If Obama & Co. are helpless to prevent gang warfare, what are they doing trying to disarm the law-abiding?
Aside from a few, brave, truth-tellers, all of the discussion in Washington boils down to one theme — Why More Power and Money Should Be Transferred from You to Me.
Of course, the sophists never say that directly. They always say it is for the children, or the poor, or the middle class, or the elderly, or the sick. But watch what they do, not what they say. In the end, every Washington Establishment initiative, proposal, or campaign is always aimed at the same result — power and money taken from you, to be given to them.
The money doesn’t have to go to them to be spent by them. It enhances their power if the money goes to them to distribute, and so determine who spends it. They will siphon off money enough for themselves in the process. But all the talk in Washington is really about who gets the power.
And so it is with Barack Obama’s traveling gun control salvation tour.
The Limits of Barack Obama’s Power
Whenever Barack Obama talks, he tells us that whatever he believes is just common sense. And what anyone who disagrees with him says is just politics. That’s actually the open communist Saul Alinsky talking, worshipped by every true Democrat (see, e.g., Hillary Clinton). It is just more sophistry and deception.
President Obama could just be talking Marxist trash, which the whole 20th century was devoted to proving hopelessly foolish, at the cost of hundreds of millions of lives. But if Barack Obama says it, it is just plain common sense. And if you disagree with his Marxist precepts, you are just talking politics.
But let me give you some actual common sense about gun control. Barack Obama, and the entire federal government, and all the state governments, and all the city and county governments, COMBINED, do not even have the power to take guns away from criminals. That includes so-called “assault weapons” (more sophistry and deception, go into a gun store and ask to see the “assault weapons”).
All that government, and Barack Obama, even have the power to do is take guns away from the victims of criminals. Is that common sense? To disarm the victims of crime, but not the criminals?
The same applies to government policies to limit the number of shots in gun magazines. Government, even Obama the Magnificent himself, does not even have the power to limit the number of shots available to the criminals. They can only limit the number of shots available to the victims of crime.
Is that common sense? To leave the criminals with unlimited shots, but limit the shots available to the victims of crime? Can liberals and Democrats even reason?
The answer is yes, they can reason. Because what we are talking about here is not gun violence and how to limit it. What we are talking about here is the power of Barack Obama. It increases his power and the power of the government to disarm the citizenry. That is why the Second Amendment is in the Constitution, to protect the power of the people.
Fatherlessness and the Roots of Gun
As everyone knows, in the tragedy of Newtown, Conn., 20 children and 6 adults were slaughtered in a hail of bullets. But as Lee Habeeb brilliantly explained in National Review Online on January 17 (“The War Against Black Men”), in Barack Obama’s Chicago, which suffers the strictest gun control laws in the country, the same tragedy happens every month!
Habeeb writes, “In the first few weeks of January in Chicago, 25 people have already been murdered. Most were young black and Hispanic men, murdered by other young black and Hispanic men.”
He adds, “You don’t know their names because the real racism that exists in the media is this: A young black male’s life is not worth reporting when it is taken by another black male.” That is because such gun violence cannot be used as an excuse to increase the power of government, yet. When it is, you will hear all about it.
Quite to the contrary, the monthly Chicago tragedy just further illustrates the fallacy of the assault weapons ban that Obama is promoting nationally to counter gun violence, and the limits of government power. Not only do these monthly massacres continue in the face of the strictest gun control laws in the country. But the murders Chicago is suffering are gang-related violence. All the guns used by gangs are already held in violation of the law. But that is not stopping the monthly Newtown massacres in Chicago. Nothing Obama is proposing will have any effect on these gangs. They have no respect for the law whatever it is.
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