As a gun owner and frequent target shooter; and advocate of not being murdered in my own home, I take exception to any law, thought or legislation that would seriously infringe upon my rights to protect myself in any way. However, I also take exception to commentators like Sean Hannity, right-wing bloggers, or ads like those from the NRA that demagogue the issue to the point where it takes away from the sane Republican arguments.
I predicted this type of behavior in several posts years ago pointing out the fact that the conservative wing of the GOP would turn into the crazed leftists we saw during the Bush Administration. -And they are making us look stupid. Spouting off tirades about "tyranny" under Obama, or "King Obama" or this president being a "dictator" of sorts in his approach to governance. -These arguments were the exact same craziness spewed from the Left at George W. Bush. It's nonsense.
Yes, President Obama is trying to pass very liberal legislation on gun-control, taxes and healthcare (all stances I very much disagree with). But that is his prerogative. It's the GOP's job to counter the attempts of the far-left with rational alternatives.
It's not "tyranny". Obama's proposals are simply counterproductive. Statistics are clear when it comes to anti-gun legislation or banning guns... violent crime increases and murder rates skyrocket as seen in Chicago.
More importantly, the 2nd Amendment is there for a reason. The left cannot pick and choose which ones they recognize. And the glaring hypocrisy doesn't help. Hypocrisy that most on the Left ignore.
-The Obama Administration exporting assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels (resulting in countless murders) and then exploiting kids to push an anti-gun agenda. Or violating privacy rights of legal gun-owners whilst decrying law enforcement for checking IDs of ILLEGAL aliens.
I have serious issues with how this President is trying to lead this country. And yes, we need to confront that leadership. But the key is to be smarter than the opposition. Not spew the same type of nonsense the left used during Bush's term in office. Lest you forget, in four years there will be a new president with new policies. Obama isn't the king. So people like Sean Hannity need to stop acting like Left-Wing lunatics. Lunatics who thought the same way he's thinking now... that George Bush was seizing power to be President forever.