The biggest enemy to the American people crawled out of his hole today. The former president joined the “Blame Trump” cries following the mass shootings that plagued our country over the weekend.
Like most liberals, Obama called for more gun control to combat violence. But to be fair, didn’t the former President have many chances to implement such changes? If gun control is the answer, why didn’t Obama solve the problem for us long ago?
In fact, let’s go back to January, 2016. That’s when Obama said he implemented measures to protect us from such violence.
As The Atlantic pointed out:
“People are dying,” the president said. “And the constant excuses for inaction no longer do, no longer suffice. That is why we are here today. Not to debate the last mass shooting, but to do something to prevent the next one.”
Obama said his executive action would leverage existing law that requires all licensed gun sellers to carry out background checks of potential buyers. The president wants to make “anybody in the business of selling firearms” register as a licensed dealer. Such criteria would mean more oversight, particularly for people selling guns over the Internet, which could mean more buyers would be subject to background checks.
Obama said the FBI will hire more employees to work on the national background-check system; White House officials have promised that checks will be processed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The administration will also improve the process by which states submit mental-health records to the system, and fund research of gun-safety technology, he said.
“If we have the technology to unlock your phone without the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same for our guns?” Obama said Tuesday. “If a child can’t open up a bottle of aspirin, we should make sure that they can’t pull the trigger on a gun.”
Obviously, mass shooting occurred before Donald Trump took office.
Obama spoke passionately about the victims. But I didn’t hear him blaming the President as he now does.
The article continues:
Obama grew emotional as he recalled the deaths of 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school at the hands of a gunman in 2012.
“Our unalienable right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness were stripped from college kids in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara. And from high schoolers in Columbine, and from first-graders in Newtown. First-graders. And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from their lives by a bullet of a gun,” Obama said, pausing to wipe away tears. “Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago everyday.”
Obama compared the push for greater gun control in the United States to the movements that abolished slavery, gave women the right to vote, and granted equal rights to LGBT people. “It won’t happen in this Congress, it won’t happen in my presidency,” he said. “But a lot of things don’t happen overnight.”
Seriously, I’m wondering why we still have gun violence at all… it seems Obama tackled it already.
But not before he threw in a little blame for the right.
Obama criticized Republicans and gun-control opponents who say the president is disregarding the Second Amendment, injecting some sarcasm into a mostly solemn speech. “I taught constitutional law,” he said. “I know a little bit about this.”
The president was introduced by Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was killed in Newtown. In the wake of that shooting, Obama announced 23 executive initiatives related to gun violence. In the months after the massacre, a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases, far more than Obama’s latest measure would, was introduced in Congress. The proposal was defeated in the Senate in spring 2013.
“The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can’t hold America hostage,” Obama said Tuesday.
Twenty-three executive initiatives weren’t enough?
Surely Baby Black Jesus did everything in his power to wipe gun violence off the planet. So why does it still exist?
Could it be that criminals don’t care much about laws? Or executive orders?
Obama was a complete failure at curbing gun violence. Yet, the former President still thinks he has room to criticize Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart:
Former President Obama delivered a lengthy response to the dual mass shootings that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio. He blamed guns, white supremacist websites, and President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for the ongoing violence in the United States.
In a message shared on Twitter, the former president specifically called for more gun control to help prevent more mass shootings.
“Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening,” Obama said in a statement, citing “evidence” that proved that more gun control could stop “some killings.”
Then, Obama dished out some incorrect facts. He stated “no other nation on Earth” experienced the level of gun violence the United States does. If you’re truly interested, you can read more here, but overall the United States actually ranks #66. That’s pretty far from first place.
Still, Obama wants to act like Trump planted these radicals in his garden and watered them til they seeded out.
The former president also called for more censorship of “white nationalist websites” to prevent radicalization.
Once again Obama’s truth shines through. He’s a great orator. But when it comes to leadership, Baby Black Jesus should leave it to the professionals. I find it hilarious that a man who made a $400 million payment to Iran for terrorism blames Trump for anything. And let’s not forget that he freed terrorists from Guantanamo Bay on his way out the door. In fact, taking Obama’s damage to America in consideration, I’m surprised he didn’t high five the shooters.