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March 25, 2013 - 1:10 pm

According to the Hill, President Obama plans to go out campaigning again. He’ll be pushing gun control.

President Obama will hit the road to rally Senate support for new gun controls in coming weeks, seeking to frame upcoming votes on an assault weapons ban and universal background checks as tests of political courage for skittish Democrats.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama would travel the country in the coming weeks to rally support for the proposals, written in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead.

“I do anticipate that you will see the president using the power of the bully pulpit, as you describe it, by traveling across the country a little bit and talking about some of these issues,” Earnest said.

Gun violence is actually down, rifles “assault” and otherwise rarely factor into killings, and there is no need for new legislation. The fact is, the Virginia Tech killer passed a background check that, had he ever been arrested for his youthful drug habits, the president would not have passed. More laws are not needed.

If Obama wasn’t planning to campaign to push for gun control, he would hit the road to push some other manufactured issue.  Barack Obama evidently has no patience at all for actually governing. He just can’t wait –  to get out on the lecture circuit.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Democrats in the Senate just squashed the DIFI assault weapons ban. The Senate has passed some more gun control laws, and those laws will be hashed out in committee with the House. A gun bill is going to cross the Sun King's desk sometime in April.

So what in the heck does this guy need to go and campaign about? Doesn't he read the papers? And just where does he find any crowd that will sit through another of his boring speeches?
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Where does he find the crowds? Simple.They call people on their Obamaphones and threaten to take away the Obamaphones if they don't show up. Maybe this was the real reason for the Obamaphones in the first place.
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The Democrats squashed the DiFi weapons ban so that "universal background checks"---i.e., total registration of legal gun owners---could be presented as the "reasonable compromise."

They'll have time enough to enact weapons bans AFTER they get the universal background checks.
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