Obama on gun control

So Facebook has this post going around where Obama is saying the guns don’t make people safer while it has all his secret agents with their guns circled.  I’m all for the 2nd Amendment and I’m for the responsible ownership of guns, but this particular message is a bit off center.

The average citizen does not have to worry about assassination, period.  I don’t have to check out everything in a 6 block radius to make sure I can get my paper without being taken out by an angry national, spy or Tea Party Patriot.  If I need a Glock to live my daily life then I had damn well better be in law enforcement, the military or similar trade.  It’s not that I don’t support gun ownership, just don’t draw a parallel between a very high profile national figure with loads of enemies and John Q. Public, and try to say he’s talking about the same issue.

I’ve got a bit of advice for all the gun control people.  Stop the politics, get out your pen and paper, do the damn research that supports your position and write the freaking truth!  There is a mountain of data that you can use to support your argument for gun control, why hide behind straw men and lies?

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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