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April 4, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Allahpundit leads his post on this with a quiz. The obvious answer is D. President Barack Obama doesn’t know the barrel of a firearm from a hole in the ground.

Here’s what the president told a hard left big money Democrat fundraiser in San Francisco last night.

Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.

The Newtown killer did not have a “fully automatic weapon.” He had several semiautomatic weapons, a Bushmaster .223, a Sig Sauer handgun, a Glock handgun, and a 12 gauge shotgun. No automatics.

Claiming that the killer used a full auto doesn’t even serve Obama’s political gun control purposes, since full autos have been for an intents and purposes banned since the 1930s.

Obama is at best being sloppy with the facts, but it’s more likely that he simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He doesn’t know the difference between a semiauto and a full auto. It’s so nice having a commander in chief of the military who doesn’t know the most basic facts about the firearms that the military trains on and uses in the wars he won’t let them win.

It’s getting more and more difficult to find a Democrat anywhere who can discuss guns with anything like basic intelligence. They’re getting so far off base that it prompted a good quip from Ann Coulter on Twitter today.

Our president also said this, about half the country, last night.

I want to find some common-sense gun safety legislation that we can get done. And I do believe that there are well-meaning Republicans out there who care about their kids just as passionately as we do.

Because you disagree with him and have some problems with the laws he wants passed, you don’t care about your kids as passionately as some rich leftist who’s donating to his Democrat Party and cluelessly listening to him say things about the tragedy he is exploiting that aren’t even true.

What a sick, dishonest and ill-informed little man Barack Obama is.

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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It would be helpful if there was transparency by the officials in Newtown. We were told in news articles that the Bushmaster .223 was found in the trunk of the car, and Lanza had the pistols in his possession. That may be inaccurate, as Bryan suggested, but it would be helpful if the full report was released. Otherwise, we have people like our president saying things that cannot possibly be true. Others just speculate and tell us what they want us to hear.

I am still waiting to hear how the Feds think they are going to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. That is, other than taking the guns away from all of the law abiding citizens.
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At this point he doesn't are what he says to ram through his agenda.
1 year ago
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You could write a book with all the misinformation the dummycrats spew forth on guns and their lack of knowledge about them. Like the congresswoman that didn't even know what a magazine's function was on a gun - she thought it was a throwaway part once the bullets were expended yet is more than comfortable acting like she was an expert on guns. That our prez doesn't know the difference between semi-auto and fully-auto doesn't surprise me. That the MSM doesn't call out his ignorance does not surprise me. That these people want to outlaw ALL guns does not surprise me. How else can they control the masses when the economic collapse happens? And that is what they have in mind - crowd control.
1 year ago
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Are ya now Bryan?

there are just too many loose ends and howcums, with the entire event for us to really even be sure what or if happened.

Just too many "that dog don't hunt" things.......
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As to Adam Lanza's Bushmaster: He never used it, right? As I understand it, the Ar-15 never left the trunk of his car.

Obama simply has no use for the truth or facts. There has never been a President as amoral and dishonest as Obama.
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The official word from the Attorny General in Conn. is that all the childeren were shot by the .223. It was also said that they found 150 expended cartridge casings at the scene and 3 30 round magazines for the .223 and the shooting took 5 minutes from start to suicide. Hmm, 3 30 round magazines, 150 expended cartridge casings.

Me thinks something stinks. Even if we speculate that they didn't count the magazine initially in the firearm and add that then it that still only acounts for 120 rounds ready to fire. This bozo would not have had time to load up another magazine in the time frame specified. Where did the other 30 rounds come from? Hey, this is their scenerio, not mine.
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I'm pretty sure that single early report was incorrect, and he did use the Bushmaster. It was the shotgun that he left in the trunk.
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