The shootings in Louisiana to Minnesota to Dallas have gripped the heart of our nation.
Sadly, but predictably, the anti-gun Left is using these events to push even more infringements on the Second Amendment.
The President is renewing his push for a ban on semi-automatic firearms, given media reports that AR-15 styled firearms were used to ambush police officers in Dallas.
Speaking at the start of a NATO summit in Poland, the President targeted these weapons in his prepared remarks:
We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic, and in the days ahead we’re going to have to consider those realities as well [that is, enact more gun control].
As I listened to the President say these words, I was reminded that this is the same man who was tagged with the “Lie of the Year” in 2013.
It helps to remember his struggle with truth-telling, because what he said today was a bald-faced lie.
Banning semi-automatic firearms and magazines will NOT make Americans safer, and the overwhelming majority of law enforcement would agree:
- 91% of officers say that banning so-called “assault weapons” would either have no effect or a negative effect in our efforts to reduce crime; and,
- 95% say that banning magazines holding more than 10 rounds would NOT reduce crime.
The President is using “officer safety” as an excuse to ban firearms, but our first responders have already rejected his premise.
Our law enforcement gets it. The Liar-in-Chief does not.
About Gun Owners of America (GOA):
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.
For more information, visit: www.GunOwners.org.