BELLEVUE, WA â€“ President Barack Obama and Democrat cronies are packing tonightâ€™s State of the Union address in the House Chambers with crime victims in an attempt to push the administrationâ€™s gun ban agenda, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Press reports say Democrat House members have provided tickets to the annual event to victims of gun-related violent crime.
â€œPresident Obama has been claiming to want a balanced approach to solving the nationâ€™s gun violence problem,â€ noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. â€œIf that was true, he would have invited people who have defended themselves with firearms to be in the audience tonight as well. Instead, anti-gun Democrats are packing the House.
â€œWhen the president uses words like â€˜balance,â€™ â€˜safetyâ€™ and â€˜common senseâ€™,â€ he continued, â€œitâ€™s just a charade.â€
Gottlieb said the sham is amplified by the results of a survey taken by Quinnipiac University which show that only 15 percent of Americans consider the nationâ€™s gun policies to be a top priority. That survey polled 1,772 registered voters, according to Reuters, and has a margin of error of 2.3 percent.
The poll found that 53 percent of voters believe the economy is still in recession, and 35 percent say the economy is their top concern. Less than half (47 percent) of the respondents believe the president can handle the economy, while slightly more people trust Republicans to cut federal spending while only 39 percent believe Democrats can do it.
â€œThe presidentâ€™s policies are clearly in trouble,â€ Gottlieb said, â€œand heâ€™s using tonightâ€™s State of the Union address to grandstand for gun control while it is clear to a majority of Americans that the stagnating economy is far more important.
â€œBanning guns is a priority for the president but not the people,â€ he concluded.