The following is a "What If?" example to make a point about the President's pitch for gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino Terrorist attack:
Let's suppose there was a well-guarded base in Afghanistan, which security, a handful of terrorists managed to breach, and before being caught and/or killed, managed to kill a dozen soldiers within the base. The base Commander, knowing full well the intentions of the enemy terrorists, and communicating that to the troops within the base, then announces that he wants anyone in possession of any kind of weapon to turn in that/those weapons, and he wants base police to prevent the troops from obtaining any additional weapons. The Commander does this as the enemy sends out a public announcement to the base, stating that they are going to launch further attacks upon the base.
The rationale the Commander advances as a justification for "gun control" is that the terrorists will not be able to shoot or kill anyone if there are no guns to be obtained from those that possess the guns on the base.
What do you think the troops within that base will perceive the state of mind of their Commander is? On whose side do you think the troops will believe their Commander is on?
What that hypothetical Commander should do is to make sure that every one of his soldiers in that base is fully armed, and is fully trained in using the arms that they possess. Further that Commander should ensure that any of his troops that do not have a weapon, immediately obtain a weapon, and that they receive the best training in the use of those weapons as soon as they receive them. The Commander should then order defensive and offensive drills, and then launch attacks on the terrorists BEFORE they are able to attack his base again, and he should annihilate the terrorists and any danger of attack by any other enemy entities, in order to ensure the security and safety of the base.
Now, apply this "hypothetical" to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and the actions of the President in its aftermath.
I should point out that we are into the second week, since our homeland was attacked. It was an act of WAR against our country. DAYS after the mass murder it was already too late. Hell should have been unleashed immediately upon the headquarters of the cowards in Syria and Iraq that congratulated the terrorists for their actions in San Bernardino. Their headquarters in Raqqah should have already been wiped out, and a systematic annihilation of anything left of that regime should have by now been systematically underway.
Instead those that were thrust into cowardice and hand-wringing by the attack, including those in the media, are targeting our own people in this country, are advocating for the surrender of our arms, demonizing those who dare to speak against the enemy, rabidly criticizing anyone who wants to take aggressive measures to protect our borders and our national entry points, and in the case of our "Attorney General," she has threatened to violate our first amendment rights, outright stating that we now have no freedom of speech, unless she deems it so, and that we cannot write or say anything against anyone of a particular religion, and that if anyone does, they will be prosecuted for "hate speech."
Pardon me, but where exactly would the Attorney General incarcerate thousands upon thousands of Black Muslims, who rant and rave with "hate speech" against "White Devils?" Would she immediately arrest Louis Farrakhan and his followers? Or was she favoring one religion over another, "just because" she is the Attorney General.
To sum this up: The President should have launched an all out attack against our terrorist enemies. He should have issued an executive order for the applicable agencies to issue weapons immediately to any Americans who are able to use them, and made training available to them. The applicable agencies should then be organizing community security events to teach people what to look for to detect terrorism and terrorist attacks.
In other words, he should be taking any and all actions necessary to make safe our nation and its borders.
Instead, what do we have?