Don’t underestimate the stupid things President Obama says about gun control
As Pro-2nd Amendment gun owners, many of us with average and above intelligence listen in disgust to President Barack Obama when a tragic mass shooting occurs as he struggles to contain his excitement and squeeze out a fake tear or two to convince someone – anyone – that he cares about someone other than himself and his “legacy”. But because of so many of the stupid things he says, many pro-gun Americans simply dismiss his ignorant, agenda-driven comments. I say, not so fast.
After Tuesday’s horrific shooting in Oregon, President Obama said that his biggest frustration as president is that American society has refused to go along with his sweeping gun control efforts.
“People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as president,” Obama said. “My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage.”
He went on to make a subtle, yet telling comment about ammunition.
“You know, the United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis. And yet, we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than any place else,” Obama said, according to BuzzFeed. “Well, what’s the difference? The difference is, is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses and that’s sort of par for the course.”
While the President is correct that we don’t have a “monopoly on crazy people”, we clearly have a monopoly on unqualified, unConstitutional, and uninformed leaders. The President is once again playing games and pandering to the low-information voters out there. Does he really believe that an unhinged murderer will make the moral decision NOT to murder if our country unconstitutionally bans or limits access to guns? A psychopath did not become one after being exposed to a gun. He was one prior to that. The absence of a gun ONLY eliminates the possibility of a gun being used in that murder; it does not eliminate the murder itself. Someone still dies. Does it make gun-grabbers happy when someone is killed with a knife, a hammer, or a spoon? Here are some numbers that Barack Obama and his followers ignore and don’t want you to know:
The United States has a homicide rate of less than 4.99 per 100,000 people. Not acceptable. But look at JUST the top 10 countries’ with the world’s highest homicide rates:
1. Honduras: 90.4 (per 100,000)
2. Venezuela: 53.7
3. Belize: 44.7
4. El Salvador: 41.2
5. Guatemala: 39.9
6. Jamaica: 39.3
7. Swaziland: 33.8
8. Saint Kitts and Nevis: 33.6
9. South Africa: 31.0
10. Colombia: 30.8
–. United States: 4.99
With numbers like these, does the Presdient really want to compare the U.S.’s murder rate to the rest of the world’s? While the U.S.’s numbers of murders committed using guns is slightly higher than other countries, clearly guns are not the problem for people murdering each other or else many of those other countries with strict gun control laws (Venezuela: 53.7) wouldn’t have murder rates so ridiculously high. Clearly gun control isn’t curbing their murder rate. Hmm, I wonder if more good guys with guns would help there?
And before a gun grabber says that some of those other countries’ own governments are responsible for many of those killings of their own people I will remind you that that is precisely the reason why our 2nd Amendment was written and is so very necessary.
Now back to the comment President Obama made about “The difference is, is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses”. While his comments appear stupid to any half-educated person, he means what he is saying and it is no accident that he’s saying it. He is trying to put doubt into weaker minds out there that an average American should not be ALLOWED to own or “stack up a bunch” of ammo in their house.
By making less-educated, lazy voters who are only concerned with who’s in the top 10 on American Idol fear that their neighbor is doing something wrong by simply purchasing a completely legal retail item available in any normal retail store, Obama is creating doubt in the minds of the easily-duped voter and is further creating a culture of ignorant people to side with him in his bid to enact stiffer, unconstitutional gun control laws. Then he can appear to be “compromising” by agreeing to ONLY make people register to purchase ammunition rather than to completely ban us from “stacking up a bunch”.
Does President Obama appear stupid? Yes. And maybe he is. But somebody calling the shots from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue knows what they’re doing and since their attack on guns has failed miserably, they are shifting their focus to our ammo. Stack up a bunch in your houses, boys and girls!