The NRA Just Thanked Obama For Something He Recently Did — And It Wasn’t Even Joking

Barack Obama has been sarcastically credited as an unintentionally effective gun salesman, as firearms purchases have spiked in response to his anti-gun rhetoric. His consistent criticism of the National Rifle Association has also accompanied notable spikes in the organization’s membership numbers.

While pro-gun activists have given Obama some tongue-in-cheek gratitude for these increases, the NRA recently found something for which it feels the administration deserves legitimate credit. In a recent statement, the lobbying group thanked Obama for signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act, complete with “several NRA-backed provisions.”

Among them, the press release revealed, are “expanding gun rights on stateside military bases; prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency … from banning traditional ammunition; and saving taxpayer dollars by allowing gun collectors to buy vintage military surplus pistols.”

NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris W. Cox expounded on one provision, made especially relevant after four Marines were killed in an attack on two military recruitment stations in Tennessee this past summer.

“The brave men and women in our Armed Forces should not be left defenseless against terrorists on American soil,” he said. “Local commanders now have the authority to allow service men and women to be armed while on base. Members of the military should have the same ability to defend themselves as every other law-abiding citizen.”

Cox went on to explain the relevance of the NDAA’s EPA restriction, noting that it “ensures that our military, hunters and sportsmen will have access to traditional ammunition at a reasonable cost.”

Without the provision, the NRA explained, “anti-hunting groups” pressuring the EPA to ban lead ammunition would likely pursue new avenues in achieving their goal.

As for opening up vintage military firearms for public sale, Cox celebrated the measure as a victory on two fronts.

“The NDAA puts an end to the wasteful government practice of warehousing firearms,” he said. “It’s a common sense measure that saves taxpayers money and allows gun collectors to add a sought after [sic] vintage sidearm to their collection.”

College Pres. Sees Students Whining About Being ‘Victimized’ And Snaps In Epic Way

The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University has drawn a line in the sand with a recent open letter denouncing the increasing anti-free-speech attitude on U.S. campuses. As administrators face threats from disruptive protesters, Dr. Everett Piper reminded students that college is not supposed to be the “safe space” so many young adults now demand.

Piper specifically cited one student who recently expressed offense over a Bible verse referenced in a sermon.

“It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love,” he wrote. “In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.”

In fact, he continued, feeling uncomfortable is an important part of growing as a Christian.

“The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins,” he explained, “–not coddle you in your selfishness.”

Though he began by addressing an individual student, Piper went on to critique a “self-absorbed” and “narcissistic” generation — and the “culture” that ushered it in.

“Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves is a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ an ‘oppressor,’ and a ‘victimizer,’” he asserted.

He concluded with some parting advice for any such self-described victims thinking of enrolling at OWU.

If you’re more interested in playing the ‘hater’ card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.

“This is not a day care,” he wrote. “This is a university!”

WATCH: Homeowner Lights Fire, Hears Noise In His Chimney That Instantly Makes Him Call Police

California authorities report that an ill-advised home invasion attempt proved fatal for the 19-year-old suspect. Fresno County Sheriff’s Office investigators have determined that Cody Caldwell attempted to enter a home via its chimney, though he became wedged in and was unable to move when the occupants returned home Saturday. Police believe Caldwell had been stuck in the chimney since the previous evening.

When a homeowner lit a fire Saturday afternoon, he said he soon heard screams coming from inside the chimney. Though he worked frantically to extinguish the flames, the residence reportedly filled with smoke. Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene, with smoke inhalation and burns listed as the causes.

Though the deceased young man’s family received sympathy from numerous social media users, many others had some biting commentary for the alleged would-be robber.

At least one Twitter user wondered when left-leaning journalists would attempt to shift the narrative of this story to match their ideology.

Residential intruders, regardless of motivation, have tried and failed to enter homes through a chimney on numerous occasions. 

Obama Just Kicked Off Paris Climate Summit With A Line ISIS Will Be Laughing About

In Paris to attend the U.N.’s latest climate change conference, President Obama essentially dismissed the threat of terrorism, insisting that the dangers the world faces from ISIS are trivial compared to the “threat” of global warming.

As Breitbart News reports, Obama told the world leaders gathered at the COP21 summit that global warming “could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other.”

Obama also said that fighting global warming is a higher calling than fighting terror saying, “What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it.”

The President went on to impart his now well worn predictions of doom for the planet if global warming isn’t addressed.

“It was a preview of one possible future–a glimpse of our children’s fate if the climate keeps changing faster than our efforts to address it,” Obama warned. “Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow. Political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own.”

Further playing down the threat of terrorism, Obama insisted, “One of the enemies that we will be fighting during this conference is cynicism that notion that we can’t do anything about climate change.”

As he wrapped up his comments, Obama misused the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by saying, “I believe in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that there is such a thing as being too late and when it comes to climate change–that hour is almost upon us.”

Finally, Obama crowed that the U.S. is going to be a leader in fighting global warming. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” he said.

Meanwhile, during the same week that Obama was promising to squelch the American economy in the effort to stop “climate change,” long-time science magazine Scientific American was publishing a piece noting that it will be “a long time” before climate change might turn “dangerous” for the planet.

In a November 27 piece, the magazine noted that while climate change may be “man-made,” it won’t be dangerous for a long time.

The magazine, noted for its dedication to real science and not prone to wild pronouncements or science denial, said that we have many decades to address the issue and that as technology improves we should be able to easily solve the “problem” of man-made emissions that are warming the planet.

Scientific American isn’t alone in noting that global warming isn’t an immediate threat. Scientists also recently noted that the sun is going into a period of lower solar activity which could lead to a mini ice age like that experienced in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Illegal ‘Gangbanger’ Killed His 17-Yr-Old Son, Now He Has THIS To Say About Donald Trump

A father, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant with multiple criminal convictions, had decided to turn his heartache into advocacy for Donald Trump writing the candidate “stands for America.” His story is reminiscent of the tragic loss experienced by Kate Steinle’s family.

In an op-ed for USA Today, Jamiel Shaw Sr. described how difficult it was for he and his wife to lose their son, Jamiel Jr., to gang violence in Los Angeles in 2008. Pedro Espinoza, then 19 and in the country illegally from Mexico, mistook the 17 year-old Jameil as a member of the rival Bloods gang member, because he was African American and carrying a red backpack. He drove up to him, popped out of his car, and “assassinated” the young man, shooting him multiple times, according to police.

Espinoza had been released from LA County Jail, due to lax immigration policy and despite having prior gun-related convictions, the Independent Journal reports.

Shaw writes that his son was a “great boy,” who was killed as he was walking home from the mall after practicing at football camp earlier that morning:

Jamiel was murdered three houses from our home and left in the street. He was shot in the stomach, and while he lay on his back with his hands up, he was shot a second time through his hand and in his head. His mother, an Army sergeant, was on her way home from the Middle East when Jamiel was killed. She made it home in time to bury her son.

The father relates that his son was such a good football player (a running back) and student that he was recruited to play for Stanford and Rutgers, among several other universities. He “hardly ever missed church services,” Shaw adds.

Jamiel Sr. fully backs Trump’s immigration policy, which includes prioritizing the apprehension and deportation of illegal alien gang members. The father writes:

It is impossible to describe the loss of a child. It is the most devastating, heartbreaking, life-altering experience I can imagine, and it never should have happened. The gangbanger who shot my son was in this country illegally. He was not supposed to be here. If Donald Trump is elected president, illegals like the one who shot my son will not be allowed to live in our country…

Some question the humanity of deportations, which might separate parents and children. What about American families like mine that will forever be separated? There is no humanity in the death of a child, and there is no excuse for our current immigration policies.