Obama’s well-groomed lapdog Jay Carney insisted to reporters that the President is “committed to the 2nd Amendment”:
“First of all, the president of the United States believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to bear arms…He has been explicit about this…And throughout his time in office he has made clear that he believes we ought to take commonsense and enact commonsense measures that protect our Second Amendment rights but prevent people who should not have weapons from obtaining them. So his commitment to the Second Amendment I think is very clear.”
No, he’s not committed to the 2nd Amendment. He’s committed to its destruction. No matter what he or Pelosi say, gun control measures are not “protecting and defending” Americans. Pelosi stated that she took an oath to “protect and defend.” She took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not people. That means that she promised when she took office to uphold citizens’ Constitutional rights, and that includes the 2nd Amendment.
Of course, it’s all about the children. Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont said before an audience of Georgetown law students that in his home state, they restrict the number of rounds a person can have in his semi-auto rifle for deer hunting:
“[A]bout the only gun law we have in Vermont is during deer season. If you have a semiautomatic, you can’t have more than six rounds in it. Are we really, as a nation, saying we’re going to be more protective of the deer than we are of our children? I think not.”
He stated that in spite of Vermont having “virtually no gun laws,” they have “one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” He clarified that their low crime rate is not because of their lack of gun control. He said that it’s because as a society, they’re law-abiding citizens.
Ironically, in his endorsement of Obama’s gun control executive actions, he asks the very question that 2nd Amendment advocates ask gun controllers:
“We are – as a society, we’re very law-abiding. But would that stop somebody who is mentally unhinged from going out and using a gun, knife or anything else to kill people?”
No. Which is why we need as many law-abiding citizens with guns as possible. He acknowledges that no amount of legislation will prevent gun violence, just as no amount of laws will fully prevent drunk driving accidents or cancer. He seems to get it, except that he still favors “doing something.” And that “doing something” is chipping away rather vigorously at the 2nd Amendment, which they claim they’re “committed to.”