Obama’s Perpetual Campaign Hits Road for Gun Ban Tour

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the next leg of President Obama’s perpetual campaign, he and Vice President Biden plan to hit the road and tour the country pushing their new gun ban ideas as the political season heats up.

Just ahead of inauguration day, VP Biden finished chairing his special Commission on Gun Violence and now he plans to appear in Richmond, Virginia before an organized anti-gun audience to campaign for his “gun violence” recommendations.

Biden joined Virginia’s Democrat Senator Tim Kane at the first campaign-style event on Friday, January 25. Both rallied to push Obama’s anti-gun message.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told the media on Wednesday that the President would soon begin touring the country pushing his policy recommendations, but no schedule of events was released.

Obama’s campaign apparatus has already shifted gears for Obama’s second term and emails have gone out touting the gun-banning agenda.

Headed by Obama’s political campaign director, Jim Messina, the emails pleading for donations and for supporters to get behind Obama’s new anti-Second Amendment measures went out on January 17. Obama’s former election campaign aims at being a force to be reckoned with as Obama’s second term begins.

“It’s time to turn that loose for something more than just an election,” Obama advisor Robert Gibbs told MSNBC last week.

The National Rifle Association is also gearing up for the coming policy fight with NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre promising stiff opposition to the President’s attempt to limit the Second Amendment. On Wednesday, LaPierre said that Obama was making a “mockery” of the Declaration of Independence.

“When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone’s graffiti,” the NRA chief LaPierre. “Words do have meaning, Mr. President. And those meanings are absolute, especially when it comes to our Bill of Rights.”

In the end, one is tempted to say that proper mental health screening would have prevented Joe Biden from ever being elected to office in the first place.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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