Obama is showing his true colors- and also showing he's an idiot. A 3 April 2008 article on Townhall.com has some of the most nonsensical quotes I've heard in a while.
Obama supports additional so-called gun control because...I think it's important for us to recognize that we've got a tradition of handgun ownership and gun ownership generally. And a lot of law-abiding citizens use it for hunting, for sportsmanship, and for protecting their families. We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage. And so I think there is nothing wrong with a community saying we are going to take those illegal handguns off the streets.
Okay. Let me be sure I'm understanding Obama correctly. He suggests the U.S. needs additional gun control so communities can take illegal guns off the streets?
Let's rephrase what is actually being said here for clarity's sake. Here 'tis: We need to make additional laws because that will somehow remove items that are already illegal.
Mr. Obama continues And cracking down on the various loopholes that exist in terms of background checks for children, the mentally ill.
Wow. Just- wow. Since there are no legal U.S. firearm sales to children, I'm not certain exactly how to evaluate the first part of this statement, which I feel can only be interpreted in two ways.
First, and more palatable (though unacceptable), Mr. Obama may genuinely not understand that no state allows firearms to be sold to anyone under the age of eighteen. The second potential interpretation is that perhaps Mr. Obama suggests that no firearms should be sold to homes with children. This is even less acceptable.
This guy is either an idiot, or a tool, and perhaps both.