Just as Obama used crony capitalism to leverage pharmaceutical companies into advertising for Obamacare, so too is he trying to fashion gun control legislation in way that will make Wal-Mart one of the legislation’s most prominent supporters.
The irony: As of right now, Wal-Mart is one of the leading sellers of firearms and ammunition, if not the leading seller, in the country.
The goal: Obama wants to end private gun sales, period. Not just “close the gun show loophole” — which is a bogus argument to begin with — but to end private sales between a father and son, a mother and a daughter, two neighbors, two hunting buddies, etc.
To do this, he is leveraging Wal-Mart by showing them how they will benefit from supporting his push to cut off other avenues of gun sales. If effect, he’s saying support this and more people will have to come to Wal-Mart to get their guns.
What he’s not telling them is that he has to greatly reduce Americans’ freedoms to do it.
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