Talk about a gaffe and a tell, "AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals." said President Obama. To the millions of American veterans who have faced multiple enemies around the globe who were armed with the AK 47, this is such a huge admission of where the sympathies of our supposed commander-in-chief lie as to make one want to choke. The President of the United States of America just identified what he believes to be the weapon of choice for military forces and guess what? It is in fact the weapon of choice of America's enemies.
The AK 47 is probably the most significant icon of the hostile forces arrayed against America for the past six decades. I fought against the AK47 and felt its rounds cracking past me as I saw it take the lives of my fellow paratroopers in Vietnam. A half century later that same simple assault weapon is still being employed by Afghan, Somali and Yemeni enemies to kill and maim America's warriors. This simple, stamped-metal, efficient weapon of choice of the leftist movements of the world has killed tens of thousands of Americans serving in uniform in multiple conflicts around the world for decades.
If in fact the Colorado killer used an AK 47, then our really lame president should have noted that the assault weapon used in this slaughter was one used by America's enemies for the past half century to thwart American interests around the globe, distributed indiscriminately by the Russians and China to any and all who would take up arms against the Great Satan. He should have made note that this is a weapon imported from Eastern Europe or Asia most likely, not an American weapon of choice. It is a garbage bin weapon easily acquired by any mad man in any country of the world.
But no, in our president's mind. His first mental leap was to the AK 47, the weapon of choice of those who would destroy America. You liberals can deny, tap dance and attempt to explain away until the cows come home, but this cow is has come into the barn. This political cow, our president, is a far leftist in whose mind the weapon of choice is the AK 47, a veritable symbol of violent revolutionary communism around the world. As a Vietnam veteran, I'm telling you, Barack Obama might as well have raised a red star communist flag. Those of us who know weaponry know that a man is known by the weapons he prefers and chooses.
Barack Obama chose the most symbolic weapon of America's enemies.