Obama Uses Zimmerman Verdict to Push Gun Control


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It was obvious that Obama was going to use the Zimmerman verdict to push one of his policy obsessions. The only question was whether it was going to be Green Energy, Gay Rights, Gun Control or Abortion.

Since there was a gun involved, Obama came down for gun control.

We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman had a legal gun and somehow I don’t think the ubiquitous push for an assault rifle ban or limitations on the number of rounds would have changed a single thing about what happened.

This is still a basically random call that has little to do with the case. Disarming all Americans would no doubt prevent future self-defense tragedies and maybe that’s what O has in mind.

But if Obama ought to issue a statement about circles of compassion and gun violence, he could look Chicagoward, where over 100 people have been shot in July and Dem legislators are asking for the National Guard.

Somehow though Obama can’t seem to be bothered to care about his hometown. Instead he issues a lazy statement asking people not to riot and instead work to ban guns.

  • OfficialPro

    Obama’s the typical politicize-everything-even-if-it’s-not-logically-connected DemoCrap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/PoliticsNews-Aja/100000123732588 PoliticsNews Aja

    Only thing this verdict did is make me decide to arm my entire family and tell them to shoot anyone following them and ask questions later when in the state of Florida!

    • unionville

      That’s good thinking. If they kill the person, they will, hopefully, be charged with 1st degree murder. Unlike Zimmerman, who was bogusly charged with 2nd degree murder for what was clearly an act of self-defense.

    • Guy Fromage

      Your family members must really be popular in shopping malls.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    I’ve read lots of comments where people ask, what if the “colors” were reversed? Well what if they were both black or both white?

    Nobody would care.

    If they were both black, neighbors would say, “Word: Dat nig’ga brought dat $hit on himself.”

  • Veritae

    That’s interesting. USA Today just posted a front page article featuring the new Government numbers from the CDC that say youth homicide rates are at a 30 year low across all ages and ethnic groups. Hmmmm…

  • ILLUME Magazine

    It’s sad that Obama didn’t address the race thing, but the truth is that the gun issue is still an important issue.
    The article below has his statement, word for word.

    http://illumemagazine.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Obama-Statement-on-Zimmerman-Verdict-Leaves-Out-Race-Talks-Guns-14397

  • Troy Scott

    A court in a state with a jury of peers finds a man not guilty. In this particular case by finding this person not guilty they found in effect the person that was killed guilty of attempted murder. And now our President thinks the court was wrong and wants to honor this person for attempted murder. We need to do away with this whole jury of peers thing and just let the President make decisions like this.

  • ytdontplay

    He could push the pro abortion agenda. Because trayvon martin was a late term abortion.

  • Brian James

    Why would we honor a criminal like Martin. After all, an acquittal implies that Zimmerman was being assaulted and feared for his life before pulling the trigger. Is it now fair to call POTUS a racist. Just calling it like I see it.

  • Steve Calandra

    This was never really about race. Once you peel back all the emotional noice it is clear this was always about Gun Control. http://muzzlefront.com/the-zimmerman-trial-why-all-gun-owners-should-be-happy-about-the-verdict/