Guest Post By Michael Ramirez
What President Obama really said yesterday in promoting his unconstitutional executive legislation was, “I don’t want to take away your Second Amendment rights… I just want to take away your guns.”
President Obama has alluded to this before, using Australia and England as examples of the path America should follow.
In June 2014, the President said, “Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.”
What the president didn’t say was, the Australian government has effectively banned and confiscated guns.
Progressives want is to ban and confiscate guns. No big surprise there. But this president does not have the courage to say what he really means because of the dire political consequences of what he merely alludes to.
The truth is the level of gun violence is dropping… except in areas where progressive politics rule and gun ownership is restricted – Places like Chicago and Baltimore.
President Obama’s latest gun proposals are unconstitutional and another blatant example of imperial overreach. Worst of all, none of these proposals would have done anything to prevent shootings like San Bernardino.
Criminals, crazies and jihadists do not care about laws. Criminals and murderers do not care whether there are background checks or gun laws. Clearly, they have committed the worst crimes despite the law.
These actions merely penalize law-abiding citizens. Worse, they are an assault on our constitutional rights. Like in the case of his executive action on immigration where two Federal Courts have already enjoined his illegal amnesty, his actions yesterday will meet the same fate.
Mr. President, put aside your crocodile tears for the moment and stand up for what you really want. Advocate a gun ban. That will still leave 95 million guns in America. Advocate a gun confiscation. Say what you mean and let your party suffer the consequences in the upcoming election instead of hiding behind lies, Orwellian double-speak and the families of victims.
If you really want to prevent mass-killings in the future then do something that will have a real effect. Stop radical Islam. Don’t just paying lip-service to it. It constitutes a real existential threat to America. Say it. Radical Islam.
If you had half the passion for protecting America as you do for gun control and abusing executive power, ISIS would be the remnants of a JV team.
Oh, and stop assaulting the U.S. Constitution, Mr. Constitutional Law professor. Riiiiight….
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