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Obama: I’m thinking I’ll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

Editor’s Note:  Of course he is, it is an election year and drumming up BOTH sides, both parties, one against the other is what keeps the ESTABLISHMENT king of the hill.  The fear issues keep both party’s constituencies polarized, fighting each other and blind to the fact that each passing election “we the people” become more and more “we the surfs.”  Always Watch The Other Hand…

Obama: I’m thinking I’ll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

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Obama: I’m thinking I’ll spend my last year in office focused on gun control
Hot ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST by Kaslin

Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.”

So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary.

“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,” Mr. Obama said. “But they have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”

Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”

“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,” Mr. Obama said. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”

Passing new gun-control legislation in the middle of a presidential campaign with both chambers of Congress controlled by Republicans should be a snap. Especially with polling like this:

About half of all Americans oppose stricter gun control laws, a larger segment of the population than those who support tighter controls on guns, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

Nearly three weeks after the latest mass shooting claimed the lives of nine people, 52% of Americans now oppose stricter gun control laws, 6 percentage points more than the 46% of Americans who support such laws. That’s a wider gap than in June when CNN last surveyed Americans on gun control, finding that the public was equally split at 49% on the issue…

Most non-white Americans — 55% — support tighter gun control laws, while 43% stand opposed.

There is also a gender gap when it comes to support for tighter gun control laws. While 14% more men oppose gun control restrictions, women are nearly equally split on the question with 49% in favor and 48% opposed to such legislation.

The last few lines show you why this wouldn’t be as disastrous politically as it might seem at first blush. In terms of policy, it’s a disaster for the left for the reason Cooke gave; you would think O might have learned by now that every rhetorical feint he makes towards gun control ends up injecting many more guns into circulation as buyers stock up before the feds clamp down. The best thing he could do to limit new sales would be to shut up about guns already. But he won’t because…

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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