Please sign the petition to keep Obama and his family safe by making the White House a gun-free zone

01/16/2013

Jim Treacher


Later today, President Barack Obama will surround himself with children, and men with guns, to continue his efforts to make it more difficult for you to purchase guns to protect your children:
Thatís why the following White House petition couldnít be more timely:


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Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them
Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.

As of this writing, the petition needs exactly 2,222 signatures to reach the 25,000 threshold required for an official White House response. Just yesterday, the WH announced that the new threshold is 100,000 signatures, but existing petitions will be grandfathered in. Iíd say we can manage 2,222 more signatures, canít we?

If gun-free zones keep people safe, then I canít think of a person whose safety is more important than the President of the United States. If having a gun in your home increases your risk of getting shot, how can we allow our president and his family to be surrounded by dozens of them?Think of the children.

Sign the petition. Do it now. Every second you wait puts the leader of the free world at risk.

If not, why not? You first, Tourť.

No? Okay then, Iíll get things started with a hypothetical counterargument to this self-evidently sensible request:

ďB-b-butÖ Secret Service agents are trained to use guns!Ē

Oh, so youíre saying itís not the gun itself thatís the issue, but the person behind the gun? Well, how about that.

Yíknow, that might make a good slogan: ďThe only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.Ē Hmmm, too wordy. How about: ďGuns donít kill people, people kill people.Ē Yeah, thatís kinda catchy. Good job, libs!

Update:


Mark Knoller



@markknoller
16 Jan 13Pres Obama to propose both criminal and mental health backgound checks on all gun buyers.



Jim Treacher
Adam Lanza never bought a gun. RT @markknoller Pres Obama to propose both criminal and mental health backgound checks on all gun buyers.

Update: Glenn Reynolds explains why President Barack Obama wants to talk about gun control.

Update: Courtesy of Twitchy.com, hereís another counterargument from our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left.



Matt Yglesias


@mattyglesias
Pretty comfortable saying that the presidentís children are in fact more important than yours: youtube.com/watch?v=2bKw7ZÖ
16 Jan 13
Matt Yglesias


@mattyglesias
Sorry haters, a kidnapping of the First Kids would be a way bigger deal than a kidnapping of your kids.
16 Jan 13

So, we can refine the argument thusly: Good guys with guns should protect important people from bad guys with guns. But your kids donít deserve such protection, because theyíre not as important. You peasants can go die already. In addition, shut up.
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