January 31, 2013
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are making the rounds, appearing in public with the slogan, “tell your congressmen” to vote for gun control. The focus of this campaign is to use popular pressure against those on Capitol Hill who are not in support of a federal gun grab.
Biden said: “Write your congressman. For or against, write your congressman.”
Obama is utilizing his propaganda machine Organizing For Action to mobilize volunteers to campaign on the local level, as well as apply more pressure to lawmakers.
Through local chapters strategically placed throughout the country, OFA will train volunteers to rally their local elected officials and state senate leaders to back Obama’s push for certain legislation; such as gun control laws, public education, Obamacare, environmental issues, renewable sources of energy and immigration reform.
OFA will devise a “plan for 2013” by conducting meetings to conceptualize how best to use their “grassroots” organization to vie for the Obama administration.
OFA is focused on “organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities.”
At their disposal is data collected on Obama supporters from two previous campaigns and a call to citizens to lead a fake grassroots effort that is not confined by the restrictions on Capital Hill.
OFA is a href=” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/organizing-for-action-obama_n_2503668.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular”> registered as a 501(c)4 nonprofit which gives the corporation the ability to raise unlimited amounts of money from any type of donor; whether it be an individual, corporation or union.
As a social welfare organization, OFA can and most likely will be used to funnel money through its doors as it is not required by law to disclose its donors.
Although OFA claims to be by the people, for the people, they are clearly a tool to advance the legislative agendas of Obama for the next four years.
Opponent to OFA, Fred Wertheimer, said that the fake grassroots propaganda tool “opens the door to opportunities for government corruption by allowing corporations and individuals to provide unlimited amounts of money to directly benefit the president’s interest and potentially to receive government benefits and favors in return.”
Former House Representative Gabrielle Giffords spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) at a hearing on gun violence where she admonished Congress to “do something” because “too many children are dying.”
Giffords said: “But I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. It will be hard. But the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be Courageous. Americans are counting on you.”
Drafted proposals were included that demanded a ban on semiautomatic guns, military-style assault rifles and limitations on high-capacity magazine clips available to the public for purchase.
Universal background checks networked in a federal database shared with local law enforcement was discussed as well as stopping the sale of guns in private sales and gun shows because no background check is required.
Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, who started a PAC to push for a national background check system, said to the SJC: “The holes and our laws make a mockery of the background check system. Congress should close the private sales loophole, and the dangers people entered into that system.”
While maintaining that Giffords and Kelly support the 2nd Amendment “right to own a firearm for protection, collection and recreation” Kelly explained: “Gabby and I are pro-gun ownership. But we are also anti-gun violence. When dangerous people get dangerous guns, we are all the more vulnerable.”
Anti-gun supporter James Johnson, Baltimore chief of police and chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (NLEPPGV) claims that there has been an “explosion of fire power since the assault weapons ban expired,” and debated that “the ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity ammunition must be reinstated.”
Johnson stated: “The best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check. Victims are being riddled with multiple gunshots. The common-sense measures we call for will not infringe on the Second Amendment rights, but will keep guns out of the dangerous hands of — of people who are out there to commit danger in our society, and excessive firepower out of our communities.”
Wayne LaPierre, vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) also spoke at the SJC. LaPierre said: “The problem with gun laws is, criminals don’t cooperate with them. The mentally ill don’t cooperate with them. Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals, nor do we believe the government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families . . . We need to be honest about what works and what does not work. Proposals that would only serve to burden the law-abiding have failed in the past and will fail in the future.”
William Lansdowne, San Diego police chief, has laid out the plans for the 2nd Amendment clearly by stating that within “a generation” we could disarm the nation. Lansdowne said: “I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it’s courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it’s going to eventually make the country safer.”
In the spirit of making our country safer, two schools in the Bronx, New York were put on lockdown after a student reported that another student may have a gun on the school premises. When the gun was located; it turned out to be a Nerf gun that fires foam darts. The lockdown lasted for hours.
Parents who came to retrieve their children were delayed because of the over-reaction of school officials.
Another instance of over-reaction occurred when a 5 year old was sent home from school for building a LEGO gun. The boy was actually suspended from school and sent home with a letter from Hyannis West Elementary School officials that explained to the parents that their son had built a “gun” during a stay at the after-school program.
The parent immediately recognized the insanity of the situation. The father remarked: “It’s not like he’s designing a machine gun.”Add This to Technorati Faves