In recent weeks and months forces within the government who want to see more gun control have been taking advantage of tragedies in the media and using them to scare people out of their right to defend themselves.
In addition to the legislation that has been in the news recently, Obama said in a press conference on Sunday that he will “not be putting off” new gun control legislation. Whether this was in reference to the measures that were already drafted, or more extreme federal measures has yet to be seen.
“President Obama reiterated his commitment to passing new gun control measures in an interview broadcast on Sunday morning, saying he would like to get such legislation done in the first year of his second term. He also expressed skepticism about a proposal to put more armed guards in schools across the country”
“The question is are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through Congress,” Obama said on NBC News’s “Meet The Press.” “I’d like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off.”
Towards the end of the interview Obama claimed that “We’re not going to get this done unless the American people decide it’s important.”
There is no doubt that this just political rhetoric, aimed to mask the intentions of the ruling class with the imaginary figment of collectivist imagination called “the American people”.
The truth is that while similar groups of people live within the geographical area known as “America”, there are still so many different ideas and points of view that there is no one definitive agreement on any one topic among “the American people”. Even if this was possible, in a world that was truly free, a majority vote, or the majority of people thinking that something was “important”, would not be enough to take away the inalienable natural born rights of another human being.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the world that we live in today, but it is always important to remember and call attention to what an ideal and moral world would look like, so we can better align our goals with the future that we want to create.
With that being said “the American people” that actually decide public policy, as in… the politicians, the elites, the special interest groups, and the media, these groups will find that gun control is an “important” issue in 2013, regardless of what anyone says, so this is certainly going to be an important issue to keep an eye on.
J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
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