He’s becoming a better actor, this president of ours. On Tuesday, while announcing his new plans to illegally enact more gun control laws without the consent of Congress, President Obama managed to cry on cue.
Obama ran through the requisite list of media-covered shootings in recent years, then got teary-eyed when he got to Newtown, Connecticut. “First graders in Newtown. First graders,” Obama said. “Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad.”
He put on quite the show, chastising Republican presidential candidates and other conservatives who say his gun grabbing is, well, gun grabbing and that it is unconstitutional.
“No matter how many times people try to twist my words around, I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this. I get it,” he said. “But I also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment.”
The sad thing is, we could do that. But for that to happen, the president would first have to stop sucking up all the air in the room and let Congress talk about things like toughening sentences for using a gun in a crime or like figuring out ways to shut down the illegal avenues criminals often use to obtain guns.
At this point in his Administration, Obama is desperate for some sort of legacy that won’t mark him forever as the weakling Marxist clown who allowed the economy to wallow in misery for two terms and destroyed all progress that had been made by the Bush Administration in the Middle East.
But as usual, none of the gun control laws he is planning to implement by illegal executive order would have done a lick to stop any of the shootings he mentioned in his speech.
Plus, Obama’s being widely slammed for outright lying about criminals being able to buy guns over the Internet without a background check, not to mention some fudged numbers on gun murders.
“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns,” Obama said. “Thirty thousand. Suicides, domestic violence, gang shootouts, accidents. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters or buried their own children.”
Even the New York Times admitted that two-thirds of those gun deaths are suicides. FBI stats also show that about 2,500 gun deaths yearly are accidental, so the actual numbers of murders involving a gun is somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 annually.
But of those guns, the vast majority were obtained illegally.
In one study, about a quarter of inmates convicted of gun crimes admitted to stealing the gun they used. A 2004 study found that of the guns that were not outright stolen before their use in crime, 40 percent were bought on the black market, and an additional 37 percent were obtained through other illegal means.
Several studies have shown that guns that followed all the required transfer rules account for around 8 percent of all murders, and the majority of those deaths are domestic violence, crimes of passion or murders committed by the mentally ill.
So Obama’s rules are guaranteed not to affect the group he claims to be targeting, criminals, or the types of killings he claims to be trying to stop, mass shootings.
His sycophants keep telling us that Obama is a genius, so he must understand that his gun-control plans won’t work against anyone except the law-abiding citizens who won’t commit murder. He knows they won’t help anyone like those Newtown kids he’s supposedly so angry about that he has to spout waterworks on television.
Besides, if he really was so worried about the lives of children, he wouldn’t be such a big supporter of abortion.
No, those tears are the tears of a crocodile.