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Obama Strives to Take our Guns away Before the End of his Presidency

Obama Strives to Take our Guns away Before the End of his Presidency
March 14
11:00 2016

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – James Madison

It’s no secret that big government wants to keep the people of America defenseless. President Obama has been anti-Second Amendment since day one. But this time, he’s gone too far. buy Lyrica in dubai And he’s using a tragedy as advertising.

As Obama’s reign draws to a close, it’s becoming painfully clear that he is trying harder than ever to take our guns away. On October 1st, disaster struck Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon when Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire during his English class. buy accutane in usa He shot and killed 9 innocent students before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. The resulting investigation found the youth to be in possession of more than 10 guns.

The boy’s father was met with harsh criticism when buy Lyrica tablets he blamed lax gun control laws for his son’s unforgivable act of violence. When Obama scheduled a trip to visit the victims’ families, the town of Roseburg announced they would not welcome a president who would use a tragedy to push his own agenda. 

Obama later spoke in response to the school shooting, suggesting that America follow in the footsteps of Great Britain and Australia:

“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours…countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it,” said Obama, referring to bans on the ownership of firearms instituted during the mid-1990s.

Obama isn’t alone in the flawed belief that taking our guns away makes us safer. Slate.com ran a story earlier this month reminding us why Australia banned firearms. The country enacted the ban just 12 days after a gunman in Port Arthur, Tasmania killed 35 and wounded 23 in a seaside resort.

Vox.com ran a similar story, adding that Australia collected 650,000 civilian-owned guns as part of the buyback program connected to the ban. The weapons were destroyed and up went a claim that “murders and suicides plummeted.” What they chose to ignore was the fact that non-negligent and firearm-related murder also plummeted in America during the same time period.

d7fb0ac27c4fc98df950b8ed83e15843The decrease in crime in America did not lineup with a firearm ban, but with a dramatic increase in the number of privately owned guns. According to the Congressional Research Service, the number of privately owned firearms skyrocketed from 192 million in 1994 to 310 million in 2009. During that time period, non-negligent and firearm-related murder fell from a rate of 6.6 per 100,000 to 3.6 per 100,000. The number continued to fall, reaching 3.2 per 100,000 in the year 2011.

But people like LGBT advocate and American author Dan Savage don’t care about the facts. Savage responded to the Oregon shooting with an outrageous tweet:

“F**k the NRA, f**k the gun nuts, f**k the Second Amendment – better yet, repeal the Second Amendment.”

The NRA, by the way, has been branded a “terrorist organization” by the New York Daily News.

Even Bernie Sanders, who has in the past expressed views about gun control that could almost be called Republican, has jumped on the bandwagon with the call to ban all assault weapons.

As Obama nears the end of his presidency, he is looking for ways to establish a legacy. Obamacare didn’t work. But maybe he can manage to take away our guns. The worst part is that many Americans are cheering him on, oblivious to the danger they will be in if he succeeds.

No rule or law will ever keep the bad guys from getting their hands on guns. I for one would like the ability to protect myself.

 

 

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