Friday, January 28, 2011

Lego Guns

Badass LEGO Guns, to be exact.

No doubt my 9 year-old son can relate. He loves Legos. Hopefully the administration won't ban these Badass toys. See, "
White House to Push Gun Control":

Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws.

At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who’s now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedy—gun control—and what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws.

That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn’t mention guns in his speech because of the omnipresent controversy surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control. Tuesday’s speech was designed to be more about the economy and how, as Obama repeated nine times, the U.S. could “win the future.”

But in the next two weeks, the White House will unveil a new gun-control effort in which it will urge Congress to strengthen current laws, which now allow some mentally unstable people, such as alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, to obtain certain assault weapons, in some cases without even a background check.

Tuesday night after the speech, Obama adviser David Plouffe said to NBC News that the president would not let the moment after the Arizona shootings pass without pushing for some change in the law, to prevent another similar incident. “It’s a very important issue, and one I know there’s going to be debate about on the Hill.”

Never let a crisis go to waste. Brilliant. That's really going to wrap up the flyover vote for the Dems. Ironically, Gabrielle Giffords was a Second Amendment advocate.

Progressive. Democrats. Fail.


Dennis said...

One can only hope Obama pushes gun control. It is such a great issue for Democrats???????
As they say, "When seconds count the police are minutes/hours away." I have a great respect for the job that police/law enforcement personnel have to do, especially given the legal, et al hurdles required of them, but they cannot protect anyone unless they are on the scene and that just is not going to happen.
This is a sop for his Leftist base and like most things Obama says it is meaningless. Even if he tried to sneak it in by using some government agency there are so many people in Congress, et al that are watching and waiting it would be broadcast almost as soon as it came out of his mouth.