Obama Uses Facebook to Push Gun Control, That’s Already Failed

By AWR Hawkins

Obama Uses Facebook to Push Gun Control That’s Already Failed
Obama Uses Facebook to Push Gun Control, That’s Already Failed
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On December 14 2015 – the 3rd anniversary of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary – President Obama used a Facebook post to try to shame Congress into passing gun controls that would not have prevented the Sandy Hook attack from happening.

Moreover, the chief gun control component pushed by Obama–expanded background checks–is already in place in California and Colorado, where it has failed miserably against determined high profile shooters.

Writing on Facebook, Obama said:

Soon after the [Sandy Hook] shootings, I took a series of executive actions within my power to reduce gun violence and keep more of our kids safe. Their governor in Connecticut, Dan Malloy, worked with his legislature to pass some commonsense gun safety reforms – reforms that didn’t infringe upon anyone’s right to bear arms, but actually might have prevented another massacre in the meantime. And two United States senators – a Democrat from West Virginia and a Republican from Pennsylvania, both gun owners, both strong defenders of our Second Amendment rights, both with “A grades” from the NRA – worked together to write a commonsense compromise bill that would have required virtually everyone who buys a gun to get a background check. That’s it. Dangerous people would no longer get to play by a different set of rules than responsible gun owners who bought their guns the right way. Pretty commonsense stuff.

But the gun lobby and its allies mobilized to paint that compromise reform as an assault on our freedom. And even though background checks were supported by some 90% of the American people and a majority of NRA households, the Senate surrendered, voting to block those background checks – even with the families of Newtown in attendance.

There are a lot of things missing from the picture Obama paints for readers. One of the missing points is the fact that Senator Manchin (D-WV)–the architect of the post-Sandy Hook gun control legislation–admitted that the legislation would not have prevented the Sandy Hook attack from happening. On a broader note, no amount of gun control would have prevented the attack from happening because Adam Lanza did not buy his guns. Rather, he stole them.

Obama also leaves out the fact that “dangerous people” who carry out mass shootings more often than not go through background checks to acquire the guns they use. In fact, it’s harder to name a high profile shooter from the last 10 years who skirted background checks for his or her guns than it is to name one who did not.

Breitbart News previously reported that the list attackers and alleged attackers who passed background checks for their firearms include Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik (San Bernardino handguns), Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Vester Lee Flangan (Virgina), John Russell Houser  (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sikh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta).

In his Facebook post, Obama admitted that gun control cannot prevent every shooting. Yet he suggested doing something is better than doing nothing, saying, “But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something – anything – to save one American, or a classroom of Americans, or a stadium’s worth of Americans from losing their lives to gun violence in the years to come?”

If Obama is really ready to do “something”–even “anything”–then let’s act to remove the one common factor in the overwhelming majority of mass public attacks. That commonality is not the type of gun used or the color of the gunman’s skin.

Rather, it is the Gun Free Zone policy that so many mass attackers seek out in order to execute their evil with minimal resistance.

These zone are what Congress should be addressing because such zones create entire rooms and buildings full of sitting ducks barred from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Janek

@Capn Jack – Time to resist the FakeBook flak with ‘GunsForEveryone’ and that’s not a hash tag.

Capn Jack

You remember Face Book….#Return our Girls…..#Hands up don’t shoot…..#All Crooks turn in your nasty ‘ole guns….
# Get a Brain …..

Chuck

Gun owners need to show up when he leaves office next Jan. with his and his family’s walk down Penn. Ave., and boo him out of office. Call him and his family names and remind the public of “Fast & Furious” and other things he allowed to try to get rid of gun, including school shootings that he supported to try to get rid of guns. Have plenty of signs that say it all!

Mario Sr.

Let’s see, remove guns from law abiding Americans and let Muslims come into the country through open borders along with thousands of refugees from Syria? What do you suppose he has on his mind?

Greg

obama, do something. SHUT THE F UP!

Wild Bill

Time will remove Barry Soetoro (aka Barak H. Obama) from the presidency. If the hand of man removes Barry from office, then he will become a saint, to some, and a rallying cry in American politics, and you can bet that the Marxist Socialists (aka Democrats) would use the incident to get the gun control that they desire. It would be better, for all involved, that Soetoro (Obama) be investigated by the DOJ/FBI after he leaves office for using the Social Security number of a dead man from Connecticut, and that all of the facts come out about the known… Read more »

Jerry M

“….background checks were supported by some 90% of the American people and a majority of NRA households……”
Now just how did he come up with these numbers?? The NRA membership list is not posted for the world to see, so how could anyone poll the “majority of NRA households”?! As far as “90% of the American people”, I say B.S.

steve ryan

We all see through their lies now, they’ll never stop trying to capitalize on These tragedies and in my world there is no gun free zones… Carry your gun everywhere and the government can go to hell. Obama has to be removed.!!

Jesse Scott

Do sometging, anything….to stop just one fatal car wreck…lunatic argument

Janek

President Obama urges us not to judge Muslims on the basis of a few bad ones, why doesn’t he give gun owners the same consideration?

Eric

Let’s lie like Obamacare the sheeple youth on FB will believe it.