At a press conference this afternoon, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest [sic] said the President does not want a federal gun registry. Just like that: “He’s not seeking a registry.” That said, Earnest also said “The president is a very strong believer in the Second Amendment. The president feels very strongly in the constitutional right to bear arms . . . What we want to make sure is that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, but without interfering with the ability of law-abiding citizens to get their guns that they would like to buy.” Except for the ones the President doesn’t want them to buy. Now. In fact, Earnest also said the Prez still likes him some assault weapons ban . . .
“I think you can anticipate that the president’s going to continue to ask Congress to consider a range of proposals, including the assault weapons ban, that would have a tangible impact on reducing violence in communities all across the country,” he said.
Furthermore, he added, the vote on the assault weapons ban amendment will serve as “another opportunity for members of the United States Senate to demonstrate some political courage.”
See? Now that’s funny. ‘Cause it would have taken political courage for the President to resist his fellow Democrats’ call for civilian disarmament in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook slaughter.