Among scores of other promises, some more and some less likely than walking on water, Barack Obama devoted a paragraph in his recent State of the Union address to the age-old Democratic promise of more gun control — vowing he’ll proceed even without the cooperation of Congress.
“I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook,” the lame-duck president intoned.
“Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day,” he continued. “I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid.’”
And Mr. Obama’s going to help them banish their fears by handing out free guns, so more parents and pastors can defend themselves and their innocent charges against lunatics wandering around doped up on psychiatric drugs, the way Jeanne Assad did at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs back in 2007?