OK, the gloves have come off. Maobama has started the rhetoric that leads up to new firearms legislation.
"A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals,” Mr. Obama said at the annual National Urban League convention in New Orleans. “They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.”
Then he clarified his position with this gem.
"And he said the nation’s attention should not just be focused on mass shootings, such as the one on Friday in Aurora, Colo., but on the daily shooting deaths of youths from gun violence in major cities".
His supporters are pushing him to adhere to promises he made 4 years ago
"Progressives are pushing Mr. Obama, who campaigned four years ago on a platform of stricter gun control, to speak out on the subject and use the tragedy to impose stricter gun regulations"
And I guess he's never had to fill out a 4473 (amended) form. And regarding crazy people, unless they have been adjudicated as mentally deficient, we don't have a crystal ball to predict when and who is going to go off the farm so to speak.
"we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons, that we should check someone’s criminal record before they can [purchase a gun], that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily."
So, with the impetus from this latest mass shooting, the lefts strident demands and the socialist bent of the Main Asshat I really look for more draconian laws to be shoved down the throats of law abiding gun owners. We see this kind of thing happen every time there is a shooting that captures the attention of the entire country. Politicians have no problem riding the blood soaked coattails of innocent victims to further their political ambitions.
And if you don't think the possible new laws will be draconian, take the thousands of gun laws we have now, add in the hundreds of gun owners and dealers that have been financially ruined and imprisoned by the BATFE. Then add the already strictly controlled items, machine guns, that ownership without paperwork and a stamp, will land your ass in prison. That all adds up to draconian. We have laws that require mufflers on cars and truck to protect the tranquility of life, but if we do the same thing to a gun i.e. put a muffler on it, we violate Federal law and some state laws too. If we dare make a shotgun or rifle more compact, if we trim 1/16th of an inch too much we can land in prison. If we dare to make a profit on a private gun sale the Feds can charge us with dealing firearms without a license. Hell, if we want to take in friends and families guns and restore the finish of the wood and metal they want us to have a freaking dealers license. Are you catching on here? The current plan is to regulate guns and their owners out of existence. And "they" want to know what we are upset about. It's our life, it's our passion, it's our right.