December 15, 2015

Josh Earnest Shouldn’t Be Confused About Gun Surge

I meant to write about this item the other day, but I hesitated because thought I might lose brain cells thinking too long on it. Did President Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, express confusion regarding the spike in gun sales since the Paris and San Bernardino Islamist terrorist attacks? Earnest said, “… there are already an astonishing number of guns on the streets of America, and far too many innocent Americans who are being killed by them [guns].” Does he really wonder why Americans are arming themselves to protect themselves against armed criminals including terrorists? The press secretary referred to this example of Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights as, “tragically ironic.”

Earnest seems to believe guns have wills of their own and the ability to act independently. Once again, the gun is attacked rather than the criminals who misuse them.

I carried a gun as a part of my job for over two decades. I’m tired of people of a certain political bent, demeaning an important tool of my honorable trade and of an American’s self-defense and security strategy. The President and his administration, people who swore an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, choose what parts of the Law of the Land they will and will not uphold and defend. Now, that is tragically ironic.


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