During the second presidential debate a participant, Nina Gonzalez, asked President Barack Obama, “President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?”
Now, most of the firearms deliberately sold to straw purchasers in Operation Fast and Furious, while ATF officials watched on closed-circuit TV via surveillance cameras in gun stores, were AK-47s. These guns mostly went to Mexican drug cartels. They have since been used to kill a lot of people in Mexico. One of the AK-47s was recovered at a murder scene in Arizona after a drug runner used it to gun down a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
But rather than dig into the Obama’s administration’s cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious or its other anti-Second Amendment overtures, let’s just listen to President Obama and ponder what he says he would do to your gun rights if given a second term.
Obama said, “…I believe in the Second Amendment. We’ve got a long tradition of hunting and sportsmen and people who want to make sure they can protect themselves.” Then, after talking about the shooting in Aurora, Colo., Obama said, “…I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets.”
Yikes, let’s pause a moment.