Obama has assured us a thousand times that “nobody wants to take your guns.” He’s practically arguing semantics. He might as well say “we don’t want to take your guns, just regulate them enough where they’re impossible to own.”
He’s also completely wrong. There’s no shortage of liberals who really do favor the most extreme form of gun control; the total abolition of firearms ownership. Among them is Bonnie Schaefer, a member of the DNC’s fifteen member committee in charge of crafting the Party’s platform.
The Daily Caller caught her on video stating, more should be done to combat gun violence in addition to “just keeping the guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals. I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun,” she said. “That’s just my own philosophy. Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst possible scenario.”
Among the other far-left Democrats on the committee are liberal and progressive leaders like former Attorney General Eric Holder, Center for American Progress executive director Neera Tanden, and Cornel West, a theology professor and radical Marxist who is supporting Bernie Sanders for president, met to set the Democratic party’s platform ahead of its July convention.
Paging Barack Obama; we just discovered who “nobody” is.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]