Which my Dad then forwarded to me. I decided to fix it.
Dear Friend: my mail-bot program failed to strip your name for my response so it is programmed to default to this general term.
However my mail-bot program is programmed to Thank you for taking the time to write.
I have heard from many Americans who I plan to ignore regarding firearms policy and gun violence in our Nation, and I appreciate couldn’t care less about your perspective.
From Aurora to Newtown to the streets of gun banning Chicago, we have seen the devastating effects the statist gun control policies that fail to stem gun violence has on our American family.
I join countless others in the pretense of grieving for all those potential state resources whose lives have been taken too soon by gun violence.
Like the majority of Americans we pretend we get our polling data from, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right, not to keep, but to bear arms, as long as those individuals are state actors
In this country, we have created a government whose legitimate power derives from the consent of the governed. A consensus which recognized from the very beginning that protecting the inalienable right to own and carry arms, whether in defense against the predatory criminal, or the tyrannical state actor, is necessary to maintaining a free state. An ideal that trumps all the malarky about a strong tradition of gun ownership that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Hunting and sport shooting, which are not relevant to the issue at hand but may serve to confuse the issue, are part of our national heritage along with violent revolt against tyranny, be measured.
Yet, even as we acknowledge that almost all gun owners in America are responsible, when we look at the devastation caused by gun violence—whether in media driven minimally lethal high-profile tragedies or the daily heartbreak that plagues our gun banning cities, Chicago, Detroit and until recently Washington D.C. being prime examples.—we must ask ourselves whether we are doing enough to strike down those Federal statutes that make it a federal felony for a parent or teacher to carry on school grounds. As well as the laws and regulations that price defensive carry out of the economic grasp of the poor and lower middle class.
While reducing gun violence is an unnecessarily overly complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm should not be a divisive one which means you should stop pointing out my stupid policies and agree with me. I am your president.
Most gun owners except the majority who have not fallen for my propaganda agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while by recognizing that our current policies supporting the law abiding citizen is working in keeping an limiting the damage committed by the irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive to a minimal scale.
(In 1992 there were 1,932,274 violent crimes and virtually no States that recognized 2nd Amendment protection for civilian ownership and/or carry for defensive use. Several States had even criminalized defensive gun use. 20 years later in 2011 there were 1,203,564 violent crimes. The populations of all most every State had recognized defensive ownership and carry by civilians is an important element in reducing their victimization by violent criminals.
Mass murders, as in the soon to be used examples, of a Newtown, and Boulder Colorado, while tragic, do not kill very many people. If we were to base our efforts by looking at lives lost, mass murders are way down the list. Lighting strikes kill more people a year than die from mass murder.)
Most also agree that if we took commonsense steps keep the same old already tried and failed gun control policies to curtail gun violence, there would be fewer continual atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown where at the risk of belaboring the point, the entire staff from principle to teacher as well as the students parents were banned by Federal Statute from practicing defensive carry.
We will not be able to stop every violent act if we pretend helplessness increases security, but if there is even one thing we can do to reduce gun violence except recognizing the deaths caused by the laws creating soft target, predator friendly zones,—if even one life can be saved—then we have an obligation to try. Although to be clear we only have an obligation to try the things we want to. There is no obligation to try anything that might contradict our political ideology.
That is why I asked Vice President Joe Biden to look busy, by pretending he could identify concrete steps we can take to keep our children safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic (note word choice evoking disease) of gun violence in this country.
He met with over 200 gun hating groups representing a broad cross-section of gun hating Americans and heard their best ideas which are identical to the worst ideas they have been pushing for decades.
I have put forward a specific set of proposals based off of his efforts which means if anything goes wrong it will either be his fault and/or the fault of George W. Bush, and in the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. Unless it seems my treason might be used as grounds for impeachment and execution, in which case I’ll look at other ways to increase my power.
My plan gives increases the power of state actors in law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community by providing some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence ownership.
These tools include strengthening the background check and gun registration’ system, helping schools hire more resource officers and counselors the standard statist solution to any problem caused by the state is hire more state actors and develop emergency preparedness plans that will continue to ignore defensive gun use as an option, and ensuring mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. Expect any claimed ‘mental health issue’ to be all that is needed to confiscate arms from a citizen.
And I directed the Centers for Disease Control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence—because it is critical that we understand the science behind this public health crisis since the re-interpretable living Constitution specifically states that a public health crisis can be used to deny constitutional protection to any civil liberty. Note the foreshadowing from the above use of ‘epidemic’.
As important ineffectual as these steps are, they are not a substitute for action from Congress if you think I’m going to pursue this on my own and be the focus of any political backlash you must be mentally ill, so please call your local gestapo I mean Death Panel I mean Health Care Rationing Board to arrange the surrender of your guns and your enrollment in a public health re-education facility where you will at last be educated as to why I’m right and your wrong.
To make a real and lasting difference, members of Congress must also act it’s not like I care about their reelection, I am set for life baby, full pension, secret service protection, I am made in the shade.
As part of my comprehensive plan, I have called on them to pass some specific proposals right away.
First, it is time to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun this in no way resembles the gun registration schemes necessary for eventual confiscation we gun grabbers have sought for decades.
Second, Congress should renew the 10-round limit on magazines and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban which doesn’t actually do anything to reduce criminal violence but provides an illusion that we are doing something. Also if we can successfully legislate substandard capacity 10 round mags, this sets a precedent allowing us to legislate substandard capacity 5 round mags later.
We should get tougher on those who buy guns with the purpose of selling them to criminals unless their high ranking members of my administration or work for a Federal agency, and we should impose serious punishments on anyone who helps them do this unless their high ranking members of my administration or work for a Federal agency.*
These are reasonable irrational commonsense nonsensical measures that have the support of the majority of the American people we pretend we get our polling data from.
But change will not come unless the American people demand it from their lawmakers this is absolutely true, restoring protection to our inalienable right to own and carry arms, while at the same time overturning the statist monopoly on lethal force, happened because of the political activism of regular people using our political process.
Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love by standing fast against the lies and agendas of predatory sociopaths that see the American citizen as a mere resource to be harvested.
We owe the victims of heartbreaking national tragedies and the countless unheralded tragedies each year nothing less than our best effort—to seek consensus in order to save lives and ensure a brighter future for our children.
Yes it is time and past time to throw off the last few yokes that criminalize the actions of the many in the name of fighting the crimes of the few.
Or we can follow the Obama, Biden, Joyce Foundation, Brady Campaign, Handgun Control disarmament policies, whats a few more dead children when weighed against increasing their political power.
Thank you, again, for writing. I encourage you to visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/NowIsTheTime to learn more about my Administration’s approach to your enslavement.
Barack Obama‘s automated mail program
*See Operation Fast and Furious