Oh, the Quivering Lips!

After the fail of gun control legislation in the Senate yesterday, the President gave an impassioned (and by that, I mean petulant) speech in the Rose Garden yesterday, berating the Senate for its failure to appease him and his gun-grabbing leash holders. Misha, who we have decided shares my brain, has a brilliant fisking here, so I won’t go too deeply into it. You should definitely read it yourselves.

But there are a few things in that speech I want to address.

The “90 percent of Americans support background checks” claim, he recklessly trotted out at least five times during this speech.

It’s a disingenuous claim, and let me explain why.

The President kept repeating that 90 percent of Americans support background checks, but he failed to specify what kind.  Background checks are already in existence. Every licensed dealer must conduct one, and must keep the forms in case law enforcement requests them. The checks are already in place. The majority of gun dealers at gun shows are federally licensed dealers and ATF presence at these events is pretty ubiquitous. BJS research shows that less than 2 percent of guns used in crimes come from gun shows. Most are stolen, bought on the black market or simply appropriated from friends or family members.

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The President does not mention any of this, but simply pushes forward with his disingenuous claims. Yes, nearly 90 percent of the public supports laws that are already in place.

A CNN poll conducted in early April actually broke down its questions further.

CNN/ORC Poll. April 5-7, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Do you favor or oppose stricter gun control laws?”

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/5-7/13

53 45 2    
 

Men

40 58 2    
 

Women

66 33 1    
 

Democrats

82 18    
 

Independents

45 52 3    
 

Republicans

29 70 1    
 
 

1/14-15/13

55 44 1    

“Some proposals would require a background check on anyone attempting to purchase a gun in order to determine whether the prospective buyer has been convicted of a felony or has a mental health problem. Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose a background check for a prospective gun buyer under each of the following circumstances. [See below.]

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 
 

“If the buyer is trying to purchase a gun from a gun store or other business that sells guns”

 

4/5-7/13

89 11    
 

1/14-15/13

92 7    
 

“If the buyer is trying to purchase a gun at a gun show”

 

4/5-7/13

83 17    
 

1/14-15/13

87 13    
 

“If the buyer is trying to purchase a gun from another person who is not a gun dealer but owns one or more guns and wants to sell one of them”

 

4/5-7/13

70 29 1    
 

1/14-15/13

75 25 1    
 

“If the buyer is purchasing a gun from a family member or receiving it as a gift”

 

4/5-7/13

54 45 1    

What you are seeing, ladies and gentlemen is that it is, in fact, true that the majority of Americans support ALREADY EXISTING LAWS. But significantly fewer respondents support what the Manchin/Toomey compromise idiocy proposed, which by the way, would cost the taxpayers at least $400,000,000 over the next four years.

It forces anyone who wants to give or even lend a firearm to a friend or anyone not in the immediate family circle to pay an FFL to conduct a background check. So much for you gay folks in a committed partnership! And so much for me giving my property to Rob, with whom I’m in a committed relationship.

There are other provisions in this thing that make it ineffective and a waste of taxpayer money. The Justice Department itself admitted that expanded background checks would do no good without universal registration, which the proposal specifically confirmed were not going to happen.

And yet, in a sulking, quivering speech, the President lied about the effectiveness of the proposal, about its support and accused those who voted against it of not caring about dead children and about the views of the majority of the public!

Props? You’re damn right, he’s using the Newtown families as props! Their loss should not make their opinions any more valid than mine. Their tragedy should not give them special indulgence. Their grief should not invalidate my rights.

The loss and tragedy of a tiny percentage of the population should not outweigh the rights of millions of law-abiding Americans.

And frankly, I don’t need a goddamn lecture about my lack of compassion for dead children from a man who voted against protecting live children who were born as a result of a botched abortion!

And furthermore, I don’t want to hear the hypocritical whining about the Senate ignoring the will of the people from a President who – along with the liberal leadership in Washington – shoved ObamaCare down the throats of millions of unwilling Americans despite majority opposition to the law.

So stop whining, hypocrite. The sniveling and quivering lips are unbecoming. You were geared for a fight, and you got it.

17 responses

  1. Nicki, your posts are always informative. THANKS!

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    1. Thanks, Jan! I try.🙂

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  2. It’s official: “The Quivering Bottom Lip League (TM)”, made up of Obama, Reid, Murphy, Blumenthal, Bloomberg, Malloy, etc.

    I have seen stronger resolve and maturity in my 4-year old daughter, even when I tell her “No”. These guys are a joke that stopped being funny years ago.

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  3. Some guy called Rush yesterday and brought up an interesting point. The media and various other liberals/progressives are DEMANDING that anyone who gets a weapon be subjected to an “intensive background check,” but THEY installed in the White House a man with virtually NO “background check” and then gave him the biggest weapon on the planet…the U.S. Military!

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    1. Puzzling, isn’t it?🙄

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  4. Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
    Nicki has an EXTREMELY good post regarding all those “people who want more gun control” numbers, and what blatant BULLSHIT the pResident is spouting. We get the water flowing back to the valley in Kahleefohnya, and point it’s mouth at the growing lands, we’d be OVER fertilizing the ground!

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    1. Just saw! Thanks, yo!🙂

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      1. No worries, sestrika.

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  5. Was that spelled right? Or is it sistreka? Whichever, you are definitely loved as my family.

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    1. Sestrichka – it’s a diminutive version of Sestra, which is “sister” in Russian.
      🙂

      Family is dead right. *hugs*

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      1. Thank you darling. I will do my damnedest to remember the proper word.

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      2. XOXO. Loved your post, btw.

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        1. Awwwwww! Thanks, sweetie!

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        2. Too good for sure!😉

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  6. I CAN”T STAND LISTENING TO THIS GAY, TRAITOR WHINING LIKE A SPOILED LITTLE BRAT. OBAMA AND HIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT ARE RUINING OUR COUNTRY.

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    1. “Ruining”? You mean ruined, right? He has already done that which you said.

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  7. […] Let me remind readers that the vast majority of guns used in crimes are purchased illegally – about 80 percent. […]

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