Obama’s Gun Grab Will Make Americans Less Safe

Obama’s prescription for gun control is the exact opposite of what is needed. He can claim all day long that he is preserving our Second Amendment rights, but the plain and simple fact is that he would like nothing better than to disarm American citizens. It’s exactly what Nazi Germany did in order to carry out Hitler’s demented vision, thereby keeping people from being able to defend against the tyranny that he brought about. A lesson lived is a lesson learned. We hope, anyway.

Shamefully, this administration has used just about every mass shooting tragedy as an opportunity to promote gun control. As they parade the families of shooting victims on stage as a backdrop for an impassioned speech on the need for disarming citizens, most Americans aren’t fooled.

Most Americans know that taking guns away from law abiding citizens serves only to make it easier for criminals to carry out the atrocities Obama claims he wants to cease.

Most Americans know that guns save more lives than take them. As the National Rifle Association’s executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre says, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The statistics don’t get reported by the mainstream media because the statistics don’t fit the leftist narrative, but according to a study conducted by Criminology Professor Gary Kleck, 2.5 million lives are saved each year because someone was able to ward off criminals using a gun, whether that gun was fired or not. When a criminal hears or sees a gun, that criminal is not likely to stick around.

Most Americans know that “gun-free zones” are the most unsafe areas to be because criminals count on the lack of resistance when they seek to carry out evil.

Most Americans know that hiring trained and skilled armed guards and properly stationing them at schools will prevent a lot of senseless school shootings.

Most Americans know that many, if not all, of the shooters who carried out mass shootings in the past several years are mentally unstable. The focus should be on keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, not law abiding citizens.

Most Americans know our Second Amendment rights supersede any law or executive action Obama tries to make.

But all this fails to stop Obama from his massive gun grab. He continually defies common sense when he proposes gun-control measures, measures that are going to make American citizens less safe.

Surely Obama knows that criminals are going to be able to access guns no matter what legislation is put forth.

Surely he knows that when law abiding citizens are able to arm themselves more lives are saved.

He must also know that designated “gun-free zones” attract criminals who actively look for these areas in planning their massacres.

Certainly he knows that putting trained and skilled armed guards (retired police officers and former military personnel, for example) in schools will go a long way toward saving innocent students’ lives.

Undoubtedly he realizes that most, if not all, of those who go on killing sprees are mentally deranged individuals who need help and need to be off the streets.

As a Constitutional lawyer and former editor of the Harvard Law Review, Obama knows that the Second Amendment protects Americans from impulsive gun grabs by over-zealous and narcissistic US Presidents as well as entitled partisan members of congress and activist judges.

There’s a reason the US Constitution is written the way it is. America’s founders warned against government tyranny and even anticipated it. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States explicitly states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Reads pretty clear to me.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative author, and Editor-at-Large of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original participant in the Tea Party, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at spencergroup@Hotmail.com.

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