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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
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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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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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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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