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Former President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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One month after the horrifying Sandy Hook shooting, a new bill was introduced in Congress to ban military-style assault weapons like the one wielded in the shooting. In April 2013, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 was defeated in the Republican-majority Senate, enraging Obama.

“You had parents that had just lost their children sitting in front of senators asking for very modest, reasonable approaches,” Obama told Winfrey. “This wasn’t some radical agenda. They were asking for more effective background checks and other provisions to keep firearms out of the hands of disturbed folks. And it was all viewed as politics, as opposed to this human moment we should have been able to respond to as a society.”

As gun violence continues to scythe through American life, with Everytown reporting that more than 100 Americans are killed with guns every day, Obama feels that the road to a healthier gun culture remains long and daunting.

“I have to say, gun violence is one of those issues that I think we’re far away from the ‘promised land’ on,” Obama said. “It’s become such a cultural hot button issue. It’s become wrapped up with people’s sense of identity and the degree to which the country’s divided. It’s gotten very polarized. Unwinding that polarization around that issue is going to take some time.”

– Adrienne Westenfeld in The Biggest Revelations From Barack Obama’s Explosive New Memoir

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  1. Sorry Mr O my rights are more important than feelings.

    Besides what good would stronger background checks have been when that sick individual killed his own mother for access to her gun safe?

    • The self serving lord marshal b.h. obama is a hypocrite who has no podium whatsoever. The lord marshal launched his political career from the home of the lily white communist-terrorist bill ayers. In the days when b.h. obama was a child ayers was a big cheese in the weather underground and advised followers to kill their own parents, kill all the rich people, etc. Among a laundry list of crimes sicko ayers also designed a bomb that detonated killing his girlfriend and two other bomb building comrades. It gets worse, the device was intended for Fort Dix Soldiers attending a dance with civilians.

      When most people hear of an individual like ayers they head the other way. Not so with the zero content of character b.h. obama. He worked with bill ayers and was mentored by bill ayers for many years. When b.h obama said “ayers was just a guy in the neighborhood” he lied to America.
      Unfortunately superficial gullible people see the blowbag b.h. obama as “one of the guys.” Rest assured you cannot judge a book by its cover.

      TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

        • In point of fact, Trump IS still president, and will be until inauguration day (and perhaps for four more years beyond that). You clearly don’t understand that there is a process to elect and affirm a new president, which we are currently working our way through. It may well be that Biden wins in the end, but he hasn’t won yet, much as the left and the media would like to lie to you – yes, lie – and insist that he has.

        • “You do know hes not a president anymore right?”

          Even after leaving office, it’s proper to refer to them as ‘President’…

        • Yes he was billy boob, twice. Take that Tea Party/Proud Boy/NAMBLA shit somewhere else, dick sneeze.

        • “You do know hes not a president anymore right?”

          Even after leaving office, it’s proper to refer to them as ‘President’…

          I’ve always thought that tradition treats these titles far too much like titles of nobility. There’s nothing wrong with going back to being “Mister” like everyone else when you leave office.

        • ….yet he served two full terms and managed to avoid impeachment, unlike the loser and your false idol Conald Trump. You are truly one of the useful idiots…

        • Trump’s impeachment was BS and if anyone sain impeachment concerning obozo the left would have screamed racist so loud no ear pro could save you.

    • I miss the old days when Farago would run one red-meat-for-the-right-wing story for every 9 stories about guns.

  2. I like how he characterizes a total ban on America’s most popular rifle, a clear infringement of the Second Amendment, as “more effective background checks and other provisions.” It’s like saying that on 9/11 “some people did something”… oh wait…

    • At this point, with SCOTUS looking as it does, I wonder if it wouldn’t be best to let these people pass whatever gun laws they want, sue them, and then finally get the long-awaited ruling that the 2A is not a second class right: Strict scrutiny, shall not be infringed, etc.

      Perhaps this strategy would work best if all involved understood that “shall not be infringed,” if not enforced by SCOTUS, would be enforced by Clausewitz instead.

      • I like your thinking sir. I especially like your von Clausewitz reference. All we have to do is look at the blue cities on the map. Then turn off their water and power and stop delivering to grocery stores. Reckon how long they will last? hehe

  3. “ ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”. Don’t blame me obama, jfk told me to.

  4. Its going to take some time to unwind…like it took time for you to sell firearms illegally and get away with it. Then blame the businesses that told you no, that it was illegal…what a lower and a complete liar.

  5. Well, according to his own “science” the sea levels should swell and swallow up his 4 million dollar shore home with him in it sometime in the next year so he doesn’t have much longer to worry about it.

  6. I was disappointed in America too, that we had elected him.

    Later, I was disappointed in myself in voting for Romney and McCain when it became clear they served the same interests as Obama.

    Long live Trump!

  7. And Barry O never ceases to amaze me with his capacity to be a twat. That is a high capacity ban I’d be willing to listen to.

    • “And Barry O never ceases to amaze me with his capacity to be a twat.”

      He’s the worst kind of Leftist. He actually believes his own bullshit. Leftists are baffled as to why over half the population has zero interest in what they are selling.

      I heard this from a Leftist family member – They seriously believe that the problem they have with us not going along with their ‘way of thinking’ is that they are failing to explain it to us properly. That we simply don’t understand the issue well enough that we will ‘see the light’ and agree with them.

      I looked across the table at that family member and asked him if could he ever consider the possibility that we understand it just fine, and that’s exactly *why* we want nothing to do with it. He got a confused look on his face…

      • Oddly, there has been around 5 or 6 million “anti-gun” people this year who have “seen the light”, and bought a firearm for the very first time. 🙂

      • Like abortion…if the right would only understand that a fetus is really only a tumor/parasite…right?
        Leftists are all inclusive until you disagree with them…then suddenly you are a racist.

        • The “Party of Science” logic……..
          Our cool-aid “science” establishes that a group of cells “in uteruo” (and WITH a heartbeat) is NOT life.
          Our cool-aid “science” ALSO establishes that a few bacteria on a Mars rock sample PROVES there is/was life on the planet.
          Just how the leftards like their “science”, concluding whatever advances their current “adjenda” on ANY given topic, ant ANY given moment.
          Sounds like junk science to me.

      • Well played Geoff! And well stated. That is a perfect descriptor of Obama, he truly does quaff the swill he vomits up. No one is more annoying than those pretentious fools who think they’re the smartest person in every room they’ve ever entered, which is Barack to a T.

      • This is a prime example of the fact there is no getting along with these people ..
        Separation is the only answer….. period….
        I say bring back the showers and camps….. it’ll be so much fun for the dirty leftists….
        They get a nice shower and then nice camp to rest……..

        In pieces….

      • It’s amazing that you mentally subnormal Republicans haven’t been able to win the popular vote more than once in the past 32 years, yet still believe you’re the majority.

        • It’s amazing that you Authoritarian Leftist scum constantly misrepresent and misunderstand every position your opponents hold, and STILL think you’re the smartest ones around. Pretentious, pedantic, holier-than-thou attitudes while you slither, ouroboros like, up your own assholes.

        • Well VerymuchAnus, the popular vote win is a breeze when the demoKKKRats promise free everything, extend voting periods, extend counting deadlines after the election, hand out absentee ballots like lollipops, allow UNLIMITED ballot harvesting, shut down all signature verifications, separate mail-ins from envelopes (no way to verify ballot is valid), disallow Constitutionally REQUIRED oversight and verifications, use machines and software that is DESIGNED to steal elections…………….

    • Yes, that. It irritates me that we have so many very old SOBs in politics. But the obverse of that is an Obama. He’s going to be around for a long, long time, spouting off about stupid crap that he knows nothing about. Ocrazio Cortez and her squat squad will be even worse.

      God, we need meaningful term limits. Cortez will be another Pelosi, most likely. In the year 2100, she’ll be a wrinkled old hag that all the progressives look up to, and all the rest of us wish would die.

      • “Cortez will be another Pelosi, most likely.”

        She’ll never be majority speaker. That job takes actual political skills to do it effectively. I despise Pelosi, but at least she has legitimate political skills, the thing you need as Speaker. To be an expert “Cat Herder’, so to speak…

        • You call what that nasty old bag does political skills????? That’s funny…..
          That dumb nasty shower candidate deserves no less than whatever the founding fathers laid out for traitors….

  8. He is utterly oblivious as to the reason the ‘obstruction’ Obama got on pretty much anything else after rammed his ‘ObamaCare’ legislation down the throats of the American people. In the congressional recess before the vote, when the congress-critters did their town halls, I was heartened to see the very vocal push-back against that law.

    People were *pissed*, and the networks showed the video it. They voted for it anyways.

    It utterly *destroyed* the health plan I had at the time. And it did the same to a whole lot of people I know locally. He knew it would piss people off, and he did it anyways.

    We The People paid him back in spades in the 2012 midterms. He lost the House and the Senate, and about 1,000 seats in the state houses, and a nice handful of governorships.

    I guess you could say we were lucky he pushed for ‘health care’ instead of ‘gun control’. Had he not burned every ounce of his little remaining political capital, we likely wouldn’t have semi-autos, large magazines, and a few other things today.

    And now we hear Pelosi claiming they have a ‘mandate’ to push big things. Are they really that stupid they don’t know that would that would trigger the same kind of backlash in 2 years?

    We have a solid shot of controlling both houses in 2 years. That will muzzle Biden rather effectively.

    They (and Obama) are so utterly clueless. They actually believe everyone wants what they want…

    • The leftist has an unlimited capacity for hubris. They swallowed marx’s fairy tale about the march of history. Look at the 1994 assault wespons ban, they allowed the 10 year sunset only because after 60+ years they felt a House majority was their birthright and would never change.

  9. The only thing this country ever did that was acceptable to the Indonesian jerk (and his USA hating spouse) was putting him in power.

  10. And yet boobus still voted for his vice president. Most people are as evil and stupid as Obungo and Sleepy Joe when it comes to politics. Amazing!

    • He’s constantly insinuating that whites are racist, yet if whites voted for the white guy in the same percentage as blacks voted for Obama, he never would have even come close to winning. Everyone’s sick of the sermons from the left.

      • Yes…..I agree..
        And not only sermons from the left, but TIRED OF THE SERMONS BY ALL BLACKS….


    • And perhaps if the “sons of Obama” could rein in their criminal tendencies in their communities, we could start to see some improvements.

      But, not going to happen. The white man is to blame for everything in their perspective.

  11. As long as America keeps disappointing communists Obama and Cortez it’s doing fine by me.

    Speaking of Cortez, she should be forced by the New Racial Police to apologize for her name. Her name is in the heritage of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire so she must be forever apologetic for her role in that historical event. Every year on the anniversary she should make a pilgrimage to Tenochitlan and pay homage to all those her ancestors killed. All the money she makes being a representative should be donated to the linage of Aztecs.

    Turn about is fair play, right lefties?

    • “Every year on the anniversary she should make a pilgrimage to Tenochitlan and pay homage to all those her ancestors killed.”

      To be a blood sacrifice on a stone Aztec alter? 🙂

      • Goof, no one even knows what the heck you’re talking about. I’m sure your comments are ‘edgy’ in your own mind, but to everyone else not named James Campbell, they’re utter nonsense.

        • LOL @ GOOF:
          I knew what Geoff was talking about, and so did a whole lot of other people. You need to read something more sophisticated than comic books.

        • You stupid m f e r……I understood exactly what he was talking about..

          Apparently your dumb a$$ leftist education hasn’t taught you a d a m n thing…..
          Not surprising looking at what passes for a teacher in public school these days…. ghetto crackhead teachers lol. .
          … yeah, ok….. im sending my kids in for that indoctrination the second Tuesday of next week.
          ..f k n government……. it’s time to redo the whole system……… it’s been corrupted by rich educated idiots…..

    • “As long as America keeps disappointing communists Obama and Cortez it’s doing fine by me.”

      It’s already happening.

      They can’t understand why Latinos and Blacks made such big moves for Trump last week. They are convinced that we somehow ‘brainwashed’ them.

      When in reality, they took the ‘red pill’ and woke the fuck up as to the dead-end the Progressive ideology is… 😉

      • Indeed. Florida actually got more red, far more red, to the point where the liberal rags are screaming to stop spending money there, as they’ve lost the state. Seriously. There’s been several panic stricken articles on it on leftist shill sites like politico, wapo, ect…

        I read the leftist news, as much as I despise them, because if you know your enemy as you know yourself, in 100 battles you will not be in peril.

        • “I read the leftist news,…”

          So do I, religiously.

          *Lots* good info can be gleaned…

        • Sun Tzu

          Have a bound version on the book shelf, even having read it several times I can open it and learn something completely new. Perception changes as one ages too.

      • “The TTAG Shadow says:
        November 14, 2020 at 11:56
        LOL @ GOOF:
        I knew what Geoff was talking about, and so did a whole lot of other people. You need to read something more sophisticated than comic books.”
        Everyone knows what Geoff was talking about.
        It’s L@Gs (and his many other nom de plumes) job to take a sh!t right after comments the leftards disapprove of.
        This keeps TTAG commenters from advancing ANY topics or points the demoKKKRats dislike.
        Real TTAG commenters and firearm owners AVOID these “dumped on” comments for fear of being attacked by the trollfarm and dumped on themselves. Those who avoid this situation ACTUALLY help the leftards advance their adjenda.
        Congrats TTAG cowards, you are the TRUE 🥾👅. May your chains rest lightly……..
        These leashed monkeys are paid by the left to drop turds in the online punchbowls they disapprove of.
        Keep dancing leashed monkeys.

        • Keep dancing, little ‘lol’.

          You will do as you’re told to do, and don’t you forget it! 🙂

        • He’s just a pathetic little stoner 🤡 Geoff.
          I LMAO at his “….gives you another Ativan..” comment.
          As a personal choice (and LTC holder) I’ve consumed ONE alcoholic drink this year, and the only pills or medication taken has been some Advil.
          Mind altering drugs are for pathetic losers, just like LOL.
          These clueless leashed monkeys alway double down on dumb.
          Dance for the bloombucks, the hand on your leash COMMANDS it!
          Trump/Pence 2020

  12. Go back to Kenya, you Communist POS, and take Mike and Valerie Jarrett with you….America and real Americans are too good for you.

  13. There’s a related BLM tid-bit that popped up over the last few days :

    (BLM leader Patrisse Cullors)

    “We want something for our vote. We are requesting a meeting with you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black people,”…

    You better start working on your coping skills, woman… 😉

  14. I am proud to have had some small part in making that man disappointed. I promise to continue doing my best with disappointing the audacity of his hopes and dreams on January 6th and at every opportunity presented to me for the rest of my natural life!

  15. ‘Everytown reporting that more than 100 Americans are killed with guns every day…’

    That’s nothing. Over 1000 are killed with forceps.

    • More like 2,000…last count was about 800,000 legal abortions in the USA.
      Oh…and they always forget that 65% of those killed by guns are suicides.
      Your body…your choice…RIGHT?!
      Things that make you go Hmmm.

  16. Oh, we fu**ed up your “legacy”? So sorry!!! You need to understand, not everyone in the country is as stupid as your sycophants.

    • Have you not been around long enough to know that “Gang Violence” is not really gun violence and black on black crimes don’t count.
      Only white people can commit Gun Violence. Also it is not an “assault rifle” if it is not black.

  17. Hmmm…”explosive revelations”Barry? That Moo-chelle is a Michael?!? Defeating your “save the children” ban was possibly the NRA’s finest hour…

  18. Article is incorrect, the senate was democrat-controlled with Harry Reid as senate majority leader during the Sandy Hook gun control vote

  19. I just perused the latest crime data from the FBI. During the last decade, rifles of any type were used in 2% to 3% of all homicides. Extrapolating from the more detailed, caliber specific data for homicides of law enforcement that includes in most cases manufacturer and model of the firearms used, AR-15 rodent rifles are used in only 1% of homicides. Shotguns are used in 3% to 3% of all homicides. Of course the number of homicides committed with shotguns is way down from the 1970s and 1980s when 1,000 to 2,000 people were killed with scatter guns. Anyone every hear of the Washington Navy Yard massacre or the Sante Fe Texas massacre? How David the Happy Land Social Club arson massacre or the Toulon France truck massacre?

  20. Poor, poor Barry. This country elected him to its highest office — twice — and made him a multimillionaire and yet he’s still disappointed with us. He’s quite the entitled pr!ck, isn’t he.

  21. “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pit

  22. Since fraud vitiates all things, Barry O. was never POTUS. Anyone who examined his fake birth certificate, downloadable from the government web site in PDF format, and opened it in Photoshop, saw the multiple layers and the editing, left intact when the creator forgot to flatten the file into one layer. Maybe that was done on purpose, as a hint. Or maybe the artist was just high. Did any of you examine that PDF file yourselves? I did.

    • Yeah, I downloaded it. Still have it. It’s like a 12 year old went to town in photoshop. IMO, the most egregious fail on that document is the background pattern doesn’t follow the curvature of the page, it really stands out.

      • The original vid showing the photoshop job was ACTUALLY done by an ex-Microsoft engineer.
        Youtube and the online leftist minions have managed to remove any trace of it from the internet. This vid was still viewable about 6 years ago.
        Here’s another…….

        The “worked” BC was supposed to be copied and saved after being generated. Printing out, then scanning back in would have hidden all the photoshop “layering”.
        Some idiot opened and shared the photoshopped file. Whoops! 💯🤡

      • Well since it was a lie started by the hillary campaign…
        Beside you fools still scream russian collusion every chance you get.
        Oh and still waiting for you and your willing media accomplices to disprove the biden laptop instead of just ignoring it.

  23. If we’d all just do exactly as the tyrants want us to, everything and everyone would be happy happy joy joy for the rest of eternity. They know what’s best for us in all areas of our lives, we should just all become compliant drones. Obama is such a bitter bastard at this point.

  24. I’m continuing to see more gun and non-PC content delisted on youtube.

    It’s time American’s pull out of using products from the fascist big tech. Instead of youtube and twitter maybe the answer for the gun community is full30 and parler. Other decentralized options include dtube and steemit. There’s also Brave browser.

    Big tech wont stop as long as we’re feeding their wallet. I’m open to other options.

    • Go to Gab for socials. Heck, they even host videos and do videoconferencing (buggy, but they’ve got it).

      They’ve spent the last 4 years surviving, and even growing, despite everything the Masters of the Universe could throw at them, and they’ve been building out both distributed and wholly owned backend architecture — they’re pretty much ban-proof at this point, and they’ve demonstrated over and over again that they won’t abandon free speech.

      Parler has the same kind of policies and procedures as GooFaceTwit, just disfavoring the progs instead of us. It’s utterly vulnerable to pressure and censorship. It can and will turn on you, and if it gets big and greedy enough, it’d sell out everyone, just like Facebook did 10-15 years ago and Fox News is doing now.

  25. What ever happened to former Presidents leaving office and not being heard from again? That used to be a thing. President Bush paints and keeps his mouth shut, President Clinton is quiet most of the time,,,,but Obama is constantly running his mouth.

    I got news for you Barry, Left and Right bought firearms..all types of people..That should tell you that no one wants to hear your BS. Can you not just fade away and stop talking already? Take your farm animal stupid spouse with you too.

    • Remember in 2016 when Hillary refused to concede and kept insisting the election was rigged, and Obama weaponized the justice dept and Lynch sent out a bunch of attorneys with orders to find and prosecute voter fraud? No, neither do I because it did not happen.

  26. …and you, the TTAG readers, are oh-so-more positive in YOUR attitudes about The American People. Just look at this Comments section. It isn’t anything but un-American.
    This was the title of the very first e-mail I sent to Mr. Farago “There are no guns in TTAG anymore, and its readers are a bunch of jobless losers.* ”
    If TTAG readers had real jobs and actual friends, if they hadn’t failed in creating good families, if they hadn’t failed in marriage, if they had rich lives in their churches, their neighborhoods, and their communities, they wouldn’t sit on their ever-fattening posteriors and spend more and more time staring at screens, all alone, and trying to impress a bunch of other losers that they’ve never even met and will never meet,either.
    I didn’t vote for Barack Obama, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t a winner and so many of you aren’t losers. I mean really: Go to the mirror and take a good look at yourself, Dear Reader. You’re just pathetic.
    You’re also just terrible human beings. It’s almost always so clear that if Jesus said it, you’re agin’ it. And if you’re always against Christ, what does that make you, again?

    P.S.: Don’t waste your pudgy fingers infesting the website with filthy-bile responses because I won’t waste my life reading them. I’m pushing away from my chair and getting out of the house to go back to my wonderful real-life Saturday. So should you.
    P.P.S: Since Mr. Farago isn’t a loser, he did the thing that would never occur to so many of you: He asked me to call him and we had several civil and polite conversations about these subjects.

    • 🤨🤨🤨
      Sounds like we have a candidate for lithium & electroconvulsive therapy here.
      What load of incomprehensible babble! 😂😂

    • Robert took calls from any and all readers, mr. special. Ask me how I know. And I have met fellow TTAG’ers. I am retired, not jobless. I have a bakers dozen of grandkids.

      Seems like you don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about. And yes, you will read any replies to you.

    • Do us all a favor and stay away this time. You obviously don’t enjoy being here, and nobody here enjoys your presence. You don’t come back — everybody wins.

    • “There are no guns in TTAG anymore, Well, how it works is….. .if the commie b&stards running the country would read and COMPREHEND the Constitution, esp. the 2nd amendment, we wouldn’t have to use up the comment space w/ political B.S., and we could get back to talking about firearms.

    • I have no job? I guess those 14 hour work days are a figment of my imagination. Oh wait I do it to pay for the med insurance my WIFE needs since obama care caused our rates to skyrocket delusional twit.
      Could anyone else make sense of the paragraph when he went into that Jesus rant?

      PS: we all know you will be still reading these replies. Trolls always do

  27. I’m not really sure why the US makes such a big deal about the opinions of former presidents.

    This country seems to have a thing with cults of personality.

  28. “I have to say, gun violence is one of those issues that I think we’re far away from the ‘promised land’ on,” Obama said. “It’s become such a cultural hot button issue. It’s become wrapped up with people’s sense of identity and the degree to which the country’s divided. It’s gotten very polarized. Unwinding that polarization around that issue is going to take some time.”

    -okay, he’s right on this point, but he’s part of the problem because he proposed lazy policies to try and combat it. Banning ‘assault weapons’ wouldn’t even make a dent in gun violence, most of which takes place in big democratically governed cities like Baltimore and Chicago. But instead of trying to figure out why it is that these cities have so much violence (in which guns are used) he pretends that the guns are the problem.

    A more nuanced and root-issue analysis would have created a lot less partisanship but it would be hard and might have some explanations that his voters and fellow democrats don’t like.

  29. I hope to greatly disappoint former pResident Obowelmovement seeing as how I’m just a run of the mill Bitter Clinging,Deplorable,Knuckle draging ,Neanderthal who could give two $hits about Obowelmovement and his Marxist minions.

  30. I’m proud to say that black men have broken away from the democrats in such high numbers, that the election is going into recount. And special thanks to Kanye West. He was just as effective as Ralph Nader. Both took big numbers of democrat votes.

    Black and Hispanic men admire Alpha male leadership. And the three L”s hate it.


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