I’m sorry, WTF? Spree killer James Holmes used a Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun, a Smith & Wesson AR-15 modern home defense black assault rifle and two Glock .40s for his Aurora rampage. An AK-47 didn’t come into it. And besides, our soldiers don’t carry AK-47s. So is the President saying our soldiers should carry AKs? Anyway . . . “I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms,” the CIC told the National Urban League convention in New Orleans. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation. That hunting and shooting are part of a cherished 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. I believe the majority of gun owners would agree we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons, and we should check someone’s criminal record before they can check out a gun seller.
You mean buy a gun? That box has been well and truly ticked Mr President. But let’s get emotional about it . . .
We must also understand that when a child opens fire on other children, there’s a hole in his heart that no government can fill.
A) James Holmes wasn’t a child. B) OMG! The government can’t fill a hole in someone’s heart? You mean there are actual honest-to-God limits to what government can do? Who’d a thunk it?
Rest assured: this is not the assault weapons ban that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is looking for. Meanwhile, by trying to play it straight down the middle—without a clue about what he was talking about—Mr. Obama has screwed the proverbial pooch.
NRA email blast in three, two, one . . .