America’s never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste Administration will strike again tomorrow with a series of restrictions on our civil rights when it comes to a Second Amendment the president is duly sworn to protect, not infringe upon. By hook or crook — including up to 19 executive orders — the Washington Post reports that the White House will seize the moment with an assault weapons ban, among other things:
President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.
The announcement, to be delivered at the White House, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.
Somewhere Piers Morgan is smiling.
We might learn more between now and noon tomorrow, but as of now, nothing currently being reported points to anything with respect to the Obama White House pushing to restrict the entertainment industry’s First Amendment rights.
While the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) are quite obviously obsessed with their ongoing culture war against the kind of Red Staters these gun laws will predominantly affect, at least some phony, shallow lip service had been paid to the idea that certain video games and films that celebrate violence might also be part of the problem.
But like tax breaks for the rich, maybe Obama’s Hollywood pals have again managed to carve themselves out another sweet, plump exception.
Also, even though more poor black people were gunned down this year in Chicago than in all the mass-shootings over the last decade or so, apparently the media and White House have no interest in banning the hand guns responsible for those murders.
But if gun bans save lives, why not?
Like I said, this isn’t really about saving lives. It’s a culture war against the NRA and rural gun owners.
Obama, Democrats, and the media see the terrible Sandy Hook massacre as nothing more than an unexpected opportunity to do what they do whenever an opportunity that can be exploited arises: poison and demagogue the debate in a way so that it looks as though they’re solving a crisis when the real goal is to seize freedoms they’re uncomfortable with and to punish and demonize political opponents.
Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC