“I do not accept that we cannot find a common-sense way to preserve our traditions including our basic Second Amendment freedoms and the rights of law-abiding gun owners while at the same time reducing the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis,” President Obama told a the audience at a memorial for the people killed during an attack on the Washington Navy Yard. Only you and I know—from the President’s previous push for federal gun control— that he doesn’t mean it. Once again . . .
“common-sense” is a code-word for regulations that infringe on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. A right denied the occupants of the buildings where a crazed gunman unleashed carnage on defenseless people.
usatoday.com reports that the Prez “noted that shootings in other countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom led to legal changes. “No other advanced nation endures this kind of violence. None. What’s different in America is that it’s easy to get your hands on a gun.”
Too bad Mr. Obama didn’t read our recent posts regarding the invidiousness of that comparison. Nor, it seems, [has he read] the United States Constitution.
The President also spoke of “a creeping resignation that these tragedies are just the way it is — a new normal. We cannot accept this. There’s nothing normal about innocent people getting gunned down at work.” And then called for the repeal of the Gun Free School Zones Act and an Army regulation issued under President Clinton banning firearms freedom on military installations. JK.
Interestingly, “officials closed the memorial to the public amid tight security. Some 4,000 invitees attended, many of them military personnel and members of Congress.” So, protected by good guys with guns eh? One armed military worker sitting at his desk minding his own business bad, hundreds of armed cops surrounding politicians good. Go figure.