Barack Obama is very sad, indeed, that he wasn’t able to force more gun control laws down the throats of American citizens, despite eight years of effort.
He capitalized on tragedy, schmoozed Democrats in Congress, and even lectured law-abiding Americans about their obligation to give up their Constitutional rights to make America safer.
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws,” Obama told Fareed Zakaria in the TV special, “The Legacy of Barack Obama.”
He had his chance – many of them. Two years of a Congress that was under his party’s control, a slew of mass shootings – each one followed up with a glassy-eyed Obama saying “Enough is enough!” with America’s rights and polls that seemed to tilt his favor from time to time, only to tilt back again.
There was national anger following the mass shootings – Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino, Aurora – but that didn’t mean there was popular support for cracking down on law-abiding gun owners.
Following the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012, Obama was adamant that he had done “all he could” to keep the U.S. afloat in the midst of other challenges, The Washington Examiner reports.
Frustrated, Obama took executive action in 2016. “The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage,” Obama said when announcing his decision.
That executive order expanded background checks while narrowing “loopholes” that allowed firearms to be sold at gun shows by private sale.
Lucky for the American People, we will have a new president who will do away with these dictatorial and unconstitutional executive actions and restore the Second Amendment.
President-Elect Donald Trump will be a busy man the first few days, with all the executive orders he’s going to have to revoke. I can hear the Leftist wailing already.