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President Obama is desperate to preserve his flailing legacy, and it looks like he’s the one “clinging to guns” this time around.
President Barack Obama is mounting a final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy despite Republican opposition and is expected to announce unilateral action early this week. He will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public.
It’s an issue he has had zero success on so far in his presidency, despite his repeated, emotional appeals for change. Congress has remained a roadblock even in the face of widespread public support for Obama’s past calls for universal background checks or bolstered mental health support, with near uniform opposition from Republicans and a split on the issue among Democrats.
Obama will sit down with Cooper at 8 p.m. ET for the event, titled “Guns in America.” The event’s timing coincides with the fifth anniversary, next Friday, of the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in a rampage that left six dead and 13 others wounded.
As I’ve mentioned repeatedly on this blog: gun laws don’t stop gun violence, because bad guys don’t follow laws.
“Gun control” is a political issue that’s more about control than it is about guns. Progressives are guided by the self-righteous belief that they know better than you do, and they should be in charge of what you are and aren’t allowed to own.
If the Obama Administration was sincere in its desire to stop gun violence, it would tackle mental health issues and radical Islam- not guns.
CNN says that Obama will be taking questions from the audience as well. What question would you ask the President? Let us know in the comments!