Obama Prepping Gun Control Executive Order, States “America Should Be Ashamed”

June 21, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: Truth and Action

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during a press conference yesterday that Obama is preparing to take executive action on gun control, stating “The President’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.”

This was in response to the recent shooting at an Oregon school where two people died.

Obama stated during a question and answer social media forum (video below) that America should do some “soul-searching” over its “epidemic” of deadly gun violence and “should be ashamed” we can’t address the issue of gun violence like other countries.

He specifically stated that we should be working towards keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people.

So it seems the coming executive order will be some sort of gun control measure specifically targeted to ‘mentally unstable people’.

How much do you want to bet that ‘right wing extremists’, which the White House will very loosely define as anyone opposing the government in any way, will be considered to be to ‘mentally unstable’ and should be prevented from owning a gun under the coming unconstitutional executive order?

“And it happens now once a week,” Obama added. “And it’s a one-day story. There’s no place else like this.” While most of the Tumblr questions concerned the president’s student loan programs, and higher education in general, Obama turned emotional when one user asked about school shootings. Obama’s comments came just a few hours after the shooting death of a high school student in Oregon. His “biggest frustration” as president, Obama said, has been that “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to keep guns away from people who “can do just unbelievable damage.” The president again criticized Congress for blocking a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers and said too many lawmakers are “terrified” of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups. While “our levels of gun violence are off the charts,” Obama said, the American people themselves have to demand new laws: “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” Opponents of various gun control proposals said they would be ineffective, and some threaten Second Amendment ownership rights. They also said shootings are a mental health issue, an argument that Obama disputed. “The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people,” Obama said.