Speaking in Colorado April 3, Obama mocked legitimate 2nd amendment concerns by gun owners as ”ginned-up fears.”
The opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed, nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government. You hear some of these quotes:
“I need a gun to protect myself from the government.”
“We can’t do background checks because the government’s going to come take my guns away.”
The government’s us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you, I am elected by you. I am constrained as they are constrained by a system that our founders put in place. This is a government of and by and for the people.