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Gun Control: Senate Blocks Background Checks (Obama: "pretty shameful day for Washington")
Sky News ^ | April 17, 2013 | US Staff

Posted on 04/17/2013 5:16:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama has issued a scathing rebuke to the US Senate, calling it "shameful" after lawmakers rejected a bipartisan measure to expand the scope of background checks for gun buyers in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Speaking at the White House, the president said the Senate members had decided it "wasn't worth it" to save children's lives through stricter gun control.

He also railed against the National Rifle Association, saying the gun lobby and its allies "willfully lied" to its constituents about the contents of the bill in order to defeat it.

"All in all this is a pretty shameful day for Washington," Mr Obama said.

Even though Wednesday's vote was on a bipartisan compromise, it fell short of the 60 votes it needed to pass the Senate.

Also speaking at the White House, Sandy Hook parent Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel on December 14, said the bill's failure would not stop him and others from fighting for limits on firearms.....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; guncontrol; obama; sandyhook; secondamendment
Sic semper tyrannis!
1 posted on 04/17/2013 5:16:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

January 21, 2013 was more shameful by a country mile.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This punk of a president seems angrier about losing his vote than he did about his country being attacked by terrorists, it’s children being murdered in the streets and its citizens having their body parts blown from their bodies.

Mr. Obama, it is you who is shameful. You are a pathetic, small man.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 5:19:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, the shameful day occurred in November when voter fraud and stupid voters put this tyrant back in the White House.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hell hath no fury like a narcissist told “No”.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really? How is that any different then letting millions of illegals into this country for votes and along with them any AQ types?

0 shamed Washington long ago!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 5:25:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Our forefathers would disagree, Mr. Obama. They wrote it specifically to ward off what you are trying to do.

Having all these gun laws also attacks the IVth amendment."to be secure in their persons, houses, papers etc..."

7 posted on 04/17/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any day the scoundrel in the WH says such things is a good day for America and it’s children.

What is shameful is that so many Senators voted to further criminalize self-defense and thereby put Americans and their children at greater risk.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 5:27:39 PM PDT by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Amen. Shame on the voters.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 5:28:28 PM PDT by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently the POS does not understand what SHALL NOT BE INFRIENGED means.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 5:30:32 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bite me, Obamadork.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 5:30:45 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He also railed against the National Rifle Association, saying the gun lobby and its allies "willfully lied" to its constituents about the contents of the bill in order to defeat it.

What'd they lie about?

What stopped Obumbo from going on national TV and calling them out for their lies, exposing those liars for one and all to see?

12 posted on 04/17/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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13 posted on 04/17/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Just a another front in s non stop assault on freedom.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I've come to the conclusion that if Obama does not care for it, then -- like vegetables -- it's probably good for "We the People". Eat your peas, Mr. Pres__ent.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 5:34:22 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: fatnotlazy

A shameful day in Washington means a good day for the country and constitution.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT by SUPman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes it’s shameful.

They were caught trying to limit the Constitution, again.

Even fast and furious 2.0 didn’t help.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 5:36:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: chris37

The goal was to have us disarmed. It was going to be his crowing achievement it making the US “safe”.

However, remember this man is a narcissist. I grew up with one. When they don’t get their way, they are prone to fits of rage, and irrational actions. He is the most power man in the world, and he is very, very angry.

A narcissist with that much power is very dangerous.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 5:36:31 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Point of contention, there. Had Romney been in the Whitehouse, McCain and Graham would have had their way and this legislation would have passed in bi-partisan fashion. The Republicans would have been held responsible for trashing the Second Amendment instead of Obama and his minions. It sucks having Obama anywhere near the Executive Office, but in this instance, I think we are better off for it than the alternative.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 5:37:34 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: JPG

bingo


20 posted on 04/17/2013 5:37:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: so_real

Sad, but likely true. So many ignored just how radically left Willard is.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 5:40:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a tiny little man child.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 5:41:33 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: so_real

You are right.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 5:42:34 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: fatnotlazy

The race was fixed the moment the RINO wing of the Big Gubmint Party annointed Willard.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm glad. We needed some good news today.
With an uptick in terrorism (who said it was over?) and gang activity, this is definitely NOT the time to disarm the American people.
(I'm not suggesting there is ever such a time.)

25 posted on 04/17/2013 5:48:39 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: All

“What difference does it make?” Every day has been a shameful day for waHASSEINgton and the USA since Nov 2008.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by RHS Jr (Pity the banksters when Jesus comes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s interesting to note that Dear Leader King Zero is more upset about not getting to trample our Constitutional rights than he was about the Boston Marathon bombing.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by EricT.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just wish someone somewhere would publicly say something to King Barry’s face to the effect that 3000 children are slaughtered each and every day, and ask him why he doesn’t give a **** about those children?


28 posted on 04/17/2013 5:55:38 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

It’s a testimonial to the integrity of conservatives that by their opposition to abortion, they are attempting to save the lives of future Democrat voters.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 5:58:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"All in all this is a pretty shameful day for Washington," Mr Obama said.

"We had the perfect chance to grind our heels on the citizenry some more and let it get away"

30 posted on 04/17/2013 6:03:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It’s sickening!


31 posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hardly more shameful than the freeloaders in our Whitehouse.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 6:08:28 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Obama's 90% Lies.

Right out of the Big Lie Playbook. Particularly effective with a cooperating MSM.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 6:14:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

One victory in one political battle. The fight is ongoing. The advocates of gun control and those who want to “transform” America into a banana republic will never stop. So, we cannot rest. The next major political battle will be immigration reform. We have to stop that next.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:58 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
obama doesn't know the meaning of the word "shameful." He promotes immoral, un-American values on a daily basis.

Time for a new tagline...

35 posted on 04/17/2013 6:23:17 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A shameful day for Washington when socialists are in power is reason to celebrate.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 6:23:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Every day of President Obutthole is a shameful day for the USA.


37 posted on 04/17/2013 6:27:26 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...saying the gun lobby and its allies "willfully lied" to its constituents about the contents of the bill in order to defeat it.

Even if you want to accept this charge at face value (which I don't), is it any different than willfully lying to get ObamaCare passed? All the alleged "lies" the Left denied during that debate are proving to be true, one by one, from higher taxes to death panels to cost overruns.

So if the NRA "willfully lied" about gun control legislation, are they any less truthful than Obama during the health care debate?

38 posted on 04/17/2013 6:43:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: redgolum

Exactly - be wary


39 posted on 04/17/2013 6:56:03 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: so_real

No “id”, mind if I steal that? LOL


40 posted on 04/17/2013 7:07:52 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"All in all this is a pretty shameful day for Washington," Mr Obama said.

Ha, what idiotic thing to say. This is a glorious day for America. The Bill of Rights has been protected, which in turn protects us from tyrants like obama and his ilk.

41 posted on 04/17/2013 7:10:42 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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"All in all this is a pretty shameful day for Washington," Mr Obama said.

Bam-Bam is right.

It's beyond shameful ... it's an absolute disgrace and a complete outrage that these violations of the Constitution were even brought up for a vote. Shame on Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Joe Manchin, and all the other disgraceful oath-breakers and enemies of the Constitution who wrote these bills.

42 posted on 04/17/2013 7:13:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

maybe this will stop the run on ammo and magazines


43 posted on 04/17/2013 7:14:19 PM PDT by Brasky
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To: so_real
Had Romney been in the Whitehouse, McCain and Graham would have had their way and this legislation would have passed in bi-partisan fashion.

Thank you.

All during the 2012 primary I tried to tell people that if we elected 'our' liberal, he'd be the de facto leader of the Republican party, and that they'd roll over for the same agenda he pushed in Massachusetts. The Dems would have gleefully joined in, as well.

With Obama in the White House, that natural alliance doesn't exist, therefore, there's at least some push-back against his agenda. With Romney in the White House, there would have been little, if any.

Sucks, but that is the dynamic we faced, and the one which is playing out now.

44 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

Roll with it!


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:54:14 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Windflier

You are very welcome. I remember those threads well; we endured our share of slings and arrows, didn't we. I didn't cave and I trust you didn't either -- and nobody will ever thank people like us for it. But we helped the nation dodge a liberal bullet. Had Romney been president, today would have turned out very, very differently.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real
I remember those threads well; we endured our share of slings and arrows, didn't we. I didn't cave and I trust you didn't either -- and nobody will ever thank people like us for it.

No, I never did cave, but after the first debate, Romney had me half convinced that just maybe he had some personal qualities that I'd prefer over the petulant, narcissistic, lunatic ideologue we have in the White House now.

That was a tough moment in time for all of us. We were stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea without a life raft. The whole event plagued my mind, and caused me endless stress, because I knew in my heart that if we propelled Romney into the White House, that he'd turn around and bend over backward to "reach across the aisle" to the Commies.

We Freeps would have been nearly suicidal after four years of his appeasement to the libs.

47 posted on 04/17/2013 9:21:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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You know, Obama was really ticked off about this, which doesn’t surprise me. But you know what really pisses me off about this? When was the last time you saw a Republican act like this? When we come out on the short end of the stick, you hear nothing but quiet little whimpers from the Stupid Party.


48 posted on 04/18/2013 9:48:19 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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