In an interview with the crowd at “Meet the Press” who don’t see a problem with breaking DC gun laws, President Obama will guarantee base Democrat voters that he won’t forsake their agenda, according to the Washington Post;
Obama, who recently established a task force led by Vice President Biden to offer recommendations for how to best curb gun violence, also pushed back against an idea the National Rifle Association put forth following the mass shooting earlier this month at a school in Newtown, Conn. As gun control advocates called for tighter restrictions, the NRA urged that armed guards be placed in schools to deter and defend against future acts of violence.
“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem,” Obama said.
Obama reiterated his support for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines that gun control advocates in Congress have said they will be pushing for.
So much for the “national conversation” we’re supposed to be having. A “national conversation” actually means for those of us who support the constitutional guarantees, that we should sit down and STFU while they preach to us.
I’m not exactly comfortable with the idea that Joe Biden will be dictating our policy to us – you know the guy whose robot-ninja-zombies policy in Afghanistan has done such a bang up job. The guy who thought that we should partition Iraq. The guy who opposed the first Gulf War. The guy who has been absolutely wrong on every single policy issue since he went to the Senate. Now he’s going to interpret the Constitution for us.
So all of you gun owners who didn’t bother to go to the polls last month, I just want to say “thank you”. I’m not sure that Romney would have been much different, but at least he could be bullied. Those of you who think that this can stopped in the House, look at the great job they’ve been doing the last few years holding the line against Obama’s policies. The most we can expect, I suppose, is the spectacle of John Boehner weeping on national TV.