Former DOWN guitarist and current CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has suggested that President Obama faked his tears during his speech on gun control, calling it "the worst fucking attempt i have ever seen at caring."
On Tuesday (January 7), Obama announced a series of new measures to strengthen gun controls, including requiring all gun sellers to conduct background checks before selling a firearm.
In a public post on his personal Facebook page, Windstein addressed Obama's emotional announcement by accusing the President of putting on a show for political purposes.
He wrote: "OBAMA'S FAKE TEARS ARE THE WORST FUCKING ATTEMPT I HAVE EVER SEEN AT CARING...HE HAS DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO, UNTIL THE DAY HE LEAVES OFFICE. I AM NOT A GUN OWNER, NOR AM I A REPUBLICAN. JUST A DRUG FREE, TAX PAYING CITIZEN."
During Tuesday's passionate announcement, Obama wiped tears away from his eye while discussing the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 kids and six staffers dead.
"First-graders in Newtown. First-graders," Obama said, as tears rolled down his cheeks. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day."
It is estimated that there are 32,000 gun-related deaths in the United States annually.