President Obama has apparently convinced actor James Woods to join the National Rifle Association.
Woods, a long-time foe of Obama on social media, tweeted out that decision around the time that the president was delivering his televised speech on terrorism in the aftermath of the San Bernardino mass shooting.
In October, Woods criticized Obama for failing to recognize that the Oregon shooter at Umpqua Community College allegedly singled out Christians in the attack. Last year, he wondered out loud on social media if Obama ally and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was mentally ill after she got into a confrontation with another lawmaker.
In his address last night, Obama asked Congress to enact a law preventing a person placed on the no-fly list from being eligible to buy a firearm and to make it harder for anyone to buy an assault weapon.
In the past, liberals have decried the no-fly list itself because of overinclusive errors, its arbitrary nature, and the lack of due process.
The president has also been huddling with key advisors about how to implement other forms of gun control through executive orders rather than via the legislative process.
According to Woods, “I don’t even own a rifle, but I’m just sick to death of Obama’s gleeful degradation of constitutional sanctity,” in an apparent reference to the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms.
The actor probably is not the only non-gun owner, or even gun owner, to have joined the NRA for symbolic reasons, while not necessarily approving of all of that organization’s tactics or positions.
Woods, who has 136 acting credits on IMDB, said in October 2013 that he didn’t expect to work again in the movies because of his outspoken Obama criticism which goes against the grain in liberal Hollywood.
In January of that year, firearms and ammunition began flying off the gun shop shelves all over the country because of White House gun control rhetoric in the aftermath of the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Gun rights advocates believe the end game is government confiscation of firearms.
For political, recreational, or self-defense reasons, the uptick in personal gun ownership is continuing. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the FBI apparently processed a record number of background checks most likely related to Black Friday gun sales. Averaging two per second, the FBI received 185,345 background check requests in on Black Friday 2015. The previous all-time Black Friday record for background checks was set in 2014. Last year, the total number of screenings related to gun sales was a little over 175,000.
Gun transactions have even accelerated after last week’s San Bernardino terrorist rampage, according to Reuters, which is presumably the opposite of what the Obama administration would prefer. Parenthetically, the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino is a gun-free zone.
“Many Americans…are stocking up on weapons after the country’s worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack…In a country where more people own more guns than anywhere else in the world, the shooting has reignited a long-running national debate over Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms and whether gun ownership should be curbed or expanded as a way to stop even more bloodshed.”
Stacey Dash, who just got suspended from her gig on the Fox News Channel for using a curse word to describe the speech, is another one of the few Obama non-supporters in the entertainment community who has gone public.
Separately, on The Kelly File tonight, Megyn Kelly reported that San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook allegedly received a big deposit in his bank account about a week before the attack, a development that did not escape the notice of James Woods.
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