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Backfire on Obama — Gun Control

Written by Gary North on April 4, 2013

How serious are Americans about buying guns? Enough to apply for a background check to buy one.

How many Americans have applied for a background check since the day Obama was inaugurated?

Go on. Guess.

The answer: over 70 million.

Think about this. Over 70 million adult Americans went to the trouble of identifying themselves as gun owners.

This sends a message to Congress: “Don’t mess with our guns.”

This sends a message to gun control advocates: “You haven’t got the votes.”

Talk about futility. Gun controllers say that they represent the true feelings of Americans on guns. But where is their evidence? How many voters have signed petitions against gun ownership? Not 70 million.

How many Americans registered for background checks under all four years of Bush’s presidency? About 35 million. But the sign-ups are just getting started for Obama. He has over three more years. Will it hit 100 million? Let’s hope so.

The gun controllers have pushed the hot buttons of 70 million Americans. They got the opposite reaction from what they expected.

Keep it up, guys! You cannot win. You are making it easier for us Second Amendment voters.

Send a message to Feinstein. Buy a gun. At least buy some ammo.

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68 thoughts on “Backfire on Obama — Gun Control

  1. Chuck Sutter says:

    my question is – is the gun grabbers background check the same as the current NICS background check?
    Can anyone answer that for me?

  2. You need God and a grammar book!!!

  3. Hey, and while gun sales have skyrocketed under Obama, would you expect gun homicides to have skyrocketed across America? Well maybe in Chicago with the strictest gun laws in the country, but not where gun rights are honored. In fact, per FBI.gov, gun homicides have DROPPED 18% over the last 5 years. That's not what Democrats want you to know, but it's an inconvenient fact that when people can defend themselves, and when the bad guys know it, there is less crime, murder and mayhem, not more.
    So the real question is why do Democrats fight against gun rights? Someone more cynical than me might suggest they hope for crime, murder and mayhem. Why? Because it drives need for more government and excuses more growth in control government has over its citizens.

  4. We should push for random drug test for those in office. That would get rid of a big part of the problem!

  5. ANTICRIME says:

    MARXIST-COMMIES hide behind the name DEMOCRAT in order to fool the gullible and less educated; their AGENDA is that of their mentor Karl Marx:

    ~ Karl Marx

    These Marxist-Commies have also infiltrated the Republican Party and are the RINO's within!!!!!

  6. George, You are a liberal Idiot!!!

  7. George: Before you comment about the stupidity of others, perhaps you should learn to spell. Even 9 year olds know that Hell is not spelled heel or how is not spelled hwo!

  8. awkingsley says:

    If those background checks are going or ever go into a national data base of gun registry, the Federal Government will confiscate all guns.

  9. 100% true Anticrime. All dictators of the world are not concerned about being re-elected…they just want to know who has the guns. And now they know the 70 million Amricans who do.

  10. True. Hitler said it best ‘To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s citizens’.

  11. and / or an I.Q. test.

  12. George is one of those useful idiot Obaa-baa-minites that haven't a brain! That's the problem, about half the country is now like him – stupid and racist! The Muslim-Marxist, new Hitler can not do any wrong because he's HALF-BLACK and 99% of the blacks voted for him for this reason and that is why this NWO-ist puppet was implanted as DICTATOR. They knew that this along with 95% of the mentally disordered liberl/fascists would vote for him and then you factor in the stolen votes and vi
    ola, you have an unbeatable, unAmerican, anti-God, piece of sh^t elected to bring down the country.
    George is one of those useful idiot Obaa-baa-minites that haven't a brain! That's the problem, about half the country is now like him – stupid and racist! The Muslim-Marxist, new Hitler can not do any wrong because he's HALF-BLACK and 99% of the blacks voted for him for this reason and that is why this NWO-ist puppet was implanted as DICTATOR. They knew that this along with 95% of the mentally disordered liberl/fascists would vote for him and then you factor in the stolen votes and viola, you have an unbeatable, unAmerican, anti-God, piece of sh^t elected to bring down the country;

  13. Texas Chris says:

    Of those 70,000,000 background checks, how many guns were bought with each? There is a maximum of 4 per NICS hit. How many were NEW, First-time gun owners? My personal experience at the range tells me 3 of 4 are new (2012-2013) first-time buyers.

    Add ammo to the mix. DHS bought 1.9 billion rounds, 2012 to 2013. That's two week's production out of 14 weeks, and they are taking delivery over 4 years. Shelves are empty. Where are the other 12+ billion rounds? In the hands of private citizens.

    I love the smell of cordite in the morning! Smells like freedom.

  14. They will never be able to take are guns we will fight till the end They are so stupid they dont no the American people like they think they do No matter what they say or do we will not listen or obay

  15. Joseph Ward says:

    How-bout we test all running for office to be sure they have @ least a minimum grasp of reality. SEMPER FI

  16. victorbarney says:

    Not for nothing, but as proven as "the sun never sets upon the British Empire" as predicted in Genesis 48:16, who now have had marxist ideology over there for ever 100 years & brother u.s. electing the ONLY LEADER OF U.S. EVER PREDICTED IN HEBREW INSPIRED CRIPTURE! Yes, Deuteronomy 17:15 CLEARLY STATES that ISRAEL(Brother u.s.) of England would place over in the "FORBIDDEN OREIGNER"(ONLY NON-ANGLO-SAXON EVER OVER ANGLO-SAXONS IN RECORDED HISTORY) OVER U.S., as our "Women alone" forefilled! Did I mention, also the RIGHT Anti-Christ(Marxist) this time, too? Therefore WATCH: October 5, 2013 is the very next Annual Feast of Trumpets(WAR) acording to your own BIBLE(SCRIPTURES)!

  17. you repeat yourself

  18. The leftists always progresses in the same way: First, they take your rights. Second, they take your property. Then, they take your life. If it progresses very quickly, sometimes the second step is combined with the third.

  19. Look, George is the one who is illiterate. Like most liberals he knows this is true, and tries to say others are dumb, when we can clearly see him for the fool he is. Laughable if it were not so pathetic.

  20. I guess many Americans are realizing that GUN CONTROL is NOT about GUNS; it is about CONTROL. Every tyrannical government in human history has had the disarming of the general populace high on their political agenda. Once the citizenry are disarmed, the tyrants can pass any policy or law they desire, and the people will have NO means to resist their tyranny. It is the same with Obama et al. Don’t fall for their phoney concern about violence, safety, etc.; it is just a ploy.

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” — Joseph Stalin

    “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” — Vladimir Lenin

    “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” — Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General

    FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED ! Just say NO to lefty-loosies !

  21. ProgressvesRCancer says:

    An armed man is a "citizen". An unarmed man is a "subject".

  22. WhiteFalcon2 says:

    That is a great way of stating that fact.

  23. ccfonten says:

    Well, that would surely eliminate 99.9% of the Congressional Black Caucasians, eh?

  24. ccfonten says:

    Very true. And exactly the same theory behind Castro, Mao, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler.
    This is exactly what obama is out to do…..disarm American citizens and arm his private army consisting of DHS, black panthers and the cartels.
    When I make comments like this…..and the proof is out there for all to see if you do only a smidgen of honest research………I get called insane (and worse). But words don't hurt……..the actions of these communists do and will.
    These people need to be stopped once and for all if we expect to survive as a nation.

  25. ANTICRIME says:

    THE SUCKER, USEFUL IDIOTS who are stupid enough to sell their Constitutional rights for a temporary paycheck need to be EDUCATED that THEY TO will be "disarmed" when they are no longer part of the "Goon Squads"! ~ "Authority" is lost upon retirement, dismisal or leaving the job!!! ~ WAKE-UP DUMMIES!!!!

    Bottom Line: Despots & Tyrants without their "Useful Idiots" are totally …..WITHOUT POWER!!!

  26. There is another view that should be addressed. The fastest way to take the US off the global stage is to engineer an infrastructure failure that prevents electronic payments. When the EBT cards don’t work (along with credit & debit cards) this country will be no more than 72 hours from meltdown followed by civil war ala’ Yugoslavia. Guns and ammo serve a purpose but when it happens your location will be the deciding factor in your survival. That and the ability to produce food. This country is so balkanized it could happen at any moment.

  27. This gun controll talk has been the best thing to wake people up.Maybe more people are starting to believe what these progressives are saying.If you want the truth all you have to do is open your ears & listen.

  28. Another good reason to get a solar-powered generator for backup instead of a gas-powered one. Once the grid goes down, none of those pumps at the filling stations will work either.

  29. There's nothing that shows a commitment of a political belief like spending money on it…I hope all the anti-gun lobbyists are taking this into account that they are losing voters

  30. I wish that I could articulate my seething rage at the Democratic Party. They are trying to outdo each other to punish gun owners. Most of what they want won't save anyone's lives but will only make them satisfied. It's like Prohibition all over again.

    I want to catch Election Cheaters cheating. I want to send them to jail. I want to make every Poverty Pimp and Race Baiter wail and I want every one of their "stewards" to fire them.

    I want to make every Democrat all cry the day after the election in 2014. I want to spend years to come grind their political fortunes into dust. I want to do this at a very modest profit too just for the pleasure of hurting someone who hates profit.

  31. Look people, no one can take your arms unless you submit them…nobody!!! Let them rant and rave all they want and just let them try to do so. Let them pass all the unconstitutional laws they want to also. It will not do them any good except for those that submit to the commies scare tactics. I have my guns and ammo and I am keeping them reguardless of what happens. Those sob’s put their pants on the same way as me and their stupid laws mean nothing to me.

  32. I like the new ammo permits in NY.Conn.Chicago. And the other liberal states.that don’t need ammo. They are going to role and do as they are told instead of recalling the liberals they voted in .. But don’t worry .the ammo company’s can send what you are not allowed to have down south .we will buy it. Shoot it. And defend our way of life.. You voted liberal you got liberal

  33. lordofthehundreds says:

    Amen, brother. You articulated my emotions exactly. Punish these traitors at the ballot box and in every way possible. No quarter, no mercy. They chose to start this fight, and we defenders of Liberty will be glad to end it for them on our terms and those of the Founding Fathers.

    F-ing Marxists…they're like a cockroach that refuses to die.

  34. Your comment is a little run-on. What are you trying to say? Type slowly and proof before hitting ‘send’.

  35. Jim Wright says:

    They are not hiding behind anything, they are maxist although they fall more into the facist camp than the communist camp. The end result is much the same.

  36. What is wrong with these people that lets these states pass there gun control dont give in to these scum kick them out and take back your states If you dont they will take more away from you Have some spine dont go by there laws they are coruped stand up anfd fight them dont set back and do what they say that is what they want power over you

  37. we the people,who are the real government.the longer we allow these 535 treasonous traitors remain in office,the longer ovomit/satan and his unammerican lawless,useless,treasonous do nothings in his adminstration,will continue this treason.why are we allowing these 535 traitors to force unconstititutional laws down our throats.time to come together under one giant freedom umbrella,i call on wayne/nra with over 5 million members,amac/john birch society/all militias/all legal american veternas/citizens,and all legal gun owners,there must be over 60 million.time to communicate/prepare/focus/plan/refine plan.and donald thrump you stated ovomit/satan in revolution begin.no donald an evolution of we the people.we are the government.not theh ineligible treasonous musmutt traitor ovomit/satan,or his unconstitituional adminstration.wayne/donald the un building is a good starting point.or the wh were the pile of feces lives,with his traitors.god bless sheriiff joe and cold case posse.dr poily taitz,chuck norris,frank serpico,and all legal american veternas/citizens


  39. Your right this clown has been damaging our country four over four years now and has control
    of the most powerful weapons on earth, yet we have not had a back round check on him yet.

  40. I have a better idea, how about everyone who runs for office has to take a lie detector test to see what their intentions are. It would be a simple question, ( Have you ever or will you ever undermine the United Sates of America, yes or no?)

  41. I believe that the people are going to squash them now we know who they are. It's just hard to believe that people who started out good have gone so bad.

  42. RivahMitch says:

    Actually, I don't think the party label is that significant since both parties are full of those who want to grow the state and their own power. I've no desire to make Democrats cry but I'd love to render all the statists in both parties unable to and "elections" won't accomplish that. Semper Fi!

  43. Charles17121 says:

    Prisjun , What should happen is the US Congress honor their oath to the US Constitution and remove this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office under Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution . This illegal obama administration is going after our guns because he knows he can't hide the truth from the American people much longer . When the truth hits the fan and it will hit the fan this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama doesn't want the American people armed .

  44. victorbarney says:

    Problem with your logic: About 74% of our population is made up of women & blacks, both "GATHERER'S," women via their own biology & blacks through a combination of biology & 'CHOICE!" p.s. Welcome to adam's world before the FIRST MURDERER was even born! I'm just saying…

  45. victorbarney says:


  46. I would settle for obama passing a background check

  47. victorbarney says:

    Benjamin Franklin: "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch" & "Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" NONETHELESS, BEING ISRAEL(by the seed of Joseph, not Judah(Gen. 48:16), the two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 will SOON PUNISH U.S. severely! 72,000 anglo-saxon men & 72,000 anglo-saxon women isn't that many of u.s. left alive, don't YOU know? Again, just saying…

  48. Bill in Mizuri says:

    A lot of Congressmen seem "feel the need for greed !" . . . . I think a two term limit would weed out the bad guys in Congress. . . . TWO TERM LIMIT ! . . One in office and one in jail !

  49. You make a very good point. If Obum doesn't submit to a background check, why should anyone else? Transparency, please?

  50. Bill in Mizuri says:

    Now would be a good time for the gas stations to install a manual pump system. . . . Also a good time to install a manual pump on your well if you have one. . . .I have never had any luck with solar powered anything. . . I'm working on refining hydrogen power though, and have installed small hydrogen boosters on two of my vehicles that help out to the tune of 4 and 6 MPG gains respectively. . . . Also wind power is a good one to utilize. . . . I haven't given up on solar yet. . . Maybe I have to go at it with better components on a larger scale as the silly little solar powered security lights seem to work for a week or two, and then not so much.

  51. Bill in Mizuri says:

    Because we don't have $2 million to keep our information hidden like he does. . . And everyone knows Obama bin Lyin' !

  52. Mike, I'm not able to find the 18% homicide decrease in FBI stats. Where did you find this and please list the link. They have a lot of info so I may be looking in the wrong places. I want to include this stat in letters to my senators and need to document. Thanks!

  53. elmcqueeen3 says:

    Why is it everytime we get a Democratic Administration…They go after the guns…As with Bill Clinton and now Barack Obama…Diane Feinstein (Clinton's term) brought about the first ban on assault rifles and hi cap magazines which after years of study was repealed because there was no significant evidence that supported her claims that banning such firearms and or their cosmetic appearance would reduce crime…Again Diane Feinstein (Obama's term) admits she had all her eggs in a basket well prepared for the next Sandy Hook shooting to occurr so she again could come out with a total weapons ban…of which she has declared she wants all guns removed from our American culture…So you see it was not a coicidence that these anti-gun bill are coming down on responsible gun owners…They all occurr under a Democratci administration no matter be it Bill Clinton or Barack Obama…This anti-gun rhetoric has been a major strategy of the CommieCrats for year…Should we get another Democrat president in 2016 we can expect the same to happen all over again…Only this time if and when another Sandy Hook occurs under a Democrat president Dianne Feinstein will again demand the removal of all guns from our American society!

  54. elmcqueeen3 says:

    He'd be arrasted on the spot!

  55. shorewater says:

    When a nation prevents the display of the Ten Commandments, it endorses mayhem, murder, crime, theft, disorder. When it enacts gun control, it simply removes guns from the good people who do not do crimes of murder, mayhem, theft and disorder. The question is why do we renunciate God's rules and expect good outcomes? Why? Maybe it is because many of the criminals are in Washington DC, enacting these laws that do absolutely nothing to stop crimes of violence with guns. We desperately need ethical training that is not neutral but which embraces the Judeo-Christian ethic which has served us well for over 200 years. Without that, we go the way of other nations that have rejected God to their own dismay and lost his blessing which America has singularly enjoyed for so many years! God bless America . . . but first America, must acknowledge God and the royal law embodied in the Ten Commandments!!

  56. Any law not Constitutional need not be obeyed. Read your Constitution and get EMPOWERED! Not DE-POWERED.

    Round up the posse and get the rats in Cornygress. Many should be in prison for what they are doing.

    And we are letting them get away with it.

  57. You are very correct!

    But I’m afraid the prophecies must come true. So in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man.

    Every thought of man was evil and it grieved God that he made man. And there shall come a time of trouble such as never was…

  58. You must not be paying much attention to who is buying guns lately?
    Mar 6, 2013
    Women: Fastest-Growing Group of US Gun Owners …

  59. BevanTim says:

    The sad part is , schools are re enforcing the percieved "danger" a gun is. Kids draw pictures and are expelled they chew a pop tart into the shape of a pistol and the teacher goes ballistic. A photo on facebook prompts child welfare and police visits as well as a loss of weapons permit.
    The weapons removal will be in a few years if we fail to get the public school systems to leave fire arms to the parents.

  60. Ray Craemer says:

    I think that the check will be the same – for now. Universal Background Checks only work with gun registration. That has been the history of gun control in the modern world. Every time. Restrictions on some guns – "for the good of the children", then registration, then confiscation, then Dictatorship. Every time, no exception.

    Ray Craemer, U.S. Navy, retired

  61. A man without a gun will just be a slave

  62. shorewater says:

    There should be a law enforced that everyone who throws his hat into the ring to run for federal government elective office would need a background check starting with President Obama, whose dark past and lack of committment to constiututional democracy is in doubt. Anyone whose license to practice law has been revoked should be disallowed from running for elective office.

  63. Bob Marshall says:

    Voters need to remember the congressmen and congresswomen who voted for gun control the next time they are up for re-election.

  64. thank you…think like you and appreciate your comments.. God be with us in the following 3 years…and pray we are not saddled with Hilliary in 2016~! Benghazi queen

  65. Victor Barney says:

    The only backfire on "forbidden foreigner"(a non-Anglo-Saxon/Deut. 17:15 over u.s.) & Rev. chapter 11's "ANTI-CHRIST"(MARXIST) Obama will be the two-witnesses described in Revelation, chapter 11. They appear on a Feast of Trumpets(war) and the next Trumpet's Feast occurs on October 5th! Folks, ONLY time will tell if I'm wrong…Again, watch! Only 144,000 Anglo-Saxons survive folks & the tribe of Joseph replaces the tribe of Dan(Irish) as being protected clearly states Revelation, chapter 7. Yes folks, "EVE"il is STILL IN CHARGE! Again, I'm just saying what CLEARLY ALREADY BE WRITTEN BY BETTER MEN THAN I…

  66. We're not all dumb liberals in the North. We will just purchase ammo out of State or there will be a new black market. We will not give up our God given rights and we will not obey the unconstitutional law that Adolf Malloy just passed.

  67. Little Green Acre says:

    I hope one day it backfires on all you Tea Partiers. A gunmen comes in and kills the lot of you during one of your rallys. Then you'll know the pain and suffering of victims of guns that are on the street. And in Connecticut, it is not Obama, it is the state of Connecticut. Boy!!, you fools should do your homework before you open your traps.

  68. Predator Drone says:

    Rick H, what do you know about slavery? You would probably own one if you could. You want a gun, join the service. But no!, you P's (cowards) are too afraid you'd lose your precious money, if you had to defend your country.