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Obama Uses Zimmerman Verdict to Push Gun Control

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 14, 2013 @ 7:31 pm In The Point | 11 Comments

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.


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