April 10, 2013 9 Comments
President Obama is using the families of Newtown victims as props as he pushes for gun control legislation that has little to no chance of passing Congress. Amusingly Obama has the audacity to accuse the GOP of engaging in “stunts” concerning gun control. In the world of Obama parading around the families of child victims of a tragedy isn’t a stunt. Stunts are apparently reserved for those evil Republicans. So are politics. Obama doesn’t play politics, he’s for common sense reform. It’s only those evil Republicans who engage in politics. Obama knows he’s losing this debate, his tone is getting increasingly shrill as a result.
In his recent gun control rally Obama said he wants to “make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down.” In other words, your kids are going to get gunned down but in his love and benevolence Obama is going to make it a wee bit harder for those nasty gunmen to gun down your kids. Never mind that nothing in these new laws would have done anything to stop Adam Lanza or any of the mass public shooters of the last half century. Obama’s proposals don’t even focus on the real problem: Antipsychotic drugs. Instead of focusing on real issues, Obama is playing a typical left-wing political game by attacking gun rights.
Obama has almost no chance of passing gun control legislation through Congress. Even if he is able to defeat a filibuster in the Senate, it’s highly unlikely the House will vote on Obama’s legislation. The country generally opposes assault weapons bans, they oppose increased background checks and they oppose limits on magazines and clips. Obama must know this by now, which is why he’s getting more shrill and why he’s parading the families of victims on Air Force One while at the same time accusing opponents of engaging in stunts and politics. He’s losing and he knows it.
Make no mistake though the progressive left believes it will win in the long run. Obama might lose this issue now but in 10-15 years the progressive left has a recipe for victory on gun control. It’s the same plan they used on the homosexual marriage issue. They’re going to focus on the nation’s children at the government schools. The best way to dictate future policy is to get at the little minds of mush in the education system today. As such schools are teaching children guns are scary and dangerous. They’re denying that Americans have a second amendment right to keep and bear arms. They’re teaching kids that those who support gun rights are dangerous fanatics. The goal is to convince the next generation that guns are dangerous and gun control is vitally necessary. The schools are setting up legislation for a decade or two from now, just like they did with homosexual marriage.
Obama is going to lose this issue but he’s going to win it in the long run when he isn’t in office if we don’t pull our kids from government schools. We conservatives have to actively engage children when it comes to gun rights or we risk losing our freedom for generations to come. It didn’t take very long for the left to convince the nation that sodomy was not only a right but worthy of marriage. While gun rights are seen as entrenched in the American psyche, it will only take a generation of relentless attacks on gun freedom in schools for the next generation to support massive gun control. Obama has lost the gun control debate, we will lose it if we conservatives and Christians keep entrusting our kids to the progressives at the government schools.