Obama’s Gun-Free Eulogy


If it had been nearly anyone else, I might have been surprised. After all, the only people willing to blame Aaron Alexis’ murderous rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on inanimate hunks of polymer and metal — as opposed to, say, Alexis — are the same anti-Bill of Rights liberals who think the phrase “gun violence” makes sense. In his disastrous 5½ year occupation of the Oval Office, the one thing President Barack Obama has been consistent about is his absolute dedication to partisan rancor, even in the face of tragedy. And that’s why Obama took to the rostrum during this past weekend’s memorial to Alexis’ victims and completely ignored Alexis — not to mention the victims — to focus on something he and his Democratic accomplices continue to refer to as “gun violence.” Another hyper-divisive Obama speech delivered from atop the graves of the innocent victims of a madman… try to contain your surprise.

According to Obama, Alexis’ killing spree was neither a result of the fact that Alexis was a gibbering psychopath nor the fact that other so-called “gun control” laws had rendered the people at the Washington Navy Yard as defenseless as were the victims of mass murders committed by mentally disturbed people, including those in Newtown, Mass., and Aurora, Colo. Instead, Alexis’ rampage should be attributed to the fact that “what’s different in America is it’s easy to get your hands on a gun.” I suspect the disarmed — and subsequently defenseless — victims of people like Alexis would probably beg to differ. For that matter, consider spending your next vacation in a maximum-security prison; the big house is a “gun-free zone,” too. Obama went on to decry “the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.” Congratulations, Alexis, James Holmes and Adam Lanza. You’ve just been exonerated by the President of the United States. Everyone else should subsequently remain on the lookout for a suspect named “gun violence.”

But Obama wasn’t the only Democrat who took a spin dancing on the as-yet-to-be-dug graves of Alexis’ victims. Vincent Gray, the mayor of the “gun-free” paradise of Washington, D.C., managed to evade the “gun violence” that plagues that paradise long enough to complain: “[O]ur country is drowning in a sea of guns.” If America is indeed “drowning,” then we can probably boost our odds of survival by avoiding the hazardous waters of “gun-free” cities.

A lunatic wielding a shotgun (known to the Democratic party as an “AR” or “military-style something-or-other”) murdered 12 people inside a “gun-free zone” located in a “gun-free” city, and Obama and his sidekick, Mayor Vinny, turned what should have been a solemn eulogy into another speech blaming an intellectually dishonest phrase the Democrats invented to keep the low-information set cowering under their beds. If Obama wanted to blame someone other than the guy who did it (and his disgracefully partisan “eulogy” indicates that he clearly does), shouldn’t he blame Vice President Joe Biden? After all, Biden is the guy who told everyone to buy shotguns.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.