The 2nd Amendment doesn’t have a damn thing to do with protecting hunting traditions. It was put into the Constitution to protect Americans from a tyrannical government not from deers and bunnies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says gun-control advocates should be better listeners in the debate over firearms in America.
In an interview with The New Republic, Obama says he has “a profound respect” for the tradition of hunting that dates back for generations.
“And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas,” he says.
Urban areas are where low-life criminals kill (see Chicago). Rural areas are where law-abiding citizens enjoy low crime rates due to being armed and respecting other’s rights.
Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and is pushing other policies following the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. In response, gun-rights advocates have accused Obama and others of ignoring the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
The president says it’s understandable that people are protective of their family traditions when it comes to hunting.