On Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled his gun control plan, signing 23 executive actions (another name for executive orders, which PR agents must have decided sounded too dictatorial) in order “to address gun violence.” His plan is the most restrictive in decades in regards to firearms.
Obama’s plan would implement universal background checks and ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. No doubt criminals and gangsters will make sure to obey these laws. More information will also be required to be submitted when gun purchasers undergo a federal background check.
“I will put everything I’ve got into this,” Obama said, with Vice President Joe Biden next to him, who was placed in charge of a task force to come up with plans to disarm the American public. He continued:
While there is no law, or set of laws, that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there’s even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try. And I’m going to do my part.
This will not happen unless the American people demand it. If parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if Americans of every background stand up and say, “Enough, we’ve suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue,” then change will come. That’s what it’s going to take.
Also surrounding Obama, in an effort to manipulate Americans emotionally and tug on their heartstrings, were children who wrote letters to him after last month’s shooting in Connecticut. Remember, anyone who opposes new gun control hates children.
The plan would also end a so-called “freeze” on research into gun violence by the Centers for Disease Control. Any research by the federal government will either contain manipulated data or will be ignored by the people who wanted it, as past research has shown that guns are used far more often to stop crime than to commit it.
For instance, in the 1990s, the Clinton administration’s Department of Justice commissioned Drs. Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig (neither of whom are pro-gun) to look into a study that found that guns were used 2.2 million times in self-defense. While Cook and Ludwig’s study didn’t find that guns are used that many times in self-defense, they did find that they are used 1.5 million times a year in self-defense, far more than the supposed 11,000 gun murders that have been cited by some.
Obama also reiterated his support for Congress to reinstate the “assault weapons” ban that expired in 2004, which Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce on Jan. 22.
If Texas Rep. Steve Stockman follows through on his threat, there’s the possibility, no matter how minute, that impeachment proceedings could begin against Obama over his executive actions against gun owners.