Obama to Push Gun Control in Oval Office Address First Billed as Speech on Terrorism
The White House announced Saturday evening that President Barack Obama would be giving a prime time address to the American people Sunday from the Oval Office on terrorism in the wake of the Islamist terror attack in San Bernardino, California last Wednesday.
Sunday morning the Obama administration is stating Obama will make a push for gun control in his speech.
A tweet early Sunday morning by CBS News that Obama’s speech would be about gun control was taken by many to be a mistake.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 6, 2015
“Tonight, @CBSNlive streams @POTUS’ urgent address to the nation on gun control at 8 P.M. ET http://cbsn.ws/1Rxwz3J”
This is not about guns. https://t.co/fcNfOYvB2c
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) December 6, 2015
“This is not about guns.”
The White House statement last night made it clear this was a terrorism speech. This is just CBS making a mistake. https://t.co/gg46vIN19n
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 6, 2015
“The White House statement last night made it clear this was a terrorism speech. This is just CBS making a mistake.”
They were correct, but gullible.
The White House announcement for the speech made no mention of gun control:
“Statement by the Press Secretary
“On Sunday, December 6th at 8:00PM EST, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it. He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values – our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology.”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning confirmed Obama’s intention to pursue restrictions on gun ownership in his Oval Office speech.
“In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch previewed the remarks President Barack Obama will make when he speaks to the country Sunday evening about the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
“What you’re going to hear from him is a discussion about what government is doing to ensure all of our highest priority — the protection of the American people,” the attorney general said.
She also said that he’ll speak on the actions the United States has taken to keep the homeland safe since the attacks in Paris last month. But there will be an element of politics to the speech.
President Obama will do more than just call for calm, he will ask “Congress to review measures and take action.”
Lynch’s staff later confirmed that the president will specifically call on Congress to review certain gun control measures.”
Obama and his fellow Democrats have been waging a campaign this week to strip people on the error-riddled No Fly List of their Second Amendment rights without due process of law.
Obama pressed the point in Saturday’s radio address.
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) December 6, 2015
“”If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun.” —@POTUS:”
Leading Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is also pushing the party line.
It’s not complicated: If you are too dangerous to fly in America, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.https://t.co/PbUHmAGCzU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 4, 2015
“It’s not complicated: If you are too dangerous to fly in America, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”
A Senate Democrat measure to strip people on the No Fly List of their Second Amendment rights was rejected on a near party-line vote of 45-54 on Thursday.