Obama’s latest push for gun control is an Executive power-grab.
(The Real Agenda) The United States government is the largest arms dealer in the world, but it restricts access to firearms domestically to law-abiding citizens.
The US profits the most from arms sales globally. Strangely, for its president, Barack Obama, it is not right for American citizens to own firearms to protect themselves. In fact, Obama has been a continuous offender when it comes to eroding the Second Amendment.
By selling the most weapons around the world, the US is responsible for massive genocide all over the world. Meanwhile, Barack Obama wants to ban legally-owned firearms such as semi-automatic weapons. He says those weapons should only be in the hands of military men and women.
US wars are responsible for the death of millions of Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis and Libyans. At home, Obama wants people disarmed. He blames all law-abiding citizens for the crimes of a few lunatics who, different from most gun owners, do not follow any laws.
Given America’s effective cleansing of millions of people in the countries mentioned above, it is hard to think that there is any American, who in his right mind, would prefer to be disarmed.
Expecting government protection from crime or terrorism is an illusion. It is simply wishful thinking. That is why it is necessary to ask the US president why he allows the murder of innocents in the Middle East & Africa, but he wants to restrict the Second Amendment at home. Why does he want the American people disarmed?
As explained by Paul Craig Roberts, The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization. Presidents are no longer presidents, they are wanna be dictators, who legislate from their own imaginary thrones.
Every time Barack Obama or anyone in government promises to take action against the Second Amendment, gun sales skyrocket. It has happened again this week. That is why Obama is undoubtedly the best ally for arms sales rallies.
According to The Intercept, “stocks for two major gunmakers skyrocketed as President Obama unveiled a long-awaited series of executive orders intended to reduce gun violence. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s stock price closed at $25.86, higher than at any point in 2015. A year ago, on January 7th, 2015, it closed at just $9.93.”
Sadly, neither Obama nor Hillary Clinton, who wants Australian-like restrictions to legal gun ownership, want to admit publicly what everyone else knows: none of the measures passed so far to restrict gun ownership would have made any difference in avoiding mass shootings. The same is true for the ‘loophole-closing announcement‘ that Obama issued yesterday.
One of the reasons for the lack of effectiveness that older and new gun restricting measures do not prevent mass shootings is simply because most weapons used by criminals are not registered or purchased following established laws. But it gets worse for Obama & Co., because many shootings that took place last year in the US were carried out with guns purchased legally.
According to AP, “the gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughters of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, or 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California.”
When it comes to gun ownership, it all comes down to common sense. Nothing guarantees that a potential criminal will buy a gun legally. Nothing guarantees that a gun bought by a law-abiding citizen will not be used to commit a crime. Nothing guarantees that any law-abiding citizen will suffer stress or become mentally-ll and use a gun he bought legally to carry out a shooting.
It is impossible to get all criminals just as it is impossible to prevent all crime. The only way to reduce the number of mass shootings and the number of potential victims is to have the population take responsibility for their own security, but the gun-grabbing club which both Obama and Hillary belong to, do not support people guaranteeing their own safety even though it is quite apparent that government cannot protect us all at all times.
One detail that is even more concerning that any new gun restrictions is the path those restrictions are taking. “Obama’s executive action expands mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales, adds more than 230 examiners and staff to help process them and calls on states to submit accurate and updated criminal history data.”
Government agencies, the Executive and most Democrats in Congress are moving towards baseless preemptive measures. Governments are pumping billions of dollars into surveillance and pre-crime, initiatives of the sort that were sold in the movie Minority Report. In the near future, society will be governed by a massive surveillance AI apparatus where everyone is guilty and where the right to prove someone’s innocence will no longer be awarded.
Obama was clear yesterday: He will not uphold his role as president of the United States as he swore almost eight years ago. He will not uphold the US Constitution or the Bill of Rights. He will not uphold the Second Amendment, because according to his close mind, he can only keep one, the right to bear arms or the security of the people. He cannot keep both.
“I made statements like this one too many times,” I said in June last year when I had to speak again after a white racist massacred nine young blacks in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. We have become insensitive to the shootings“, he alleged. A more precise description would be that Obama and the other members of his club have become more cowardly and the people who believe him have become more hopeless. Obama also purposely omitted the proper context in which mass shootings occur.
In the United States, the homicide by firearm per 100,000 is of only 2.7%. About 89 out of 100 people legally own a firearm. A total of 270 million people own a gun in the US. Most homicides committed with firearms in the country correspond to gang related events as well as drug cartel operation. “The number of people murdered in the drug war inside the United States between 2006 and 2010 exceeds the US-troop death toll in the Iraq War since it was launched in 2003, according to a Narco News analysis of FBI crime statistics.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of all government agencies explains that “Gang homicides account for a substantial proportion of homicides among youths in some U.S. cities; however, few surveillance systems collect data with the level of detail necessary to gang homicide prevention strategies.” The CDC studied gang homicides in Los Angeles, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Long Beach, California; Oakland, California; and Newark, New Jersey. Many of these cities suffer from drug cartel violence. Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Spreading To Rural U.S. As Police Crack Down In Big Cities.
According to FOX News Latino, “while most law enforcement agencies want to make clear that the level of violent crime currently embroiling Mexico is not likely to spread to the U.S. anytime soon, officials from both local and federal organizations say that the reach of that country’s feared drug cartels has spread north and with it, at least to some degree, so has the violence,” yet Obama wants to impose restrictions on citizens owning guns to defend themselves from this type of crime.
In the last few years it is also related to police homicides of unarmed people. This last factoid is something Obama conveniently left out. Police officers who commit homicides of Black, Latino and other minorities usually do not face the consequences. Where is the proposal to end police violence?
As of 2013, the United States suffered an average of 5 deaths by firearms per 100,000 people, that is around 3,200 deaths for the whole population. Places with the most restrictive gun laws, such as Chicago, New York and Detroit are see the highest crime rates and the largest number of homicides. Conversely, states like Texas, where people can not only own guns, but also carry them in public, show the lowest crime rates in the country.
At his announcement, Obama said that “America is not the only country where there are violent and dangerous people. But we are the only advanced country in the world suffering this kind of mass violence with this frequency.” Obama left out the fact that most mass shooters are mental patients who are under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs, and that most of the violence seen in the last few mass shootings stems from the effect of those synthetic drugs. Obama would not go near the relationship between gun violence and pharmaceutical drugs, because addressing that issue would mean he would be obligated to review the use of psychiatric drugs and healthcare practices and that is just too complex for him.
In the case of Obama and his gun-grabbing followers, they can say whatever they want about guns ownership and restrictions they want to impose. However, nothing that they say can obscure reality, and reality says that in order to avoid more mass shootings it is necessary to have a more prepared population. This is not an opinion, but the professional assessment of people like Swiss Lieutenant General André Blattmann, who has just declared that the societies of Western Europe are on the verge of collapse by the combined effect of the tremendous economic crisis, mass immigration and terrorism, which will lead to bitter civil wars. For this reason, he said, his government has launched a warning to the Swiss people, especially for those who do not possess firearms, or who do not belong to the Swiss Army reserves. He called on people to acquire firearms.
In Switzerland the possession of firearms, even semi automatic assault rifles, and not surprisingly the country has the lowest crime rates worldwide.
Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.