TheBlaze posted a story earlier this week about gun control, featuring White House spokesman Josh Earnest who said, “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer.”

White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily news briefing at the White House, June 10, 2014. (Image source: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily news briefing at the White House, June 10, 2014. (Image source: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

During a Q&A session, President Obama said executive action isn’t enough. “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change,” Obama said. “We don’t have enough tools right now to make as big a dent as we need to.”

Obama went on to say, “Now it’s hard to get even the most minor legislation passed and we should be ashamed.”

Here’s what some readers of TheBlaze had to say about the issue:

peteto1

”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

~Thomas Jefferson

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”

– Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

ArmedAndReallyPissed

Obama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress………………

Yeah, we can all see just how much he prefers to work with Congress.

VOTE THEM ALL OUT

Al J Zira

“If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change,” Obama said.

But we’re working on it by brainwashing our children to believe that guns are bad and government is good and knows what’s best for everyone.

Obama went on to say, “Now it’s hard to get even the most minor legislation passed and we should be ashamed.”

We are ashamed! Of you and your lunatic legislation designed to turn us into a communist nation.

Stokanator

Lets just get this straight. We have a president who allowed his administration to organize plans that put firearms in the hands of Mexican cartel members yet it’s the law-abiding American citizens he wants to disarm?

Or how about this one? Our president is allowing murderers, rapists, and dangerous criminals to cross the border illegally without repercussions and yet he believes we should give up our means of protecting our families?

We have a president who has armed Secret Service agents around him 24/7 but he wants us to believe guns won’t make us safer?

It’s growing quite obvious this president hates independent Americans! We are the ones who don’t like his huge government takeover policies, and as long as we’re all armed he knows the government would collapse if he forcefully pushed our agenda! However if he takes away our protections we would have less choice in the matter!

Bearway64

““I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.””

What part of “traitor at the helm” do we NOT understand?

sunnydog

Dear leader keep your hands off my guns! We need to fix mental health and discipline our kids. I got whippings and now have a condition known as respect for others.

American P8riot

Obama went on to say, “Now it’s hard to get even the most minor legislation passed and we should be ashamed.” What??? Ashamed??? The only thing I am ashamed of is having a POTUS who thinks it is wrong for free people to own guns. It makes no sense at all to disarm Americans and continue to arm terrorists like Libyan rebels (a.k.a. Al Qaeda), Syrian rebels (a.k.a. Al Qaeda), and many more terrorists. I guess Obama doesn’t believe Al Qaeda is a threat. He says they are on the run, yea right!!! No thanks Obama; I think I will keep my guns so we can keep someone like you from destroying the Constitution and becoming a dictator. As far as registering my guns I will never register my rifles or pistols, but here in Alabama I do not think we will ever have that problem — this has always been a gun-friendly state.

“The question I think really facing lawmakers right now is what common sense steps can Democrats and Republicans take to reduce the likelihood of gun violence,” Earnest continued.

First of all, take away all of these gun-free zones, because only the good people obey the laws, and it leaves them as targets for psychotic killers. Mr. President, instead of starting a war on good citizens who have guns for protection and hunting for food, why not start a war on gang-bangers and take their guns and get the thugs, drugs and illegal weapons off the streets?

reconmarine0321

After hearing the details of another school shooting today…

I googled the following;

1) “how many schools are in America?”

2) “how much does a police officer make an hour?”

3) “how much does the US gov give to other countries?”

(Economic, military, etc)

With all I learned, we (the USA) could reduce our annual economic foreign assistance by 1/5 and fund three full-time police officers for each public school in America and pay them $100 an hour…

We have armed and trained protection for our money, our movie stars, our airports, our streets, and a lot more —and none of that stuff is as important as our kids.

politicpunk

I wanted to make a point to those who think for one minute we can stop violence by getting rid of guns. About 15 years or so ago I read about a man and a woman walking into a Denver school room full of kids. The man had what is called a “suicide switch” connected to the cart. If activated would open the upside down containers of cleaner “A” that would gravity feed in to a container with chemical “B” and Then boom the room was going to fill with a caustic gas. thankfully they stopped that couple. The point? Some people are crazy and will cause harm no matter what.

chrisad

So let me get this straight, he is essentially saying: “I will continue to look for ways to diminish the Constitutional rights of American Citizens wherever I can.” I have an idea: why not look for ways to take guns away from criminals, crazy people, and street gangs? Since that is where 99% of the violence is coming from. By his logic, we can solve the drunk driving problem by taking everyone’s car away, instead of concentrating on the drunk drivers themselves.

TonyTesterone

Until the day that Obama can administratively and unilaterally remove hate, greed, lust, and jealousy from the human condition, I’ll be hanging on to my firearms.

Thank you.

KFodor

I laugh when I read stuff like this. I dare the Administration to show me one life that has been saved by ANY of this laughable man-child of a president’s “executive actions” on guns. The key factor in virtually all of these shootings has been: mental illness of the person pulling the trigger. Restricting gun purchases of the masses will not keep a gun out of the hands of a mentally disturbed individual who is hell-bent on getting one and using it.

ThePaganDaddy

I will disarm as soon as the Secret Service does….you go first.

flys.suck.my.eye.salt

GUN CONTROL

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

The number of defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th century after their government’s established gun control: 56 million.

Polly62

I assume this means the White House will be conferring with the ACLU, looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Say, isn’t it about time the ACLU begins to share the spotlight with the NRA when it comes to the blame for ALL recent mass shootings? It’s the ACLU that’s advocating for the rights of the mentally ill, helping to keep them on the streets where it’s not hard to obtain all kinds of guns and carry out their insane rampages. The NRA merely trains the public in gun safety and advocates for the rights of average American citizens; I’ve never heard any one of them say that the mentally ill should be allowed to have guns.

truthspeare

Although the chief executive enforces laws, he lacks the necessary authority to manufacture them. Any such attempt is, just that, an attempt — with no force and effect of law.

As a private citizen, I can no more create laws than the president can. And why would I want to? We have an agreed-upon system for such purposes. Congress makes the laws, the Executive Branch enforces them, and the Judicial Branch has soundly rejected the notion that a chief executive has line-item veto authority.

The “right thing to do” can never be so, if it violates our agreed-upon system. No man is above the law, no man is the law, even if the desired action is pursuant to a self-proclaimed “right thing to do.”

Each American is entitled to the individual protections of the Constitution. Even if millions agree that the president should have “right thing to do” authority, this does nullify the Constitutional rights of each American.

csense

The Constitution is nothing more than words on paper when “the people” sit idly by and do nothing when its words are ignored and violated by its elected officials. In the final analysis “the people” decide what is acceptable, not politicians or the courts. Revolutions occur when the rulers or governments cross the red line of tyranny and make the people angry enough to take decisive action. Read the Declaration of Independence for the reasons the colonies refused British rule.

The president before he embarks on the Execution of his Office, shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Public officials all over this country swear to uphold the Constitution. Yet, far too many of them violate that oath almost at will with little if any consequence. Politicians lying to their constituents is nothing new. The Obama administration has taken it to a higher level. In fact, it has turned it into an art.

Obama, like dictators, tyrants and other misguided individuals before him, need co-conspirators to carry out his plan to “fundamentally transform” America. Obviously, he has an endless supply of them. He also needs a vast propaganda machine which he easily found in the mainstream media (sending thrills up their legs).

Gordon D

How are gun restrictions working for Chicago, in his own state?

publiuswarmac9999

It isn’t the NRA the politicians fear; it is the American people who see the erosion of the Bill of Rights.