While politicizing the San Bernardino shooting is par for the course for the Obama administration, White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest admitted that an executive action to ensure background checks on all gun sales would “of course not” have prevented the shooting.
Which is at least true. Many of the most infamous mass shooters obtained their guns legally, submitting to background checks in many instances.
So why would Barack Obama want background checks to be mandatory for gun purchases when it is self evident that background checks would do nothing to prevent further shootings?
One plausible reason is that an executive order to mandate background checks would help open the door to further restrictions on gun sales Or maybe this is a ploy to shore up hard Left voters for the upcoming Presidential election. In any case, a useless executive order benefits no one except Barack Obama.
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