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About That 90%

jayne and veraFor those inclined to continue the relentless regurgitation of democrat demagoguery about how many Americans want more federal gun control, well–there’s this, from that bastion of right wing extremism, USA Today.

Americans are more narrowly divided on the issue than in recent months, and backing for a bill has slipped below 50%, the poll finds. By 49%-45%, those surveyed favor Congress passing a new gun-control law. In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in early April, 55% had backed a stricter gun law, which was down from 61% in February. …

Not to worry.  The anti-executive order President of the people will be doing anything and everything he can with executive orders to give the people what they do not seem to want.

In the real world of people who have a government and not the other way round, things look a lot more like this.

Brady Scorecard on Strictness of Gun Control Laws
Brady Scorecard on Strictness of Gun Control Laws

That is a good deal of red, filled in with orange.  Thin gruel for the starving issue that only affects legal gun owners, not the ones who do the law breaking.  And time was never on the side of the gun grabbers even though Obama kept parading Newtown parents at every event into which he could fit them.

It was a tragedy.  But using it to advance a poinltess measure for political points?  Really?

The emotional window of other people’s tragedy can open wide for the left, but not for very long and most of the people who actually vote on gun issues are not just interested or active, they are not felons. They are legal gun owners who do not commit crimes. They are the sort of person who if present at the scene would have put the Newtown killer down at the earliest opportunity even if they had to reload three times to do it.

They also grasp the point of gun rights.  To prevent tyrants from exercising dictatorial power–not to mention capricious and pointless dictatorial power–in a manner very similar to what Mr. Obama intimates.

Obama and his Muppet’s may rant all they like but no Senate Republican will suffer for their vote.  The Democrats who joined those Republicans likely won’t either, unless Mr. Obama makes it apparent that his abuses will require a Republican House and a Republican Senate to end them.   Should the President translate his childish rant into action, the public could deliver the nearest thing that might curb his misuse of executive authority; an entirely Republican Congress.

Oddly enough, Obama may be the only one who can deliver the Senate to the Republicans in 2014.   We should remember to thank him if it happens.