A Second Amendment advocate is concerned that Barack Obama, during his final year in office, will go all out to stomp out the gun rights of law-abiding citizens.
President Obama recently took to the airwaves – and over the weekend, to the homes of the families of the victims of the San Bernardino massacre – decrying the need more gun control. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in 2016, has echoed the president's call for an end to what they call "gun violence."
Such rhetoric often draws the attention of gun advocates and Second Amendment defenders. One of those is Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Pratt fully expects that between now and January 2017 Americans are going to see "the full Obama" going all out to impose his socialist agenda on the country.
"He has one year left. He doesn't have any more elections, he doesn't have to worry about his party carrying baggage that he might give them," he points out. "So he's got a free run to the goal post from now until the next inauguration."
According to Pratt, the only hope is that Congress will stand up to Obama and use the power of the purse to derail his extreme agenda – which he says conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill so far have refused to do.
"So my prayer has been that the Republicans would get a backbone, [that they] would develop a conscience," he adds. "... They campaigned on stopping the president, if given the Congress, using the power of the purse – and they haven't been willing to do it."
Pratt says gun confiscation has always been the goal of the anti-gun Left – and he believes a Hillary Clinton presidency would result in greater restrictions on Americans' Second Amendment rights.