If you were betting that for once (NMP*) Obama would keep it on topic and avoid sermonizing politically, sorry, the man can’t help continuing the Neverending Campaign at every turn.
(Politico) The best way to memorialize the 12 killed at the Navy Yard massacre, President Barack Obama said Sunday, is by enacting the new gun control laws he seeks.
(picture reminding people Obama played golf again on Saturday)
Speaking at a memorial service at the Marine Barracks in Southeast D.C., Obama said Monday’s shootings, along with the other gun massacres during his presidency, “ought to lead to some sort of transformation” like those that have taken place in other nations that have restricted access to guns in the wake of mass shootings.
“Our tears are not enough. Our words and our prayers are not enough,” Obama said. “If we really want to honor these 12 men and women, if we really want to be a country where we can go to work, go to school and walk our streets free from senseless violence without so many lives being stolen with a bullet from a gun, then we’re going to have to change.”
And then he explained how these anti-gun policies have worked wonders on the streets of Chicago, where children are free to walk to school in specially designated “safe passage” zones, can play in parks, don’t have to worry about gangs, and there are no shootings at all!
“It ought to be a shock to all of us as a nation and as a people,” Obama said. “It ought to obsess us, it ought to lead to some sort of transformation — that’s what happened in other countries when they experienced similar tragedies.”
What he’s referring to are countries like Australia and Britain, which banned most private gun ownership. Obama would love to do that here.
(Daily Caller) “What’s different in America is it’s easy to get your hands on gun — and a lot of us know this. …The politics are difficult,” he lamented.
“I cannot accept that,” said Obama, whose inauguration oath required him to swear that he would uphold the Constitution and laws.
What he can accept is 4 Americans murdered by guns in Benghazi.
* “Not My President”