President Obama is complaining that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is not willing to compromise on his anti-gun rights agenda, and opines that the Republicans are not listening to public opinion on the matter. He again states that he has a lot of respect for the Second Amendment. He says that he understands the traditions of hunting that most rural families have, but that the realities of how guns are handled in urban settings must trump such things. Surprisingly, he asserts that he has used a gun in the past, and regularly shoots skeet at Camp David.
Mr. President, those things mean precisely diddly over squat to me. Hunting, skeet, and the inability of your urban constituency to raise a generation of people who don’t maim and murder each other at will have nothing to do with my right to keep and bear arms. To be perfectly blunt, my right to keep and bear arms is there so that when someone who holds your office decides to rule rather than govern, then people like me will have the instruments to contest that decision.
My gun rights aren’t for hunting deer or shooting skeet. They’re for hunting dictators and shooting tyrants. Until you learn the difference, the fact that you can knock a clay out of the sky and mourn the death of urban youths at the hands of other urban youths is worth nothing.
To the pro-rights crowd in Congress – Keep it up. If the President is having to turn to his lap dogs in the media and whine, then you must be doing what I and millions of other gun owners have been telling you to do for the past several months. Thank you and please keep up the good work.