Jesus. Shouldn’t one of the criteria for purchasing a hand gun be that you’re not a hyper-paranoid insane person?
Less than a month after the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence gave Barack Obama an F on literally every issue it scores, this is a headline in today’s New York Times:
From the article:
In Virginia, the General Assembly approved a bill last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and the House of Delegates voted to repeal a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month. The actions came less than three years after the shootings at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives and prompted a major national push for increased gun control.
Arizona and Wyoming lawmakers are considering nearly a half dozen pro-gun measures, including one that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And lawmakers in Montana and Tennessee passed measures last year — the first of their kind — to exempt their states from federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are made, sold and used in state. Similar bills have been proposed in at least three other states.
But not only are states doing insane things (especially at a time when people are actually crazy), but Barack Obama is also out there signing some questionable bills. According to the article, he’s failed to close gun show loopholes, failed to revive the assault weapons ban, and failed to push states to release data about guns used in crimes. On the plus side, though, he did sign legislation to allow guns to be carried in national parks and in luggage on Amtrak trains. Hey, at least Joe Biden gets something.
So is it enough? Are people convinced he’s not gonna take their guns?
The watchword for gun owners is stay ready,” said Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association. “We have had some successes, but we know that the first chance Obama gets, he will pounce on us.”
Oh right. Except that’s demonstrably untrue. The first chance Obama had was over a year ago, and he’s done nothing — literally not one thing — to curb gun rights.
OMG, though, LOOKABLACKMANISPRESIDENT! HE JUST HAS TO BE UP TO NO GOOD! IF WE DON’T STOP HIM RIGHT NOW HE MIGHT TRY TO REDUCE THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND FORCE MORE STIMULUS MONEY ON US!
Yeah, let’s give the Congress back to Republicans. They’ve earned it.