RUSH: Hey, folks, did you see that CNN/Obama whatever it was on gun control last night? It was kind of surprising. It was shocking, in fact. Anderson Cooper did not roll over for Obama. They had Chris Kyle’s wife in there. She made mincemeat out of Obama on this. And Obama even addressed this “silly conspiracy” he talks about that people think that he wants to get guns out of everybody’s hands so he could declare martial law. But if you watched that thing last night, how in the world can you conclude anything but Obama wants to take as many guns away from people as he possibly can?
I’m not commenting on that martial law business. This is the point. But the whole idea here is for Obama to get guns taken away from people. It’s what he wants to do, and he sits up there and denies it? He starts talking about Australia, and denies it? Then a rape victim — for whom he did not have a tear, by the way. A rape victim wants a gun in her home to protect her and her two kids and Obama says, “Well, you know, guns in homes lead to tragic accidents.” And then he wants in the next breath to have us believe that he’s not interested in taking people’s guns away from ’em?
RUSH: Okay. Barack Hussein O and his free propaganda opportunity for gun control last night on CNN. I’m sure that’s what he thought it was going to be. Now, Anderson Cooper. Follow this. It’s interesting. Anderson Cooper explained that the idea for the town hall… See, everybody’s thinking Obama called CNN or CNN called Obama and they coordinated because Obama had a big to-do, a pep rally for this in the White House on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the natural thing to do is get together with CNN, do a joint grand slam. Blanket the country with this.
But Anderson Cooper said that the idea for the town hall came up way, way back when the radical jihadists, the San Bernardino Two, killed 14 Americans and wounded 11 others. Now, stop and think about that. That turned out… That was a Muslim, a militant Islamic terrorist attack. CNN looked at it and said, “Hey, you know what? This is a great opportunity for a gun control town hall!” Really? Not a town hall on terrorism? Not a town hall on how we’re dealing with domestic terrorism? You got a terrorist event, the San Bernardino Two; they’ve got far more than guns in their arsenal.
They’ve got IEDs. They’ve got rockets, RPGs. They’ve got all kinds of weapons that go way, way beyond what you can get at your average, ordinary hated and despised gun show. And despite all that, CNN says, “Wow, we got an opportunity here to do a gun control town hall!” I’m sorry; I’m not buying it. I mean, I know some leftists went there looking at it as, “Hey, it’s an opportunity here for us once again to promote our ideas of gun control!” But that was a militant Islamic terrorist event. So that’s just one thing.
Now, folks, have to tell you here, I was surprised quite often because this thing was fairly balanced. It was a fairly balanced question-and-answer session with Obama. Now, the NRA wasn’t there and Obama kept hooting and hollering and making a big deal. They’re cowards! Why didn’t they show up where he invited ’em? You know what? The NRA was invited. You know what they were told? They would be allowed to ask one question and then they could sit there and just watch the rest of the thing, and they said, “Why should we sit there being only allowed to ask one question while we know we’re going to be the target for derision all night long?”
So they said, “To hell with it. You guys are not serious,” which they weren’t, and they didn’t go. I think the NRA would be very happy to invite Obama for another debate. Just them. Just Obama and the NRA. You know, with no audience, no crowd, just do that. It’ll never happen. But they’re not afraid of it at the NRA. Now, Obama did succeeded in distracting the country from actual problems, which is always what he’s trying to do. Whatever he claims to be focused on, he is. But it’s usually also serving as a distraction. Now, his executive action on guns — and he admits this.
He admitted it solves no problems, and he agreed and admitted with everybody who pointed out that every executive action he’s talking about implementing would not have stopped any of these recent attacks. And he admits that, too. He admits that his executive actions on guns would not stop terrorism, that they wouldn’t stop the shootings in Chicago, that they wouldn’t deal with what’s going on in gun-free zones. He admits all that, but what does he get away with? He gets away being portrayed as the guy who cares.
It was the Limbaugh Theorem on full display last night. Barack Hussein O was portrayed and seen as the guy fighting the entrenched power in Washington that he’s not part of. If you just landed from Mars and turned on CNN last night, you would leave thinking the NRA is the president, the Supreme Court, the Congress, and it runs all the lobbying shops. You would think the NRA and the Republican Party run Washington and Obama’s a lone outsider terribly distressed over all the unnecessary violence and killing.
He is just up against these unsurmountable odds trying to solve it! He’s portrayed as the man who cares. Do you remember how Paul Ryan, at a…? It was not a town hall; it was a meeting of congressional leaders at the White House with Obama during the pre-Obamacare days. Remember how Paul Ryan took Obama to school and informed everybody what Obama’s objective really was? This town hall was somewhat like that in many ways. It did not go well for him, unless his claims to care more than anyone else is all that ends up mattering to people who watched. But there’s more.
RUSH: No, no, no, no. What I mean is, Paul Ryan schooled Obama on Obamacare. Actually, that’s not the right way to describe it. I mean, nobody can take Obama to school because in Obama’s mind only he knows anything. But what I mean is that Paul Ryan told everybody what Obama’s real game plan was and how it was gonna bomb and it was not gonna succeed anyway and how it couldn’t. Ryan ran the numbers and told everybody at that panel how Obamacare just simply can’t work the way Obama said.
Obama was steaming, and he was… Well, this is much of what happened last night. Obama thinks he’s gonna be on a little bit of a smooth-sailing effort and he had a lot of stuff thrown right back at him. And, of course, he’s not accustomed to this. Most of the Democrats are not. Obama usually gets away with controlling the narrative, gets away with inventing his own facts and straw men. And when he can do that, he comes off as a pretty reasonable guy. Everybody else seems like they’re the bogeymen.
But that didn’t happen last night. Obama didn’t get away with that last night. Chris Kyle’s wife just handed Obama his lunch and did it making it look like she was one of his biggest supporters. It was really well done, really classic. But Obama set the debate in the country on the Second Amendment. He said, “Those who are concerned about violence and those who are not.” That’s how he defined this debate. That is typical Obama. So he’s got a problem with guns. The way he sets it up, his side — him and his side — are loving, understanding, tolerant, compassionate.
The other side’s a bunch of murderers.
That’s how he frames every debate when he’s in charge of the narrative. “Those who are concerned…” This is a quote: “Those who are concerned about violence and those who are not.” So the pro-Second Amendment people don’t care about violence. That’s how this thing started off, and he didn’t get away with it last night. Here’s the deal, folks. Obama’s tears don’t make his argument any better than supporters of the Second Amendment who also cry over murders. Obama’s always resorting to the emotional play, such as he cares more, he cries more, he sleeps less.
That’s how people talk who don’t have the facts on their side, who don’t have the facts or the law on their side. They try to triumph on emotion and caring and compassion and all that. The president says that while we can’t eliminate all gun violence; we can do better. Things like that. He admits, “Yeah, we can’t eliminate all violence.” That’s not what his objective is. The violence is not what he’s worried about. The violence is simply the tool that he uses to get where he wants to go, and where he wants to go is guns out of the hands of the law-abiding.
Obama even admitted last night again that none of what he’s proposing will keep criminals from getting guns. Well, isn’t that the singular objective? By definition, the law-abiding are not breaking laws with their guns; they’re not a problem. But not in Obama’s world. They are the problem, because that’s where most of the guns are. And since he does indeed want guns taken away from people, much as he says he doesn’t… If you add up every proposal that he makes, every objective he claims to have, it can only be accomplished by getting guns away from people.
And then he talked about this conspiracy that exists among people out there who think he wants to take guns away and declare martial law. And Anderson Cooper said, “What do you mean, ‘conspiracy’?” This is not a conspiracy. We know about it!” And Obama said (impression), “It most certainly is. It’s a conspiracy!” They got in an argument. Here, let’s go to the audio sound bites and see what I’m talking about. Number one, this is Obama insisting that conspiracy kooks think that he wants to take guns away. He says “paranoia” led to the American Revolution.
OBAMA (montage): [T]he way it is described is that we’re tryin’ t’take away everybody’s guns. … people’s concern that that becomes a prelude to taking people’s guns away. … [T]he notion that anything we do to try to make ’em safer is somehow a plot to take away guns… you know, imaginary fiction in which Obama’s tryin’ to take away your guns… [Y]ou know, there are conspiracy theories floatin’ around the Internet these days all the time. … [T]he NRA has convinced many of its members that somebody’s gonna come grab your guns… [T]his notion of a conspiracy out there…
RUSH: That’s a montage. He talked about it so much while denying it. Everybody that’s involved in this, everybody that has something at stake at this, everybody that’s paying attention knows full well what his objective is. Otherwise why even bring it up? When you admit that whatever you’re proposing will not stop any of the events that have happened, will not make schools any safer, then what the hell is the objective? If you admit that what you’re doing will not make things any safer, why do it? Because none of what his proposing would have prevented the bad guys from getting their guns — which, to me, ought to be the singular focus.
He talks about this so much and then mentions this conspiracy of people who believe he wants to take their guns away. It’s not a conspiracy belief. It’s common, ordinary common sense. This is who liberals are. Liberals have always wanted guns taken away. I don’t care the reason. There are many reasons for it. In many cases, folks, it’s just, I guess, an axiomatic, automatic thing that doesn’t even have any thought behind it. Let me repeat a story for you that I’ve told a couple of times (not in a while, however). This is back in the 1990s, the early 1990s in New York, and I’m still relatively new and therefore a huge item of curiosity to people.
Even the Republicans of New York, which are RINOs and liberals and so forth, were curious. “Who is this guy?” Nobody’d ever heard of me. I came out of nowhere. I’m not a networker. I didn’t get anywhere because I knew anybody. So I came out of literal nowhere, and there were so many prejudices that people had simply because I was a conservative. Before I tell you this story, one illustration of this. I love illustrating what I’m talking about so that nobody has any misunderstanding. After my first book was out, the editor, Judith Regan, invited me to go to a party with her.
It was an Oscar night party, and it was at the apartment down in Greenwich Village of the CEO of HBO. I said, “You sure you want me?” She said, “Oh, yeah, this will be fun. This will be absolutely great.” I said, “This is gonna get you in trouble.” “No, no, no. Let’s go. Let’s go.” I said, “You check with the host.” She did. “He says, ‘Fine, love to have you.'” I said, “Okay.” His name is Michael Fuchs. He’s a nice guy. Anyway, we show up, and the first thing he says to me… I’d said, “Mr. Fuchs, nice to meet you. How are…?”
“I’m a Jew! I’m a Jew!”
As though that was gonna make me get mad and run out of the room. He was honestly of the opinion that because I was a conservative, I was an anti-Semite.
“I’m a proud Jew! That’s how I’m doing!”
This is the event where I told you Ron Silver came in (the actor, before he had seen the light) and he made some similar-type comment. During this thing I’m sitting there near the front door with Judith and other people, and Carly Simon walks in sees me and says, “Oh, my God, Michael, what have you done!” And she almost left. Just having seen me. Bryant Gumbel was in the living room holding court; he couldn’t believe it. There’s all kinds of people traipsing into this place literally shocked that I was there.
It was amazing how many of them thought, just because I’m a conservative, that I was an anti-Semite. Well, it’s the same thing at Republican gatherings! This is New York. So this is a dinner party at a highly fashionable… I’ll tell you who it was. It’s a former Nixon administration guy, Treasury department official or whatever — a big, powerful bigwig. It was a dinner party with a whole bunch of people, and somehow, predictably, gun control came up. This is on Fifth Avenue on about the fourth floor. So you could look out the window and see Central Park across the street.
All of a sudden, this guy gets on this gun control kick. He’s a Republican, a RINO Republican, and he started talking to me like I’m the problem because I am standing in the way of it. If I would simply see the light… This is the first time these people are meeting me, but they think I’m on their side as a conservative Republican. So this guy starts telling me that. I said, “You know, I don’t understand you guys. Could you tell me why? Why does this matter to you so much?”
“We’ve just got a get guns off the street!”
“Why? Could you give me the intellectual reason why, the policy reason why you support this? You’re a Republican; you’re siding with Democrats. Could you tell me why?”
And he couldn’t. It was just the right position to have in that group. It was just you had to believe this if you wanted to be in that clique. So I said to him… I dragged him over to one of the windows and said, “See over there in Central Park? If you can tell me, if you can convince me that getting rid of guns…” This is why I know that this what Obama wants, ’cause everybody I’ve talked about to about this is anti-Second Amendment wants to get rid of guns. They want to take guns away from people.
Obama can deny it all he wants. So I dragged this guy over, looked out the window, said, “Over there, see? That’s Central Park. If you can guarantee that your gun control plan’s gonna get rid of every gun that’s walking around in that park tonight, then I might be inclined to agree with you.” And not a word. He hadn’t even thought of that. The thought hadn’t even occurred to him. Because in his crowd, being against guns was a requirement, just like being pro-choice was a requirement.
The minute you start talking to these people about it in a substantive policy or personal way, you lose ’em. They haven’t even thought about. All they think of, in terms of these people at this Republican bash, was, “The pro-lifers are killing us at the polls! The pro-lifers are killing our chances to win the presidency!” That’s as far as it went. Or their wives are nagging them or what have you. This is why I say, when Obama or any of these people tell me they’re not trying to get guns out of people’s hands, they most certainly are. That’s all that they care about.
Now, Obama, if he were being honest, would be able to tell me why if I asked him. He’d be able to tell me why. He’d never be honest with me, but I’ll tell you where the answer lurks. The answer lurks in an Undeniable Truth of Life, and that is the left/liberalism/Democrat Party’s number one objective is to eliminate opposition. Pure and simple. They don’t even want to have to be bothered debating the opposition. They don’t want to have to lower themselves to some contemptible level to have to even debate people disagree with ’em, ’cause, “Those people are so Neanderthal-like, it’s a waste of my time debating an idiot like that.”
They just don’t want you around, and since they universally hate guns…
Many of them couldn’t tell you why, by the way. It’s just required. Now, Obama could tell you why, but he never would. But he gives himself away here by being obsessed with the whole idea last night. He was obsessed. In this montage we just played, he was obsessed with it. “I don’t want to get people’s guns. I wonder why people think that. There’s not one thing I’ve ever done. It’s a big conspiracy out there, and everybody’s wrong.” He’s consumed with it. If you take guns away from people, you have really, really disempowered people who oppose you — and that’s what it’s all about to these people. This is why I’ve been so hell-bent trying to inform as many people as possible over the years about liberalism and what it really is. Because it’s not good for anybody.
RUSH: Did you hear the president last night? A rape victim said that she wanted a gun in her house to protect herself. She’s a rape victim. She wants a gun in her house protect herself and her children, and Obama told her that it is debatable that guns in her house would make her safer, that she might need extensive training. What he didn’t say was she could go to the NRA for that, if he was serious. I mean, this is close to the worst moment of the night. Here’s this woman with an impassioned explanation. “Mr. President, I am a rape victim. I have a gun in my house for safety.” (impression) “Well, you know what? Uh, it’s debatable.
“It’s debatable that that gun would help. You know, those kids could get your gun. Anybody could get it! Guns in homes are really problematic.” So his argument is that guns aren’t all that effective for self-defense? That didn’t fly. It didn’t fly. This might have flown in 2009, his first year, but he’s telling this crowd last night in 2016, “Guns for self-defense in your home? Nah, don’t think that. Don’t buy it. They’re not effective,” and saying it to a rape victim. It’s almost like when this woman stood up at the health care town hall and said, “Mr. President, my mother is a hundred years old. She needs a pacemaker. Would you let her have one?”
“But she’s got a really strong will to live, and she’s a fighter.”
“Well, we can’t take that into account, uh, somebody’s will to live. Uh, we have to make judgments, uh, other ways. You never know. It might just be more compassionate to give her a pill.”
He said this! This was in his first year at a health care town hall, and I’m freaking out! We’ve got a citizen on TV actually asking the president if he will “allow” a woman, a citizen to get a pacemaker, and Obama said, “Probably not. She’s too old. Give her a pain pill.” I have been sitting here in shock and stunned disbelief for all these years, just from that alone. Now, the next sound bite is Obama and Anderson Cooper debating whether or not this “conspiracy” exists, this conspiracy trying to tell people Obama wants to take their guns away and impose martial law. Anderson Cooper did not let Obama get away with this. It was one of the elements of last night that really surprised me.
RUSH: Obama at the gun control town hall last night on CNN said, quote, “There’s always the possibility that a firearm in a home leads to a tragic accident,” unquote. Spoken like a man who sure sounds like he wants to confiscate guns and gut the Second Amendment to me. Now, here’s Obama maintaining all night, “I don’t want to get guns out of your hands. I don’t know why anybody thinks that. Why would you think I want to take your gun away? No way.” And then in the next breath after a rape victim tells him she wants a gun in her home for safety for herself and her two kids, Obama says, “There’s always a possibility a firearm in a home leads to a tragic accident.”
Well, then what? Get it out of the home, right? If you believe that a firearm in a home leads to a tragic accident, get the firearm out of there. What are you…? Get the gun out of there. You’re trying to take the gun away! How many tragic accidents are there like this? Compared to, say, the shooting in Chicago? Compared to, say, the San Bernardino massacre? Straw dog, straw man. Here is the sound bite that I promised. This is Obama and Anderson Cooper talking about this conspiracy. I mean, it got so bad when Obama said the American Revolution was based on conspiracy theories, Anderson Cooper could no longer not say anything, and Obama did.
Well, you know, the American Revolution built on conspiracy theories. What conspiracy theory built the American Revolution? There wasn’t any conspiracy. It was wide out in the open. Everybody knew what the American Revolution was about. Obama’s even suspicious of that. So he took a question from former astronaut and the husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly. I think is it Mark Kelly. He’s got a twin brother, Mike Kelly? Anyway, I think it was Mark Kelly.
He says, “I would like to you explain with 350 million guns in 65 million places, households, from Key West to Alaska — 350 million objects in the 65 million places. If the federal government wanted to confiscate those objects, how would they do it?” Now, this guy’s on Obama’s side. Don’t misunderstand. He’s asking… It’s a setup question for Obama to point out how ridiculous it would be to get 350 million different guns in 65 million different places. How in the world would you go get ’em all?
OBAMA: … this notion of a conspiracy out there and it gets wrapped up in concerns about the federal government. Now, there’s a long history of that. That’s in our DNA. You know, the United States was born suspicious of some distant authority.
COOPER: Let me just jump in. Is it fair to call it a conspiracy?
OBAMA: Well, yes.
COOPER: I mean, a lot of people believe it deeply, that they just don’t —
OBAMA: No! No!
COOPER: They just don’t trust you.
OBAMA: I’m sorry, Cooper. Yes. It is fair to call it a conspiracy. What are you saying? Are you suggesting that the notion that we are creating a plot to take everybody’s guns away so that we can imposes martial law isn’t a conspiracy?
COOPER: Not every part of it. There certainly is —
OBAMA: Yes, that is a conspiracy! Look, I mean, I’m only gonna be here for another year. I don’t know… (snickers) When would I have started on this enterprise, right?
RUSH: You’ve been doing it your whole life! I can answer every one of his questions. I can answer every one of his questions truthfully. He’s not gonna stop thinking about this as long as he’s alive. This question of how are you gonna go get 350 million guns in 65 million places? That’s not gonna stop ’em! Their dream is to eliminate the Second Amendment, folks. Write it out of the Constitution. Short of that, render it meaningless. That’s how you do it. That’s the start. You make it illegal to have a gun, pure and simple.
Now, everybody out there thinking that would be impossible, everybody thinking that there’s 350 million of them in 65 million different places does not understand these people. Something like that’s not gonna stop them! They’re not thinking they’ve only got 12 months to get this done. These people think like the old Soviet Union. There’s no four-year cycles. It’s whatever length of time it takes to meet the objective. The easiest way is to make owning a gun against the law, and that opens every door in these 65 million places that are out there.
Look what they’ve done with cigarettes. They haven’t even made those illegal, and look at the success they’ve had in ridding cigarettes of most places they don’t want them to be. And they haven’t even had to make tobacco an illegal substance. When they set their minds to do it, when they want to deny you something you like, they hell damn well sure do and can. And they’re certainly willing to try. By the way, he got so mad, called Anderson Cooper by his last name. “Let me just jump in here. Is it fair to call a conspiracy…?”
“Well, yeah, Cooper. I’m sorry, Cooper, yes.”
How about this idea that the United States was born “suspicious of some distant authority”? Do you realize, folks, what that means? Do you realize what Obama has just admitted here? It has been a contention of mine since I first began learning about Barack Obama that he believes this country is illegitimate. He believes the founding is unjust and illegitimate. The Founding Fathers are nothing special to him. He believed this country was founded with slavery and racism and all the bigotry and all the other stuff, and it was basically a white man’s club set up for the rich to hold on to what they had.
How about this way of describing it? Stuff like this is why I’m writing these children’s books on the truth of American history. (Obama impression) “The United States was born suspicious of distant authority.” Is wasn’t suspicion of anything. They were long past the suspicion. They were escaping tyranny. First it was religious freedom that was denied. Hello, Pilgrims. Welcome, Plymouth Rock. And then it was the overall tyrannical control of Great Britain and King George that they wanted to escape. There’s no great conspiracy about it! It wasn’t “some distant authority.” It was the Crown, and they no longer wanted to live subordinated and subjugated by it!
But to Obama, “authority” should always rule and always win, and anybody suspicious… I mean, he is an authoritarian. He believes in the authorities being great and not flawed. He believes that everybody ought to bow down and unquestioningly obey authority, when he is the authority. So in his warped mind, “The United States was born out of a suspicion of some distant authority.” It wasn’t distant! The Redcoats were living in their homes, for crying out loud! The king required the colonists to house the opposing army, for crying out loud. It wasn’t some distant authority! They were being taxed out the wazoo.
It was a quest for freedom unlike the world had ever seen before, and Obama is certainly not proud of it. He holds it in some disgust, actually. And then he insists that it is quite proper to call this a conspiracy of thought that people think he wants to take their guns away. (impression) “How would I do it? I’m only gonna be here for another year! I don’t know when I would have started on this enterprise.” The left has been on this enterprise ever since I’ve been alive! Ever since I’ve been old enough to know what’s going on I know what the Democrat Party has been trying to do and the American left.
They most certainly have been trying to get guns away from people. They have been trying as best they can to relegate the Second Amendment to irrelevancy — and if they could, they would. That would be the first step. Make it illegal. They’d bank on the fact that 80% of the people the country would obey the law and just give up their guns once it becomes illegal. “I must obey the law. I’m a law-abiding citizen. Here’s my gun.”
If they’re not interested in getting guns off the street, why are all these amnesty programs popping up now and then? (Obama impression) “If you have a gun and you’ve committed a crime and you want to give that gun back, we’ll forgive your crime, but you’ve got ’til five o’clock tomorrow to do it.” People show up; they give up their guns. These clowns want us to think this is not what their objective is? Listen to this. Anderson Cooper says, “Fifty-five people have been shot in Chicago in the last seven days.”
OBAMA: Sometimes it’s happened just a few blocks from my house, and I live in a reasonably good neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. There are neighborhoods around the country where it is easier for a 12- or 13-year-old to purchase a gun and cheaper than it is for them to get a book.”
RUSH: Notice the comparison here. “[I]t is cheaper and easier for 12- or 13-year-olds to purchase a gun than it is to get a book.” You know what? You think that’s an economic question, the reason why 12- and 13 years old want to go buy guns instead of books, Mr. President? You think it’s because the guns are available? (snorts) Really? Or might it be the culture in which they are being raised, Mr. President? Might it be that there’s no father around? Might it be that there’s no mother around? Might it be that they are in abject poverty?
Might it be they’re growing up in gangland neighborhoods? But if there weren’t any guns, they’d be buying books? This is insulting to our intelligence. All of this is. The point is he didn’t get away with this stuff last night like he would have years and years ago. Okay, before we go to the… Oh, you gotta hear one more. Yeah, one more. Anderson Cooper said, “The number of ATF agents during your [Regime] has actually declined. So even if you hired 200 more agents, you’ll get it to where it was right before you took office.”
OBAMA: One of the most frustrating things that I hear is when people say — who are opposed to any further laws — “Why doesn’t you just enforce the laws that are on the books?” And those very same members of Congress then cut ATF budgets to make it impossible to enforce the law.
RUSH: There are no budget cuts! Anybody remember the recently signed ominous budget bill? There are not any budget cuts. He had to start blaming Republicans. You Republicans see what happens here? You went along for whatever reason. Maybe you had no choice, the cake was baked, whatever excuse. But you went along, Obama got more than what he wanted, and you’re still being blamed for cutting the budget no matter what! So you may as well start cutting it. You’re gonna get blamed for doing it anyway, and the right thing to do is to cut it, so you may as well start. That’s another subject. We’ll get to that later.
Here’s the rape back and forth. Tone deaf Obama does not shed a tear for a rape victim who wants a gun. This is rape survivor Kimberly Corban asking Obama last night.
CORBAN: As a survivor of rape, and now a mother to two small children, you know, it seems like being able to purchase a firearm of my choosing, and being able to carry that wherever me and my family are — it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point. I have been unspeakably victimized once already, and I refuse to let that happen again to myself or my kids. So why can’t your administration see that these restrictions that you’re putting to make it harder for me to own a gun, or harder for me to take that where I need to be is actually just making my kids and I less safe?
RUSH: Okay, reasonable question, right? Not a raving lunatic. Not a bitter clinger like Obama thinks all these people are. Here is what our Dear Leader replied…
OBAMA: There are always questions as to whether or not having a firearm in the home protects you from that kind of violence —
OBAMA: — and I’m not sure we can resolve that. People argue it both sides.
OBAMA: What is true is — is that you have to be pretty well trained in order to fire a weapon against somebody who’s assaulting you —
OBAMA: — and catches you by surprise.
OBAMA: And what is also true is there’s always the possibility that that firearm in a home leads to a tragic accident.
RUSH: What a tone deaf answer! Nowhere close to a tear, no expressed compassion, no solidarity, no level of degree with understanding with a rape victim who wants to protect her kids! Obama basically says, “You’re too incompetent, you don’t know how, and the gun’s gonna go off in that house accidentally and create even more mayhem.” What a tone-deaf answer that was. But some of the things he said in the answer here. (interruption) “Well, there are always questions whether or not having a firearm in the home protects you that kind of thing.”
Really? (chuckling) Really? Like no guns in schools makes the kids safer, right? Sorry, I don’t mean to be yelling here, folks, but I’m incredulous. Gun-free zones are not magnets to bad guys, huh? What is it that stops all these episodes when they happen? Somebody eventually shows up with a gun! And then (impression), “Well, what else is true is you have to be pretty well trained in order fire a weapon against somebody assault you.” Wait a minute. I thought gun violence was easy and that was the problem with it.
I thought we had to get guns off the street and out of people’s hands because it’s just too easy to pull that trigger and bammo! Now, all of a sudden, you have to have a lot of training? The NRA will do that, by the way. NRA has the best gun training program in the world out there. But you have to be trained, well trained to fire a weapon against somebody that’s assaulting you, catching you by surprise? Ah, the gun’s the whole point of that. Do I have time to squeeze in one more? Ah, it’s just… He said Michelle taught him to understand why the bitter clingers want guns.
RUSH: Okay. Sound bite number 22. This is Obama, last night, at the Guns in America Town Hall. Anderson Cooper said, “Back in 2008 you talked about [bitter clingers] Americans clinging to their guns, and even now that makes a lot of people concerned, Mr. President.”
OBAMA: Back in 2007-2008 when I was campaigning, I’d leave Chicago — a city which is wonderful; I couldn’t be prouder of my city, but — where every week there’s a story about a young person getting shot.
OBAMA: So that’s one image. Okay?
OBAMA: Michelle and I are then campaigning out in Iowa —
OBAMA: — and we’re going to farms —
OBAMA: — and we’re going to counties. And at one point Michelle turned to me, and she said, “Y’know, if I was livin’ in a farmhouse where the sheriff’s department’s pretty far away and somebody can just turn off the highway and come up to the farm, I’d wanna have a shotgun or a rifle to make sure that I was protected and my family was protected,” and she was absolutely right.
RUSH: What the hell is he talking about? Counties? (impression) “Yeah, I was out in Iowa, you know, they got farms, counties there.” You ever heard of Cook County, Chicago? You ever heard of Cook County? So I guess Iowa is all farms, and you’re far away from the sheriff out there. “So if some malcontent turns off the road and decides to come up and do something to you at your farm, yep, Michelle told me it would make a lot of sense to have a shotgun.” Come on. These people somehow… If you can get ’em to open up, they will put every prejudice they’ve got on display.
And you just heard a bunch of whoppers from our supposedly erudite, sophisticated, elitist, intellectual, constitutional law professor president. The subject of Iowa comes up, and it’s, “Hayseeds, cornstalks, farms far away from anything or anybody. Counties. Yeah, they got counties in Iowa!” Can you imagine Obama and his buddies sitting around? (impression) “Yeah, you know what? I was in Iowa. You know, they got counties up there. There’s not much in ’em! Yeah. I myself was in one of those counties when I was campaigning. Yeah. Michelle said, ‘I’d want a shotgun, too, if I lived there.’ (chuckles) Well, hell, who’d want to live in a county? I wouldn’t want to live in a county. Not me.”
RUSH Jim in Freehold, New Jersey, you’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: I’m a gun owner and I was just at a range in New Jersey, firearm range, and I’ll tell you it was very crowded. I never saw it so crowded, and I had to wait 15 or 20 minutes to get a spot. They have about 10 different spots, you know, to shoot from. And the thing that I noticed was these people didn’t own guns. They were on the range, they were renting guns there, so that means they were ready to buy guns. There was about 10 to 12 people that rented guns. It was like groups of three, four, shooting at one spot, you know. It was unbelievable. I never saw anything like it. I imagine it’s from what Obama’s been saying.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question. Do you hear me?
RUSH: Okay. Let me ask you a question, because there are a lot of liberals in the audience, and I know there’s a question they would love to ask you. How many people got shot at the range today?
CALLER: None. We practice safety like you wouldn’t believe.
RUSH: Really, you don’t shoot people at the range? See, the left might not know this.
CALLER: No, I shoot targets. They look like people. They look like liberals, I think.
RUSH: (laughing) Now, I tell you, your observation’s right on the money, and Obama — see, folks, he has to know this, too. Every time the last seven years that he’s gone out there and made any kind of proposal or given any indication whatsoever that he wants stricter, tighter gun laws, you know what happens, gun stores sell out. People go out, they start stocking up, they buy guns like never before. He is the best gun salesman the industry’s ever had.
Now, the thing is, he has to know this. He has to know that the exact opposite of what he wants is happening as he goes out and pitches his ideas. So psychologically, what do you think that’s about? I’m serious. When Obama is confronted with the fact that he is inspiring record gun sales, I wonder how he deals with that. (imitating Obama) “Well, I can’t be blamed for that. I’m trying to save people’s lives and prevent accidents.” Or does he get Machiavellian about it and say, “Yeah, it’s even better, that’s what I want. I want more guns than ever out there so that there’s more violence than ever out there so that when I make my mad dash to get rid of these things people will beg me to do it.” And I would put money on the latter, folks. Don’t doubt me.
Ken, Bloomington, Illinois, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, you know how Obama and the Democrats are always trying to make us like Europe. Well, how is it that European countries became gun free and doesn’t that illustrate fully the need to fight for the Second Amendment here?
RUSH: I saw your call up on the board and I’ve never delved into it. Meaning, I don’t know what the history of private gun ownership in Europe is. I have a little bit of knowledge —
CALLER: I expect it was by government fiat that they took those guns.
RUSH: Yeah, I just don’t know when. I don’t know the history of it, which is what I thought your question was. Clearly they’ve got strict gun control laws there and these incidents still happen, but the point you’re making is that a lot of these incidents would be stopped were more citizens armed there, and why isn’t that a lesson. I don’t think people in this country need a lesson, frankly. Not to diminish the point you’re making. The people that need the lesson in this country are liberals and leftists. But you can’t teach them anything.
It’s like the guy I told you about who had the posh, fashionable Fifth Avenue apartment, this Republican establishment guy who kept telling me that the biggest problem — this is back in the nineties — we just got too many guns, we gotta get rid of the guns. But he couldn’t tell me why. You get into a policy discussion with him, start talking statistics, same with immigration, they can’t tell you why they think what they think. They just think that it ought to be.
Now, part of it is they’re required to believe that in order to be in their group or clique or whatever. But, seriously, these are some of the most insular, insulated people. They think they’re the smartest and most intellectual in the world and they are really some of the most ignorant, and they can’t tell you why they believe what they believe other than to say, “Well, it’s just the smart thing to do. Everybody knows.” But you get ’em into any, just the slightest discussion of policy, and they’re lost. They cannot describe or explain or sell their position at all.