Not From The Onion—Obama Wants Gun Control In America, But May Arm Libyan Rebels
March 30, 2011, 01:48 PM
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In the Comments, Bantam juxtaposed a couple of recent articles, so I`ll run with his lead. First, President Barack Obama penned an Op-Ed for the Arizona Daily Star calling for a calm, rational discussion of the need for more gun control:
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms by Barack Obama It`s been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack`s turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people`s pain. But one clear and terrible fact remains. A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun. ... But since that day, we have lost perhaps another 2,000 members of our American family to gun violence. ... I know that every time we try to talk about guns, it can reinforce stark divides. People shout at one another, which makes it impossible to listen. ... I`m willing to bet that responsible, law-abiding gun owners agree that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few - dangerous criminals and fugitives, for example - from getting their hands on a gun in the first place.
In contrast, from today`s New York Times:

Washington in Fierce Debate on Arming Libyan Rebels

WASHINGTON-The Obama administration is engaged in a fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels in Libya ...