Obama strikes out on gun control

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by NW Spotlight

In January, President Obama introduced his anti-gun package – that included expanded background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a ban on high capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds).

Things haven’t gone very well for President Obama. His attempts to take away rights from law-abiding gun owners, while doing nothing to actually make our schools safer, have stalled out.

Attempts to ban “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines failed to gain support in the U.S. Senate back in March. Then today, in what The Hill is calling “a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns,” the U.S. Senate rejected an expansion of background checks.

“Assault weapons” ban FAILEDstrike one

High capacity magazine ban FAILEDstrike two

Expanded background checks FAILEDstrike three!

The Hill notes “The Senate’s failure to expand background checks means the three pillars of Obama’s gun control agenda have stalled.” President Obama’s failure on his misguided attempts to restrict gun rights is all the more devastating because he has expended so much political capital on his anti-gun agenda.


Gun control: President Obama’s biggest loss – Politico

Gun Control Effort Had No Real Chance, Despite Pleas – NY Times

Senate shoots down background checks for guns, angers Obama – Washington Times
President Obama accused his opponents – said they “willfully lied”

President Obama may be confused about who lied – Fox News story from April 9th