Mr. President, if you weren't so damned self-absorbed with your gun control and global warmism agendas, you'd know already that the foremost gun safety organization is the National Rifle Association. But of course, you're too busy vilifying them, and the members they represent. And, it's not really gun safety you're after, it's gun eradication. Your Alinsky inculcation demanded that even in the absence of facts, you not let the opportunity to advance disarmament of American citizens slip by.
The left's heir apparent to one of the most disastrous presidencies in recent history was equally obtuse, stating: "We must take action to stop gun violence now." Just where was her sense of urgency when U.S. diplomats in Libya were begging for protection?
Today, with the backdrop of knowing that the murderers were fanatical Muslims killing people at a Christmas banquet, the dumb bastard will only allow that "It is possible that this is terrorist-related, but we don't know." Interesting that he could [correctly] divine Dylann Roof's ill motives just hours after the Carolina shooting, but in the instant case can't quite connect the dots.
Mine is not a plea for "more guns", nor an argument against preventing mental defectives or other undesirables from purchasing firearms. We should - and do - have basic standards for lawfully acquiring guns, it's called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Though not perfect, it works reasonably well for a program operated by the federal government, and necessarily constrained by the accuracy of its underlying database(s).
But, we must not confuse the San Bernardino terrorists with crazed loners. Like Fort Hood, Boston and Chattanooga, (and the foiled Garland, Texas attempt), this was radical Islam at work. The United States cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the clear and present danger to our society.
The pathetic pacifist pultroons currently in leadership positions have inflicted too much damage already - it's time to change course.