of this family is beyond stupid and is exactly why we have an administration like we do today. It is the minds behind the guns that kill; guns cannot load themselves, develop legs and arms, walk down the street and go on a killing spree! Obama is attempting to disarm this country and it is people like this family that are contributing to his cause.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 11:58 am #

      makenzie: sadly there are stupid people out there…the real tragedy is when they think their stupidity is brilliance…

  8. Patti Dahlstrom June 23, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    This has no more to do with guns, than Obamacare had to do with health. It is simply about power and control and the fundamentally changing of America. When he ordered Homeland Security and the FBI to remove all Muslims from the watch lists, when he ordered all GM car dealerships with Republican owners closed, when he ordered oil wells in the Gulf that were in full compliance with no history of problems shut down, when he ordered the IRS to block all Republican and Tea Party non-profit election groups blocked, when he ordered all files closed from his personal to Fast and Furious, it is all about the destruction of the Constitution and anyone who defies him. He is a liar of the highest order. Why are the post office and the IRS so heavily armed? I shudder to think of all the things he has signed in secret with the UN to destroy our sovereignty. And the right stood by and allowed it. I cannot help but feel a revolution is on the way, and that is the reason for the attempt to take our guns away.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 11:59 am #

      patti dahlstrom: You and I are on same page…

  9. EMIRCITNA June 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    DON’T WASTE TIME trying to reason with unreasonable people, especially if they are Demo-Commies with an intended END-GOAL of overthrowing a country. ~ I learned this fact the hard way over many years of talking common sense and presenting facts & statistics to back-up my argument with absolutely no positive results!
    Bottom Line is in the following words of the ‘progressive’ Demo-Commies’ most cherished historical figure:

    “In order to overthrow a nation its people must first be disarmed!”
    ~ Karl Marx

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

      emircitna: it is true that you cannot win an argument with a rock but that doesn’t mean we give up…

  10. Lynn Early June 23, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Thank you for all the research. My only question is the statistics you write about – is that an average from, let’s say, 2000 – 2015? Or more recent, 2012 to present ?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 11:04 am #

      lynn early: they were most recent available…

  11. Dennis McCutcheon June 23, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    All I have to say is AMEN!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie June 23, 2016 at 11:03 am #

      dennis: thanks my friend…trust you and Cindy are well…

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