In the wake of the murders of five cops in Dallas, it’s not surprising that the Obama administration is using it as an opportunity to push for more gun control.
In Obama’s speech following the tragedy, while he did express his condolences to the victims and their families, he also mentioned the guns the murderers used in their attacks:
“When people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic,” Obama said Friday during a NATO summit in Warsaw. “And in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch did the same thing. From CNS News:
“Now after the events of this week, Americans across our country are feeling a sense of helplessness, of uncertainty, and of fear. These feelings are understandable, and they are justified, but the answer must not be violence. The answer is never violence,” Lynch said. “Rather, the answer, our answer, all our answer must be action – calm, peaceful, collaborative, and determined action.
“We must continue working to build trust between communities and law enforcement. We must continue working to guarantee every person in this country equal justice under the law, and we must take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers get their hands on deadly weapons and the frequency with which they use them,” she said.
“We must reflect on the kind of country that we want to build and the kind of society that we are choosing to pass on to our children, and above all, we must reject the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor and embrace the difficult work, but the important work, the vital work of finding a path forward together. And above everything, we must remind ourselves that we’re all Americans and that as Americans, we share not just a common land, but a common life – not just common goals, but a common heart and soul,” Lynch added.
Take a “hard look” all you want. It’s not going to solve anything. Criminals will always be able to get their hands on whatever weaponry they want in order to carry out their acts, regardless of what the laws are.
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