Emails Show Obama Staffers Exploited Sandy Hook Crisis to Push Gun Control

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Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Emails from 2012 between Emanuel and Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan show this strategy in motion when they discussed how to use the Sandy Hook shooting event to their political advantage- Emanuel wrote, “Go for a vote this week before it fades. Tap peoples emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

A Freedom of Information Act request by the Baltimore Post reveals that former Obama White House officials discussed how best to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack for gun control before the victims of said attack were even buried.

The strategizing took place between Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chicago Mayor, former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D).

The Post published an email thread shared by Duncan and Emanuel on December 16, 2012:

At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.”

Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?”

Five minutes later, Emanuel responded, “Go for a vote this week before it fades. Tap peoples emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

Duncan responded immediately, “Yup- thanks.”

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