Monday, April 4, 2016

Obama's Hypocrisy Is On Display - Again

As we all know, barack obama is one of the most antigun presidents we've ever suffered under.

He's also, to no one's surprise, one of the biggest hypocrites we've ever seen.

Take, for example, his recent action in commuting the sentences of convicted felons.

Obama has commuted sentences for 33 firearms convicts
Barbara Hollingsworth of CNS News reports that Senator Richard Shelby has sent a letter to Loretta Lynch criticizing the Obama administration for commuting the sentences of 33 criminals convicted of firearm-related offenses. “By my count, the President has commuted the sentences of over 200 of these ‘non-violent’ federal inmates, of which 33 were convicted of firearm-related offenses,” Shelby wrote. He also pointed to the hypocrisy of commuting the sentences of firearms offenders while pushing for gun control.

... Obama’s latest set of commutations puts a number of gun offenders back on the streets. Indeed, according to Shelby, 12 of the 61 recipients of Obama’s leniency were convicted of one, if not more, firearm-related offenses. These include:
Seven convictions of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime;

four convictions of possession of a firearm by a felon; and

two convictions of use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
At a hearing in January of this year, Shelby quizzed Lynch about this issue. As Shelby reminds Lynch:
I. . .asked you how the President can say he is ‘committed to using every tool at the Administration’s disposal to reduce gun violence’ when his own Administration is not even following through with the sentences of criminals with firearm-related convictions.

At the time, you said that you were not aware of the particular sentence commutations involving firearm-related convictions, but that you would look into these cases. We have yet to hear back from you or the Department [of Justice] about these or any other questions from the hearing, which were due at the end of February.
Evidently, Lynch has no good answer to the question Shelby posed.

In his letter, Shelby said that his subcommittee will not approve any increased funding for the Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney, which screens inmates’ applications for clemency before they are submitted to the president. He explained:
I have no confidence in the ability of the Office of the Pardon Attorney to properly screen requests for executive clemency or to effectively convey any recommendations throughout the Administration. I want to do everything I can to keep our communities safer, and that includes keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill, and violent offenders.
Right now, I am unsure if the Administration shares this goal.
There's a reason convicted felons are denied the right to keep and bear arms. Evidently obama thinks he knows better.

4 comments:

Randy H said...

9 more months....but he could bring even more havoc in that time

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Just to be politically insensitivity, the recipients of this largeness are not Caucasians.

CenTexTim said...

Randy - especially since it appears the GOP doesn't have the cojones to stand up to him.

WSF - Shhh! We're not supposed to notice that.

Chris said...

I am not an Obama fan but it is just stupid to waste time and energy bitching about him. Not all Liberals are pussies who shy away from guns or are morons, any more than all conservatives are as moral, upstanding and valiant as they like to portray themselves. I find both sides extreme, distasteful,idiotic in their respective pandering and claims that their side is the only right side, and insulting to people of intelligence. Whatever happened to having a set of nuts and a backbone, becoming informed then exercising your free will to form your own opinions about all the important issues of today instead of being led around by the nose by a bunch of criminals and liars who call themselves leaders. Liberal? Not on a bet. Conservative? Not that stupid. Gun owner? Multiple. Patriot? ALWAYS