Gun control advocates, panicking over the significant drop in momentum for their cause, are eeking out a panicked, fading whimper to try and gain momentum for their Constitutionally-unsound cause.
President Obama shamefully used the bereaved mothers of gun violence victims to try and sell his unconstitutional cause and continually claimed that America somehow has a moral responsibility to relinquish our rights and work to disarm the law-abiding population.
The problem with the gun control measures that have been pushed by our government is that, aside from being outright unconstitutional, there is nothing in this anti-gun package of awful legislation that even remotely addresses a criminal’s ability to access a firearm. As horrific as it is to think of anyone’s child being taken from them in an act of violence, creating a further burden to lawful gun owners does nothing to address gun violence.
The argument has been that if we create a system where all gun sales flow through the background check process, then criminals will not be able to buy guns. It’s like saying that there’s no need for car alarms because all car doors have locks. Or, more directly analogous, it’s the same idea that was behind prohibition- if we make obtaining it illegal, then it makes it impossible to obtain, right?
Furthermore, beyond the content of Obama’s speech, the shameful method of using mothers of gun violence victims to hide behind to avoid criticism is appalling. If Obama is going to make the bold claim that gun control is a moral necessity, then I would appreciate it if he had the courage to make his argument without hiding behind these poor women who have been through enough and that don’t need to be used as pawns.
Obama’s gun control agenda is wrong. It’s wrong that he seeks to disregard the Constitution, a document he swore to uphold; it’s wrong that he seeks to make it tougher for Americans to obtain the means with which to defend themselves and it is certainly wrong that while doing so, he is trampling on the memory of murder victims, using their mothers as props and simultaneously attempting to assume the moral high ground in this national discussion.