Saturday, January 16, 2016

I don't think that term means what you think it means

During President Obama's in-kind political donation, oops, I mean town hall on gun confiscation, oops, I mean common sense gun control, the Prez repeatedly brought up the dreaded "conspiracy theories" about his wanting to confiscate law-abiding citizen's firearms and essentially deconstruct the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.

Mirriam Webster defines conspiracy theory as:

"A theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators."

In the case of our President, and by default, his enablers in the leftwing/mainstream press, the term is used as a pejorative, an insult implying an irrational fear of the uneducated about something beyond their comprehension. To wit: Obama claims he's not out to take our (the law-abiding citizens) guns . . . that's a fallacy, crazy talk, a conspiracy theory, etc., he just wants to ensure that no more mass killings (naturally he refuses to invoke the terrorist attacks that have escalated during his impotent term in office). Even though nothing in his proposals would have prevented any of the terrorist attacks or mass killings he sheds crocodile tears over on television.

btw, they used to say Bill Clinton was the first black President, apparently Obama is the first woman President -- can't get what he wants? He turns on the water works. pathetic

Over and over again, he repeats this statement "I'm not out to take your guns."

Hmmm . . .

On the first day of the 2016 legislative session, Democrat lawmakers Mary Margaret Oliver, Carolyn Hugley, Pat Gardiner, Stacey Abrams, Dar’shun Kendrick and Dee Dawkins-Haigler of Georgia introduced HB 731, a bill that outlawed certain types of firearms (over 50 brands and models) in the state of Georgia, along with high-capacity magazines (anything that holds more than 10 rounds). The bill goes on to state that beyond banning weapons certain weapons would be required to be seized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Ya got that? Seized. That's the same as confiscation, okay Mr. President?

Oh, and the penalty for owning a dreaded high-capacity magazine after Jan 1, 2017? Yeah, it's a felony. A felony!

The list of firearms banned is pretty expansive, and concurrently non necessary as fully automatic and select-fire weapons are already illegal to own without a Class 3 dealers permit (at least that's what it used to be called). And some of the weapons, like the Barrett .50cal sniper rifle cost nearly $15,000.00! Who the heck can afford one of those? Let alone the ammo?

But he's not coming for you guns, folks. That's a myth. A conspiracy theory.

It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you.

And it's not some crackpot theory when you're actually introducing bills that do what you claim you're not trying to do.


Phyllis Mercer said...

So Obama is personally responsible for ALL legislation proposed by anyone whose a member of the same party? Legitimate and reasonable arguments exist, why resort to crude logical fallacies?

postaldog said...

He is responsible. The President sets the tone for the political agenda of his party, both directly and indirectly via his rhetoric. He, or she, gets the credit for bills that the public like, and has to deal with the blowback on bills that the public doesn't like or agree with.

No one mentions who the Speaker was when this bill or that was enacted, for better or worse, legislation is laid at the feet of whoever was President when it was enacted.

And President Obama's position on the 2nd Amendment and private ownership of firearms has been clear since day one. And I do not agree with his position.

Thanks for dropping by :-)