Conservatives are rolling out the President Obama-Adolf Hitler comparison as they did during the battle over health care in 2010, but this time it's over gun control (video below).
The conservative website Drudge Report posted the headline “WHITE HOUSE THREATENS ‘EXECUTIVE ORDERS’ ON GUNS” with photos of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
The Nazi headline linked to Vice President Joe Biden telling reporters that President Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.
Biden said: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
"As the president said, if you're actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."
Conservative radio host Lars Larson appeared on Fox News later today to warn viewers with his Nazi-Obama comparison over gun control.
Larson said: “It will be, ‘[give us] your papers please,’ like Nazi Germany. We’re going to register everybody then you won’t be allowed to transfer that gun… So that the day that grandpa dies and you don’t know that he’s got an AR-15 locked up in his safe and the police come for whatever reason and discover it there, the family is guilty of possessing a gun and possession of which is a felony.”
Larson also worried that any effort to strengthen mental health checks would mean: "If you go to see a doctor or marriage counselor and say, ‘Our marriage isn’t working out well, we yell at each other a lot.’ And the marriage counselor says, ‘Well, there go your Second Amendment rights.’”