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March 13, 2011

Amnesiatic Obama and His Short memory

by lewwaters
After wondering why it took two months for the usual cry of “gun control’ to come, after the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford in Tucson, Arizona this past January, and even doubting that Obama actually authored the op-ed published in the Sunday, March 13, 2011 Arizona Daily Star, I am left completely flabbergasted reading the very first paragraph.

“It’s been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack’s turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people’s pain.”

All of the normal knee-jerk calls for gun control are contained in the piece, “enforcing laws that are already on the books,” “reward the states that provide the best data – and therefore do the most to protect our citizens,” “make the system faster and nimbler,” “porous background checks,” “more we can do to prevent gun violence,” and the inevitable “beginning of a new discussion.”

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