Gun Rights Supporters Beware; Obama Still Has You In His Sights

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By Scottie Hughes , CP Op-Ed Contributor
August 20, 2014|7:40 am
  • Scottie Hughes
    Scottie Nell Hughes currently serves as the News Director for the Tea Party News Network, which was launched in November 2012.

I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste," as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today. It's like a buffet of blood, riots, and death leaving gluttonous journalists never hungry for negative content. However, rather than join in the glass is half empty crowd, I decided there has to be something good coming out of all the turmoil of today.

When Robin Williams died, friends and fans alike in Hollywood and the liberal left were quick to call for attention to mental health and mental disorders. Their posts were demanding for Congressional hearings and education initiatives to encourage people to recognize the warning signs of someone who is suffering from a variety of mental disorders.

Right now, protesters have been filling the streets for more than a week protesting the death of Michael Brown. Some protests have been peaceful. However, some have been violent and have involved the destruction of property. These more aggressive protest that have been contained by police serve as reminders of how quickly violent mobs can be motivated to rise and form.

In Iraq, the pictures and videos of the slaughter of Christian men, women and children are flooding social media. Some of the most vulgar pictures I have ever seen which bring angry tears to my eyes every time are only growing in number despite President Obama saying conditions are improving. 

It is obvious that the Iraqi military are overwhelmed and cannot control the well-funded and increasing power of ISIS. Christians in Iraq have virtually been exterminated as some even say that for the first time in generations, almost none are left within Iraq's border. Targeted only because of whom they choose to worship.

In these three news headlines we see the recognition and call for attention to mental disorders, violent protesters that not only can gather at a moments notice but also have disregard for personal property and an example of where the government is not strong enough to stop thousands of people from being murdered because of a choice they have made.

All three of these factors are key points of the pro Second Amendment movement and right now, for the first time since President Obama took office in 2008, we can take a short breath of relief knowing that the last use of this President's pen and phone would be to issue Executive Orders in regards to restricting our Second Amendment rights.

Every time there has been a mass shooting, gun grabbers are quick to lay blame on the lack of gun laws and scream loudly about how those in the federal government need to do everything in their power to take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. At the same time, those Second Amendment defenders accurately point out that the common denominator of all the shooters is they suffer from some form of a mental disorder that was not being addressed or was being mishandled because of the politically correct society we now live in. 

In a perfect world, Hollywood and pro-gun groups like the NRA might work together to encourage a new attitude, which would focus more on mental health and less on taking granny's legal gun.

Both the protests in Ferguson as well as the slaying of Christians by ISIS reminds us that we do not live in a Leave It To Beaver sitcom and people still need the ability to defend themselves and their families against aggressors who want to do harm. Truth is, those who want to commit evil will always find a tool to carry out their goal and most of us just hope ours is more powerful.

While it is wishful thinking that the President cut short his vacation because he was just worried about running into Hillary at another social function and have to publicly give her a hug or possibly getting called up on stage and having to do the Macarena with Governor Christie and Senator McCain, truth is, I am sure his pen and his phone will be quite busy for the next few weeks until Congress returns.

Issues like immigration, healthcare waivers, and judicial appointments are sure to be on his agenda. However, enjoy the rest Second Amendment defenders because its safe to say that after the midterms you will be back to work as it is only time before those on the left will find another reason to reignite the assault on granny and the rest of the law abiding citizens' 2nd Amendment right to own and carry a gun.

Scottie Nell Hughes is the news director and chief journalist for the Tea Party News Network as well as a contributor to Townhall and The Christian Post. She is also the author of Roar: The New Conservative Woman Speaks Out, to be released in the fall of 2014.
 

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