An American political advocate has appeared to compare Barack Obama to Darth Vader and his New Year comments on gun control to the evil Galactic Empire in Star Wars.
Grover Norquist (pictured below), founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform - a conservative pressure group - took to Twitter to denounce Obama’s speech in which he vowed to use "whatever power this office holds" to address gun violence in the US.
Obama said 2016 would be the year to act, having received "too many letters from parents, teachers and kids to sit around doing nothing". The president has until now been left frustrated by Congress after attempting to tighten gun laws.
In response, Norquist used the sci-fi movie franchise Star Wars in a Twitter rant about freedom and the constitution.
He noted the second amendment, which reads:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be