Obama finally comments: To honor Trayvon Martin, fight for gun control

Barack Obama

Heeding the advice of a former chief of staff to “never let a crisis go to waste,” on Sunday President Barack Obama used the Zimmerman verdict in furtherance of his goal to enact ever stricter gun control.

“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America,” Obama said in a Sunday address. “I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.”

Okay, so far, so good. The president called for a lowering of passion and a time for reflection. But then he decided to drop the hammer.

“And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities,”he said. “We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin,” the statement said.”

And with that, the president transformed what could have been an above-the-fray memorable moment into another political message. Should we have expected anything different.

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  • Dan

    In honor of the victims of Benghazi and Fast & Furious, all brought on by the Obama administration, fight to keep your 2nd. Amendment rights from those who brought on Fast & Furious and left American's to die in Benghazi. You really believe smooth talking swindlers over your Founding Fathers that fought and sacrifice with sweat and blood that you'll be better off if you only would give up your Liberties and Freedoms? God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.

  • http://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com Michael Haltman

    After a not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, a case that everyone involved said had nothing to do with race, why is the Obama DOJ going to investigate whether there is the potential to bring a civil rights charge against the defendant?

    Obviously in an attempt to maintain it as a race issue and to divert attention from administration scandal.

    Typical Obama administration flim flam Florio!

    Read more att The Political Commentator here. http://goo.gl/LwfFn

  • Julie

    Frankly I expected it from our "Opportunist In Chief".

  • Doug Hanks

    It's true. Never let a crisis go to waste is good politics.

  • Michael Nappi

    Obama wants American citizens helpless to defend themselves, but he continues to give guns, fighter jets and tanks as well as billions of American dollars to Muslims associated wit Al Qaeda.

    We can not afford any of this. We can not afford Obama's personal idea for what he wants America to be.

    When is congress going to understand that standing up to remove Obama is more important to America than any dirt the NSA may have on them.

    When is anyone going to stop this terrorist we have in the white house

    Obama is using Trayvon's death to divide, conquer and disarm America.

  • Allenhip

    Can a Federal law that protects ones civil rights to life over ride a state law like Stand Your Ground?

    I believe it can in this case – – IT’S NOT OVER.

    All they have to prove is that racial profiling was involved.

    • wireknob

      This case had nothing to do with the "Stand Your Ground" law. That was not a part of Zimmerman's defense, which argued that Zimmerman acted in self-defense after being physically assaulted and while being beaten by Martin.

    • http://[email protected] Vet63

      The jury rendered a verdict of NOT GUILTY,his plea of self defense was accepted. That means it was Travon Martin who committed the only crime in attacking George Zimmerman and it was Travon Martin who uttered the only racist remark when he referred to Zimmerman as a "creepy assed cracker". George Zimmerman was the victim here. He was the victim of an attack by a black gangster wannabe and he was the victim of the hate mongering race baiters and of a pathetic state government who put a know innocent man on trial just to appease the race baiters. Now, having tormented this poor man for a full year, the ministers of hate are not satisfied but want to see him suffer some more.

  • gh

    who gives a rats arse what this clown– obummer thinks or says

    • Jude

      Because as Commander in Chief he can still bring America down. We can't just stick our heads in the sand and pretend he doesn't exist!!!!!!

  • Rich

    Bama and Holder are both racists of the highest order. They are trying to change a self defense issue into gun violence and racism. Disgusting!

  • Iggy

    Another distraction to take the heat of Obama and Holder over the guns to mexico and the Bengazi Debacle! Someone sould get the pair of them!

  • http://informingchristians.com Debra J.M. Smith

    This is yet another abuse of power.

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