by: Katie Pavlich | Sep 17, 2013
We knew this was coming. Yesterday, before launching into a highly politicized speech in which he berated Republicans, President Barack Obama took a moment to address the rampage carried out by madman Aaron Alexis at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C.
"We are confronting yet another mass shooting," Obama said.
Just a few short months ago, gun control legislation died in the Senate (thanks to a lack of votes from Democrats) after politicians like Senator Diane Feinstein and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg overreached with their gun control goals.
Regardless, President Obama isn't letting a good crisis go to waste, and will beissuing more executive actions on gun control according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
So, would new gun control actions like expanded background checks have prevented what happened yesterday in Washington? The answer is a resounding, no.
Alexis entered Washington D.C. with a firearm, entered the Navy Yard with a firearm, stole multiple firearms off of police officers and murdered a dozen people. All of these actions are illegal.
More on that from NRO's Charles C.W. Cooke:
Sure, Alexis legally purchased a shotgun in Virginia, but he also passed the federal NICS background check. With a history of violence, how did that happen?
As in most cases, the Justice system failed, Alexis wasn't prosecuted and gun laws already on the books were not enforced.
Despite these facts, leave it to the most anti-gun President in history to use law-abiding citizens as a scapegoat for his anti-Second Amendment, gun ban agenda.
There is no Left vs Right or Right vs Left; only Tyranny vs FREEDOM!