Thursday, October 18, 2012
Obama: I Am Coming After The Guns And I Will Screen Gun Owners
Crowley cuts off Romney’s Fast and Furious remarks at Obama’s behest
In the Oct. 16 presidential debate between
President Barack Obama and GOP challenger W. Mitt Romney,
when the president dropped the pretense of being neutral on restricting
gun rights with a key assist from moderator Candy Crowley, hostess of
the CNN program “State of the Nation.”
After his policies were rebuked in the 1994 midterms, President William J. Clinton, blamed more than anything else his support for a national ban on so-called assault weapons. It must have been a calculated move for Obama to suggest he would bring back the ban that had expired.
The questioner asked the president what he had done to fulfill his 2008 promise to keep AK-47’s and so-called assault weapons out of the hands of criminals.
Americans support the Second Amendment, he said. Then, those concerned about gun rights waited for the “but.”
They did not have to wait long.