By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Some people don’t know how to avoid a trap especially after they blindly jump at the bait laid out before them. Take for instance our wanna-be king Barack Hussein Obama, champion of gun owners everywhere, who has bragged about how often he shoots clay pigeons at Camp David. He made that remark as part of his make-believe support for the Second Amendment. Republicans jumped on the claim and started asking a lot of foolish questions and then reported that unnamed sources in the White House said Barack Hussein Obama hardly ever went shooting at Camp David or anywhere. Some said they never saw Obama shoot a gun at all. So instead of getting curious and asking real questions about Obama’s other claims to fame such as his admission that he did drugs in college and had a childhood mentor, later identified as Communist Frank Marshal Davis, they tried to make this shotgun issue one of Obama’s newest lies.
So today the White House releases a photo of Obama shooting a shotgun. Big deal. A few bloggers and Republicans and some conservatives now have egg all over their faces for nothing and they have all lost a little bit more of their credibility.
Barack Hussein Obama is no different from any other dictator in recent history. In spite of his grandstand gestures to the leftist news media, Obama opposes gun ownership by American citizens and for the same reasons every tyrant does. Its the only way they can stay in power. In the old Soviet Union, in Cuba, in China and in Nazi Germany, the tyrants all registered and then confiscated privately owned guns in their countries. But that doesn’t mean that the dictators themselves and their rich and powerful and elite supporters who oppose gun ownership for everyone else – do not oppose gun ownership by themselves.
I recall a story in an old conservative news magazine many years ago that reported that the Chairman of the Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev, was spotted getting fitted for a custom made Purdey shotgun (cost about $50,000 US) at their posh business location in the Mayfair district of London, England. The story was mention in 1993 on the web site of the British newspaper, The Independent, and is still available online.
In a recent history of the gunmaker, the Field magazine said Purdey customers had included Nikita Khrushchev, the one-time Communist Party boss of the Soviet Union. When I asked Mr Beaumont if this were true, he reluctantly admitted it. Someone in the firm had ‘blabbed’. This was unfortunate, he said, and made quite clear he did not want to talk about Mr Khrushchev or any other customer. Although you needed only to look around the Long Room at the scores of photographs, silhouettes, paintings and engravings to see virtually every crowned and uncrowned king, emperor, kaiser and tsar in Europe and every viceroy, nawab and district commissioner of India is on the firm’s books. Most of the household regiments and large chunks of the aristocracy are there too.
Of course the elite and powerful and everyone of influence manages to get personal exemptions to the rules that apply to ordinary people. Just like the unions who supported Obama got exemptions from his socialized healthcare plan did. Even California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has introduced a new gun control plan had her own permit to carry a concealed weapon, issued in a state that has the strictest gun laws. That is how hypocrites are defined. People who say, “Do what I say and not what I do.” The Second Amendment wasn’t written to protect hunting or target shooting, it was written to give the citizens the power to resist tyranny.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.