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Obama Exploits Shooting by Gunman Who Passed Background Check to Call for Background Checks
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 20, 2013 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments
If it doesn’t work the first time, the only answer is to do it all over again.
Obama’s permanent campaign, which lets him spend a lot of time traveling and hardly any time working on the real economic issues that are a priority for most Americans, has taken him to Minneapolis where he is busy exploiting the Accent Signage shooting spree to call for an assault weapons ban and universal background checks.
The problem is that Andrew Engeldinger, the Accent shooter, used a Glock 19 pistol that he legally bought after filling out a permit-to-purchase application with the police and passing an FBI background check.
Obama’s gun control proposals would have done nothing to prevent Andrew Engeldinger from killing a number of company personnel after being fired. Nothing. Zero. Zip.
But rather than report that simple fact, the media completely blacks it out, while falling into line on the latest official lexicon from the White House by describing some rifles as not only “assault rifles”, but “military style assault rifles.”
Meanwhile Obama’s non-profit and non-partisan campaign is “coincidentally” distributing a letter from the son of the head of the company calling for universal background checks even though his own father’s shooter passed a background check. Sami Rahamim has teamed up with the anti-Semitic Keith Ellison to promote an attack on the Bill of Rights. Is that what his father, Reuven Rahamim would really would have wanted? To see his son promote a politician hateful of Israel and Jews?
Engeldinger bought a pistol and then angry over being fired, launched his killing spree. No amount of dishonest claims about “military style assault rifles” or background checks would have changed that. You don’t need an assault rifle to kill a whole bunch of people. A pistol will do it too.
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