THANK YOU immensely, Kimberly Ross, (as well as Kyle Becker) because I'll be honest...it's hard as hell to stomach this narcissist droning on and on and on about how he's gonna save us while he destroys everything we've built of this nation...In 2014, 99.999955% of Americans with access to guns did not commit a mass murder. #justforperspective #GunsinAmerica— Kyle Becker (@KyleNABecker) January 8, 2016
RedState: Obama’s attempt to save the United States from gun violence began with crocodile tears on Tuesday, and continued with a CNN town hall Thursday night. He may not cry as much as Boehner did, but he certainly tries his hand at theatrics. It’s no surprise CNN would join the “we hate gun violence” bandwagon. A #StopGunViolence hashtag floated around the bowels of the internet this week, praising his efforts. I’m always annoyed at those who use such a phrase, as if they are the only ones against murder. But in the age of emotion and hashtag diplomacy, it’s no surprise.When I hear the same president who said, "You will be able to keep your doctor" and "You will be able to keep your insurance," then announce tonight to Chris Kyle's wife that "You will be able to purchase a firearm," sorry, but that rings as hollow as the respect he's shown the American people over his tenure in office.
I didn’t want you to be forced to spend your Thursday night watching Obama go on about the evil of guns, so I watched the town hall on your behalf. I present four takeaways from Obama’s town hall “Guns in America”.
1. It’s all about Obama. From crying in front of the camera to delivering executive actions closing loopholes which aren’t even loopholes (as Caleb Howe pointed out here), the attention is on him and not the issue. He’s desperate for a legacy, and looking to earn some quick points by appealing to people’s emotions. So many have said his new measures will “keep children in America safe”. How? Criminals who successfully bypass normal routes and obtain guns without background checks will not be affected. The criminals aren’t targeted, the law-abiding gun owners are. Obama didn’t save children this week, but both he and his supporters believe he did. Before the program began, the drooling commentators said he wanted this to part of his legacy. During the town hall he let everyone know that crime has gone down during his presidency. All hail King Obama. You can smell his cheap version of sincerity from a mile away.
2. He was out of his element, and his explanations made absolutely no sense. The president’s attempt to explain his ideas fail miserably, especially in a town hall setting where he has to use his own words. He actually said that background checks would help…while commenting that gang members buy guns illegally (uh, ok), and mentioning that of the 30,000 people lost to gun violence each year, 2/3 of those are suicides. Background checks won’t stop a gang member, and if you want to blow your brains out, that’s sad, but at least you’ve had a background check? Come on. He also brought up the horrific Newtown shooting, but then said the shooter used guns that weren’t his, didn’t have a record, but would like to make those situations less lethal in the future. Again I say…what and how?? Circling around the issue and throwing a dose of emotion on it doesn’t change a thing, Mr. President.
3. The audience members were the evening’s winners. Taya Kyle, wife of Chris Kyle, was the first to ask a question, and point-blank told Obama that laws don’t keep things from happening. She should know. Her husband was murdered with a gun. Others, such as a rape victim (who was assaulted for three hours) would like to be armed to protect herself and family, and a police officer, clearly made Obama shift in his seat. When the people of America, the law-abiding citizens who are the majority of our population, come toe-to-toe with the president, the result is powerful. When Kris Jacob, V.P. of the American Firearms Association, questioned Obama by asking that current laws be enforced and police officers be supported, the president looked irritated. The reality is that from behind his podium and in his search for soundbites, Obama misses the real stories, the common sense need for guns, and the millions of responsible souls wanting to protect themselves and others.
4. It will always be the Republican, the NRA, and the gun’s fault. He called-out the NRA for not even attending the town hall, and said the NRA’s rhetoric is over-the-top. He is supposedly happy to talk to them, but wants the dialogue to be based on “facts and truth”. Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer to blame the perpetrator(s) for crimes rather than the gun, or knife, or car used to commit an act. He also mentioned that the issue had become too politicized, all the while politicizing it at every turn. He proudly proclaimed that the NRA doesn’t have a stranglehold on Congress and in the next breath, said members of Congress vote a certain way so they can get reelected.
Tonight’s town hall was meant to prop up Obama’s banner week of saving the world, but it was a poor attempt at explanation. He is clearly out of his element with the gun debate, and tries to use emotion and generalities as a way of soothing and convincing his audience. The truth is, and has always been, that violence – regardless of what kind – is rooted in the heart. It cannot be changed with laws or executive action, but the president, and his fans, foolishly believe the opposite.
Also, what are we supposed to make of such asinine statements from our gun-grabber-in-chief who thinks it’s easier to buy a gun than it is TO BUY A BOOK?! (Obviously, he occupies a different reality!)
Then cites the American Revolution as an example of Americans being falsely paranoid about gov’t tyranny!
If Obama wanted to assure people that he wasn’t a crazy idiot or a tyrant, he probably shouldn’t have smugly smirked about the American founding as an example of a “conspiracy theory” of Americans paranoid about a tyrannic government.Or better yet, ignores honest perspective in favor of making up his own stats. Here's some assistance, America...thank goodness facts are stubborn things.
Pretty certain he's referring to that large swath of gray through Africa, the Middle East and Asia! But don't tell Barack Obama that as he imports the Third World into America at a breakneck pace with all the dire consequences attached. Isn't that evidence enough that we need #GunsinAmerica?!A proportional chart of nations with highest firearms murder rates. Try to find the United States. #GunsinAmerica pic.twitter.com/RSDuBJuIrB— Kyle Becker (@KyleNABecker) January 8, 2016
@KyleNABecker And now compare USA with the rest of the developed world— Brett Arends (@BrettArends) January 8, 2016
.@BrettArends By the way, some of the "not available" nations are extremely high on murder rates— Kyle Becker (@KyleNABecker) January 8, 2016
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ADDENDUM: Also, Sheriff Paul Babeu challenged Obama last night, asking exactly which mass shootings would be solved by his executive actions? Notice Obama doesn't actually answer the question...
...because he knows it's NONE.
Meanwhile, that Muslim who tried to execute the Philly cop...yeah, not only had he PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS, but he also had a prior gun charge which was pled down and got time served. Yet, this is the president who has released a record number of gun crime offenders from federal prisons...? Talk about misdirections.