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Friday, August 12, 2016

Obama’s forgiveness of gun crimes amid push for controls ‘incredible hypocrisy’

Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale — and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons.

Last week, President Obama commuted Reid’s 25-year sentence and made him one of the hundreds of drug users and dealers who the White House says have done enough time.

But at the same time, Mr. Obama forgave scores of gun crimes convictions for the offenders, raising thorny questions about whether the White House is serious about keeping guns out of “the wrong hands” — a refrain of the Obama administration in the wake of mass shootings.

Mr. Obama forgave six of Reid’s gun crimes, in addition to the drug trafficking and possession offenses for which he was convicted in 2007.

He is one of 107 federal inmates who have had gun crimes convictions pardoned or sentences commuted during this administration, including a number who used firearms while dealing drugs or who carried them despite having felonies on their records. Still others were caught lying to gun dealers or carrying weapons with the registration numbers filed off — suggesting an even deeper level of gun crime.

“This is the most incredible hypocrisy,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. “The president has commuted the sentences of dangerous criminals who were convicted of gun-related charges. But then, he does everything in his power to block law-abiding gun owners from purchasing firearms.”

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't he also the Shoe bomber?

lmclain said...

a two time felon is pardoned??

THAT is the best candidate for mercy and forgiveness?

This monkey pretender continues to --- every day! --- expose normal, noncriminal, taxpaying citizens to danger and death.
You think this felon is going to walk the straight and narrow now??

If a serf's kid is gunned down at the bus stop because he's caught in a crossfire between this guy and his street competitors, well, some serfs gotta die sometimes.
You like it. You cheer it.. You VOTE for it.
Maybe that would be a good tombstone engraving...."I voted for it".
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Obama and the democrats goal is to disarm honest law abiding citizens because those same democrats want to abolish the US and don't want resistance.

Anonymous said...

Everyone deserves a second or third chance. Usually your bashing LE and cheering for BLM. Surprised your not happy must be off the natural light?

Anonymous said...

Not everyone deserves a second chance, especially not a third.

Anonymous said...

The fictional narrative would have us believe it was merely non-violent, first time offenders without illegal firearms, who were targeted just because they were black.

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Everyone deserves a second or third chance. Usually your bashing LE and cheering for BLM. Surprised your not happy must be off the natural light?

August 12, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Absolutely. How many times does the bible say to forgive someone? 70 x 7? And btw, how many times do certain leo's get a second chance? Third? Fourth? Etc...

Anyway, why are people upset about this yet give killary a free pass to do whatever she wants?

Anonymous said...

pay no attention to that PLUTONIUM deal Killary brokered!