The opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed, nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government. You hear some of these quotes:
“I need a gun to protect myself from the government.”
“We can’t do background checks because the government’s going to come take my guns away.”
The government’s us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you, I am elected by you. I am constrained as they are constrained by a system that our founders put in place. This is a government of and by and for the people.
Quickly, common sense dictates that criminals and madmen never follow laws, so the laws only impact good people who should never be disarmed.
From there, remember, this is the same guy who was responsible for targeting his political opponents through the IRS. He’s the same guy who tapped the Associated Press’s phones and targeted journalists reporting things that made him look bad.
Obama’s not constrained at all by the Constitution. He’s actively ignoring the Constitution.
Those officials are not elected, they are appointed, and those officials are engaged in political campaigns to build the empires of their political masters – targeting enemies so their patrons will succeed. The police chiefs he goes to for gun control are appointed, the mayors who support him win elections through their appointed goons who engage in the Curley Effect to create political empires through handing out taxpayer money to pay voters. The IRS stooges he has targeting political enemies are appointed as well – and all believe they are the Ruling Class, above accountability, and above you.
Obama’s lying. This is a government that operates on its own, with no regards for the citizen; a government that targets citizens, and has tax collectors like eyerolling IRS twerp Shulman targeting unpopular groups and then smirking about it.
(There’s a lot of important nonverbal communication going on with Shulman. If you haven’t seen it, it’s very relevant.)
Obama shipped guns to the narcoterrorist cartels, he let an ambassador die in Benghazi and then lied about it (and it’s suspected worse was going on than that), and he’s currently engaged in a war on journalists. And yet he tells you that it’s all “rhetoric” that makes it difficult for everyone to compromise and surrender to his good ideas…
We’ve got to get passed some of the rhetoric that gets perpetuated that breaks down trust and is so over the top that it just shuts down all discussion.
No, Barry, you’re a wannabe tyrant. And Americans don’t negotiate with tyrants. There is no “discussion” with tyrants. There is no “just a little bit” of oppression. There is no talk and talk and talk and “compromise” with tyranny.
His actions are targeting citizens who disagree, and targeting journalists who might accidentally report the facts or say something he doesn’t like… his words are diplomatic – and telling you everything you see and hear is wrong, and he’s just so reasonable and means well for you and it’s good if you let him do good things for you. But remember the definition of diplomacy: the art of saying “nice doggy” until you can find a rock.