“My dear brothers, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment vaunted, that the devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!”
– Charles Baudelaire
He’s even got some people at HotAir fooled.
As an AP article today reminds us, President Obama has something of an “interesting” history on the issue. As a senator and candidate, this is the man who once chastised rural voters about “clinging” to their God and their guns. He was also a champion of bans on “assault rifles” and other measures before reaching the White House. Now, however, facing a slate of potential GOP challengers who are all avid hunters and shooters, it’s gotten awfully quiet at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when it comes to second amendment rights.
Yes, it’s gotten quiet. It’s called going “under the radar“.
On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.
“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.“
We already know that the ATF’s murderous Bill-of-Rights-subverting Operation Fast and Furious (aka Gunwalker) came from the highest levels in DC, and was pushed to support gun control.
We learned it in July, again in July, those reporting regulations were mandated for southern border states, there was discussion of the same and other new gun control regs in August, it’s already been established that the White House knew, again the White House knew, and the DOJ was pushing to be able to lie about FOIA requests it didn’t want to answer.
It’s awfully quiet because they’re under the radar. They’re pushing to convince you that they don’t care.
For those paying attention, in the last week, Interior Secretary Ken “Boot Stamping on a Human Face Forever” Salazar had his interior department pushing for regulations to ban shooting on federally managed land, like BLM and Forest Service land. Just because they were caught by the NRA and hunting groups doesn’t change their intention.
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will not impose new restrictions on recreational shooting on public lands, a Thanksgiving gift for thousands of gun owners and hunters concerned about a draft plan to limit target shooting near residential areas.
Is that how gift-giving works? I don’t remember many Christmas seasons as a kid where my folks said: “This year, we’re not going to take away toys you already have. We’re going to let you keep what you own. Isn’t that a great gift?”
But I wasn’t raised by socialist redistributionist Marxists, maybe Barry’s idea of Christmas was his parents not redistributing his toys.
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., who had sharply criticized the earlier proposal, said Wednesday he was glad the Obama administration had reversed course.
“But it would be a lot better for everyone if they stopped doing things to restrict gun rights that require them to back off in the first place,” said Rehberg, a frequent Obama critic who is challenging incumbent Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., next year.
“One thing is sure: You can’t blink with these guys or they’ll slip something through,” Rehberg added in an email.
The only silence coming from the White House is them being very quiet about what they’re trying to do. They’re not speaking, they’re acting.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
Obama convincing people that his record on gun control doesn’t exist, his involvement with the anti-gun Joyce Foundation didn’t exist, and that his statements and actions (detailed above) don’t exist is a pretty close second.