Here it comes, hold on to your guns

March 15, 2011 05:23

Obama’s election prompted record gun sales all across the US because people feared a leftist assault on gun rights. As predicted Obama and the leftists call for “reforms”  citing the Tuscon shooting.

By Fred Lucas and Susan Jones at


Two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, President Obama is calling for “agreement on gun reforms.”  He says he wants to start a new dialogue with both sides of the gun debate.

Obama, who in the past has supported gun control measures, launched his call for “commonsense” reforms in an op-ed on Sunday, March 13, in The Arizona Daily Star, a Tucson newspaper.

National Rifle Association officials, responding to President Obama’s op-ed in a March 14 letter, said that “to focus a national dialogue on guns – and not criminals or mental health issues – misses the point entirely.”

The NRA said it agrees with Obama’s assertion that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. “Your record as a public official, however, is anything but supportive of the rights of law-abiding gun owners.” Among other things, the NRA noted that Obama has surrounded himself with advisers – and appointed two Supreme Court justices — “who have advocated against the Second Amendment for years.”

Further, the NRA suggested that if Obama is serious about enforcing the laws already on the books, he should start by enforcing those laws that take violent criminals off the streets. The NRA suggested that Obama have every U.S. attorney bring at least ten cases a month against drug dealers, gang members and other violent felons who are caught with illegal firearms.


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