No surprises here, the President cannot let a crisis go to waste:
In his boldest terms yet, he vowed to rally the American people around an agenda to limit gun violence and said he still supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity bullet magazines.
“It is not enough for us to say, ‘This is too hard so we’re not going to try,'” Obama said. “So what I intend to do is I will call all the stakeholders together. I will meet with Republicans. I will meet with Democrats. I will talk to anybody.
“I think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize that we can’t have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological problems is able to get the kind of high capacity weapons that this individual in Newtown obtained and gun down our kids. And, yes, it’s going to be hard.”
“I will talk to anybody.” Yeah. Exactly. And that will help us how? You are always willing to talk, Mr. President. It’s what you do best. Studying, listening, thinking? Not so much. And notice that he’s not talking with anyone, no he’s talking to them. He won.
Strawman argument, anybody? “It is not enough for us to say, ‘This is too hard so we’re not going to try.'”
“We can’t have a situation . . . .” Really? We do have the situation and we will have that situation as long as there are people. Even if we got rid of every gun in the world, crazy, sin-stricken people would do damage with whatever they could turn to their evil purposes. Unless, of course, every person was some kind of battery with a really active dream life.
But, I do agree, it’s going to be really hard to do what the President wants to do–without running afoul of the US Constitution and the people who still believe it to be the supreme law of the land.