BREAKING: Obama administration attacks mentally ill on guns – ignores the problem
The Obama administration announced on Friday that it was taking two new executive actions on gun control – without any Congressional inclusion or approval – proposing a regulation to clarify gun restrictions for the mentally ill and another that would make it easier to add information about mental health restrictions into the federal background check system.
Sounds innocent, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill? I certainly don’t want a mentally ill person being able to walk into a gun store and fill out a 4473 form and walk out with a gun. Surely that’s happened, right? Wait, there’s no record of that happening? What about that Aurora shooter? Oh, he had no history or mental illness. Well, what about Adam Lanza? He certainly had a history of some mental challenges. That would have prevented the Sandy Hook shooting, right? Oh, that’s right – he didn’t purchase the guns. He stole them from his mentally stable mother who purchased them legally.
So it looks like this new executive order by our gun grabbing president and VP would have done absolutely nothing to prevent any recent mass shootings. So why do it? Remember that President Barack Obama tried last year to take advantage of public sympathy by forcing sweeping new gun control measures in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Connecticut school shooting. Most of those measures were defeated in Congress because the vast majority of Americans disagreed with these far-reaching attempts and let their voice be heard loud and clear. Some states even bounced legislators out of office in recall elections who supported these whacko gun control laws, going against the very constituents who voted them in to office. Obama in his attempt to gain the upper hand on gun control has pledged to continue working on this issue despite those major setbacks.
“The Administration’s two new executive actions will help ensure that better and more reliable information makes its way into the background check system,” the White House said in a statement.
There is one thing that is completely clear to level-headed, common sense Americans: making the smallest portion of the population that causes the smallest amount of crimes – the mentally ill – scapegoats will not make anyone any safer and the fact that we continue to sidestep the one and only real deterrent to mass, public shootings – trained, armed personnel on site – shows a lack of competence and logic by this administration and its supporters.
The Obama administration calling their gun control proposals a “common sense approach” makes it no more “common sense” than calling Obamacare the “Affordable Care Act” makes it “affordable”. Lipstick on a pig – it’s still a pig!