The big story today is the president’s press conference and the following statement concerning the 2nd Amendment.
“My understanding is the vice president’s going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence,” said Obama. “Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we’re going to go ahead and propose later in the week. But I’m confident that there are some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president, and where you get a step that, has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it.”
Before you of the left start to celebrate the impending disarming of your enemies let me ask a simple question:
If this or any president can restrict the 2nd Amendment by executive order doesn’t that mean this or a future president can do the same to the 1st?
If you don’t understand this then you simply don’t get what America is all about.
Update: Barbara Espinosa answers:
Update 2: Mike at Granite Grok really gets it:
Dear useful idiot of the media,
I may disagree vehemently with what you write, but I would defend to the death your right to publish it. That, sir/madam is the purpose of the Second Amendment: To defend ourselves, our families, our property, and our RIGHTS…. EVEN against government.
You may disagree with my right to defend myself, but after they come for the gun owners, and you did not speak up in our defense, who will speak up when they come for the journalists?
It’s as if they assume Obama ad Democrats will rule forever.