Obama revealed today his beginning plans to curb gun violence in our country. To start, he pleaded with congress to pass an "assault weapons" ban and universal background checks. An assault weapons ban didn't work the first time and I don't know any criminals who get guns in a way that forces them to undergo a background check. The guns used in Columbine were illegally obtained and Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, shot his mom then stole her guns and her car. These laws Obama is proposing infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens and make it difficult for law-abiding citizens to practice their constitutional right. Then came the executive orders. Myself and other conservatives were worried about the executive orders and what King Obama would do, but I have to say I was a little relieved...and angry. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it was nothing at all at the same time. You can read all 23 executive orders here, but you should notice what they all have in common: They're pointless.
Obama wants to "launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign," which is what the NRA does. He wants to "clarify" things in Obamacare that are already law, and push federal agents and agencies to push local law enforcement to do things that are already law. He wants to "develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education" which is not a federal problem and never should be, and stuff like this has already been in place since Columbine and Virginia Tech. My favorite is the last one which says, "Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health." I laughed. He wants the CDC to stuff gun violence and prevention, but he didn't mention video games and film.
I have no problem calling people idiots and if you think anything Obama said today would prevent a Columbine, Virginia Tech, or Sandy Hook then you're an idiot. Obama was more intent on blaming Congress for something they haven't done yet than he was on keeping our children safe, but he did use children to get the American people on board with his nonexistent plan. Hitler used children to convince people to give up their rights, too. Obama talked today like he had voters to please, as if he's expecting a third term. Today was a joke and it's a waste of money. Something should be done to stop gun violence, but doing something for the sake of doing something is dangerous.