Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
There’s always a lunatic fringe, people who refuse to believe the official story. The CIA killed JFK. The moon landing was faked. Fire can’t melt steel. Obama was born in Kenya.
Now there’s a fringe who suspect the existence of a small, fanatically dedicated team – possibly mercenaries – that President Obama calls upon when he needs to whip up support for gun control measures he can’t get passed by calm logic (and also to distract voters from his foreign policy and economic disasters). The very notion would be ludicrous . . . except that it looks as if this administration has been caught red-handed doing it before.
Candidate Obama campaigned in 2008 on banning assault rifles but there weren’t enough crimes committed with assault rifles to convince the public. The administration intentionally let a bunch of assault rifles walk across the border into Mexico during Fast and Furious, eventually finding their way back to the US to kill a border patrol agent and who knows how many others? The plot was discovered and the outrage fizzled but the suspicion remains that this President was willing to give assault rifles to narco-terrorists to pump up the body count so he could panic the public into banning guns.
President Obama ran for reelection in 2012 again on his standard campaign to ban assault rifles. December 12, Adam Lanza shoots up Sandy Hook school in Newtown using assault rifles but the initial reports are contradictory and the photos are sealed, which creates suspicion Team Obama has done it again. Public outcry and lots of energy to ban guns except by 2013 there were more Republicans in Congress and the ban couldn’t pass.
2017 is Obama’s last year in office, his last chance to get guns banned. Also, Paris makes a mockery of his foreign policy. He needs outrage and distraction. Viola! A shooting in California whips Democrats into a frenzy for gun control, the suspects conveniently dead. More frenzy, more demands . . . but questions about the Third Shooter remain and thus suspicion lingers. When will the next attack come? And who will benefit?