Is Obama afraid of chicks with guns? Article by Mike Dorstewitz for BizPac Review

By: Michael Dorstewitz  for BIZPAC Review

This election cycle, President Obama’s team is bringing up class warfare, the war on women and Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. One issue that’s missing, to the displeasure of the left, is gun control.

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama called for a ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic weapons and more restrictions on purchasing all firearms. I pointed out in a previous column that most handguns sold today are semi-automatic.

Since his inauguration, however, we have heard little on gun control from the president. And he’s been given plenty of opportunity to make a stand. There have been several school shootings. There was the Fort Hood tragedy (which the administration incorrectly called a “work-related incident”). Finally, there was the infamous Jan. 8, 2011, massacre, when U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others were shot during a public gathering in a supermarket parking lot.

In the days following the Giffords shooting, liberal politicians and the press called for tighter handgun restrictions — but the president remained silent, choosing instead to urge everyone to tone down the rhetoric. A month after the shooting, Time Magazine’s Alex Altman noted that Obama’s reticence pleased neither the left nor the gun lobbyists. Fully a year after Giffords’ injuries, the Washington Post argued that the best way to honor her would be to enact gun control legislation, much like the Brady Bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The Post editorial noted that when President Obama delivered his State of the Union address after the shooting, he “could not muster a single word about the need for reasonable gun control measures to ward off such violence in the future,” expressing hope that he would soon find the courage to do so.

What the Post’s editorial board refuses to recognize, however, is that outlawing handguns won’t mean an end to handgun violence. Criminals would continue to obtain handguns just as they  always have — through illegal street sales. It would merely make law-abiding citizens unable to protect themselves and their loved ones in the face of violence directed toward them. And self-protection is, after all, the whole purpose of the Second Amendment.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE: BIZPACREVIEW

This article in NO WAY reflects the views of Congressman Allen West. This article was chosen as a feature by the admin of this blog.

Allen West says DWS is like a gift that keeps on giving but you just want to take it back to the store.

Unbelievable.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — proud liberal and Democrat National Committee chair — is like a gift that keeps on giving — but you just want to take it back to the store.
Last week, Schultz basically blamed the Tea Party for the horrific shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.  Here is what she said.
“We need to … tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy … where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords — … [was shot],.”  “The discourse in America. . . has really changed, I’ll tell you. I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement. … You had town hall meetings that they tried to take over, and you saw some their conduct at those tea party meetings … when they come and disagree with you, you’re not just wrong, you’re the enemy.”
So there you have it.  We’re “the enemy” and when we speak our mind, people get shot.
Outrageous.
I want to make three things very clear.  First, my family continues to keep Rep. Giffords in our thoughts and prayers.  Second, I condemn all violence — it has zero place in American politics.  And third, the Tuscon shooting had nothing to do with the Tea Party or conservatives.  It was a depraved act carried out by one very sick individual.
I won’t stand by and listen to this type of attack on Americans who want to speak their mind, and you shouldn’t either.  There are two things you can do right now.
1) Call Debbie Wasserman Schulz’s office right now at 202-225-7931 and tell her you’re sick and tired of the ridiculous statements she makes.
****** UPDATE: AFTER CALLING DWS OFFICE we were advised this “the complaint about the AZ shooting has to be to the DNC 202-863-8000”
Schultz’s attacks on us and our movement show the level she is willing to approach in an attempt to discredit us and essentially squelch free speech.
I for one am not intimidated.  I’ll continue to have town hall meetings, and welcome a spirited and civil debate about the future of this nation and the direction we want to go.  The voters — and our democracy — demand nothing less.
And thank you for your ongoing support.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Congressman Allen B. West (R-FL)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired