Photo of the symbolic Democrat lauding the fact that they never let a good crisis go to waste.
Despite the fact that Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter, was mentally ill and had been given a security clearance when he obviously shouldn’t have, Barack Obama lobbied against gun rights at the memorial for the victims yesterday.
He wants us to give up our Second Amendment to honor the victims of the Navy Yard shooting even though it is the government that allowed the shooter to have his guns and his security clearance despite a startling warning only six weeks before.
Obama is never one to let a good crisis go to waste.
The victims’ families provided a political backdrop as he said things like:
It’s not the gangs or lack of enforcement of current law, it’s the tool used.
As president I have now grieved with five American communities ripped apart by mass violence: Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and now the Washington Navy Yard.
And these mass shootings occur against a backdrop of daily tragedies as an epidemic of gun violence tears apart communities across America, from the streets of Chicago to neighborhoods not far from here.
Obama even evoked God to take our Second Amendment away.
Once more our hearts are broken. Once more we ask, why? Once more we seek strength and wisdom through God’s grace.
The nations he mentions have NO Second Amendment. It is clear that Obama’s idea of ‘common sense’ gun laws includes elimination of the Second Amendment.
These families have endured a shattering tragedy. It ought to be a shock to all of us, as a nation and as a people. It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation. That’s what happened in other countries when they experienced similar tragedies. In the United Kingdom, in Australia, when just a single mass shooting occurred in those countries, they understood there was nothing ordinary about this kind of carnage. They endured great heartbreak, but they also mobilized and they changed. And mass shootings became a great rarity.
Obama is willing to take away our Second Amendment to save only one life.
Not accepting these shootings as inevitable, but asking what can we do to prevent them from happening again and again and again. I’ve said before, we cannot stop every act of senseless violence. We cannot know every evil that lurks in troubled minds. But if we can prevent even one tragedy like this, save even one life, spare other families what these families are going through, surely we’ve got an obligation to try.
Finally, the Second Amendment is responsible for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. If we love our country, our fellow man, we must give up our gun rights.
So the question now is not whether as Americans we care in moments of tragedy. Clearly, we care. Our hearts are broken again. We care so deeply about these families. The question is do we care enough, do we care enough to keep standing up for the country that we know is possible even though it’s hard and even if it’s politically uncomfortable?
Do we care enough to sustain the passion and the pressure to make our communities safer and our country safer? Do we care enough to do everything we can to spare other families the pain that is felt here today?
Our tears are not enough. Our words and our prayers are not enough. If we really want to honor these 12 men and women, if we really want to be country where we can go to work and go to school and walk our streets free from senseless violence without so many lives being stolen by a bullet from a gun, then we’re going to have to change. We’re going to have to change.
If we don’t give up the Second Amendment, we have no heart according to Mr. Obama.
Why not give up the First Amendment for the same reasons? Don’t words hurt the most? We’ve already given up the 4th. Once you give up one Amendment, all the rest fall like a stack of cards.
The left will eventually get our guns, they will take away all our Amendments. As Joe Biden said, this is only the beginning.