Obama Finally Admits Gun Violence is an Urban Problem

It only took a few months of blaming rural America for urban America’s problems for Chicago’s favorite son to come clean about the real issue, which isn’t Newtown or rural gun ownership, but urban gun violence.

The New Republic article chronicles how Obama avoided gun control, a winner in Chicago politics, but a loser nationwide, because he clearly had his eye on the big chair. Now that he got his second term, the real O is coming out to play. He’s not interested in “The mythic land of Common Ground. Compromise was a conversation for the distant future, one he would entertain only after making a muscular argument and creating the political space for his ideas.”

But for the first time Obama admits that it’s not really about Newtown, it’s about Chicago.

Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that.

The reality, as I documented extensively in a series of articles for Front Page Magazine, is that gun violence is an urban problem that takes place in urban areas that voted for Obama. It’s a problem largely related to gangs and minorities.

This is the first time that Obama has marginally acknowledged this, indicating that there will be a change of tactics when pitching the issue to rural gun owners in order to win them over. But the question to be asked is why should Americans be penalized for the broken systems of Obama’s urban base?

The “reality” of guns in urban areas is that they are either in the hands of criminals or in the hands of people protecting themselves from criminals. Organized crime will always be able to get its hands on guns. Gun control does not penalize gangs, it penalizes legal gun owners.

Now that Obama has finally decided to be honest about gun control, perhaps he will stop hiding behind children and stop exploiting Newtown and start talking straight about why thinks the Second Amendment should be compromise to stop urban violence.

When Obama finally comes clean to the rest of the country, then we can have a serious discussion about gun violence in America.

  • JacksonPearson

    WOW…For awhile, he had me worried.
    He at least has it right of being an urban problem. His home town of Chicago is the nation's murder capitol. /Sarc

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Not only that, but he is also admitting – yet not in words – that a citizenry which is fed on entitlements….gimme gimme… is a public prone to violence, when their goodies are threatened! Moreover, a dumbed down citizenry is a shiftless and frustrated one, all "credit" due to thuggish teacher's unions.

      While rural areas/suburbs have their problems, citizens are bound tighter to their families and have less inclination to rampage. Therefore, while mentally ill and crazed types go postal, there is no comparison to areas like Chicago, that are little more than shooting galleries. Murder capitals.

      But it has never been about the victims. It has been about total control – over everyone, inner cities & elsewhere. Does anyone believe it is a coincidence that under his reign, all of a sudden Black Hawks keep swirling over cities? There are reasons, and "mama Janet" has indeed given clues – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/21/warning-all-p

      Learn your lessons.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • JacksonPearson

        I'm going to add a few thoughts of my own on your comments of "entitlements, gimme, gimme, and a dumbed down citizenry."

        IMO, this was all preplanned and done by design…

        But how you say???
        In a few short words…It all started some years back when the Marxist led left started attacking and burning the American flag…then they spat on our military…supported Roe v. Wade and abortion… potted drugs, gays and lesbians are Peaches-N-Cream okay…while making a concerted effort to remove God from every aspect of the public square…what can possibly go wrong with 40 million illegal aliens roaming the U.S.A., being allowed to drive, vote and on welfare roles….the gradual brainwashing, dismissal in our government run schools of no God, and don't you dare salute our flag that have led to a decayed, immoral, fatherless, sexting, violent video gaming, low information, EBT-Food Stamp, welfare society that are now bordering on Sandra Fluke's vision of Sodom and Gomorrah principles….correct me on any of the above if I am wrong!

        “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.” –Henry Ford.

    • tagalog

      That would be the same city of Chicago whose highly extensive and restrictive gun control laws have recently been the subject of Supreme Court litigation.

  • Mary Sue

    While admitting it is one thing, what he's going to do about it is something else entirely.

    I know of people who are convinced that if you can scare children into fearing guns, so much that at the sight of one (and not held in the hands of a school shooter or murderer) will cause them to collapse into a weeping wreck curled up in the fetal position, that you'll wind up with a nation of non-violent people.

    What a joke. You'll only wind up with a nation of wimps who are ripe for an invasion by the Barbarians of the East.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "While admitting it is one thing, what he's going to do about it is something else entirely. "

      Correct. I can't think of any single time that 0'Bama retreated from lefist radicalism just because it was the right thing to do. We might as well have Bill Ayers in the Oval Office daily. Maybe we do.

  • tagalog

    Gun violence is not only an urban problem; to a significant degree it's a black peoples' problem.

  • http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/01/dreams-from-my-single-parent-family.html Carol James

    There was a really good article about this in City Journal that was converted into a comic-style blog post – http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/01/dreams-f… – (Dreams from my single parent family)