The Obama administration is politicizing the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California, and using it to push for greater gun control throughout the country. At a White House press conference, White House Press SecretaryJosh Earnest said that “common sense gun control” the way to discourage potential jihadists like the San Bernardino shooters from getting their hands on weapons.
The point Josh Earnest seemed to miss was that a pair of jihadis who are able to procure their weapons on the black market are not going to care what Obama or any politician of any party has to say about gun control. “Gun free” zones do not apply to people with an intent to kill, and gun control laws are not going to prevent radicalized killers from getting their hands on weapons.
Reporter Peter Doocy also asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: “Does the President really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted that these two may have been terrorists?”
“Yes. The president believes that passing common sense gun laws that makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get guns, makes the country safer,” responded Earnest.
“But so the president thinks that when there are potentially two terrorists sitting around planning a mass murder they may call it off because President Obama has put in place common sense gun laws?” Doocy shot back.
“Why wouldn’t we make it harder for them? What’s the explanation for that?” responded Earnest.
The Obama White House is essentially arguing that passing more gun laws which disarm law-abiding citizens will somehow make jihadists, who have access to international terrorist contacts and back-door weapons smuggling rings, less determined and less capable of carrying out massacres.