Standing on tiny coffins to scream for gun control carries no weight when the people know that tyrants have used that same argument to fill mass graves.
Gun ownership restrictions that the president said were supported by 90% of the nation have died in a Senate controlled by his party. Exploiting Newtown is haunting the power grabbers.
Just last week it was a political no-brainer. “Ninety percent of Americans support universal background checks,” President Obama asserted yet again. This time he was at the University of Hartford, less than an hour’s drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., where 20 students and six staff members were slaughtered just before Christmas. With Obama were many of the Newtown victims’ parents.
“How often do 90% of Americans agree on anything?” the president asked, provoking laughter. “And yet, 90% agree on this … 80% of Republicans, more than 80% of gun owners, more than 70% of NRA households. It is common sense.”
This skirmish is over, but the battle remains, and the war between the rights of the individual and the corruption of the state is eternal.