A Lefthanded Way To Take Our Guns
It took Obama six days to renew his calls for a ban on guns in the aftermath of the movie theater murders in Aurora, Colorado. Following is an excerpt from his comments to the National Urban League: “I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation, that hunting and shooting are part of a national heritage, but I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals; that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.”
Obama is as driven to undermine our Second Amendment right to own and bear arms as Satan is to have sinners in hell. And let there be no doubt about it–that is the sensus plenior of Obama’s insidious bromide.
Saying that “hunting and shooting are part of a national heritage” he was applying a familiar hypocorism that we are all comfortable with, and then contrasting it in such a way that the unthinking will agree. That said, of course, who wouldn’t agree that AK-47’s do not belong in the hands of criminals? It’s too bad he didn’t make that clear before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and a couple hundred innocent Mexicans were murdered by the guns his administration was responsible for illegally selling to Mexican drug cartels.
If Obama feels so strong that guns belong in the hands of soldiers not criminals then why weren’t the thousands of assault rifles that were sold to the most violent and dangerous drug cartels in this hemisphere, sold to the Mexican military instead?
Obama is the most mendacious and pernicious, narcissistic megalomaniac ever to occupy elected office in the history of our government. He makes Hugo Chavez appear to be a sane and coherent dictator. But as is always the case Obama is hanged by the words and comments he wasn’t able to have sealed from public view.
If he recognizes “the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation” why did he insult small town Pennsylvanians April 6, 2008 when he told a fundraiser: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest…people get bitter and cling to guns or religion.” Of course, deeper analyzation of his comment also revealed it was a clever (in his mind) way of disparaging whites.
Katie Pavlich points out: “In law school, [Obama] was mentored by liberal legal scholar Laurence H. Tribe, who at the time was a fervent opponent of gun rights…Tribe recalled, [Obama] was the best student [he] ever had.” (Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal And Its Shameless Cover-Up; Pg.16)
[Listen to Mychal’s interview with Katie Pavlich here http://newdailyrant.wpengine.com/live-free-teleforum-with-fast-and-furious-author-katie-pavlich/ ]
In her book Pavlich also notes that in 1994, Obama was on “the board of the Joyce Foundation, a liberal-leaning organization so active in advocating restrictions on gun ownership that it is known as the anti-NRA.” (Pg.16)
She writes: “In 1999 Obama was quoted by the Chicago Defender newspaper at an anti-gun rally proposing a 500 percent increase in federal taxes ‘on the sale of firearm ammunition.’ In 2000, as an Illinois state senator, Obama co-sponsored…[restrictive and punitive legislation limiting the firearms purchases by law-abiding citizens]. (Pg. 16-17)
And if, as he told the National Urban League, he “[recognizes the traditions of gun ownership passed on from generation to generation [and] that hunting and shooting are part of our national heritage”–then why did he “in 2003…vote for a bill banning the private ownership of hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in Illinois[?]” (Pg.17)
February 17, 2009, less than one month after his inauguration, Obama pledged to get all firearms out of the inner cities and it was clearly understood he was not talking about getting them out of the hands of criminals but out of the hands of the law-abiding.
His comment that he believes “a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not…criminals…[and] not on the streets of our cities” is pure betise. And it was intended to set up another straw dog. No responsible person would disagree with what he said–at face value.
But there is no way to remove or restrict firearms in America except by taking them from the hands of the law-abiding and enthusiasts. Some would argue that the very fact Obama holds the office he does, proves there is no way to legislate crime out of existence, but I digress. Criminals will always have weapons and they will always commit criminal acts: that’s why they’re called criminals. Nor can the unstable be prevented from saying and/or doing unstable things; once again I use Obama as the best example of making comments most typically viewed as those of a person not fully in control of their mental faculties.
The simple truth is that Obama hates guns and will do whatever it takes to undermine the Second Amendment and deny us our Constitutional rights pursuant to same.
There was no way to prevent the massacre in Aurora and to use that tragedy as a bugbear to further a diabolical agenda is morally opprobrious and beneath contempt, but obviously not out of character for Obama.
My friends and I, like ten thousands of other shooting enthusiasts, enjoy shooting guns of every description on ranges around the nation. We are enthusiasts and collectors; we do not need Obama and gun-haters dictating the terms under which we enjoy our sport.
We are talking about shooting our AK-47’s this weekend along with several other firearms we own. My advice to Obama would be to focus on the economy and to focus on having Eric Holder obey Congressional subpoenas, and leave how we spend our free time to us.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here