The Senate turned back the President’s assault on the Second Amendment. President Obama does not like it when he doesn’t get his way, and it showed. With some of the relatives of Sandy Hook victims at his side, he attacked those who opposed his will.
Voting on a bill that restricts the rights outlined in the Constitution should have been the only option for the Senate. Instead, 54 Senators attempted further restrictions on our freedoms. Surprisingly, the vote wasn’t even close: 46 against and 54 for. Even some Democrats, fearful of losing in the next election cycle, went with the majority.
Obama doesn’t know much about the Constitution (and he doesn’t care to know). Consider the following from his tirade against the no-voters:
“This [vote] didn’t make our kids safer. Victory for not doing something that 90% of Americans, 80% of Republicans, the vast majority of your constituents wanted to get done? It begs the question: who are we here to represent?”
The people we put into office do not represent the majority over against the Constitution. They took an oath to uphold the Constitution not the emotional will of some people. We are supposed to be a nation of laws, not of majority rule.
If there are such high percentages of people who want these new laws put into effect, then it seems to me that the constitutional process is the way to go about it by overturning the Second Amendment through the amendment process.
Obama won’t do this since he knows what the real numbers are as a recent Gallup poll reveals:
“Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.”
Obama is lying about the numbers; that’s why he wanted the bill passed before people find out what’s really in it.
One would think that the Boston Marathon Massacre would have taught Obama and the 54 senators who voted for the new Second Amendment restrictions a lesson.
Not a single gun was fired. Everything used to kill and maim could be purchased on line, found in most kitchens, or picked up at the local hardware store. Where do these victims go to get satisfaction? What new laws will be passed to protect people from the next crazy person with a grudge and no soul who wants to see people bleed and die?
I can’t imagine losing a child. The people at Newtown are heartbroken beyond belief. Their grief is visible and the scars of devastation run deeper than any of us can imagine.
But the truth of it is, there was nothing in this new bill that would have protected their children from Adam Lanza.