Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Obama continues his 90-percent lie on background checks as he cries in defeat

Written By: Bob - Apr• 18•13

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.”

But common sense tells us the President is lying to Americans about guns, as he has repeatedly before.
If Democrats had 90% support, or 80% or 70%, then they’d skip attempting to fiddle around the edges of the Second Amendment, and go for their real goal of repealing it entirely.
But even the most cynical statist knows that they don’t have near the actual support that they claim. Poorly written and overly broad polls can get you to 90-percent on a warm and fuzzy concept, but once actual details begin to emerge, enthusiasm quickly fades.We’re not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot. The amendments were struck down yesterday, but the underlying bill remains alive, as does the dangerous faction of the government that sees an armed citizenry as a direct threat to their dreams of power and control.

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.

Tread carefully.

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  1. Robert Zaleski says:

    I think this is where the number comes from. Curious on your thoughts.

    That number was specifically about BCI for gun shows.

  2. Gayle says:

    Not good that Reid refused to kill the bill, but instead shelved it for later…

    The Left never sleeps. Neither can we, anymore.

  3. Catseye says:

    Only 4% of the American population sees gun control as important so what if you have 90% support of 4% of the population. If they could have found a way to provide jobs while doing gun control they might have had a chance. But Democrats are not big on original thinking or coming up with new ideas.

  4. Neo says:

    Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?

    Lance: What?

    Kilgore: Legislation, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.


    Kilgore: I love the smell of defeated legislation in the afternoon. The smell, you know that legislative smell, the whole hill smelled like

    [sniffing, pondering]

    Kilgore: LAME DUCK. Someday this administration’s gonna end…

  5. westie says:

    The Communist have waited a 150 years to take control of the USA. Tyrants Lincoln, TR, Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Bush 1&2 and now Obama have managed to remove a lot of liberty but not enough for the final push. Evidently they will find a less direct way to disarm us….never let them out of your sight.

  6. Right_2_Bear says:

    We most certainly are not out of the woods yet. No doubt Obama is considering the executive order route. UBC may still be implemented this way, and probably the magazine ban also. He spent so much capital on this, it is the only way for him to save his legacy at this point.

  7. Jeff Hoser says:

    The President’s anti-gun diatribe seems to me to be exactly the sort of reaction so eloquently posited in “Raging Against Self” .

    We Americans ought to be asking why so much animus/restriction/effort is being directed – by various levels of government – against (by its own admission), the 99+ % of legal/harmless gun owners and arms in private possession ? Our past governments have “declared war” against the demonstrated ills of poverty, drugs, inopportunity, education, ad nauseum; all to no avail, I might add. So why so much effort/expense over a “non-threat” ? What is it about private possession of firearms that upsets so many of the politically progressive bent ?

    Could it just be firearms possession is the foundation of self-reliance and self-government ? That the owner is no longer the vassal of government; but, instead, a “freeman” with right and privileges established by long tradition in law and practice.

    • Mike Gregory says:

      They hate us because we are armed and we would execute them as traitors if they were to tell us their true intentions. We are all that is stopping them now.

      They have to continue with their lies in order to implement the only method of change they know. Their “Alinsky” tactics are now completely out in the open and it’s not working very well for them.
      Their crying wolf after every catastrophe is old. I love seeing their (his) eyes full of sore loser anger. Suck it you lying sacks. You lose.

      Their king is nothing more than a LAME DUCK now.

      I laugh in his general direction. They know we outnumber them and there is nothing they can do about it.

  8. Laurie says:

    Ya know, I have never seen a President work harder to divide people and a nation. He talks of bipartisanship, then blames Republicans when he doesn’t get his way. It’s pretty sad really.