On Wednesday, as Pharaoh Obama appealed to his minions to “demand change” from pro gun forces, Campus Reform reported a new academic study from American University that reveals 60% of high school and college students say they would consider or will definitely own guns at a some stage of their lives.
According to the study, about 40 percent of the American students surveyed said they definitely planned to own firearms once they had established their own households. Another 20 percent said they were “contemplating” owning guns.
Those findings were part of a broader study conducted by American University professor Jennifer L. Lawless and Loyola Marymount professor Richard L. Fox which focused on the political opinions of young Americans. The study was conducted prior the recent Newtown massacre, but after the Aurora theatre shooting.
Lawless saw the results as an indication that Obama needs to move swiftly to curtail their rights to bear arms, telling Campus Reform Obama should do so without the permission of Congress if necessary..
“The next generation plans on owning guns, so if we want to avoid the tragedies that we’ve seen… we obviously need to move quickly and if an executive order is the way to do it, then that is the way the to do it,” she said.
Not surprisingly, students who identified as Democrats were twice as likely to fear gun violence as those who were not.
At his executive order photo op, Wednesday morning, the Community Organizer in Chief, in full divide and conquer mode, sicced his minions on Republican politicians, pundits and the gun lobby, urging them to “demand change”.
There’ll be pundits and politicians and public interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all out assault on our liberty. Not because that’s true….but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves…And behind the scenes they’ll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes what-so-ever.
Obama’s very good at guessing what the motivations of his political opponents are, and they are never good. Obama’s opponents are anti-“common sense”, you see – because they believe the 2nd Amendment means exactly what it says.
The only way we will be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, their membership says, this time must be different, that this time we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe. I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe. But I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.
Video via Gateway Pundit:
Well guess what, it looks like “the kids” want to own fire arms. But one old coot heard Obama’s lapdog whistle and rolled over for his master: Bob Schieffer Likens Obama ‘Taking on the Gun Lobby’ to Hunt for Bin Laden, ‘Defeating the Nazis‘:
Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News’s special coverage of President Obama’s gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded “one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard him [Obama] deliver“, and compared Obama’s new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson’s push for civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
BOB SCHIEFFER: …Let’s remember: there was considerable opposition when Lyndon Johnson went to the Congress and…presented some of the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the history of this country. Most people told him he couldn’t get it done, but he figured out a way to do it. And that’s what Barack Obama is going to have to do…what happened in Newtown was probably the worst day in this country’s history since 9/11. We found Osama bin Laden. We tracked him down. We changed the way that we dealt with that problem. Surely, finding Osama bin Laden; surely, passing civil rights legislation, as Lyndon Johnson was able to do; and before that, surely, defeating the Nazis, was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.
Godwin is blushing.
And then there’s the esteemed Democrat from Georgia: Rep. Hank Johnson ‘”NRA Fights Obama Because He is Black”:
Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) is not the sharpest crayon in the box, and today he let lose with another of his patented idiotic statements. According to the intellectually-challenged Congressman the NRA is fighting the President’s gun-control actions because of the color of his skin.
Following a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Johnson suggested that NRA opposition to Obama’s gun control policies was personal. CNSNews.com then asked Johnson, “You said just a minute ago that part of the NRA’s true colors was a personal dislike of the president. Why do you think that is?”
Rep. Johnson said, “First of all, he is a black. And as a black person being the president of the United States, that is something they still cannot get over.”
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On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer was uncharacteristically charitable about Obama’s executive orders. While he said Obama’s gun proposals were “useless and wouldn’t go anywhere”, he graciously gave the president credit for having sincerity in this.
There’s not a lot of political advantage in this as there is in a lot of other stuff he’s pushing. He didn’t have a plan to do this. This was not what he campaigned on last year, it wasn’t on his agenda. It was, I think, a genuine response to the massacre in Newtown which, I think, moved him.
As much as I hate to – I must beg to differ with the Hammer. I’m not sure Charles is aware of Obama’s extreme anti-gun background in Chicago, but I do know he’s aware of Obama’s dishonest, narcissistic, ends justify the means brand of politics. Obama didn’t have a public plan to ban guns and he didn’t run on an anti-gun platform because HE WANTED TO BE REELECTED. Now that he’s safely reelected, it’s all on the table – big time, and the Newtown massacre was a crisis almost ready-made for his anti-gun designs. I award him no points for sincerity and no points for bravery on this.
#LiberalGunSafetyTips Instead of pulling out a gun on your home invader, offer him some hot cocoa.—
Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) January 16, 2013
Van Jones also said something, but why do we care?
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!