It hasn’t even been 48 hours since a radical Islamic gunman brutally murdered 49 people in Orlando, Florida, and Barack Obama is already shamelessly using the tragedy to fuel his gun-grabbing agenda.
“These assault weapons are weapons of war and they have no place in the hands of a legitimate hunter or much more likely is that a weapon of war is going to end up in the hands of someone like this who will be able to carry out a much more violent act because they are using a weapon that was intended not for the streets of Orlando but for a battlefield,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday, according to Daily Mail.
“The president is very strongly on the record in favor of banning assault weapons. This is a ban that used to be in place. The president believes that [the ban] should be re-instituted,” Earnest said when asked directly whether Obama thinks the AR-15 should be legal.
The AR-15 is a civilian semi-automatic version of the M-16 rifle, which is completely automatic. The shooter can reload the gun as soon as he pulls the trigger, and they’re considered lightweight and easy to assemble.
In 1994, Congress placed a ban on certain styles of assault-style weapons under President Bill Clinton in a vote that contributed to the Democrats losing the House. This ban expired ten years later after Congress allowed it to lapse.
It’s shameful that Obama is focusing on banning guns when he should be trying to take down ISIS. SHARE if this makes you sick!