Not very bright, is he?


President Jackass just proved to all the world, yet again, that he knows nothing about guns, gun control, or crazy people:
People often ask me how’s it been being president. What are my proudest (moments), and biggest disappointments? I’ve got two and a half years left. [Didact: That's two and a half years too long. Haven't we had enough of this bonehead already?] My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only developed country on the earth where this happens. [Didact: Tell that to the Norwegians.] And it happens now once a week. and it’s a one-day story. There’s no place else like this. 
A couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. [Didact: And yet violent crime overall has gone up, not down, in the Land Down Under. Including gun-related crimes.]
Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. [Didact: Wrong again, bucko. Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, and Jamaica are far worse. And South Africa, Mexico, and Jamaica have some of the strictest gun laws in the world.]  There’s no advanced, developed country on earth that would put up with this. Now, we have a different tradition. We have a we have a Second Amendment. We have historically respected gun rights. I respect gun rights. [Didact: I'll give him this much- I'm amazed he was able to say that with a straight face.]
But the idea that we couldn’t even get a background check bill in -- to make sure that if you buy a weapon, you actually have to go through a fairly rigorous process so we know who you are, so that you can’t just walk up to a store and buy a semiautomatic weapons -- makes no sense. [Didact: Again, check your facts, you jackass. The Brady Act has been around for 20 years now.]
I don’t know if anybody saw the brief press conference from the father of the young man who’d been killed at Santa Barbara. As a father myself, I could not understand the pain he must be going through, just the primal scream that he gave out. Why aren’t we doing something about this? 
I will tell you, I’ve been in Washington for a while now, and most things don’t surprise me. The fact that 20 6-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible, and this town couldn’t do anything about it? It was stunning to me. The question then becomes, what can we do about it?
The only thing that’s going to change is public opinion. If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change. [Didact: The fact that public opinion still hasn't budged on the issue should tell you something. Except you don't know how to listen.]
I’ve initiated over 20 executive actions to try to tighten up some of the rules and the laws. The bottom line is that we don’t have all the tools we need right now to really to make as big of a dent as we need to. [Didact: And thank God for that. There is a reason why Congress is the legislative branch and has the sole power to make laws.]
Most members of Congress -- and to some extent this is bipartisan -- are terrified of the NRA. The combination of the NRA and gun manufacturers are very well financed and have the capacity to move votes on local elections and Congressional elections. So if you’re running for office right now, that’s where you’re feeling the heat. 
People on the other side might be generally favorable towards things like backgrounds checks and other common sense rules, but they’re not as motivated. That doesn’t end up being the issues that a lot of you vote on. 
Until that changes, until there is a fundamental shift in public opinion when people say ‘Enough, this is not acceptable, this is not normal, this isn’t the price we should be paying for our freedom,’ that we can have respect for the Second Amendment and responsible gunowners and sportsmen and hunters can have the ability to possess weapons, but that we’re gonna put some common sense rules in place that make a dent at least in what’s happening, until that is not just the majority of you -- because that is already the majority of you, even the majority of gun owners believe that -- until that’s a view that people feel passionately about and are willing to go after folks who don’t vote reflecting those values, until that happens, sadly, not that much is going to change. 
A lot of people will say this is a mental health problem. It’s not a gun problem. The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet, we kill each in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than any place else. Well, what’s the difference? The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that’s sort of par for the course. 
The country has to do some soul searching about this.
By the Elder Gods. This is the best you Americans could do when it came to electing your Commander-in-Chief? The man is a moron, and yet half the country still listens to him. More than half the country takes him seriously, or at least at face value, somehow managing to ignore that he's both the biggest hypocrite who has occupied the office in decades, and the least competent one for roughly 30 years.

It is very tiresome having to fact-check this assclown's vapid bloviating. Federal background checks are already mandatory for gun purchases from federally licensed dealers, thanks to the Brady Act. And the Federal checking process is in fact rife with errors. Yeah, I know, right? Who would ever have thought that a government-run process wouldn't work???

And then there's the inevitable NRA bashing. What most people outside the US don't realise or understand- because they've never been told this side of the story- is that the NRA is exactly the kind of organisation that you want to have promoting gun awareness. These guys are obsessed with gun safety. I've taken firearms training classes from NRA-certified instructors, and I've never encountered a more professional, more patient, and more dedicated group of trainers- to the point where they would actively refuse to let people anywhere near the guns if they thought that there was even the slightest danger involved.

Moreover, the NRA is funded by membership dues and by voluntary donations. It is a true grassroots organisation- the kind that you would think Mr. Community Organiser there would approve of. Of course, we know how leftists think; they only like community organisations that play victim politics.

That last bit about crazy people was just icing on the cake for me. I'm not even remotely convinced that many of these school shooters were crazy. Such people are not rational, by literal definition. They attack anything and anyone. The people who perpetrate these mass shootings deliberately attack soft targets- places where other people are not allowed to carry weapons of any kind, by law. That is not the product of a crazy mind. It is the product of deliberate, calculated forethought.

Given this logical conclusion drawn from facts, a reasonable man would then deduce that the best way to stop such massacres is in fact to arm the targets. Indeed that is exactly what did work recently when a small college in Seattle got shot up- some kid with a can of pepper spray saved the lives of his fellow students by temporarily destroying the shooter's eyesight.

Now imagine what would have happened had said kid had a real gun and knew how to use it. The antagonist would have gone straight to Hell, as he richly deserved, without making any stops on the way to collect hitchhikers.

This, ultimately, is what we're up against- a combination of stupidity, intellectual laziness, intolerance for a different point of view, and moral cowardice. That last attribute, indeed, is about the best description of the Left that I can think of. For what else can you call it when an entire group of supposedly free individuals chooses to unilaterally cede that freedom in the name of illusory and transient "safety", other than cowardice?

The way to reduce school killings is not more background checks, those just don't seem to work. It is not to ban guns- that really doesn't work. It can be done simply by letting a population armed to the teeth to decide exactly how far it will permit deviants and fools to step over the line before putting holes in them. It's probably safe to say that the distance involved would be quite short.

I'm pretty sure that this was right after one of Barry's "date nights".

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  1. The Ogdru Jahad have America in their collective grip. We just opened the damn door and let the Seven Fallen agents of Chaos walk right in. The "DREAM Act" for apocalyptic immigrants.

    This country is possessed of a collective stupidity the likes of which we haven't seen in a while. Not a long while, mind you, but a while. And it's happened in my life time. In MY lifetime. I realize how blatantly narcissistic it is to say that but, well, damnit, this wasn't what I signed up for.

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