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Gun Control Hypocrisy: Obama Pardons Man Convicted On Gun Charges

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Okay, so this is going to be funny. No seriously, whenever I come across instances of hypocrisy in the news, to me, it’s hilarious. And, well, the following two stories are just that. Now bear with me on this post because it isn’t my intent to make you bust a gut from fits of laughter. However, after reading the following, should you get the urge to become angry you should know that you’re better off just laughing. No, for real though: laughing about this bullshit will add years to your life. Besides, once you begin laughing you’ll almost in an instant remember that this is America: a very hypocritical nation; and yes, history has a long record of its foolishness. Alright, with that said, read on.

This from Fox 4:

 

A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished.

The student grappled the gun away from the 15-year-old suspect on the bus ride home Tuesday after witnesses say he aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to shoot him.

{…} “I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” the student said. “Not taking no pity.”

The student says he wrestled the .22 caliber RG-14 Revolver away from the suspect, a football player, who witnesses say threatened to shoot a teammate because he had been arguing with his friend.

“No doubt,” the student said, “he was going to shoot him point blank.”

The teen we spoke to and authorities both confirm the Revolver was loaded. According to the arrest report the suspect, who Fox 4 is not naming because he is a minor, was “pointing the gun directly” at another student and “threatening to shoot him.”

That’s when the student we spoke with says he and others tackled the teen and wrestled away the gun. The next day the school slapped him with a three day suspension.

“It’s dumb,” he said. “How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?”

According to the referral, he was suspended for being part of an “incident” where a weapon was present and given an “emergency suspension.”

“If they wouldn’t have did what they had to do on that bus,” the teen’s mother said, “I think there would have been a lot of fatalities.” (video here)

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking. Yes, if there was a “good guy” with a gun on that school bus, this kid wouldn’t be suspended. Uh huh, everybody knows that it takes a “good guy” with a gun to stop the “bad guys” with guns. Alright, support for that line of thinking depends upon with whom you ask — yep, I totally get that. So yes, I can truly understand if you believe that suspending this kid — given all the talk of gun safety and kids in schools — seems like fifty shades of bullshit. I mean, after all, the kid’s a hero and we reward heroes, right?

Well, not so fast, folks. Yes, have you heard of what my beloved president did last Friday? You probably haven’t, because like me you’re tuned in to left-leaning media outlets. You know, the ones who are always accused of having that liberal bias? Yes, the ones we defend from the claims of our right-wing nutjob friends and relatives.

Well anyway, President Obama handed out seventeen Presidential Pardons last Friday. Of course this is a great thing when you consider how much Obama has been criticized for his lack of pardons in his first term by my liberal friends. Yes, even George W. Bush pardoned more people than Obama in his first term. So the fact that Obama chose to pardon seventeen individuals this early in his second term is awesome. Heck, it gets no better than a pardon for doing some fucked up shit from the president of the United States. Yep, and for that, I’m sure Georgia resident Larry Wayne Thornton is eternally grateful. So, what was his crime? Okay, wait for it… wait for it…

Larry Wayne Thornton of Forsyth, Ga., was sentenced to four years of probation for possession of an unregistered firearm” and “possession of a firearm without a serial number.”

obama-gun-control-proposalsYep, no big deal really; it’s not like he killed another U.S. citizen without any regard to due process or anything. Besides, he received four years probation for his crime — it’s not like he served any jail time; clearly, he isn’t a menace to society. Uh huh, and for all we know, at the time of his arrest, he could have been one of those good guys with a gun. And, I’d argue that if he was at Sandy Hook Elementary School back in December when Adam Lanza showed up — even with an unregistered firearm — twenty-six people would still be alive today.

I know what you just read sounds crazy, but it has to be the only rationale for granting him a pardon. Nevermind the fact that Obama is still heavily engaged in a push for tougher gun control laws, and the need to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands. Forget the fact that in January he said “If you want to buy a gun — whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller — you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one.” Or forget the other part of his speech where he said “We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this.” The important thing here, is that a “good guy” like Horton be allowed to exercise his second amendment right without the problem of… oh, a small thing like a criminal record that would egregiously disqualify him if subjected a background check for future gun purchases.

I know, I know: some of you are thinking: “RiPPa, you’re an asshole! Obama did what he had to do! Fool, have you seen all the GOP obstructionism lately, fool?” And you know what? I totally understand; and yes, you are correct. Uh huh, that kid on the school bus should have had an unregistered firearm with him as well. If he did, maybe he wouldn’t have received a suspension for saving the life of at least one of his fellow school mates. All bullshit aside, I could think of any number of individuals more worthy of a presidential pardon than Thornton. Yep, the name Jack Johnson and Marcus Garvey comes to mind since white criminals are four times more likely to receive presidential pardons than black criminals: but, don’t tell anybody I said so. After all, it’s not like anything is ‘sposed to change with having a black president in office, right?

 
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Published on: March 6, 2013

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  • Caleb

    I’m not sure exactly what you think conservative opinion is on gun rights are, but we are all foe keeping weapons out of the wrong hands and desire to see all current laws strongly enforced. Its only responsible to obtain a weapon through legal means and lack of registration is definitely enough to necessitate legal action. We promote personal responsibility above all else. While of course the good guy with gun is a danger to no one, the good guy should always be willing to take the responsible course action.