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Bryan Preston

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August 21, 2013 - 9:40 am

Nearly a week after three Oklahoma teenagers allegedly murdered Australian baseball player Chris Lane, President Barack Obama appears to have broken his silence. He, or more properly those who write his Twitter feed on his behalf, tweeted the following.

Predictably, the president is blaming the weapon for the choices made by those who chose to wield it.

The facts of the case do not support any gun control measure short of full confiscation of all firearms in the United States. All three of the accused are underage, so firearm ownership is illegal for them in most circumstances. They cannot legally purchase a firearm without assistance from someone over the age of 18. The shotgun that was recovered from the car that the boys used had its serial numbers filed off, which is a felony. Current gun laws against possession of guns by minors, and against filing off serial numbers, did not stop the boys from doing either one, just as laws against gang activity did not stop the boys from self-identifying with the Crips gang. Laws against murder did not stop them from murdering.

The president had the chance to deplore rap and gang culture which appear to have heavily influenced the boys. That would have been a unifying gesture that might have saved untold numbers of lives. Instead, he chose to blame guns, which will accomplish nothing.

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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Dear Leader acts as if the VICTIM had a legal weapon on his person, a CCP in his pocket, and defended himself by shooting and killing all three baby-crips.....BUT, the FACTS reveal three juvenile, oxygen stealing, no good use for society, worthless pimples on the buttcheek of humanity murdering a white boy in cold blood. Ok, I get it...blame the gun(s), not the oxygen thieves. They violated numerous felonies but one more anti-gun law on the books would have given them pause...Boy, you gotta be the stooopiddest person on Earth to buy that crap.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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Blame the trigger finger, not the trigger.
1 year ago
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Obama's so predictable. Black thugs kill someone with a gun, ignoring numerous laws meant to control guns in the process. So Obama proposes more gun control laws for them to ignore.

Rather than more gun control, stringing them up from the nearest lamp post would be a more effective deterrent.
1 year ago
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once again the black kids cause is to become MORE racist-
1 year ago
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And he could have dispelled heavy clouds of horror by saying

"He could have been my son"

But of course he would never say something like that in this case...

:(

1 year ago
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And Obama and Bloomberg and all who are like them; the ones who hate the rights of Man and love death; are hopping and giggling with glee: "Oh boy! Another one dead! Quick, let's make another commercial. We'll get those nasty guns banned, yet. What? A school standoff? It's a twofer! Oh joy, oh joy!"
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