According to rt.com, President Obama is expected to take executive action on gun control, possibly as soon as next week, according to gun control advocates.
The specifics of Obama’s executive order are still unknown as the plan is still not finished, CNN reported. However, gun control advocates are prepared for the actions to be unveiled sometime next week. The plan is said to be a unilateral action that will close background check loopholes.
Federal law currently requires that all licensed gun dealers conduct background checks. However, this rule does not apply to firearms sold online or at gun shows.
The president has frequently expressed frustration over the mass shootings occurring in the United States and has attempted to pass legislation restricting the sale of guns. However, his attempt to require universal background checks was rebuffed by Congress in early 2013, following the Sandy Hood Elementary School massacre that left 26 people dead, 20 of whom were children.
Following the October 1 mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Obama said, “We are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months. Obama is expected to announce the plans prior to his January 12 State of the Union Address.
While the National Rifle Association, which has fought hard against Obama’s gun control efforts, currently has no comment, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker was previously quoted as saying, “The fact is, the President’s gun control agenda will only make it harder for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to self-defense.
According to other sources, the current president has admitted that his additional gun control measures would not have prevented the mass shootings that occurred at Sandy Hook and San Bernadino. If his recommended measures are not going to prevent the kind of gun violence we have witnessed in the last few years, then why are we putting in these measures?
I think we conservatives know the answer to that. It’s not about diminishing incidents of gun violence, it’s about gradually disarming the American people. Once that is done, along with universal health care, the left is in total control of this country and can do anything it desires, including the setting up of a dictatorship, signaling the end of the United States of America.
Whenever additional gun control measures are proposed, conservatives usually call the additional measure, “gun confiscation.” Over the last couple of months, I have notice more and more liberals responding, indicating that it is not their desire to take our guns away from us. The simply want to take more preventative measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
While I certainly am in the opinion that additional gun control measures will not minimize acts of gun violence and will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their second amendment rights, I do believe that grass roots liberals probably don’t want to completely disarm the American people. Furthermore, some liberals seem to be very defensive about this, claiming conservatives are exaggerating their motives. So, are we conservatives embellishing when we say that the lift wants to disarm the American people? I would say yes, we are.
HOWEVER, liberals have been known to call tax cuts where everyone who pays income tax gets a cut, “tax cuts for the rich.” I’ve heard that phrase from liberals so many times that I’m sick of it. Because there are so many American that do not pay income tax, liberals aren’t satisfied with a tax cut that everyone who pays taxes receives. Instead, they want some kind of entitlement program where those who don’t pay income tax get something for nothing.
Also, liberals love to accuse conservatives of racism if they don’t agree with the policies of the current president. I even read an article sometime back where liberals were saying that conservatives were proponents of Bill Clinton’s policies in the nineties, but were against those same policies when proposed by the Obama administration. Now that’s a flat-out lie. Conservatives fought Clinton’s policies with the same vigor they have fought Obama’s policies. To accuse anyone who doesn’t agree politically with the Obama administration of racism is labelling and stereotyping, and bigotry. Three things of which liberals accuse conservatives.
Thirdly, liberals often accuse conservatives of hating the poor because conservatives are mostly against certain entitlement programs that purport to help the poor. We already know that the poverty rate has increased dramatically since President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative in the 1960s. Only a small portion of each tax dollar paid by the American people actually gets to the cause. I don’t know of any conservative that “hates the poor.” In fact, most conservatives I know give willingly to help the poor. Churches and civic organizations spend time and money to help those less fortunate. Many individuals spend a portion of the Christmas gift budget to buy presents for those who otherwise wouldn’t receive any Christmas presents. There are food drives, clothing drives, private shelters, auxiliaries, etc. designed to assist those less fortunate. Many people give their time and talents on a regular basis to assist the poor. Do those who are less fortunate not benefit more when they receive assistance from someone’s hand to theirs?
You will never convince liberals that a government entitlement program helps no one and generally propagates poverty rather than diminishes it. But could we possibly get liberals to stop saying that conservatives hate the poor?
In other words, I would be willing to stop saying that liberal gun control initiatives are confiscation of guns if liberals would quite hollering “tax cuts for the rich,” quit accusing those who don’t agree with Obama’s policies of racism, and quit accusing conservatives of hating the poor.