The so-called Rahm Emanuel Doctrine -- never let a good crisis go to waste -- was in full swing on Saturday when President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre with a moment of silence in the White House and a radio address once again calling for tighter gun control.
The Commander in Chief and First Lady Michelle Obama lit 26 candles in memory of the 20 children and six adults who lost their lives during the horrifying shooting-spree one year ago during a quiet ceremony in the White House on Saturday morning. They also observed a moment of silence.
"Obama used the drama in an attempt to rally his leftist base for their support for gun control legislation in his weekly radio address released by the White House. After his deceit over healthcare and his administration's website fiasco, it's very unlikely he'll see any gun restrictions passed during his presidency," said political strategist Mike Baker.
Obama told his listeners that "the real change [in gun policy] won't come from Washington."
"It will come the way it's always come -- from you. From the American people," said Obama.
In a little known U.S. Senate vote to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into any gun-control legislation including the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, 46 U.S. Senators voted against the legislation protecting gun-owners' rights earlier this year.
Not surprising based on their track records, all of those voting against Senate Amendment 139 (S.Amdt. 139) were Democrats. As with Obamacare, not one Republican went along with the power-grab, according to gun law expert and former editor for the National Rifle Association’s magazines, John Snyder.
The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.