On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he was issuing executive orders that would expand background checks to include private gun sellers. The so-called gun show loophole, firearm dealers who sell privately online or at gun shows will now have to do a background check on the buyer. It will also require those “in the business of selling firearms” to register as licensed gun dealers. Additionally, the Obama Administration will provide more funding for mental health treatment and an increase in ATF agents.
During the press conference, the President became emotional while pillorying Congressional Republicans who have stood in the way of any common sense gun control measures and talking about mass shootings and inner-city gun violence.
Wiping tears from his eyes, Obama, referencing Sandy Hook, said “every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad, and by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”
Well, you just knew that conservative media and opportunistic Republicans would jump all over Obummer crying. And jump they did.
On Fox News’ Outnumbered, Obama-hatin’ specialist Andrea Tantaros wanted to know if the President’s staff had hidden a raw onion under the podium, claiming that his tears and emotion were fake. Others on the panel agreed with her, saying it didn’t appear authentic and that he failed to show the same emotion after the Paris terror attacks.
Then we had the tweets from the right:
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 5, 2016
“STOP MAKING OBAMA SAD! GIVE HIM YOUR GUNS!” — The media
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 5, 2016
After that post-ObamaFascistTears CNN panel/masturbatory-session, that upcoming CNN Gun Control townhall can only be an orgy.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) January 5, 2016
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 5, 2016
And it went on and on and on like that. If they weren’t mocking Obama for his tears, they were tossing out apocalyptic warnings about gun grabs and fascism and New World Orders.
But, just a gentle reminder — 89% of Americans support expanded background checks, which is essentially all Obama did on Tuesday.