THE HILL — Last week,
President Obama made an announcement about so-called smart guns, advocating for additional federal funding for the technology long opposed by self-defense advocates and law enforcement agents.
“My Administration released a plan today to expedite the development of smart gun technology, including by identifying the requirements that smart guns would have to meet in order for law enforcement to purchase and use them effectively — and keep themselves and the public safer in the process,” Obama said. “As long as I’m your president, I will do everything in my power to make our communities safer and keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
Obama of course failed to mention his recent decision to commute the sentences of a dozen violent felons who broke federal gun laws in order to carry out drug crimes, but you can read more about that in my previous column.
Right on cue, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety backed the president, by publicly expressing gratitude for the move. “We applaud President Obama for taking this important first step,” Everytown President John Feinblatt released in a statement.
Just one day before Obama’s latest gun control push, Everytown’s latest celebrity spokesman Amy Schumer made an appearance on Comedy Central, where she performed a QVC style skit selling a gun.
Amazing how the White House, celebrities and gun control groups happen to repeatedly push for new initiatives in an organized fashion at the same time.
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