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Please Stop Pretending That Barack Obama Cares About Gun Violence

The world’s #1 arms dealer says that America has a gun problem. Is this real life?

by Riley Waggaman, Russia-Insider:

We understand the futile nature of our request, but for the love of God: Please stop pretending that Barack Obama cares about gun violence.

Do people understand how silly they look when they post campy, indignant claptrap on Facebook about how brave Obama is for speaking out against gun violence? Apparently not, so now we have to write an Internet article which points out the obvious: Barack Obama loves guns and has done everything in his power to give them to as many violent monsters (and third-world children) as humanly possible.

Does America need stricter gun laws? This is a separate issue which we are not particularly eager to dive into. We merely feel the need to point out that Barack Obama is responsible for gun violence all over the world and should be considered a threat to humanity. We have created a convenient “listicle” in order to support this outrageous claim:

1. The Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II. 

While crusading for more gun control at home, Obama has actually eased rules on arms exports. But Obama has done more than just relax the rules for weapon exports: His administration actively lobbies foreign leaders to purchase warships, aircraft, and missiles produced by U.S. defense firms. The government watchdog group ProPublica describes Obama’s “reforms” as “a big win” for the defense industry.

Obama’s deregulation and lobbying efforts have already produced the desired results. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:

The United States has taken a firm lead as the major arms exporter globally, according to new data on international arms transfers…The volume of US exports of major weapons rose by 23 per cent between 2005–2009 and 2010–14. The USA’s share of the volume of international arms exports was 31 per cent in 2010–14.

Sweet, sweet weapons

This is actually a historic achievement. Obama has sold more weapons than any other president since the end of World War II:

Even after adjusting for inflation, “the volume of major deals concluded by the Obama administration in its first five years exceeds the amount approved by the Bush administration in its full eight years in office by nearly $30 billion. That also means that the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II.

Impressive, but not exactly consistent with Obama’s emotional pleas to keep guns off the streets.

2. Obama wants federally-required background checks…but only if the guns aren’t going to medieval dictators/”moderate” militias trying to topple regimes that Obama has beef with

In the wake of yet another tragic campus shooting, Obama has announced that he is “considering using his executive authority to create new background check requirements” for all gun purchases. But fear not, nervous gun enthusiasts, for there is a simple loophole: The background check will be waived if you plan to use your guns to commit war crimes/overthrow the leader of a sovereign nation. Case in point:

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