Thursday, July 26, 2012
Does he even realize what he said?
"But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals -- (applause) -- that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities." ~ Barack Obama
How many American gun owners would be stupid enough to think like the president says they do?
Which AK-equipped battlefield of war is Obama talking about? Which AK-equipped battlefield of war wins applause at this Urban League gathering?
If the U.S. is involved in a combat situation, soldiers and other combatants on battlefields with AKs generally have them pointed at our troops. AMERICAN FORCES DON'T USE AKs.
But the Taliban, the Russians, the Chinese, al Qaeda and a bunch of others do. As did Saddam's Republican Guard.
How many American lives have been lost to AK-47 fire in Iraq and Afghanistan? How about Vietnam?
The number of Americans killed or wounded with AKs on battlefields of war massively exceed any AK casualty count here at home. Mr. Obama seems to think that's cool. So did his audience last night.