A badass Arizona sheriff, who’s running for Congress, attended Barack Obama’s town hall meeting on gun control Thursday evening, and he didn’t back down. He challenged Obama on numerous aspects of his executive actions, and even flipped him the bird when he said he didn’t need or want an endorsement from him. But what’s even more shocking is the chilling prediction found in Obama’s response.
For most of us, the Constitution, rule of law, and our rights are non-negotiable, and when politicians ignore these things, which are the foundation that made our nation great to begin with, Americans become justifiably outraged. One such American is Pinellas County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who called Obama out on his executive overreach while questioning what, if any, impact his proposals will actually have.
“Mr. President, you’ve said you have been frustrated by Congress. As a sheriff, I often times get frustrated. But I don’t make the laws. And I’ve sworn an oath to enforce the law, to uphold the Constitution — same oath you’ve taken,” Babeu said. “The talk, why we’re here, is all these mass shootings. And yet you’ve said in your executive actions, it wouldn’t have solved even one of these or even the terrorist attack.”
Obama tried to deny ever making that statement, although his press secretary Josh Earnest said in December that Obama’s proposals wouldn’t have done a thing to stop the San Bernardino terror attacks. But I digress.
“Well, looking at the information, what would it have solved?” asked Babeu.
“The executive actions that you mentioned earlier … they are not written about in the Constitution. I want to know and I think all of us really want to get to the solution: What would you have done to prevent these mass shootings and the terrorist attack? And how do we get those with mental illness and criminals — that’s the real problem here — how are we gonna get them to follow the laws?” Babeu asked.