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President Barack Obama, helmsman of a collapsing economy, architect of an invasion of illegal aliens over an unprotected southern border, weapon-smuggler to Mexican drug cartels and ISIS terrorists more brutal than al Qaeda, beneficiary of an IRS plot to undermine the 2012 elections, and the man who fiddled as Benghazi burned, says that his greatest disappointment in office is not being able to exploit the deaths of children to infringe more deeply upon your Second Amendment rights.

Mr. Obama, speaking at a town hall in Minneapolis, said he was sure that the Newtown shooting would lead to a breakthrough on gun legislation. Instead, lawmakers shied away from the legislation in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and gun makers, he said.

The issue has remained dormant, despite at least 74 school shootings since Newtown, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control organization funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The president said the political impasse wouldn’t change unless more Americans mobilize and raise sufficient funds to counter the gun lobby.

“If we’re going to do something nationally, then we’re going to have to mobilize ordinary folks, moms, dads, families, responsible gun owners, law enforcement and they’re going to have to get organized and be able to counter the pressure that is coming from the other side in a sustained way,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s going to have to keep on going for several years before we are able to make progress.”

Obama can dream of an anti-NRA as much as he wants, but it will never work for a very simple, fundamental reason.

More people will fight to retain their liberty than they will fight to become servants to a corrupt government intent on passing more rules and more regulations that benefit the government instead of the people.

What you’re going to see is more of what we’ve seen in recent years. Citizens are realizing that government is increasingly the enemy of liberty, and so they are arming themselves, seeking training, and preparing their “tyranny insurance,” hoping that they never have to fight a corrupt state, but preparing for that eventuality all the same.

Obama will find some support on the radical fringes from those that think they are better than their fellow citizens, who feel that they have the right to strip Americans of their basic rights, and who think they know how your life should be led.

There are always tyrants, large and small.

Unfortunately for the President and his fellow travelers, their numbers are small, their desire for personal risk is smaller, and they simply lack the conviction and passion to fight a war (figurative or literal) against those who cherish essential liberty over temporary illusions of security.