White House: Colorado & Connecticut Set Precedent For Federal Gun Control

Colorado’s new gun bill that was signed into law last month puts into place stricter background checks for private and online gun sales and a ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

In Connecticut, the state is set to pass its own gun control law:

 “[S]tate legislators announced an agreement on measures to ban new high-capacity ammunition magazines, increased background checks, a new registry for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets, creation of what lawmakers called the nation’s first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry and an expansion of the state’s ban on automatic weapons.”

 Jay Carney said that these recent, strict gun control efforts in Connecticut and Colorado (where the President will be visiting this week to campaign for more gun control laws) show that the country is ready for stricter federal gun control measures. He stated that they “reflect the capacity around the country for bipartisan action including here in Washington.”

So, 2 states enact or are about to sign into law strict gun control measures that infringe on people’s 2nd Amendment liberties, and that means it’s some kind of precedent that needs to continue across the country?

Colorado and Connecticut are the 2 states where the most recent massacres occurred, so it’s not surprising that those states have taken political advantage of those crises. Just because they responded by infringing on the 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean that everyone else in the country wants the same thing.

Of course, they claim that they’re only responding to people’s outcries for their governments to find a “solution” to gun violence.

But not even the polls are on the White House’s side. CBS took a poll right after the Newtown murders, and support for stricter gun control laws was at 57%. Now, less than 4 months later, support has waned to 47% in favor of stricter gun laws.

This is like saying that everybody should be in favor of Obamacare, because healthcare costs are going to come down. Yeah, maybe in 4 states. What about the rest of the country? Well, costs are going to go up for the vast majority of the country under Obamacare, but that’s irrelevant. At least Obamacare is “working” for a few states. So, therefore, it must be a good idea for everyone. And I’m sure that, when pressed about it, Carney would say that those 4 states “reflect the capacity around the country” for bipartisan support for Obamacare.

The gun-grabbers say they are supported by popular opinion, and that nothing they’re proposing is unconstitutional. But they’re wrong on both counts. They start with their agenda, which they try to force fit into opinion polls and the Constitution