Gauntlet Thrown: NRA Challenges Obama to a Debate.
Well, the NRA has some thoughts on Obama's recent
Town Hall performance. And, well, it's freaking brilliant. The NRA went there. They exposed Obam's lies. They exposed his hypocrisy, they exposed his failure of prosecuting existing laws. They even called out the hole of filth and sadness that is Chicago.
Americans are growing more and more sick and tired of Barack Obama. They’re sick of the sanctimony, the narcissistic celebrity, the dishonesty and the growing number of failures. But more than anything, they have never feared for America’s future like they do right now.
Seven years ago, he set out to fundamentally transform our country. And when it comes to the runaway power of the executive branch over Congress, the courts, the people and the rule of law â€¦ the president has laid waste to the America we remember.
Now, he has chosen what he misunderstands most about America’s the Second Amendment, gun owners and the NRA. Against the will of Congress, and in defiance of our constitutional system, the president unilaterally decreed that any lawful citizen'who sells, trades or gifts even just one firearm, might be vulnerable to arrest and charged with a felony.
Arrest. Prosecution. Fines. Prison.
That is how they play the game. In the fog of vague rules and mysterious definitions, honest Americans are made vulnerable forced into a maze of government bureaucracy and the hiring of lawyers to face the threat of consequences.
When the law is a mystery, all that is left is fear.
"I'll meet you for a one hour, one-on-one debate with a mutually agreed-upon moderator on any network that will take it."
The president further declared that any lawful citizen who receives Social Security benefits and has their financial affairs managed by a family member or friend could be denied their constitutional right to buy a firearm and could be charged with a felony if they attempt to purchase one.
Arrest. Prosecution. Fines. Prison.
Make no mistake: With an opportunity for the president to score political points and claim a cheap victory, this executive action is a bright red line that law-abiding gun owners should cross at their own peril.
It is only a matter of time before he makes an example out of someone. And to do so, the president announced a federal gun force that will be four times the size of the Special Forces units he deployed against ISIS terrorists.
Let me be clear: The NRA will fight this illegal overreach more aggressively than we have ever challenged anything. But it will take time.
And while millions of peaceful, law-abiding gun owners tiptoe in fear of their government, the killers who terrorize our cities prey upon the innocent with no fear of repercussion whatsoever.
Through a deliberate lack of prosecution, President Obama has made America a sanctuary nation for felons, criminal gangbangers, drug dealers, repeat offenders and illegal aliens.
Under the existing federal gun laws, he could take every felon with a gun, drug dealer with a gun and criminal gangbanger with a gun off the streets tomorrow and lock them up for five years or more. But under his direction, federal gun prosecutions have dropped dramatically.
And nowhere have criminals fared better than his hometown of Chicago. Criminals like Tyrese Bell, who, despite being convicted five times in six years including on a gun charge was let out on probation, hopped into a taxi and murdered the driver.
Not even the president can believe that his executive actions would have anything to do with stopping that kind of savagery. Which is why his attack on peaceful gun owners when he refuses to prosecute gun criminals is Washington politics at its most cynical and dishonest.
The American people know a liar when they see one.
If the president really wanted to make Americans safer, he’d pick up the phone and tell his Justice Department to flip Chicago upside down until every criminal with a gun, criminal gangbanger with a gun and drug dealer with a gun is arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned to the fullest extent of the law.
THAT would make a difference. THAT would save lives. But he’s had seven long years to issue THAT order and he has failed.
And that is why Americans don’t trust the president because he has proven, time and time again, to be unworthy of our trust.
As the political class proves more and more dishonest, the NRA only grows stronger. We know that the president would ban every gun and bullet in America, and effectively turn us into Australia. And we know that if Hillary Clinton is elected, she will make sure that happens.
So the president’s calculation is clear: Destroy the NRA before the election, so Hillary can destroy the Second Amendment after it.
That is why we won’t get suckered into any of Obama’s fixed fights. Mr. President, pre-screened questions that lead to your long-winded answers are anything but an honest dialogue.
But I'll tell you what. I'll meet you for a one-on-one, one-hour debate with a mutually agreed-upon moderator on any network that will take it. No pre-screened questions and no gas-bag answers.
Americans will judge for themselves who they trust and believe on this issue you or the NRA.
Let’s see if you’re game for a fair debate. It’s your chance to show the American people you’re not afraid to meet the NRA on neutral ground.
Kudos again to the NRA for having the guts to not only speak out against Obama, but to call him out on his crap, issuing a debate challenge. Of course Obama won't accept it. He probably won't even acknowledge it. Heck, do you even think a sycophantic journalist would have the nerve to ask?
Of course not. The point here is a bit symbolic. We're living in a digital age where it's harder and harder to make erroneous assertions or just flat out lie without being called into question. It's pushback, and we need as much of it as we can get. Hopefully the NRA's message is heard far and wide. More Americans need to challenge Obama's
Because Obama is wrong about Australia (read Obama Praises Australia's Gun Ban. The Actual Results...) he's wrong about gun control (read BACKFIRE: Liberal California Has Struct Gun Control. The Facts...) and he always ignores gun laws that work, like Meet Project Exile: The Proven, Effective Anti-Gun Crime Proposal That Liberals Hate.
Remember kids, we're heading into Obama's last year in office. It's going to be a bumpy ride. Hold onto your butts.
Speaking of Obama being a giant bag of lying crap, here's a video rebuttal of our own. Be sure to tweet @scrowder to sound off on Obama. Or guns. Or Obama's armed security.