When President Obama appeared on the Meet the Press on Dec. 30, he made it clear that the same gun laws that have made Chicago a criminal's paradise are going to be pushed on the entire country during 2013.
This is his personal goal and the it's the goal of the Democrat Party.
These laws include high capacity magazine bans, "assault weapons" bans, more intrusive background checks on gun purchases, and squeezing gun shows out of existence.
All of these are being pawned as ways "to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again." However, the cold hard facts are that none of these measures will prevent another Sandy Hook -- none of them.
Look at empirical evidence -- Is Chicago safer because of any of these measures? No, it's actually more dangerous.
Or look at it another way -- Would a more intrusive background check have kept Adam Lanza from committing his crime in Connecticut? No, because he stole his guns, thereby bypassing background checks altogether.
And as I wrote in an earlier post, the VA Tech Review Panel has said pointedly that a high capacity magazine ban "would have not made that much difference" in the 2007 shooting on the Virginia Tech campus.
If any of these news gun laws are passed, the only thing they will do is make it harder for law abiding citizens to obtain the weapons they need to defend their lives, their families, and their property. And in the end, this will leave us with an America that resembles Chicago-level gun crime more and more.
Of course, these are facts, and facts don't matter to a leftist like Obama: a man who still seems haunted by the fact that his one political defeat came in 2000 after a failed gun control push. It was then that Illinois state senator Obama pushed to raise the penalty for illegal transportation of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. But after pushing he skipped town for vacation in Hawaii and the vote failed and Obama was ridiculed.
He entered the White House in 2009 looking to revenge that episode through Fast and Furious. But with Fast and Furious a bust, Obama appears now to be seeking to capitalize on the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
It's not logic that drives this gun grab, it's leftist ideology and an enormous ego. Republicans in the House and Senate must stop this freedom-crushing push in its tracks.