Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today The Battle Begins: Obama Set to Unveil Gun Violence Measures

As Obama prepares to disclose his agenda for curbing gun violence in our nation, both sides of the table are gearing up for what will undoubtedly be the most hard fought battle over second amendment rights in our nations history. The media reports that Obama will announce proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun control.

The positives of the President's proposals are said to include efforts to stop bullying and increase access to mental health services.

Unfortunately for the President and his anti-gun supporters, efforts to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines will have to go through congress where many are speculating, the bills will be struck down or drastically reduced. Still there are many politicians vowing to continue their push for an outright ban despite the odds.

On Tuesday in a video first released by The Blaze, the NRA accused President Obama of hypocrisy for having secret service agents protecting his own daughters while stating he was "skeptical" of the NRA's call for armed guards in all schools. The video opens with a narrator saying "Are the President's kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?"

It is clear the White House is not backing down on their efforts to pass stricter gun control than ever before. Some victims of gun violence who support the President's measures are acting out of emotions. The facts continue to remain the same as they were years ago. The stricter the gun control the higher the gun violence. Disarming law abiding citizens stops nothing and makes citizens less safe. The previous assault weapons ban did little to prevent gun violence and is the reason it was voted down after expiring in 2004. I urge you to contact your senators and tell them you do not support any new laws that will interfere with your second amendment rights. Some may say that the second amendment is not absolute. I say they are wrong. The US Constitution and our Bill of Rights is as absolute as they come. Any action to violate these should be considered as nothing less than treason.

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