During Barack Obama's first term of office, liberals often attempted to debunk the claims of gun rights activists that the president wishes to "get their guns" by pointing to the fact that Obama had not submitted a single proposal that would infringe on the Second Amendment in any way whatsoever.
"Obama is not trying to get your guns," they would always say, most often in response to the skyrocketing firearms sales that began just prior to the 2008 presidential election when it became clear that Obama would most likely win.
All it took, however, was for the right set of circumstances to be set in place, and Obama's true colors rose to the surface -- winning reelection, Democrats keeping control of the Senate, and the Sandy Hook massacre.
The perfect storm occurred, and Obama and the Democrats unleashed a series of assaults on the Second Amendment which proved beyond doubt that their ultimate goal is precisely to get your guns. Mandatory gun registration and confiscation is the only way these proposal can work, given that government at this point has no way of knowing who has "assault weapons" or other dangerous, deadly instruments mayhem, such as magazines that magically shoot more than seven bullets without anyone pulling the trigger.
And given that gun owners everywhere, from New York to Oregon have vowed noncompliance with any new gun control law, all of Obama's proposals will prove futile unless there is forced compliance with law enforcement going door to door conducting searches and seizures of the firearms of the ordinary citizens.
But none of this comes as any surprise to long-time gun rights activist, author, and university professor John Lott, who knew Obama back at the University of Chicago School of Law. Obama was serving as a part time adjunct instructor in law, and Lott was visiting professor and fellow in the area of economics and law.
In a revealing interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Lott describes his encounters with Obama as rather odd, abrupt, and unfriendly. When the two were first introduced, Obama quipped, "Oh, you're the gun guy."
"Yes, I'm the gun guy," Lott responded, referring to his books on the subject and his activism in the area of gun rights and other liberties, the latest of which is "At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?"
"I don't believe anybody should own guns," Obama quipped abruptly as he left.
Lott states that all of the subsequent encounters with Obama in the years that followed took a similar path. Conversations were short, unfriendly, and ended abruptly, a fact that Lott says is unusual in academic circles even among professors and instructors who disagree with one another. This, Lott maintains, is an indication that Obama is a "true believer" in the sense that he is all about ideology, Leftist ideology, and that anyone who disagrees with him is automatically suspect.
This assessment of Obama's mindset speaks volumes. Lott believes that in the current gun rights debate, Obama truly does believe that no citizen should have any type of gun whatsoever, and that he has little patience with anyone who believes otherwise. But for political survival, Obama has kept that fact carefully hidden.
The picture, thus, that is emerging of Obama is that of an extremist who has had a philosophical and ideological aversion to gun rights all of his adult life. He would repeal the Second Amendment if he had the political support. He would ban all guns if he could get away with it.
Conservatives have repeatedly screamed bloody murder for four years concerning Obama's dangerous extremism and his disdain for the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional provisions that protect citizens from government, but those screams fell on deaf ears and we were called "paranoid nutcases."
But if Obama really is coming after our guns, then it is not paranoia. If he truly believes, as he told John Lott, that no citizen should own a gun, then the nutcases are not in the conservative movement but in the general population and the Left, if they actually think Obama is a "reasonable centrist" who poses no danger whatsoever to the freedoms inherent to this Constitutional Republic.
As the old adage goes, "It is not paranoia if they really are out to get you."
Thus, some key questions arise out of these facts. Was Obama's Oath of Office a lie, since he swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, a Constitution, as it turns out, for which he has a clear disdain? And if he lied in taking such an important oath, on how many other issues has he lied? Can we trust anything at all he has said during the entirety of his presidency?
Lott's revelations concerning Obama are not to be taken lightly. They go straight to the heart of what this president is all about, his core beliefs, his ultimate goals, and his internal motivation for doing what he does, most of which he has kept carefully hidden from public view.
These revelations are further all the more reason for Congressional Republicans to block every single proposal Obama sends to Congress for the next four years.
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