The Obama administration predictably wasted no time in demonizing firearms following a church shooting in South Carolina last night.
In a press conference littered with dramatic pregnant pauses, and absent the complete facts of the investigation, the president blamed the accessability of guns for the shooting that took nine lives in Charleston yesterday, stating Americans have to “shift how we think” about gun violence.
“Until the investigation is complete, I’m necessarily contrained in terms of talking about the details of the case. But I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions that tragedies like this raise. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.
“We don’t have all the facts but we do know once again innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.
“Now is the time for mourning and for healing, but let’s be clear: at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.
“And it is in our power to do something about it. I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now. But it’d be wrong for us not to acknowledge it, and at some point it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively.”
Obama Loves to Attack Second Amendment
It’s interesting how the recent shooting fits so neatly into Obama’s gun-demonization agenda, dovetailing the anti-gun beliefs he’s espoused since college.
[ad]In the 2012 book Debacle, Obama is quoted telling author John R. Lott, Jr., PhD, “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns,” while both worked at the University of Chicago Law School in 1996.
Within a month of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Obama administration feverishly worked to implement 23 new executive order gun restrictions. One of those executive orders was to “Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.”
The government also has no problem staging their own events for exploitation when the right crisis doesn’t present itself.
Obama and his Justice Department were at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, which saw the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, as well as other agencies, place weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels in order to foment violence and blame firearms.
Obama’s speech eerily similar to Holder’s anti-gun presentation
In his speech today, Obama stated we have “to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence,” echoing remarks made by his former attorney general nearly two decades ago.
While working as a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in 1995, former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke before a Women’s National Democratic Club about how it’s necessary to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes,” Holder outlined.
Are we witnessing the “brainwashing” Holder talked about?
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