President Obama has made it clear that he does not view the Second Amendment with high regard. The 44th president has done more than any other president to try and eradicate our Second Amendment rights, but has largely failed in his endeavor.
Though he often demonizes those who oppose his unconstitutional efforts, the public has not been swayed by this rhetoric as support for gun control remains remarkably low and repeatedly, after liberals have gruesomely sought to exploit deaths after tragedies, the nation has rejected calls for increased anti-Second Amendment laws.
In fact, the federal government has failed to enact a single constitutionally-passed piece of gun control legislation during Obamas tenure. Emperor Obama has, however, issued unconstitutional executive edicts to curb Second Amendment protections.
Still, as he heads into the sunset of his tenure as president and America seeks to close this sad, damaging chapter of American history, Obama has made assurances that eradicating the Second Amendment will be his top priority in his final year of office.
In an interview published in GQ on Tuesday, Obama claimed that Americans aren’t more violent than citizens of other countries, but that they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”
He claimed that this is the “only variable” between the United States and other nations.
“The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Obama said. “But they have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”
When the interviewer asked if this will be the dominant issue of his final year, Obama replied,
“We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then … suddenly we move on. And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”
Talking of the Sandy Hook shooting, Obama discussed how he and other Democrats had attempted to ram-through legislation that would force universal background checks- an unconstitutional measure that would not have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting as the shooter, Adam Lanza, had attempted to purchase a gun before being denied. He would, instead, steal a firearm to commit his heinous act.
“We knew it was a stretch, just because of the politics of Congress and the NRA. But we had to try,” Obama said. “In the absence of a movement politically in which people say, ‘Enough is enough,’ we’re going to continue to see, unfortunately, these tragedies take place.”
Obama’s assessment is laughable. It’s true that the NRA and other civil rights groups are instrumental in making the voices of citizens heard. However, while the left champions issues of their own, they seemingly abhor the idea of a powerful group fighting for the preservation of our constitutional rights.
President Obama hails from Chicago, a crime-riddled town with sky-high murder rates and not-coincidentally, some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. What he and other committed leftists seek is a broadening of the kind of failed policies that have infected Chicago with violence and the spread of this kind of violence on a national scale.
The president need not agree with the Second Amendment, but until it is repealed, he must be willing to uphold and defend it or otherwise should leave office.