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Biden: “We Don’t Have Time to Enforce Existing Gun Laws, Let’s Add New Ones”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 18, 2013 @ 12:22 pm In The Point | 12 Comments

The left is in love with laws and legislation. It adds more and more regulations to a giant pile that no one has any time to read, let alone enforce, so that enforcement is entirely selective.

New laws are passed and then ignored. Everyone is always guilty of something because of the sheer number of laws out there. And when the problem that the laws were created to solve continues, that’s just an excuse for bigger legislative overreaches.

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

Jim Baker, the NRA representative present at the meeting, recalled the vice president’s words during an interview with The Daily Caller: “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”

… like you know, Obama.

But this is classic liberalism. Some laws are important and some aren’t. And their priority changes at a given moment. Enforcing the unimportant ones is ridiculed, but enforcing the important ones becomes a matter of life and death.

If there wasn’t a penalty for lying on background checks, then Obama would be trotting out adorable kiddies and calling the NRA murderers for not passing a law to criminalize lying on background checks. But now that the law is here, the idea of actually enforcing it is just silly.

Obama Inc. isn’t really interested in preventing guns from falling into the hands of criminals, so it doesn’t really care about background checks except as a salami slice of the second amendment. Criminals will always have guns anyway and that’s not a problem. Liberals don’t make laws penalizing criminals, they make laws penalizing the middle class. The middle class is their natural enemy.

Gun control is just one more way of making the middle class more helpless and marginalized.


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