The Second Amendment is not an “American tradition.”
The White House chose to commemorate yesterday’s one year anniversary of the shootings at Navy Yard by calling once more for a rollback of the Second Amendment.
From the White House website:
One year ago, our dedicated military and civilian personnel at the Washington Navy Yard were targeted in an unspeakable act of violence that took the lives of 12 American patriots. As we remember men and women taken from us so senselessly, we keep close their family and friends, stand with the survivors who continue to heal and pay tribute to the first responders who acted with skill and bravery. At the same time, we continue to improve security at our country’s bases and installations to protect our military and civilian personnel who help keep us safe. One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved. Today, we must do the same – rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Obama’s foundering administration is trying to use the deaths of “12 American patriots” as a springboard for another gun control debate—just in time for November.
Last week, Senate democrats proved that they believe their party’s last best hope for maintaining their majority is to whip up the base with pointless debate on flashpoint issues. The ongoing mission of Harry Reid’s majority is to cover for a President that neither values the freedoms he so flippantly writes off as “traditions,” nor understands what those freedoms have cost the very members of the military victimized by the attack on Navy Yard.
The White House’s statement purporting to honor the victims of mass shootings claims to “reject atrocities” like the shooting at Navy Yard, but in truth proposes an atrocity of a completely different nature—the gutting of the Constitution in the name of whatever perverted definition of “common sense” that pervades the minds of both the Executive and the majority in the Senate chamber.