After running for office with a Democratic Party platform that included gun control, then winning the election and promptly doing nothing (well, nothing above the radar – see Fast & Furious, Holder pushing another assault weapons ban, the ubiquitous UN Small Arms treaty support, etc.) it took the Aurora shooting to bring him out-of-the-closet.
“Obama told the National Urban League here that he believes a lot of gun owners would agree that ‘AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers,’ not civilians on American streets,” the report relates, offering the first official renewal of a “jewel in the crown” goal he’d articulated and then had scrubbed from the White House website (noting that history has conveniently been sealed from Internet Archive “Wayback Machine” searches). Also gone from the official record were his plans to exploit trace data, implement more federal edicts, end private sales, and mandate defensive gun use impediments under the guise of “childproofing.”
Of course, no AK-47s were used in the murders (not even semi-automatic copies) and I suspect as with most of the Brady Bunch crowd, the objective is control, not of crime (‘crime control’ as later stated by the President) but of law-abiding gun owners. After all the criminal gun users cannot legally own firearms and don’t obey old or new laws, anyway. Duh.
As he has lost support of some of the Left by not following through on promises to close Guantanamo, this
shiny, new retread of the old saws for gun control should bring in more left votes.
(You should be reading David and Mike Vanderboegh regularly, anyway. – Guffaw)