The gun-grabbers went down in a bipartisan manner. Some wise Democrats joined the real Republicans to preserve the Bill of Rights for yet another day. Gun control is dormant in the Senate for now. Yet, Obama continues to crank up the lies, devoid of supporting data. Data talks, suckers walk.
Obama drags out politicians in police uniforms, claiming that police support more gun control. FALSE. The vast majority of law enforcement officers on the street knows that gun control only hurts the law-abiding. Read the comments and commentary on LEO forums like policemag.com and policeone.com about gun control and although you’ll see variation, the overwhelming majority opposed more gun control.
Also, policeone conducted a survey of 15,000 sworn LEOs. From their summary:
Breaking down the results, it’s important to note that 70 percent of respondents are field-level law enforcers — those who are face-to-face in the fight against violent crime on a daily basis — not office-bound, non-sworn administrators or perpetually-campaigning elected officials.
Yeah, that’s right.
Virtually all respondents (95 percent) say that a federal ban on manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime.
The majority of respondents — 71 percent — say a federal ban on the manufacture and sale of some semi-automatics would have no effect on reducing violent crime. However, more than 20 percent say any ban would actually have a negative effect on reducing violent crime.
About 85 percent of officers say the passage of the White House’s currently proposed legislation would have a zero or negative effect on their safety
The Washington Times has some pertinent comments on the survey and the results. On the anecdotal side, Mas Ayoob was attending a seminar when the Senate voted. As Mas tells it:
When a retired police chief on the panel announced that he’d just received a text that the UBC had failed to make it through the Senate, the police audience erupted into applause. So much for the idea that cops all want to restrict your gun ownership. The real cops know where the problems are, and that they ain’t coming from people like you.
On the subject of how to stop an active killer:
Another panelist, a retired SWAT lieutenant who has responded to such things for real, pointed out that an active SHOOTER is what it takes to stop an active MURDERER.
The Blaze reported on a study on this very subject, coming to the same conclusion. Another Obama lie debunked.
Rather than Obama and company trying to eviscerate the Constitution, they should face reality. Nothing in their legislation would have prevented a single mass murder. The problem isn’t inanimate objects or law-abiding citizens. The problem is evil, something progressives refuse to believe in. Cal Thomas totally gets it, though:
Authorities in Connecticut have revealed that Lanza spent a lot of time researching potential targets before his murderous rampage. He picked Sandy Hook Elementary, we’re told, because it appeared to him to be an undefended soft target.
The question that should suggest itself is this: Suppose Lanza knew Sandy Hook had an armed guard and other security measures? If that were the case, he might well have gone elsewhere, or not committed his evil acts at all.
Guns can never be completely outlawed, and human nature can’t be changed by politicians. More laws aren’t the answer. Perhaps, as the old saying goes, “The best defense is a good offense.”
King Obama will continue to spread lies and play on emotions in his continued attempts to disarm Americans. Bloomberg will continue to bankroll the effort. Frankly, I welcome their efforts. They will be committing political suicide. How do I know that? A Gallup poll just showed that only 4 percent of Americans think that gun control is an important issue. That’s as opposed to 24 percent that think that the economy is the most important issue facing America. You know, the same economy that Obama has run and continues to run into the ground. All the murder victim families carefully exploited with publicists won’t create jobs or fix the economy. Quite the opposite.
Obama should abandon gun control, show respect for the Constitution, and take up fiscal responsibility as a cause. Yeah, when pigs fly.