And once again this weakest and worst president ever, and worse shot in the world (who misses Putin, Assad and ISIS each time he takes aim), is misfiring his anti-gun assault weapon hitting everything but the target. Why does he keep missing again and again and again? Is it due to poor vision? Or to a very shaky hand? No. Far from it. He fails and fails and fails because like catastrophic climate change too few people are listening .
Though roughly 40 percent of 320 million Americans legally own an astounding 300 million guns (which is why Japan was scared to invade our country) the vast, vast majority of the public have not known or ever will know gun violence in their lives. Indeed, there are just not enough deranged, gun packing mass murderers in society breaking into schools, churches and work places killing innocent Americans in droves. And because the vast, overwhelming majority of our citizens are safe from gun crimes "gun control," as poll after poll show, is a minor issue of very little concern to them. Call them stupid, apathetic, inane and every name in the book. They're just not scared that there are millions upon millions of guns out there, and zillions of rounds of ammo, because most of that is owned by law-abiding citizens like themselves who wouldn't harm a fly.
Indeed, anti-gun nuts who insanely demonize guns as the most evil of human inventions, and gun owners as mentally ill (see), and use such emotionally charged terms as "epidemic" to describe what  rarely occurs in much of the country, are simply ignored by most Americans. Because most have only been targets of water guns as kids and other toy weapons they don't feel the phony, fanatical urgency of anti-gun alarmists (from the president on down) that a bullet is coming their way if we don't clamp down on guns.
  Would Be No Anti-Gun-Nuts
Where gun violence is epidemic and occurs day to day with people crapping in their pants scared for the lives of their families and friends is in our liberal welfare devastated inner cities where violent criminals, gangs and drug abuse abound and too few Americans live (see). As with climate change crazies, anti-gun nuts lack a message that resonates with most Americans: those living in suburbia or good urban areas or in the country. They are uselessly trying to alarm ordinary decent citizens who with good reason wake up each morning without fear that someone is going to randomly kill them or a loved one  with a gun. Nuts like Obama blame their failure to frighten Americans into gun control hysteria on a vast right-wing pro-gun conspiracy: the NRA, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox, Levin, or other pro-second amendment patriots. The relative rarity of criminal gun violence and death is ignored by the left. It's an inconvenient truth they can't politicize and use; so they need scapegoats to blame for the failure and ineffectiveness of their cause.
Take someone like me for example who's been around a good many years. Apart from a father who was a New York transit cop for 25 years and was once shot at by a thug (who missed him thank God) none of my sisters, cousins, uncles, aunts or friends have ever been victims of gun violence. NOT ONE! And my experience isn't unique as it's shared by most Americans.  Way too few of us and those we love and know are being shot to death or injured on our safe city streets, or in our schools, work places, shopping malls and homes. That America is like the Old Wild West is an ideological myth of the left. And that's why Obama and the anti-gun nuts keep firing at guns and missing the mark wasting their time and  instead hitting themselves in the
Below you will notice that in Pew's 23 top public policy priorities Gun Control isn't even listed. In other words, Gun Control is pretty much a non issue with the American people for the reasons stated above.

Public’s Policy Priorities for 2015

Public’s Policy Priorities for 2015


    1. For most of us Roseberg is a tragedy. for Hussein it is an opportunity for which he is thankful. But does him no good, as Apollo says.

  1. It sure makes sense. Let’s take guns away from the 99% of Americans that own them and never have, or will ever, commit a crime with them. I say we ban golf clubs too, people have been beaten to death with them and I know of several people who’s cars have been hit and had their windshields broken by balls propelled by golf clubs.

  2. Ban cars… Over 37,000 Americans die in road crashes every year.


    From link:

    Annual United States Road Crash Statistics

    Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year
    An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled
    Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year
    Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20
    Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
    Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad

  3. The weapons obama sent to the drug lords in Mexico killed 16 school children and over 400 others. Why won’t he take responsibility for it?

  4. When this tragedy happened, it was a foregone conclusion that our would-be tyrant-in-chief would start blathering about gun control and I wondered how long it would take him to jump on the band wagon….It took only 4-1/2 hours.

  5. After his speech, where he used Australia as an example of gun control working, guess what? There were two people killed, shot to death, outside a police station in Sydney. Go figure!!!!

  6. Apollo, after reading your blog I thought about my life and all the people in it trying to find anyone who suffered gun violence. Years ago I was held up at gunpoint outside a bar here in LA. I gave the thief my wallet and that was it. No one I know, my wife, kids, relatives and friends ever experienced gun violence. Thank God. Hope it stays that way.

  7. Apooollo: On the Pew poll “Gun Control” would be included in the category of “Reducing Crime” which is 9th on the list.

  8. Most every country that has been taken by a dictator, has been disarmed first! Hitler a good example. He disarmed the populace first.
    I am with the Lt. Governor of Tennessee that said since Christians were the target of this mass shooting in Oregon. He advises all Christians to fully arm themselves.

  9. Hey there Apollo! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the articles. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog! Keep it up. Guns are my business.

  10. Apollo, you are 100% correct. Obama, thank God, has been an ineffective president on the issue of gun control. Seven years in office and he hasn’t advanced the gun control agenda one inch, most likely for the reasons you state: injury and deaths by gun violence are relatively rare in this country except in the mostly black inner cities.

    1. Unless the gun violence that plagues our inner cities spreads to the rest of the nation-with most Americans living in daily fear of their lives-gun control will remain at best the most minor of minor issues no matter who is president.

Leave a Reply