But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their own existence. “This debate needs to change,” declared Barack. “It’s outgrown the old political stalemates. The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense.” (my emphasis)
Having the means to defend oneself defies common sense? Then why are you surrounded by scores of armed guardians 24 hours each day, Mr. Obama, especially given that you believe it makes good sense to transform the fundamental right of self-defense into a rare privilege?
Obama then added, “…those who were killed and injured here were gunned down by a single killer with a powerful assault weapon. The motives of this killer may have been different than the mass shooters in Aurora or Newtown. But the instruments of death were so similar.”
What was actually similar in these events was the inability of those present to defend themselves, thanks to each of the venues being declared a “Gun Free Zone” by command of anti-gun liberals. Apparently they were also of the opinion that the desire to defend oneself defies common sense.