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WH Posts Videos Of Children Asking About Guns

From a decidedly un-outraged New York Times:


White House Posts Videos of Children Asking Obama to Address Gun Violence

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR | January 17, 2013

A day after President Obama called for broad new gun laws, the White House published on its YouTube channel videos of four children reading their own letters about guns.

The videos are part of what the White House promises will be an all-out effort by Mr. Obama’s administration to pass his gun proposals, drawing on the emotional reactions to the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

"Drawing on the emotional reactions…" That is always the best way to pass legislation.

But the effort — which shows each of the four children sitting in a chair in front of a blue velvet curtain — is certain to generate criticism that the president is exploiting little children for his own political purposes.

But don’t worry. There won’t be any criticism from The Times or the rest of our one party news media.

On Wednesday, it was Mr. Obama who expressed outrage when the National Rifle Association referred to his daughters in a video that called the president a hypocrite for not supporting more armed security at schools. The White House called the video “repugnant and cowardly,” saying it crossed a line by dragging children into a political debate.

Conservatives said on Wednesday that Mr. Obama had crossed a similar line by featuring four young children on the stage while he was announcing his gun plans.

The new videos take that effort one step further.

In “A letter from Hinna,” Hinna Zeejah [sic], 8, reads aloud what she wrote to Mr. Obama in the wake of the shootings.

“Mr. President, can we do something which will stop all of these terrible problems,” she says. “Can we stop using guns? I think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. Bullets don’t have eyes. It can hurt anyone.”

In another video, titled, “A letter from Julia,” Julia Stokes, 11, tells Mr. Obama that guns should be “very hard for people to buy.”

“The only thing they do is harm or kill,” Julia said. “I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed.”

Don’t worry, Julia. He’s trying.

But it would seem that even the governor and legislature in New York state believe that guns only cause harm. Even police guns.

In fact, we have this from New York City’s local ABC affiliate, WABC:

Additions to be made to gun laws for law enforcement

By Jim Hoffer | January 17, 2013

NEW YORK (WABC) — A troubling oversight has been found within New York State’s sweeping new gun laws. The ban on having high-capacity magazines, as it’s written, would also include law enforcement officers.

Magazines with more than seven rounds will be illegal under the new law when that part takes effect in March. As the statute is currently written, it does not exempt law enforcement officers. Nearly every law enforcement agency in the state carries hand guns that have a 15 round capacity.

So what? If guns only harm people, why should the police have them?

A spokesman for the governor’s office called Eyewitness News to say, "We are still working out some details of the law and the exemption will be included, currently no police officer is in violation." …

Gee, it’s almost like New York rushed through their gun control law without even reading it. And now they have to implement to find out what was in it.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, January 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “WH Posts Videos Of Children Asking About Guns”

  1. Kytross

    Why are we taking political advice from children?

    Why that’s as silly as taking military strategy advice from a grieving mother. (Cindy Sheehan)

  2. This just shows that Obama and his minions have no moral center. They have no code by which to operate. Nothing is out of bounds and nothing is sacred (except the image of the great one himself). There is nothing they won’t do to get what they want. This disgusting use of children for political purposes makes me physically ill. The parents of these children should be investigated for child abuse.

    Taking policy advice from an 8 year old makes about as much sense as putting a tax cheat in charge of the Federal Reserve.

  3. yadayada

    babies as shields
    it has always worked for the left

  4. canary

    Where is the outrage from NJ Gov. Chris Christie that Obama that Obama even offered his pen to Julia during the signing.

    Julia must think she was really ignorant writing in her letter:

    “I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed.”




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