U.S. President Barack Obama says the issue that has left him ‘the most stymied’ is the debate over gun control. Obama recently said that he is "frustrated that the U.S. is the one advanced nation on Earth that does not have commonsense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings." Obama says that "while fewer than 100 Americans have been killed by terrorism since September 11, 2001, tens of thousands have been killed by gun violence.” In other words . . .
pay no attention to the jihadi behind that curtain!
Am I the only one who finds it worrying that the President of the United States reckons that gang banging with guns, firearms-related suicides and the occasional mass shooting are somehow more worrying than religious extremists dedicated to destroying our country? Does it bother anyone else that the President is so quick to put the horrific wholesale slaughter of 9/11 into the realm of ancient history when discussing the current threat of terrorism in the United States?
The President says:
“the nation’s inability to resolve the issue of gun violence is 'distressing' but it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”
I’m so sorry that the President is “distressed” by his inability to disarm his fellow Americans, leaving them defenseless against both criminals and terrorists and (it should be mentioned) government tyranny. No doubt President Obama will “act out” his “distress” in the legislative arena, emboldened by any and every firearms-related atrocity committed by those with little to no regard for human life.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
- Thomas Jefferson