National outcry and kneejerk reactions
“National outcry” and “mandate” seem to be the bywords of the Obama Administration but, only when it suits their agenda. The media and the talking heads proclaim and pound the airwaves and new laws are enacted to save us from ourselves, even though laws already on the books are not being enforced. The hypocrites crying out for new gun laws are the same people who didn’t speak out over government complicity in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican women and children, or Brian Terry. ‘Fast and Furious’ gunwalking to drug cartels wasn’t important because it wasn’t in their own backyards and, it was sanctioned by Holder and covered up by Obama claiming ”executive privilege”. While Obama secretly chooses to arm “rebels” (also known to us as Al Qaeda) in foreign countries, which I’m sure are causing the deaths of many young souls, he hypocritically feigns outrage over deaths in our country. Arming Libyan so-called insurgents got our Ambassador and many others killed. Federal prosecution and enforcement of existing gun laws is down 45% under the Obama Administration while they have turned most of their attention and resources to the ‘War on Drugs’. Children all over the world are dying violently due to the policies of Obama, not a peep out of the LSM. It’s not in their backyard. Today Obama will announce the formation of a gun control task force headed by Joe Biden. What could possibly go wrong?
Biden’s mission – to coordinate a process among government agencies to formulate policies in the wake of the Newtown shootings – comes just days after an event that appears to have generated a national outcry for greater efforts to stem gun violence.
As most of you know, I live in a metropolitan area. There have been some gun related deaths, majority of them related to gang or drug turf violence and all done using illegally obtained “street guns”. The city enacted a “castle law” a few years back and it absolutely cut down on home invasions. It is rare we hear about that problem anymore because the thugs are being confronted by armed homeowners. That law has saved a lot of innocent lives. We also have conceal/carry laws. Thugs now have to think twice before accosting anyone on the street, their lives could be on the line. Our city became a safer place due to those laws. It seems to me Obama and Holder should clean up their own backyards and their gun proliferation problems. Arming drug cartels and Al Qaeda with military style assault weapons, without benefit of Congressional approval, which kill our soldiers and government officials and then demanding changes in gun laws in the US is the height of hypocrisy.