Surprise! NY Times Pushes Obama On Gun Control

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This is what the NY Times editorial board runs with the day after Thanksgiving, cause it’s a super duper most important issue, unlike America being broke, facing the fiscal cliff, a stagnant economy, Iran, post-Sandy cleanup, housing still in the dumps, etc…

President Obama’s fleeting mention of the need for stronger gun controls at a presidential debate last month was hardly the kind of forceful political statement needed to address the scourge of gun violence in this country. Even his tepid remark was considered by the nation’s gun owners as a threat to take away their firearms. In what amounts to a buyers’ panic, they are again ramping up gun and ammunition sales as they did four years ago, convinced that Mr. Obama intends a gun-control crackdown.

Mr. Obama talked about starting “a broader conversation” about reducing gun violence. The best place to start is in Congress, which has been grossly negligent toward constituent safety for the past 20 years as it bows to the demands of the gun lobby.

Yeah, because violating that pesky Bill Of Rights is no big deal in NY Times World. And it’s rather strange that the majority of gun violence tends to occur in Democrat held areas, eh?

Mr. Obama is free of the pressures of campaigning — and free to lead the nation toward sensible laws that can help reduce the flood of guns and related homicides.

Funny stuff, they actually linked Obama to leading. That would be a first.

The need for strong leadership on this issue is growing as statehouse politicians cave to ever more lethal demands from the gun lobby. State laws allowing students to go armed to class in Colorado, freeing owners in Oklahoma to wear holstered weapons in public, and letting people “stand your ground” in Florida and a score of other states have already damaged public safety immeasurably.

In Times World, citizens should not be free to shield themselves from criminals who carry guns obtained illegally. All of those measures mentioned allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families from people who would do them harm. I wonder if the NY Times editorial board would be willing to give up the armed guards in the lobby at the NY Times building.

The Times worries about the “30,000 lives lost to gun violence every year.” What they don’t tell you is that around half of those are suicides. Of the remaining, in 2010 (the latest year for data), 8775 were from crime, the rest accidental. That’s with over 270 million privately owned guns. I wonder how many crimes were prevented because someone owns a gun? Hmm, an estimated 2.5 million? And women are the most likely to be saved by owning a gun? And most shootings involved criminals killing other criminals? Oh, and women are the biggest recipients of being able to show a gun to someone who is looking to harm them?

Perhaps the Times should be concerned with the 1 million plus abortions this year.

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  • i dont recall who said this originally, but words to live by. “an armed society is a polite society.”

    • Mikey

      That was AL Capone

  • L.A.

    Random acts of violence by thugs terrorizing people or an armed carjacking. Which city is this most likely to happen? Houston, TX (a state with strong second amendment right laws) or Chicago, IL ( with strong anti-gun laws)?

    I’ll give you a hint: these would happen far less likely in Texas where a lot of people carry guns.

  • Steve

    To bad those who write these articles are the future unarmed and unprepared victims. Oh well so be it, the sooner very late term abortion is carried out on them the better. Makes me want to obtain more of what makes them crazy, so much fun, so little time.

  • Mighty Trojan Moe

    That is so right in my Great State of Texas even our Govenor carries he took down a coyote with a .380, that was trying to attack his dog while walking. Good job Govenor Perry

  • WileyCoyote

    Gold Will Not Be Confiscated, But Your Guns Will Be
    November 25, 2012, at 2:24 pm
    by Jim Sinclair in the category General Editorial | Print This Post | Email This Post
    Dear CIGAs,

    Every governor of every state by law can create and many have created a state defense force. That is not the national guard. As the name implies, it is a state defense force.

    It is rumored that these organizations are in the crosshairs of the Administration.

  • Not_Again_12

    Gun control is a little about guns and a lot about control. Also, take a nations’ guns away whom are used to having guns and they’ll get inventive.

  • SKIP

    I’ve noted that NOOYAWK CD mayor Bloomberg carries a hand gun and is followed around by a rather large contingent of armed thugs! I he better than another NOOYAWK CD denizen….errrrrr…I mean..resident?

  • truth

    Contrary to what these leftists want you to believe, violent gun crime is down overall. Liberal cities with strict controls like Chicago are the last holdouts since citizens can’t protect themselves and the gangs have a field day. Sad when the mayor has to plead with gangs. You reap what you sow, Rahm.

  • HArvey

    I can not find anything in the Second Amendment that places any limit on where, when or how we can bear arms or what kind of weapon to bear. Any law that “infringes” on the right to “keep and bear arms” is unconstitutional including state, county, federal laws and business that prohibit firearms in their establishment. I have told my wife to sue anyone and any government official that denies me the right to bear arms if I am hurt or killed because I was denied my Constitutional Right of self defense and the Right to bear arms. I do not have to have a reason to bear arms. It is a GOD given Right according to our Constitution.

  • glacialhills

    Amen Harvey, I have been shouting exactly what you have said from the rooftops for years. To all my pro second friends that willingly go get fingerprinted and take the “required” class training so they are ALLOWED to get their concealed carry permit I say that REQUIREMENT is just as unconstitutional as an all out ban, just a little less drastic.

    Any and all restrictions to owning, possessing, carrying, or using a gun of any kind is unconstitutional as the document is currently written. If they want to enact anything that does restrict or “infringe”, change the constitution.

    They have realized for quite some time now that they cant do that the constitutional way though, and so they change the meaning of words in the document like what “well regulated” means (well armed) or just ignore the wording that is as clear as a bell.”the right OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

    Our Constitution is being allowed to die incrementally by 1000 cuts.