I sat in my office today and intently listened to the live audio feed of Obama's speech. Truth be told there wasn't a lot of surprises, and I think we all saw that coming. Obama may not be able to give a speech without a minimum of 50 "ums" but he is also no dummy. I think he is bright enough to know that an executive order banning assault weapons or limiting magazine capacity would really divide the American people. Listen, the recommendations he made for the assault weapons ban and mag capacity were said to keep people happy. If he didn't say them today his party would be pissed, and he would look weak. By simply mentioning them and not actually instantly putting them into law he can keep everyone happy... for now. Emphasising the background checks was also a nice neutral point everyone can agree upon.
Have you been to The Truth About Assault Weapons website? Great stuff and I highly encourage you to share it with your liberal friends and your pals that let the news do the thinking for them. The site above is full of great facts and figures. People forget Columbine took place during the first assault weapons and those bastards used 10 round mags. The Virginia Tech shooting was done with handguns and again, low cap mags. Logically speaking banning mags or, ahem "military style assault weapons" will do nothing but punish law abiding gun owners. I still hold fast that in a few months everything will be business as usual. Until then, stay vigilant and help people understand that gun owners are good people who love this country.