Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama’s call for further gun control laws following the fatal mass shooting at a community college in Oregon.
“Do they think passing a law against robbing banks will stop bank robberies? Do they think passing a law against murder will stop murder? Do they think passing a law against X will stop X from happening?” Limbaugh asked on his Friday show, one day after the shooting.
“Of course not. So what’s so magic about gun control? And there you realize. There you learn that it isn’t about stopping things like this. What they are really pushing for is not stopping things like this because we’ve already demonstrated that we can’t, given their policy. They take instances like this and they rub their hands together in near glee and think of the opportunity to disarm even more Americans,” he said.
Limbaugh, who previously discussed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s remarks that Obama was “embarrassed” in front of the world when the school massacre happened, went on to say:
Now, within the subset of liberals I can guarantee you there are some buffalo’ed, innocent, ignorant, standard, ordinary, every day Americans who mistakenly believe in the goodness of their hearts that taking guns away from people will make us safer. I’m not accusing them. Now all of them are wrong and shortsighted, but the people who spearhead things like this, like Obama, and whenever there are elected Democrats, they run out there at the first sign of trouble and try to politicize it in capitalize on it. That’s the right word. Why would anybody want to capitalize on it? Who does? You need to ask yourself who is it trying to capitalize on it? I can guarantee you the vast majority of them will have a D– a capital D next to their name if they are on the ballot.
Obama embarrassed for his country? Wants more gun control? The guy just cleared the decks for Iran to get a freaking nuclear weapon and he’s embarrassed of this country?
Obama said of the gun control issue during a White House press conference Friday, “I’m going to talk about this on a regular basis. And I will politicize this. Because our inaction is a political decision that we’re making.” He added, “Unless we change that political dynamic, we’re not going to be able to make a big dent in this problem.”
“The people who are troubled by this have to be as intense and organized and adamant about this issue as folks on the other side who are absolutists, who think that any gun safety measures are an assault on freedom, or communistic, or a plot by me to take over and stay in power forever, or something,” he said.