What does an outright lie sound like? “I believe in common sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the Second Amendment. Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear.” President Barack Obama
He has always been resentful of those who, “cling to guns and God” as he put it, in times of adversity. His record speaks volumes about how he really feels- supporting outright bans on guns and ammunition, outlawing concealed carry permits, and favoring draconian restrictions on long guns.
Congress, the Congressional Research Service, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control have all studied the issue and found no evidence that gun prohibition/control reduces crime. The facts don’t support his agenda to demonize guns or gun owners. The 40 states with right to carry laws have on average 26% lower violent crime rates than the rest of the nation.
Leftist naysayers predicted a return to the lawlessness of the old west and carnage in the streets, when Alabama’s Castle Doctrine was introduced. the law was enacted and signed by Governor Riley without a ripple. Washington, D.C. after 32 years of draconian gun control is held up as a model of tranquility. Nearby Fairfax County, VA though twice the size has a murder rate less than one hundredth the capital city. Facts always get in the way of liberal agendas.
Firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self defense (often with no shot being fired). Those who choose not to resist violent crimes are injured or killed two and a half more times than those using a firearm. I prefer the odds of living in a state like Alabama with concealed carry permits.
The zero tolerance ideology of the liberal left is evidence of hoplophobia (the fear of weapons). They target the law abiding and give habitual law breakers free range. Those like our President, who adhere to this misguided belief desire a citizenry with a government dependence mentality.
Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect your right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution doesn’t mean what it says; only what our Progressive leader tells us it means. The irony is that AG Holder doesn’t have any qualms about arming murderous drug cartels or Central American Marxist revolutionaries, as the recent Project Gunrunner scandal reveals. He only has a problem with law abiding citizens exercising their rights.
America voted for “change”, but change has proven to be a double edged sword. Cuba changed from Batista to Castro, Germany from the Weimar Republic to Hitler, and the former Soviet Union from the Czars to Communism. Our only “hope” is to regain control of ouor nation’s destiny before we travel down the same slippery slope. In the words of Grammy award winning artist Steve Vaus’ song-“We Must Take America Back”.
Those opposed to Obama’s aims need to get involved and do their civic duty. The Bill of Rights, our borders, our wallets and good old fashioned common sense hang in the balance. Are you up to the challenge?
“Liberty only has meaning if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and more security is demanded. Government cannot make us safer by mandating security any more than it can make us prosperous by decreeing an end to poverty. Representative Ron Paul. How long stand ye idle, Alabama. Speak up for your rights before you wake up and find them long gone.