Allen West did an interview with NewsMax today where they discussed everything from gun control to the debt ceiling to Afghanistan. Kinda the shotgun approach to get his opinion on as much as possible in 15 minutes – and it’s a great interview.
But as far as gun control, West believes that it just won’t fly with the American people and he doesn’t believe that Obama has the populous mandate that he things he has. West says we’re not talking about the real issues anyway, we’re just talking about a political agenda:
NEWSMAX – “This is your gun control, this finger right here – your index finger,’’ West told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview.
“Nothing happens with that gun until you put that finger into the trigger well and you pull it. So my concern is that we’re not talking about the real issue, we’re talking about a political agenda.
“I don’t [see Obama succeeding]. I think the president maybe believes he has some sort of populous mandate . . . but that’s not going to fly very well.’’
The Florida Republican, a retired U.S. Army colonel who’s a tea party favorite, said there is “big concern’’ across the country about Obama enacting an executive order to push through a firearms mandate.
“That’s not in contra, as we are a republic with co-equal branches of government, separate of power — so that’s what really concerns people,’’ West said.
The lawmaker said when he studied the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Virginia Tech, Columbine High School,
and a Colorado movie theater “the real commonality is . . . that there were parental problems, there was a mental issue.
“And I think that’s where we should start first and foremost.’’
West said members of the military, police, and civilians are strongly responding to the possibility of a White House intervention.
“You look at the state of Wyoming, which has already proposed legislation saying they will not allow any federal agent to come in and try to register someone’s guns or confiscates someone’s gun,’’ West said.
“And they’re talking about in the state of Wyoming making that a two-year penalty, a crime actually.’’
Read the rest at NEWSMAX or just watch the interview below: