During a speech in Denver, Colorado, President Obama remarked that his gun control agenda was “constrained by the system our founders put in place,” as he lambasted Second Amendment advocates who argue that gun ownership is a means of protection against government tyranny.
“Opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government,” said Obama.
“You hear some of these quotes: “I need a gun to protect myself from the government.” “We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away.”
“Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”
At first glance, Obama’s admission that his actions are constrained by the authors of the Constitution is a seemingly glib nod to safeguards ensured by the bill of rights and the Second Amendment. However, when placed in a more sinister context, the quote could also be interpreted as a complaint that a President who in January introduced 23 executive orders to address “gun violence reduction” should be given an even greater free reign to take a bite out of gun rights.
Recall that back in July 2011 during a speech on immigration, Obama lamented that, “doing things on my own” (becoming a dictator) was “very tempting”.
Obama also remarked, “I am not a dictator” during the sequester debate in early March.
As Infowars has documented, Obama has flagrantly violated the Constitution in all manner of different ways, from undermining the power of Congress (an act of high treason according to Congressman Walter Jones) by insisting his authority came from the United Nations Security Council prior to the attack on Libya and that Congressional approval was not necessary, to accepting rotating status as chairman of the United Nations Security Council, which is a direct violation of article 1, section 9, clause 8 of the Constitution.
During his speech yesterday, Obama also stated, “There doesn’t have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights.”
Obama’s insistence that his gun control agenda does not infringe on the Second Amendment is not a view shared by over a dozen Colorado Sheriffs who held a press conference to coincide with the President’s visit to the state earlier this week.
One of those Sheriffs, Elbert County’s Shayne Heap, subsequently released a YouTube video in which he slammed Obama for using “fear” to exploit recent tragedies in pursuit of curtailing the right to bear arms.
Heap accused Obama of working to, “legislatively carpet bomb law-abiding citizens with excessive restrictions,” by introducing gun control regulations that punish lawful citizens while failing to address the wider issue of violence in American society.
Newly passed laws in Colorado prohibit the sale of magazines which hold more than 15 bullets, in addition to mandating background checks for all private gun sales.