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Barack Obama Calls For All-Out Gun Confiscation Following El Paso Shooting

He truly wants to take your guns.

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In his first statement following the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, former President Obama has come forward with an aggressive plan for Democrats: Do more, and consider passing gun confiscation laws.

His response came in a Tweet, where the former President seems to blame President Donald Trump for the shooting in El Paso, regurgitating the same talking points that CNN has been spewing since the moment the shooting occurred. Not only that, but Obama seems to insinuate the the United States, which elected him, a black man, as President, is white supremacist, stating that the shooter acted to “preserve white supremacy.”

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But while his statement isn’t all that surprising. It is the article he posted in response that should really raise some eyebrows.

Obama posted an article from the far-left website Vox, where an author gives some suggestions to “stop gun violence.” The article claims that Democrats should go further than they currently are with their proposals, citing ideas like “universal background checks,” and “assault weapons bans” as not being enough.

Instead, the author says that Democrats should go all-out, citing the gun confiscation plan of former Presidential candidate Eric Swalwell as an example.

The Vox article reads:

“To change the status quo, Democrats should go big. They need to focus on the abundance of guns in the US and develop a suite of policies that directly tackle that issue, from licensing to confiscation to more aggressive bans of certain kinds of firearms (including, perhaps, all semiautomatic weapons or at least some types of handguns).”

While that drivel is unsurprising when coming from the “intellectual elites” at Vox. It is surprising that it is being shared approvingly by a former President, and especially from Obama, who still has a significant role in the Democrat Party.

But it isn’t very surprising that Democrats are wanting to go big on the issue. Instead of taking a hard-line issue in support of the Second Amendment, President Trump continues to waffle on the issue, supporting many of the gun control proposals that leading gun-rights activists have been warning about for years.

In a press conference following the shooting, Trump called for “universal background checks,” and “red flag” gun confiscation orders.

As Big League Politics‘ own Jose Nino explains, his proposals would have done nothing to stop the shooting in El Paso.

But what Trump’s calls for gun control, even what some would call minor gun control, does is give Democrats more ground in what is truly a war for the Second Amendment in the United States.

If President Trump wants  to make a real difference in preventing mass shootings. He should considering removing gun free zones, considering that 98% of mass shootings occur in gun free zones, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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Trump Administration Withdraws Nominee for ATF Director After Evasive Gun Control Answers in Senate

Chuck Canterbury avoided answering questions on gun control.

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The Trump administration is withdrawing its nomination for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, after Chuck Canterbury alienated several Republican Senators during his July confirmation hearing for refusing to give an answer to questions regarding his personal opinion on gun laws.

Canterbury avoided answering several questions from GOP senators during his testimony, claiming he didn’t want to express any opinions that contrasted with the stated policy views of the Fraternal Order of Police. Canterbury is the former President of that organization.

Senators such as Louisiana’s John Kennedy questioned Canterbury’s evasive testimony in July.

I like straight answers, and you are being evasive,” said Kennedy. “You have been nominated to run ATF. I think every member of this panel, both my Democratic friends and Republican friends who have feelings about the Second Amendment, are entitled to know both morally and legally what you believe.

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Canterbury had been asked numerous times about his policy views on matters such as banning so-called “assault weapons.”

The ATF has tremendous power over the American gun industry and Second Amendment community, and in some cases have banned previously legal forms of weapons with impunity. Some firearms enthusiasts have become increasingly skeptical of the agency in recent years, and conservatives have sought additional oversight. High-level ATF leadership have spoken of what they believe to be a conspiracy against their agency, further alienating gun rights supporters.

The Trump administration formally informed the Senate that it was withdrawing Canterbury’s nomination on Tuesday. His ambiguous views towards common gun control proposals had ensured his nomination was stalled, and now pulled.

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