“The White House on Monday all but ruled out the possibility that President Barack Obama would make a push for new gun control laws in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Oak Creek, Wis.,” abcnews.go.com reports. “Press secretary Jay Carney noted that Obama had called for better enforcement of existing laws in the wake of the massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last month. ‘I have nothing new to announce,’ Carney said at his daily briefing.” Does that mean gun control is the third rail of American politics or is the Commander-in-Chief keeping it on the down-low until his [theoretical] reelection? Keep in mind . . .
that the Prez created a long gun registry for America’s border states by Executive Order, bypassing Congress, violating the Firearms Owners Protection Act (bans all local, state and federal agencies).
And consider the following statement made after the Jared Lee Loughner spree killing in Tuscon . . .
And where there’s an extraordinarily heartbreaking tragedy like the one we saw, there’s always an outcry immediately after for action, and there’s talk of new reforms and there’s talk of new legislation. And too often those efforts are defeated by politics and by lobbying and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere. But when I said in the wake of Tucson was we were going to stay on this persistently. So we’ve been able to take some actions on our own, recognizing that it’s not always easy to get things through congress these days.