President Barack Obama has committed to pushing new legislation, possibly including a ban on some semi-automatic weapons, this year.Then this:
The FBI said it recorded 2.78 million background checks during the month, surpassing the mark set in November of 2.01 million checks - about a 39 percent rise. The latest monthly figure was up 49 percent over December 2011, when the FBI performed a then-record 1.86 million checks.The linkage is clear. Barack Obama is the greatest gun salesman in history. Every time he opens his mouth, gun sales spike. He must own stock in a gun company, because he certainly seems to enjoy spiking sales. The math is easy. When Obama talks about banning guns, another 920,000 firearms go out the door. That figure may be low, because it only records NICS checks. A person can buy more than one gun on an NICS check.
If Barack Obama was really serious about keeping firearms off the street, he'd keep his damned mouth shut.