The rash of recent shooting incidents has led people who wouldn’t know an AK-47 from a paintball gun to issue demands for more restrictions on guns. To be sure, it’s hard to find any factor in these shootings that could be responsible — other than the gun.
It’s frightening what is happening in this country. On the one hand, we have a collection of elected officials in Washington such as Obama, Pelosi, and Reid who are hell bent on driving America as far left as possible. Don’t work or strive to be better, just rely on the government… that’s their motto.
Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan is the driving force behind Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new long-range defense plan. Gates made that clear in an article he wrote for the January issue of Foreign Affairs Magazine: “The United States’ ability to deal with future threats will depend on its performance in current conflicts. To be blunt, to fail — or to be seen to fail — in either Iraq or Afghanistan would be a disastrous blow to U.S. credibility, both among friends and allies and among potential adversaries.”
While President Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Attorney General Eric Holder share an anti-gun ideology, they might not be the greatest threat to the Second Amendment among the current administration. Their gun control efforts could be vastly outdone by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s habit of equating gun bans with curing a “public health epidemic.”
The White House is denying that President Obama bowed before the Saudi King, committing a major mistake. Ben Smith of Politico reports:
“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Liar, Obama, Islam
Having had to have actually lived under the European health “care” system, in my case in southern Holland in the late ’90s, I have a visceral disgust for anyone wanting to convert our system to a socialized one.
Want to know what it’s like to have a national health care system? Read on.
I left a comment on Dusty’s post below, about the official White House explanation of “The Bow” Though, from the angle of the picture, it should probably be “The Stern.”
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Colleague Dave Workman noted yesterday that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants to implement firearms registration. A perusal of Open Secrets, which reports all campaign contributions, is in order before we conclude that Pelosi is merely a disinterested public servant wanting to make society safer.
Guns, Lawyers, Pelosi
The Chief of Staff of the Army asked his Sergeant Major, who was both Ranger and Special Forces qualified, which organization he would recommend to form a new anti-terrorist unit. The Sergeant Major responded to the General’s question with this parable: If there were a hijacked Boeing 747 being held by terrorists along with its passengers and crew and an anti-terrorist unit formed either by the Rangers or the Special Forces was given a Rescue/Recovery Mission; what would you expect to happen?