Earlier this week President Obama decided he wanted to give a gun control conference flanked by children. Today, he’s decided to put video of his kiddie props into official White House YouTube videos. Unbelievable.
An excerpt from 3rd grader Hinna:
After watching the news all day one question popped in my head and that question is: “Can we stop using guns?” I think if there are no guns on the street no one could get hurt. Bullets don’t have eyes. It can hurt anyone. I’m really scared of guns and criminals around the world. love my country and I want everyone to be happy and safe. No guns. No guns. No guns. No guns.
Hinna seems like a nice little girl. Sadly, her parents are the kind of people who don’t mind her being turned into a political pawn.
While the behavior of Hinna’s parents is rather sick, it is President Obama who is the Grade A Loser for ultimately using a little girl as a human shield. Now the “war on women” smear will be converted into a “war on children” for anyone who disagrees with the administration’s proposals. Indeed, if the president was being philosophically honest with the public he would admit that he too subscribes to a third-grader’s logic on the issue: “No guns. No guns. No guns. No guns.” He would admit that deep down he wants an amendment to the Constitution, but that he could never muster the two-thirds supermajority of both Houses of Congress necessary to propose it, and the three-fourths of the states needed for ratification. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but a lot of Obama voters own guns and would never give them up.)
Someone needs to tell Hinna that there are no guns in federal prisons, either — but people still get hurt. Badly. And some of them die incredibly gruesome deaths, too. The federal government controls everything these bad men and women do each day, from the moment they wake up until the moment they go to bed, and criminals still find creative ways to kill each other. And so, the way to have less successful shootings by madmen is not to have a police state that goes around trying to round up all the guns and counting bullets to find out if you have eleven or twelve in a magazine instead of ten — it’s to concentrate more attention on the behavior of madmen.
Regardless, if you’ve read this far I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s called the assault shovel loophole. Long story short, guns have been around for a long time and they’re not going anywhere. The only thing strict gun control will get you is less individual liberty. Shovels don’t have eyes either, President Obama and Hinna. But they too can hurt someone — either as a traditional shovel or as an “assault shovel.” But if you increase individual liberties and properly promote civil society and the rule of law you’ll have a safer, happier country.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a video to watch of President Obama giving a speech in the preemie ward of a local hospital.