Are presidents the new royalty?

This Secret Service White House guard with P90 submachine gun protects Obama and his family. His fully automatic weapon uses 50 round magazines.

When it comes to protection of your family, Obama objects to semi-automatic weapons and 11-round magazines. Not very equitable, it is?

In the grand scheme of things, the P90 submachine guns aren’t significant. Obama’s Praetorian Guard also has six-barreled 6000 rounds-per-minute 7.62mm machine guns with them. Since these were made after 1986, no way you, a lowly civilian, can have that!

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32 Responses to Are presidents the new royalty?

  1. Don in Oregon says:

    Yesterday Obama signed the “Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012” which gives former presidents lifetime Secret Service protection (it used to be ten years).

    Guess he figures he’s making enemies who will hold grudges longer than a decade.

  2. herddog505 says:

    Oh, come now. We all KNOW that some animals are more equal than others.

  3. Jenny says:

    In the past lifetime Praetorian Guards have had a tendency to clean up the worst of Imperial messes.

    Guess he’s feeling pretty confident. 🙂

  4. LarryArnold says:

    And it has a Thumb-Hole Stock. The horrors.

  5. Lyle says:

    “…that all men are created equal…”

    You are supposed to be irritated by their outrageous assertions and actions. That’s the trick and it’s been working for generations, so why should they stop now?

  6. Lyle says:

    To answer the question;
    Of course they WANT to be royalty. They certainly surround themselves with all the trappings. But Americans do not acknowledge royalty.

    You’re supposed to be irritated and intimidated, and then you’re supposed to react accordingly. The problem with a well armed society is we’re not so easily intimidated. But then there are many, subtle degrees of intimidation, and so it still works to some useful extent, over time. I suppose that right now we are expected to hope that the next wave of infringements will at least be tolerable. See how that works?

  7. staghounds says:

    Actually those miniguns are electrically powered repeaters, not machine guns. Legally, the same as a lever action Winchester.

    • Oleg Volk says:

      Tell that to the ATF.

    • Flint says:

      Um, no. Since you can hold the trigger down and have it keep firing, it’s legally a machinegun. The mechanism by which it does that is irrelevant.

      A Gatling gun is a perfectly-legal firearm, because you have to keep cranking it to make it keep firing. Attach an electric motor to the crank, so you only have to hold down a button to make it keep firing, and it becomes a machinegun.

      Even if you attach a really slow electric motor, so it only fires one round per minute (whereas you could fire many, many rounds per minute by cranking), it’s still a machinegun. Ridiculous, but true.

  8. Y. says:

    Those SUV’s wouldn’t survive one ZPU-4 in the back of a truck… :p

    • Sid says:

      I saw once that a Polish ZSU-33 was used from an SUV. The problem was that the remote firing relied on targeting. Although you can still fire and adjust, pinpoint firing requires the ability to use remote targeting…… and a lot of Hollywood BS.

  9. Old NFO says:

    Excellent point Oleg…

  10. Bill N. says:

    You forgot to mention the armor piercing rounds that they carry in the P90s.

  11. Lyle says:

    It’s OK, I’m accustomed to being ignored.

    Anyway, I have my own “armor piercing” rounds. Don’t you?

  12. AK™ says:

    I wonder if all their tactical go-fast stuff stops a determined person with a bottle of vodka,rag and a lighter..

    I mean if a lowly US Soldier can stop a German tank with a molotov cocktail..

    (I just got done watching Saving Private Liberal Pants on Blu-Ray)

  13. Terry T says:

    Don’t get me wrong here, no fan of Obama (to say the least), but I am a fan of accuracy. The legislation under discussion by Don in Oregon was introduced by Trey Gowdy, R SC-4. HR 6620 introduced 11/30/2012
    President Bush’s security was about to lapse.
    See either his website or
    From what I know of Rep. Gowdy, looks like a good guy.

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  16. TNinfidel says:

    Have you read Unintended Consequences by John Ross?

  17. Isaac says:

    You can sign a petition requesting Obama give up his armed guards in favor of gun-free zones. He won’t do it, but he’ll have to respond.

  18. Andy says:

    >Since these were made after 1986, no way you, a lowly civilian, can have that!

    Something I’d like to ask: Has anyone ever actually challenged the NFA on 2nd amendment /and/ title 10 USC grounds, specifically section 311? It seems to me that the unorganized militia is (legally) on par with with the National Guard and active duty. I mean, how am I to fulfill my training requirements with an M240B if I can’t own one…

    That’d be a trip, get 922 (and especially 922(o)) completely overturned as being unconstitutional.

  19. Andy says:

    Holy crap, has that guy ever tried to run with those leg rigs?!?!

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  22. Obama wishes he had the class that George III did.

  23. Bull Rider says:

    And yet I have to listen to gun grabbers and “pundits” tell me that using the President’s kids or his own protection to support my own is “out there” as he and his have higher threats. Given the preponderance of home invasions, car jackings and drive bys in my little corner of Florida, I’d say they have it 180 degrees out. Living in his protected “gated” community is one helluva lot safer than out here in the real world…

  24. BLAMMO says:

    JEEZ!! Did you see all the crap that guy is wearing?

    Gotta be his first day.

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