Matt Z wrote:
Of course if you look at Obama's actual voting record you'll get a pretty clear view of his stance on gun control. It's also worth mensioning that both of the supreme court justices he appointed ruled against an individual right to keep and bare arms. And then of course there's Fast and Furious.
I don't think you will because there has not been much of anything that has come up. The justices were a tad to the left, and there were many reasons for nominating them. I don't think their views on gun control had anything to do with it.
Fast and Furious wasn't Obama himself, but people that worked for him. It also had nothing to do with gun control. It was law enforcement pertaining to guns, and it was a massive screw up.
This all looks like a bunch of cobbled-together red herrings.
This is all part of the general scare tactics used to speak directly to the unthinking human amygdala. So they scare people with all their fears, gun control, gays, atheists, Muslims, immigrants from Mexico, job losses, anything to do with religion, etc. The fear requires "us VS them" group think. You divide the people by any distinction you can make, to have the in group, and out group, the "us" and the "them". Religion is a great basket of divisive issues which work perfectly. The holy and godly, VS those immoral "them", the godless, the baby killers, the destroyers of marriage, family, and tradition; the destroyers of all things that are of the "us" the "good Americans".
This is done to push through oppressive legislation, and things that serve corporations at the expense of people, which freedom-loving folks would otherwise oppose.
It even happens a little on the left, but to a much lesser degree. It is involved in any of the religion-like issues on the left. The animal rights/anti-meat folks for example, or the whole GMO conspiracy. You can also have legitimate concerns blown out of proportion.
Democrats are not free of corporate ownership either. It's to a much lesser extent, but it's there.
One should be most wary of the things one agrees with. Confirmation bias is a very detrimental foible of human psychology.