Barack Obama’s Gun Control Record Revealed

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Barack Obama’s Gun Control Record Revealed

Somehow, there are people who confess they are gun owners, who keep saying that Barack Obama is no threat to the Second Amendment.  They actually go so far as to say that he has strengthened the Second Amendment during his first term.

Short post today, first, as I have discussed before, he HAD to accept the Amendment to the Credit Card Reform bill that allowed carrying of firearms in National Parks.  He had the chance to allow guns in parks on its own and he refused.  That means HE WAS AGAINST THE BILL.

Then there are his Supreme Court Judges, specifically Sotomayor who lied to congress about her belief in the Second Amendment only to rule against its definition of an individual right the first time it came up.

Now, lets look at a quick rundown of where the President really stands on the issues:

  • Renews support for gun control through UN Arms Trade Treaty (Nov 2012)
  • Calls to renew the Assault Weapons Ban (Oct 2012)
  • I believe in 2nd Amendment, but not war weapons on streets. (Oct 2012)
  • Fast-and-Furious: no prosecutions for Mexican gun/drug snafu. (Jun 2012)
  • Tells Sarah Brady will continue to push gun control “under the radar” (March 2011)
  • Opposed bill okaying illegal gun use in home invasions. (Aug 2008)
  • Ok for states & cities to determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Obama endorsed Illinois handgun ban. (Apr 2008)
  • Respect 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans ok. (Feb 2008)
  • Provide some common-sense enforcement on gun licensing. (Jan 2008)
  • 2000: cosponsored bill to limit purchases to 1 gun per month. (Oct 2007)
  • Concealed carry OK for retired police officers. (Aug 2007)
  • Stop unscrupulous gun dealers dumping guns in cities. (Jul 2007)
  • Keep guns out of inner cities–but also problem of morality. (Oct 2006)
  • Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban. (Oct 2004)
  • Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)

That is Obama’s REAL record on the issue of the Second Amendment from his time in Chicago through this past week..  Lip service saying he “believes in the 2nd Amendment” but does everything he can to marginalize and eliminate it.  Voted for bans and draconian limits on purchasing.  Opposed measures to protect firearm industry from frivolous lawsuits hoping to bankrupt them. Pushing a treaty that will impose gun controls from a foreign entity.  And refuses to hold anyone accountable for a gun walking program that has killed Americans that was, despite his lies, begun under HIS administration to foster a public outcry for more gun control.

So if you are reading this and are a Obama supporter, that’s fine because you are free to support whosoever you choose in this country.

Just stop trying to pass off Obama like some 2nd Amendment Champion when in reality he is a gun grabbing Chicago politician who will be a gun control champion now that he doesn’t have to be re-elected anymore.  If you can look at a mountain of evidence of word and deed and keep your head buried in the sand then even Obama coming to your home, ripping the gun from your hand and pistol whipping you with it because he doesn’t believe you should have it, wouldn’t be enough to get your off the kool aid.

He hates the Second Amendment and has a record fighting against it that goes back 15 years. I fear if left unchecked, his reach into the future will be much longer.

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Watch out for the herd of RINO’s through congress. Congressional cowardice sinks Americans

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Watch out for the herd of RINO’s through congress.  Congressional cowardice sinks Americans

With the “Republicans In Name Only” caucus cowering in the light of negative press and their own innate lacking of a spine, Congress has cobbled together enough support to lift the debt ceiling, “reopen” the government (with back pay so it’s like it never happened) and American’s are still forced to buy something that they may not want just because they happen to be alive.

Such a productive fortnight.

Why do the RINO’s always think that if they go along to get along that somehow the media and those on the left will all of a sudden become all lovey-dovey with them.

The reality is more like this cartoon from ComicallyIncorrect.com

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My real beef is with the individual mandate.  From Nancy “we need to pass it so we can find out what’s in it” Pelosi to the betrayal of Chief Justice Roberts to the cowardice of the Republicans in facilitating its passing in the first place when they should have done everything in their power to stop it to now, not having the stones to do what it takes.  All of this hypocrisy, cowardice and politics has forced every American, whether they want to or not, to suckle at the teat of the federal government.

The American people MUST buy health insurance or pay an ever growing penalty.

And here I thought liberals HATED the draft.  But that is what they are championing now.  We are all drafted into the service of Obamacare.  Yet unlike the draft there are no deferments for us (businesses yes, but not the people).

Unlike the Vietnam protests against the draft, anyone protesting against Obamacare does not get the glowing media coverage picture righteous fighters who believe in their cause but rather are portrayed as racists and extremists.

Liberty is dying in America.  The more we are forced to do something against our will the more it dies.  The more control the government wraps it’s tentacles around squeezing off our air the more freedom is choked out.

All ready the right that shall not be infringed is more infringed then any other right.

Yet gun rights are not the only rights being whittled away.

  • We need permits to assemble.
  • We cannot pray in school thereby prohibiting the free exercise of religion
  • Our right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure is being eradicated (Terry Stops, Stop and Frisk)
  • Our home and lands can be seized by eminent domain which is worse than simply housing soldiers
  • Entering treaties that threaten American Sovereignty with regards to our right to keep and bear arms
  • Executive orders replacing actual legislation.  Executive orders eliminate representation…kind of a big deal in a REPUBLIC.

All the while, further down the rabbit hole we go.

2014 and 2016 may be the most important elections in American history, for if things are allowed to continue on the way they are, there will not be an America for long.

 

On a side note, if you find all this doom and gloom disconcerting (for I know I do) and you need to brighten your mood, explain to the next gun hating zealot you run across that the one benefit of Obamacare is that it has now set precedent making it legal for a government to require that everyone within a town, county, state or country to own a firearm or pay a tax not to.

Should be good for a few moments of amusement as their mind gets blown.

Medal of Honor Recipient Trumps President in Getting Things Done

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Medal of Honor Recipient Trumps President in Getting Things Done

The latest soldier to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor, Captain William D Swenson, is a credit to his country and I thank him for his heroism and gallantry.

I also thank him for his doggedness in pursuing disciplinary actions to those who he felt were responsible for getting soldiers killed.  A number that would be higher if not for the actions of Captain Swenson.

The official Medal of Honor Citation for Captain Swenson:

 

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Captain William D. Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.

On that morning, more than 60 well-armed, well-positioned enemy fighters ambushed Captain Swenson’s combat team as it moved on foot into the village of Ganjgal for a meeting with village elders. As the enemy unleashed a barrage of rocket-propelled grenade, mortar and machine gun fire, Captain Swenson immediately returned fire and coordinated and directed the response of his Afghan Border Police, while simultaneously calling in suppressive artillery fire and aviation support. After the enemy effectively flanked Coalition Forces, Captain Swenson repeatedly called for smoke to cover the withdrawal of the forward elements. Surrounded on three sides by enemy forces inflicting effective and accurate fire, Captain Swenson coordinated air assets, indirect fire support and medical evacuation helicopter support to allow for the evacuation of the wounded.

Captain Swenson ignored enemy radio transmissions demanding surrender and maneuvered uncovered to render medical aid to a wounded fellow soldier. Captain Swenson stopped administering aid long enough to throw a grenade at approaching enemy forces, before assisting with moving the soldier for air evacuation. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Swenson unhesitatingly led a team in an unarmored vehicle into the kill zone, exposing himself to enemy fire on at least two occasions, to recover the wounded and search for four missing comrades.

After using aviation support to mark locations of fallen and wounded comrades, it became clear that ground recovery of the fallen was required due to heavy enemy fire on helicopter landing zones. Captain Swenson’s team returned to the kill zone another time in a Humvee. Captain Swenson voluntarily exited the vehicle, exposing himself to enemy fire, to locate and recover three fallen Marines and one fallen Navy corpsman. His exceptional leadership and stout resistance against the enemy during six hours of continuous fighting rallied his teammates and effectively disrupted the enemy’s assault.

Captain William D. Swenson’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Task Force Phoenix, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the United States Army.

That’s some impressive stuff.

But it was Captain Swenson’s actions after the fight that showed another kind of bravery that President Obama is sorely lacking.

You see, despite his heroic actions in saving the life of his fellow servicemen, four American’s lost their lives as well as a number of Afghan border police allies.  Instead of keeping his head down and chalking up the loss of life to “shit happens”, Captain Swenson once again braved a firestorm and demanded accountability.  After the fight Swenson complained vigorously that many of his calls for assistance were rejected by his superior officers.

Captain Swenson could have just let it be and it would have blown over in time but he believed that the men who lost their lives because of inaction deserved a reckoning.

The Army’s response at first was to “lose” his initial medal nomination.

Captain Swenson, showing the same rugged tenacity that earned him the medal whether he received it or not, continued to press the issue and eventually two Army officers were reprimanded for being “inadequate and ineffective” and for “contributing directly to the loss of life” following an investigation into the day’s events.

I wish President Obama had the same moral courage and sense of duty that Captain Swenson has.

Because Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyronne Woods deserve to know why they had to lose their lives when their calls for help were ignored in Benghazi.

Not Gun Free and Proud Of It, Texas School Puts Up Best Sign Ever

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This is a great sign and it will definitely be more effective at eliminating threats than the false flag of “Gun Free” Zone signs.

On top of the faculty actually having the tools in which to deal with an active shooter (who in other schools is welcomed to kill at will) the Shamrock Independent School District has also installed 30 new security cameras, an intercom system, and bulletproof windows.

This is one school that actually has taken serious and effective steps to prevent tragedies.  While ghouls such as Bloomberg and Giffords push their gun control agenda in order to disarm the law abiding by exploiting dead children, Shamrock has learned a real lesson from Sandy Hook.

That lesson is that imaginary force fields (gun free zones) and “feeling” safe doesn’t actually do a lick of good in stopping an armed person with evil intent.  After all, if wishes were horses then beggars would ride.

I hope that Shamrock ISD never has to use their security system and final line of defense but I’m sure the parents of the 450 children who go there sleep a little easier at night knowing that there IS a defense.  

If gun control works so well why is there ANY murder in NYC

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If gun control works so well why is there ANY murder in NYC

New York City recently celebrated a week free of murders, abruptly ended by murder.

But if Bloomberg’s gun free city is so great why are there any murders?

Funny thing about that.  Somehow, even with a de facto ban on guns criminals STILL use them to kill.  Another funny thing, despite what Bloomberg prattles on about, you can kill people with things OTHER than guns.

There have been 256 murders thus far this year in the city.  Of those only 148 were committed by firearms.  That means 108 people were murdered by something OTHER than a firearm.

With all the gun hating prognosticators using fear tactics to demonize firearms you would think that without  firearm’s forcing people to do evil their would be NO crime without a firearm.

While the NYPD and Bloomberg were patting themselves on the back because they had one week without a murder I took a look at the week before.

From September 30th to October 6th:

  • 11 murders
  • 28 rapes
  • 427 robberies
  • 341 burglaries
  • 938 Grand Larceny
  • 160 GL Auto
  • 935 Assaults
  • 29 Shooting victims
  • 22 Shooting incidents

So even without murders there are still law abiding citizens of New York City that are being rapped and beaten and robbed that have no defense against those who are more powerful or outnumber them.  While murders took a fluke holiday last week crime and the production of victims thanks to the disarmament of the law abiding continued.

What’s not a fluke is that the criminals who committed these crimes rest safely knowing that they can continue on doing so without fear that their victims will be able to stop them.

Let Mayor Bloomberg hang his hat on that.

The cautionary tale of American Indians – What happens when only 1 side has the guns

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The cautionary tale of American Indians – What happens when only 1 side has the guns

Seeing as it is Columbus day, I am reminded of the cautionary tale that can be learned from the treatment of the American Indian for some 400 years.  It is a tale of what happens when one side has the guns and the desire to take and control what the other side has.

In this case the European explorers and those who followed them.  For gold, resources and land the conquering Europeans carved out a foothold in this land and spent the next few centuries pushing west to conquer it all.  Sure, they spoke of living in harmony and we have the whole Thanksgiving story but in the end an entire race of people lost 2 continents.

Before we go any further, let me just say that I am not against manifest destiny, Christopher Columbus or the Washington Redskins; the world is made up of winners and losers.  My point is that the story may have been played out a little differently if the Indians had realized what was coming down the pike a little earlier.  It is a lesson today that we would do well to heed.

So what are these lessons.

First and foremost, do not trust “governments” to do the right thing.  From the original settlers to the Colonies to the United States, the governments thereof have continued to promise and sign treaties that just asked for “a little more”.  Until they wanted to get a little more after that.  Before you know it, a continent is lost and you find yourself living on a little reservation that was dictated to you by the same government that took everything else.

This example of going back on their word and the continual drive for more and more by the government is a reflection of the desire of those politicians pushing for gun control.  They speak of “common sense gun control”, “just a little doesn’t infringe”, “we have to be reasonable” etc.  Really?  Funny, because if I recall California started off with “reasonable” gun control yet only by the veto of it’s Governor did it avert the complete banning of nearly every rifle in the state.

Just like the ever pushing drive west for land and gold, so too is it the mindset of gun controllers that they will succeed only when the reach the complete prohibition of firearms for everyone except the government.  The same government that has treats people it wants things from so “fairly”.

What would happen if the gun controllers dream of a disarmed populace were to come to fruition?  Once again we need only look at the treatment of the American Indians to discover that answer.  What would happen is that the ones with the guns would dictate how the ones without would live.  Where they would live, where they could travel etc.

Examples of this:

Trail of Tears:  The Indian Removal Act of 1830 ended up forcing the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes forcibly removed from their homes in the deep south and Florida to the plains of Oklahoma.  How do you forcibly remove over 16,000 indians from their ancestral home?  It’s not by asking nicely.  It’s at the point of a gun.  Side note, up to 6,000 of those forced to relocate died from disease, exposure and starvation along the way.

Massacre at Wounded Knee: In 1890 in South Dakota, the Lakota tribe was undergoing a gun confiscation run by the 7th Cavalry.  When a deaf Lakota named Black Coyote did not want to give up his rifle (respect) a shot reportedly rang out.  The 7th Cavalry responded by opening fire and shooting blindly into the tribe.  The Lakota, who had nearly all their weapons all ready confiscated could do little other than get shot and die.  Final tally of Lakota dead, around 300. approx 90 men and 200 women and children.

Just a telling reminder that if you lose your guns you are easily enough massacred by a government who is willing.

Prohibition on Firearm Sales: There was a federal law making it illegal to sell weapons to “hostile” Indians.  Not only did it not work that well, but it was also one of those gun control laws that was left murky on purpose.  This way you could deny selling a gun to ANY American Indian claiming that they are “hostile”.  It also opens up a “legal” means to confiscate the weapons that they do have.  Just toss the word “hostile” around and you immediately have legal cover.  Funny side note; this prohibition wasn’t abolished until 1979!

This nuance and ambiguity has continued to foster today with gun control measures left vague in order to bolster a larger interpretation than was initially voted on.

I could go on about the some 400 years of raping, pillaging and killing along with the countless broken treaties but that would be just gilding the lily at this point.

What I will say is this, the last tribes that found themselves free were not those willing to fight but rather those who were willing to fight and properly armed.  The will to fight against tyranny is a great thing to have, but bows and arrows will not get the job done against a Gatling gun and Henry Repeaters.

Unfortunately by that time the die was cast and it was too late.  Let that be a reminder that the right to keep and bear arms can be stamped out if left to the machinations of those who hate liberty for too long.

Once gone, like the lands of the Indians, may never be reclaimed.

Gun Control Success: CA teacher murdered in front of students by knife.

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Gun Control Success: CA teacher murdered in front of students by knife.

53 year old teacher Kellye Taylor was murdered in front of her students during recess by the father of her grandchildren, Steven Brown.

Taylor was overpowered by the younger man and fatally stabbed in the neck.

Is this what successful gun control looks like?

What I see is that an older woman who could not overpower her attacker was murdered in front of her students and could not have carried a firearm to defend herself.  The equalizer that the 2nd Amendment is supposed to guarantee would have given her a fighting chance yet was denied her.

This is the real effect that gun control has.  It disarms the law abiding and leaves vulnerable the small, the old, and the weak.  Now those who are bigger, younger and stronger can rape rob and murder without real fear of repercussions during their crime.  Sure the cops can come later and make the chalk lines and arrest the guilty for what little good it does the victim.

I would wager that the vast majority of rape victims would prefer that the only bodily fluid on them from their would be rapist was the blood splatter from where they shot the rapist dead.

How does gun control view that outcome?

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Are the gun control zealots now going to focus on cutlery control? Police recovered the “sharp instrument” used in the attack.  A sharp instrument could be almost anything from a box cutter to an ice pick.  These tools have valid and legal uses but can be used improperly as well.  Of course, that is true with firearms as well yet the gun controllers don’t really care about that.

Now, gun controllers might say, “if gun control wasn’t as tough in California, Brown might have shot Taylor”.

So?  It’s not like Taylor would have ended up any more dead.  Yet, perhaps she might have survived if she had been allowed to have the tools which would have facilitated her defense.

Alas, she was denied that right and as such the war on women in California continues.