Obama Calls Local Officials to Lobby for Gun Control After Kalamazoo

President Obama hectors state governors (courtesy washingtontimes.com)

“President Obama called [the mayor, sheriff and police chief] in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monday morning to pledge federal resources for their probe of a mass shooting, and said the tragedy highlights the need for more gun laws,” washingtontimes.com reports. And then the President of the United states . . .

used the mass shooting to berate pols (and anyone else who would listen) at a governors’ conference “Clearly we’re going to need to do more if we’re going to keep innocent Americans safe. I’ve got to assume that all of you are just as tired as I am of seeing this stuff happen in your states.”

And then President Obama called on the governors to “partner and think about what we can do in a common-sense way, in a bipartisan way, without some of the ideological rhetoric that so often surrounds that issue.”

Remind me again which side uses “rhetoric” to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? And while we’re at it . . .

Local authorities haven’t revealed yet how the alleged gunman, James B. Dalton, obtained the handgun used in the shootings. Six people were killed at random and two others seriously wounded.

Mr. Obama . . . told the governors that gun violence is just as much of a national-security concern as terrorist attacks like the one in California in December.

“The attack in San Bernardino killed 14 of our fellow Americans, and here’s a hard truth: we probably lost even more Americans than that to guns this weekend alone,” Mr. Obama said.

Once again, the President is waving the bloody shirt for gun control before any salient facts about a shooting emerge. Not that salient facts have anything to do with his call for gun control. Or anyone else’s either.