Obama Vows He Will Throw All His Weight Behind Gun Control

On NBC News this morning with David Gregory, who violated DC gun laws by brandishing a high capacity magazine the other day, President Obama vowed to throw all of his weight behind whatever gun control scheme VP Joe Biden dreams up.

“I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it,” Obama said in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.” …

“I’ve been very clear that an assault-rifle ban, banning these high capacity clips, background checks, that there are a set of issues that I have historically supported and will continue to support,” the president said. …

“I am not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me.  I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools.  And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem,” he said.

Obama said that he expected even firearm owners to understand the need for new regulations in the wake of the Connecticut shooting spree that killed 20 young children.

“I think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize that we can’t have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological problems is able to get the kind of high-capacity weapons that this individual in Newtown obtained and gun down our kids,” Obama said. (Read More)

Nothing about how the left deinstitutionalized the insane so they’re walking among us, or how criminals don’t normally abide by gun laws.

Speaking of gun control, Piers Morgan wrote a long rant about guns in the US and then threatened to deport himself if strict federal gun control laws aren’t passed. I say “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Piers.”

Update: The irony of Obama calling for banning high capacity clips while talking to David Gregory wasn’t lost on Prof. Jacobson.

Update: Scared Monkeys linked – thanks!