Two weeks ago, 45 senators sided with the gun lobby and voted to block the expansion of background checks for gun sales.
Every single one of those senators expects the issue to fade away -- that, over time, we'll all forget.
We won't, and next week, OFA will hand congressional leaders physical proof of it: the names of hundreds of thousands of people who aren't backing down.
Sign the petition today and demand action to prevent gun violence:
I've spent enough time in Washington to know that the way you win a fight like this, faced with some of the most powerful special interests, is just to refuse to give up.
Followed a few hours later from another e-mail, shaming me into not yet signing their dumb petition. This time, from Sara El-Amine, also from OFA.
To which I'll repeat to these Obama astroturfers the verbiage of the 2nd Amendment.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.What part of "shall not be infringed" do you radical leftists not understand. Plus, is Obama the supposed "constitutional lawyer" so ignorant of the Constitution to realize you cannot amend the 2nd Amendment by a Congressional vote. You have to go the constitutional amendment route.
But noooooooooooo! Instead, we have the typical demagoguery and straw-man arguments from these Obamabots who are pros at looking for the straw man to divide Americans.
Think of this too? Two weeks ago, we had an entire city in lockdown, and citizens homes being searched in violation of the 4th Amendment. Imagine if what happened in Boston happened in areas of Texas, or another state where gun-laws aren't restricting law abiding citizens. The surviving Tsnaraev jihadi brother wouldn't have had such an easy time going through peoples back yards, looking for a place to hide. Remember how armed citizens in Austin, Texas pinned down the UT Sniper, Charles Whitman, preventing him from killing and wounding more people on the campus and allowing the police time to get up to the tower and kill the sniper.
Of course, tyranny always starts when the tyrants demand you give up some of your freedom, "for the common good." Isn't that what the Obama Regime and their Astorturf organization are trying to do?