White House Thinks Americans Obtaining More Of These Is Both ‘Tragic And Ironic’

After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that left 14 dead at the hands of radicalized Islamists, investigators discovered a “bomb factory” inside the home of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The couple were believed to be influenced by the fascistic Muslim extremist group ISIS.

In addition to this attack, Paris, France has also suffered at the hands of ISIS. Members of the extremist group, wearing suicide vests and armed with automatic weapons, entered “gun free zones” in Paris and took the lives of 130 people.

The FBI has been reported to have completed almost 20 million background checks this year, and 184,000 of those were conducted on Black Friday alone. The federal agency has stated that the number of background checks spikes after every mass shooting attack.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was unsure about the reason so many people were arming themselves. From the Washington Times:

“In some cases these are individuals who believe that they need to buy a gun so that they can better protect themselves,” he said. “In some cases, because it’s Black Friday, they are probably going and purchasing a gift for a friend or a loved one who is a gun enthusiast. I’m just pointing out that there are already an astonishing number of guns on the streets of America and far too many innocent Americans who are being killed by them.”

Though the information had not been confirmed at the time of the press briefing, the San Bernardino shooters’ weapons were allegedly purchased legally by their friend and former neighbor, Enrique Marquez. According to the Department of Justice, Marquez has been charged with conspiring with Farook to provide support to terrorism, and for making false statements to acquire firearms for the extremist couple.

No amount of gun control laws would have prevented the attacks in San Bernardino because Farook and Malik did not follow the laws already on the books in order to obtain them. Despite this, President Barack Obama is using the situation to declare that his administration is looking into and executive order designed for gun control. This will be yet another action that the “constitutional scholar” is ignoring the Constitution to circumvent Congress.

After the response from Obama about the San Bernardino shooting, many people, including Detroit Police Chief James Craig have called for the American people to arm themselves, declaring that an armed citizenry could only help when confronted by mass-shooters and terrorists. Craig said,

“If you look at what happened in Paris, I’m not saying if more citizens had had guns it would have stopped the terrorists, but it sure might have helped.”

Police Chief Randy Kennedy of Hughes Springs, TX explained that the American people need to be armed, not only as a first line of defense against mass shooters and terrorist attacks, but also to counter a tyrannical government. He warned that if the president tried disarming the population, there would be a revolution.

Josh Earnest called it a tragedy that the American people feel the need to purchase firearms after a series of mass shootings and terrorist attacks. He said that the response to innocent Americans being killed, a situation caused by “Lots of guns on the streets,” is both tragic and ironic.


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