Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are polar opposites and Putin certainly knows it.
On that point, I’m with you Vlad.
It turns out that Vlad may actually have more respect for America’s founding principles than does Barack. He certainly couldn’t have less.
It’s beginning to border on the surreal. We’ve talked to great lengths about the inversion of international influence between the US and Russia. Under President Obama we have seen America’s command of world events sink to an unrecognizable (and quite embarrassing) level, while the Bond villain in the Kremlin has taken control of international conversations. And then, there’s this from the IBTimes:
Russia, which according to official figures has the fifth highest murder rate in the world, has relaxed its gun ownership laws.
Yep. The land of Vladimir Putin, run by an oligarchical collection of cronies and criminals, is about to relax their gun laws… And not by just a little. After the reforms, they’ll make some US jurisdictions look positively Soviet. While places like New York and Washington DC continue to make it (almost) impossible to get a permit for carrying a handgun, Putin’s Russia is about to make it easier.
Russia currently has the fifth highest crime rate in the world. I’m guessing that Putin has taken a look at the statistics around the world and discovered that places with relaxed gun regulations have lower violent crime rates and he’s interested in protecting his people. Or giving his people the ability to protect themselves.
Remember, there’s a good chance that Obama will use the UN Arms Treaty to attempt to disarm US citizens, and even if he doesn’t we are only one Supreme Court Justice away from watching the 2nd Amendment be rewritten.
That is one big reason why 2016 is the most important election in a very long time.