We have to enforce the laws we’ve already got, make sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. We’ve done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we’ve got more to do when it comes to enforcement. But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.Did you catch it? Not only is he talking about the most popular rifle currently sold in the US, but he's talking about handguns. For myself, when I'm talking about the AR series rifles that look vaguely like the rifles our military carries, I like to call it the Modern Sporting Rifle. It's certainly not an assault weapon. It's a semi-automatic sporting rifle.
But, the President also talks about cheap handguns, whatever those might be. It looks to me like he wants to disarm the poor, the inner-city folks who are trying to protect themselves with firearms they can afford. It's another of his divide-and-conquer tactics, his class warfare strategy. We've got to beat this bozo at his own game.
Vote like your guns depend on it. After this election, if Obama is still in office, we'll have a heck of a time stopping him. As like the message he sent to the Russian president, once this election is over, he'll have more flexibility. Yeah, he'll be term-limited, but he'll have four more years to impose his vision on the United States and that's not a risk I'm willing to take.
Let's send this bozo packing in November.