I don’t understand how a man can be elected for office when he doesn’t believe in one of the fundamental rights acknowledged in the Constitution.
According to Politico.com:
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it was “stunning to me” that Congress did not take real action to tighten gun laws following the late 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“My biggest frustration so far is that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage,” Obama said during a question-and-answer session hosted by microblogging platform Tumblr that came hours after a school shooting in Oregon.
“I respect gun rights but the idea that, for example, we couldn’t get a background check bill in — it makes no sense,” he said. “And I don’t know if anybody saw the brief press conference from the father of the young man who had been killed in Santa Barbara, and as a father myself I cannot understand the pain he must be going through. The primal scream … why aren’t we doing something about this?”
California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, including a so-called “universal background check” (UBC) law that requires background checks on gun transactions. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday evening that three guns were recovered, including two Sig Sauer P226 pistols and a Glock Model 34. All were purchased legally and registered to Elliott Rodger, the newspaper said, meaning that he went through background checks.
So why should Congress pass useless laws that don’t do any good? Besides which, half the Santa Barbara deaths were from knife wounds, not from a gun. And the killer assaulted people with his car as well.
So, “why aren’t we doing something about this” by banning knives and cars?
I have no idea what Barack Obama can possibly think he is saying when he utters the words, “I respect gun rights.” He obviously does no such thing. We’re just supposed to be hypnotized by his assertions and ignore every action he actually takes and every other word he actually speaks. Perhaps he hypnotizes himself and actually believes that he has some kind of respect for gun rights.
But all that comes out of his mouth is a series of anti-second-amendment clichés.
PS. Note, here are real live people that Obama would disarm if he could. The man is upset that these people had the power to defend themselves and save their daughter.