President Barack Obama, who failed spectacularly while in office to get any major gun control laws passed through Congress, is now demanding that the Biden administration go hard after stricter gun measures. But that’s not all.
Obama also wants Biden to help reduce “disaffection, racism, and misogyny,” all of which he claims contribute to the motivations of mass shooters.
Obama made the statements on social media Tuesday, following a Monday mass shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket that left 10 people dead. Authorities have yet to establish a motive for the massacre, but the alleged gunman, whose name is being withheld per Daily Wire policy, was a Syrian-born man, known to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, who his family says suffers from mental health issues including paranoia, and who has a history of assault.
Obama, however, “linked mass shootings to discrimination in a message posted to Twitter calling for new gun control laws after the Boulder, Colo., shooting Monday and the murder of eight last week at massage parlors in the Atlanta area,” the New York Post reported.
“It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism, and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in their hearts to buy weapons of war,” Obama wrote.
“We can overcome opposition by cowardly politicians and the pressure of a gun lobby that opposes any limit on the ability of anyone to assemble an arsenal,” the former president added. “We can, and we must. A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country.”
Look, the whole purpose behind the Second Amendment is to provide Americans with the right to own weapons they can use to combat big government tyranny should things grow out of control. They also gave this right protection so people would have the means of defending their lives, property, and other things important to them.
The cause or motivation of a crazed out wacko does not negate the God-given right we all have to defend ourselves.