1 year, 8 months ago
President Obama said Tuesday the nation should do “some soul-searching”: over its epidemic of deadly gun violence and “should be ashamed” it has been unable to address it.
“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens,” Obama said during a question-and-answer session on the social media website Tumblr.
“And it happens now once a week,” Obama added. “And it’s a one-day story. There’s no place else like this.”
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His “biggest frustration” as president, Obama said, has been that “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to keep guns away from people who “can do just unbelievable damage.”
The president again criticized Congress for blocking a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers and said too many lawmakers are “terrified” of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.
While “our levels of gun violence are off the charts,” Obama said, the American people themselves have to demand new laws: “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.”
Opponents of various gun control proposals said they would be ineffective, and some threaten Second Amendment ownership rights. They also said shootings are a mental health issue, an argument that Obama disputed.
“The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people,” Obama said.
We’ve discussed this before at length, how the mentally ill are no more prone to violence than those who are not mentally ill, and how crime is a moral choice. Again, those killings where idiot commentators talk about how “crazy” or “mentally ill” a person is are pointers to evil, not sickness.
Obama either knows better or actually believes that there is no such thing as evil except as created by society. He is a liar, but in purveying his lie, he managed to lump mentally ill people, most of whom are peaceable, loving folk, into the same category as mass killers.
As a reminder to all those who were in the sandbox doing the bidding of the country, do not ever allow yourself to be diagnosed as PTSD. And this goes for any reader anywhere, not just Soldiers and Marines. Do not be lumped into the category of mentally ill. You’ll never get off the list.
But in spite of his stupid insult to the mentally ill, there is (in the words of C. S. Lewis), a deeper magic that we who are watchers and learners know. The witch Obama couldn’t care less about mass shootings, or crime in Chicago, or anything of the sort. He wants to confiscate guns because he is a totalitarian. Totalitarians must destroy the will and ability to resist.
And God hates totalitarians.