Obama Assaults Gun Freedoms
Obama may spread his wings, but he is hostile to Americans bearing arms.
The United States’ economic woes have taken the forefront in the mainstream media, overshadowing foreign affairs and social issues back home. The onslaught of media coverage over the debt crisis has pushed matters of civil liberties to the back of the minds of many Americans.
If President Obama somehow manages to pull our nation out of economic despair, the Democratic Party will inevitability use this accomplishment as the crux to his reelection campaign. Leftists will misleadingly market Obama as the man who saved the U.S. economy. However, there are other substantial issues that the Democrats will surely fail to evoke – like the Obama administration’s assault on the 2nd amendment.
Obama has tried to promote himself as someone who respects the 2nd amendment, but his actions lead us to believe otherwise. Obama’s voting record, prior to assuming the presidency, exposes him as a typical, anti-gun left-winger.
In 2000, then a member of the Illinois State Senate, Obama cosponsored a bill that would limit handgun purchases to one per month. Ultimately, the bill did not pass.
In 2004, Obama voted against a bill – not once, but twice – in the Illinois Senate that would have granted citizens more legal freedom in using firearms as a means of self-defense during home invasions.
Furthermore, in 2007, during the NAACP Presidential Primary Forum, Obama commented that in a seven-month period, 34 public school students in Chicago had been gunned down and killed. He went on to say that, in order to amend the situation, current gun laws must be enforced. I think this statement speaks for itself.
Since we live in a world where the mainstream media dictates what issues are most important, the Obama administration’s anti-gun stance has, for the most part, gone under the radar.
Recently, the Murdoch hacking scandal has received a great deal of media attention. In fact, CNN and Fox News both streamed the entirety of the Murdochs’ testimonies in British Parliament – essentially uninterrupted and commercial-free. It only makes sense that if the American media is this obsessed with an affair occurring overseas, they should raise the same level of awareness regarding events that are taking place in our own country. Paradoxically, this is not the case. For example, coverage of Project Gunrunner in the mainstream media has been virtually nonexistent.
It simply does not make sense that American cable news stations broadcasted the Murdoch testimonies for an entire day, but ignored the U.S. congressional hearing on Operation Fast and Furious.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have both claimed that they had no prior knowledge of the corruption behind Operation Fast and Furious, headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. However, it has come to light that federal stimulus dollars actually funded the gun trafficking scheme gone wrong, rendering it completely unacceptable for the feds to feign ignorance.
Now, rather than holding a federal bureaucracy accountable for its lack of responsibility and morality, the Obama administration is using the incident to promote harsher gun control policies. This, by itself, is enough proof that Obama had knowledge of BATFE’s plans before they were carried out. That is to say, the reason for carrying out Operation Fast and Furious was to provide the feds with some sort of twisted justification for restricting gun rights. Fortunately, those who have informed themselves on this controversy are able to see past the government’s attempt to deceive the public.
The mainstream media transformed the Casey Anthony trial into a public phenomenon, but refuses to mention the United Nation’s radical and dangerous Agenda 21, which was first released in 1992. The UN promotes Agenda 21 as an international charter for “sustainable development”. However, if this plan is implemented in full, some have speculated that state sovereignty will ultimately cease to exist.
This brings us to the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. It seems as though, if enacted, this international treaty would work to advance the goals of Agenda 21. Under the Small Arms Treaty, which the Obama administration has publicly voiced its support for, 2nd amendment rights would be severely curbed. The U.N. claims that, in order to prevent armed conflicts, national governments must work in concert to decrease the number of guns worldwide. Ultimately, this would lead to confiscation of firearms – a complete breach of American civil liberties.
The media’s refusal to cover these issues forces individuals to investigate them on their own. The Obama administration has loads of dirty laundry that will never surface within the narrow scope of the mainstream media. An uninformed public is a potentially dangerous public, especially in regards to civil liberties.
The issues that the mainstream media seems to be most avoidant of are probably those that we should be most concerned about. The best defense is accompanied by information and undisputed facts.