Obama Says Unenforced Laws Prove Need For ... More Federal Anti-Gun Laws

posted on October 27, 2015

President Obama visits his hometown of Chicago today where, at the annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, he will blame Chicago’s epidemic of murders and shootings on a supposed lack of federal anti-gun laws and renew his push for gun control, aides told the Los Angeles Times.

But as we’ve pointed out, what good are laws when Obama won’t enforce them? The feds don’t prosecute: Last year, Chicago police seized 6,252 illegal guns, yet the U.S. attorney prosecuted less than 1 percent of those cases. The state doesn’t prosecute, either: Between 2006 and 2013, more than 13,000 cases involving gun violations were thrown out of court there. More felony cases involving guns were dismissed than any other kind of case. 

So let’s call this what it is: Obama’s transparent, shamelessly cynical attempt to “politicize” gun control by blaming Republicans for his own refusal to enforce existing laws.

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