In 1999 Barack Obama refused to vote for tougher prosecution of people who discharged firearms in a school district
1999 was the year of the Columbine High School shooting and Barack Obama was a State Senator in Illinois. In the wake of that tragedy the Illinois State Senate voted on tougher measures for people who discharged a firearm in a school district and Barack Obama refused to vote in favor of the legislation–voting “present” instead.
Flash forward to today’s announcement and we find Barack Obama now calling for tougher restrictions on law abiding gun owners.
He refused to vote for tougher prosecution of people who actually broke the law and now he is looking to punish those who have not broken the law. I think this tells us all we need to know about the president. This is not about protecting the children because he wasn’t interested in protecting the children in 1999, this is about gun control pure and simple, the 1999 vote did nothing to address the second amendment so he wasn’t interested.