On Tuesday, President Obama hijacked the memorial service for five slain police officers in Dallas to rant about gun control. Why, you ask, would the President of the United States stand before the families of the slain and lecture them about why guns are bad?
Well, because he’s an asshat, that’s why.
Demonstrating his full-bore asshattery, Obama dropped this intensely stupid line:
Obama: "It's easier for a teenager to get his hands on a Glock than a computer...or even a book!" pic.twitter.com/tTQJHLz5kc— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 12, 2016
You have to have been dropped on your head as a child to believe this.
To buy a Glock – a handgun, presumably – you have to be over the age of 18 according to federal law. As Sean Davis of The Federalist points out, “According to the Pew study, 87 percent of U.S. teenagers had access to either a desktop or laptop computer…As of 2014, roughly one-third of U.S. households had guns in them. Are we to believe that the incidence of handgun usage among teenagers is three times higher than the ownership rate of all households in the U.S.?”
Beyond that, the price of a Glock is more than $500 pretty much anywhere across the country. I can currently buy a paperback copy of Obama’s tendentious memoir Dreams From My Father on Amazon.com used for $0.01. I don’t have to have a federal background check to do it, either. And I don’t need to apply for a purchase license in California.
But facts don’t matter to Obama: only the narrative matters. And the narrative says that anti-white racism didn’t cause the Dallas shooter to massacre cops – it must have been those plentiful guns that they hand out like candy down there in Redneckistan.
Barack Obama is like a machine built for only one purpose: campaigning. Even when he’s not campaigning, he’s campaigning. It must have been a strain to stand over the empty chairs of the murdered cops and not start spouting platitudes about Bin Laden being dead and GM being alive. So it’s no real shock that he couldn’t help but push his gun control agenda at a memorial service.
But it is evidence that in Obama’s world, it’s easier to promulgate a piece of political propaganda than to acknowledge basic facts.