“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Barack Obama told a crowd in Mexico especially assembled for his and the Mexican President’s semi-deification. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will. But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.” How does that work? How do you ban guns for non-criminal, non-crazy gun owners and claim you’re all for individual gun rights? Glad you asked . . .
Let’s assume for a moment that the U.S. President isn’t lying. I know, I know: why would we want to do that? A) he’s a politician and B) what more do you need to know? Whatever else that might be, I’m sure you know it already. But stay with me here . . .
There’s only one way we can make the President’s “I heart the 2A” statement square with his civilian disarmament agenda: broaden the definition of the term “dangerous people.” Redefine it to mean any civilian with a gun who isn’t a cop.
Makes sense right? Well to gun grabbers it does . . .
For them the fact that [some] law-abiding gun owners negligently shoot themselves or a child, or suddenly snap and become spree killers and murder lots of children, or literally go ballistic during an alcohol-fueled domestic confrontation and blow away their soused spouse, is evidence enough that gun owners are inherently dangerous people.
Using that incredibly broad definition of “dangerous people,” President Obama’s pro-2a gun control agenda makes perfect sense. It’s designed to protect Americans’ individual right to keep and bear arms while excluding dangerous people. Lots and lots of dangerous people.
Hang on, that’s not quite it. For the Prez to legitimately claim he’s safeguarding someone’s individual right to keep and bear arms there has to be some group of gun owners who aren’t dangerous people. And the answer is . . .
Sherman, set the way back machine to November 2010. One Craig Steele of Pueblo Colorado auctioned off a hand written note from President Obama that read as follows: “I believe in the 2nd amendment and the rights of sportsmen like you. Period.”
Need I say any more?
Only this: that is one messed-up way of thinking—especially for a so-called “Constitutional scholar.” It’s so messed-up that Obama himself almost backed away from it when he said his wife would want a gun for self-protection. If she lived in rural Iowa, her husband was away and she didn’t have 24/7 Secret Service protection.
Wait. Michelle? The President (who I’m thinking wouldn’t be the president in this imaginary scenario) wouldn’t want a gun to protect her? Nope. Which brings us back to that whole “gun control advocates are wimps projecting their own cowardice onto American gun owners” deal.
And there you have it: a man who idolizes hunters and hates himself, who doesn’t see any irony in blaming American guns for Mexico’s violence when his administration enabled the sale of over a thousand guns to violent drug thugs. Remember: you may have been thinking it but you read it here first.