President Obama addressed our nation today.
continued attack on the 2nd Amendment much-anticipated speech centered on gun violence. The entire video is linked below:
If you wish to watch the whole thing, go right ahead. I managed it once, but I hadn’t eaten yet, so that probably helped matters. Your call.
- Obama called on both houses of Congress to “restore a ban on military style assault weapons” because “weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater.”
Hey, President Obama? That’s a great line there, Champ. However, you may recall that the movie theater shooting to which you are obliquely referring already HAD a gun ban in place. So, your poetic rationale for banning “military style assault weapons” will do precisely…nothing. Nice try, though.
But that was the tenor of the entire speech: demagogic, with a healthy dose of contrived emotion (helped by a backdrop of young children, to signify how much of a heel you are if you disagree with any of this). And yet it still managed to be devoid of any real answers to the purported issue-at-hand.
Obama went on to suggest universal background checks, as well as a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. No word yet if he plans to outlaw reloading by Executive Order, too; I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
Eventually, the President laid out 23 executive actions that he believes will help reduce gun violence, and they range from the insipid to the incredibly intrusive. My very favorite one of all of ’em is:
16. Clarify that the ‘Affordable Care Act’ does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Yep, just one more reason to love Obamacare!
Now when you go to your doctor, don’t be too shocked if he/she insists you spill the beans on just how many rifles you’re currently supplying for your local militia, if you use your kids for target practice, and other general, non-judgmental queries. Of course, this info is 100% confidential, and will be held in the highest secrecy between only you, your doctor, …and approximately 750,000 government bureaucrats.
So, no worries.
If you’re scratching your head and asking, “Hey, do all of these swell ideas come with an estimated price tag?”, the Left’s answer would be, “Who cares? It’s for the children!” However, if that doesn’t shut you up, the actual answer would be: “About $4.5 Billion“.
Of course, since this is a Federal Government estimate, I’d suggest you increase that number by a factor of five or so, just to be on the safe side.
Have no fear, though: this is gonna work. Maybe. I think. Well, at least the President wouldn’t be trampling all over our right to defend ourselves if he wasn’t darn sure it would be effective, …right?
“There is no act or law that can prevent every senseless act completely…but we have a moral obligation to diminish the prospect,” Obama said.
“Thank you. I’m going to sign these orders.”
Don’t know about you, but that doesn’t exactly comfort me.