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WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws
washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT by ColdOne

President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security.

The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.

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1 posted on 08/06/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
In the meantime, Carney said, the Justice Department will “enhance security by making it harder for those who should not have these weapons to obtain them” through improved background checks.

In other words, all the DOJ will do is arbitrarily reject a greater percentage of background checks

2 posted on 08/06/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: ColdOne

So THIS is what Obama meant by “behind the scenes.”

They manipulate the monthly employment numbers to make themselves look good. How much you wanna bet they start manipulating the NICS numbers to make it seem there are fewer people buying guns? Almost as a way to social engineer the subject. Wow.

And no one will say anything. People will start being turned away from shops as they try to legally buy firearms. No answers will be given as to why. They’ll likely give up. That, in turn, will lower earnings for manufacturers and thus increase prices of firearms and then ammo.

It’s coming folks. This is how they want to do it. Hope you’ve got all the guns you want and the ammo to shoot them. It’s about to become a lot more difficult.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 10:39:20 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ColdOne

Time to start calling our politicians and telling them we want all gun control laws repealed immediately. Then we can compromise with the other side, only 20% of gun laws repealed every year might be OK...


4 posted on 08/06/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

My background check took 2 days for a bolt action 1937 rifle


5 posted on 08/06/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: ColdOne

Interesting, put gun control checks in the hands of be biggest violators in american history. Yeah, no corruption there...

And I am sure the liars and theives will destroy all the records of the requests, seeing that gun registration records are illegal to keep. The Felons in charge would not ever break that law.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ColdOne

Cool.

We’ll know more about average, law abiding citizens than we will who’s coming over our southern border. :)


7 posted on 08/06/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: ColdOne
President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation

Bill Clinton tried to force regulation, too:
"I've come to believe he needs a certain level of violence in this country," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, said on ABC-TV's This Week. "He's willing to accept a certain level of killing to further his political agenda, and the vice president, too."

If the left REALLY wanted to stop the gun violence, they'd allow people to defend themselves. ALL the mass killings occurred where the victims were sitting ducks. Had those those killers known their victims could defend themselves, these killings would have never happened.

8 posted on 08/06/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: AppyPappy

My last purchase only took about 10 minutes for the background check. Texas.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:08:19 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: ColdOne

With a CCP in CT the background check is a simple double-check with CT State Police (no warrants) and you get to walk out the same day with whatever’s for sale, and you want to pay for.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ColdOne

Yes, of course, makes sense: Do background checks for guns but do NOTHING to check the backgrounds of illegal immigrants or to even require an ID card to vote. Opps, forgot, I have to have an ID to buy a frakin gun legally...... /s =.=


11 posted on 08/06/2012 11:55:28 AM PDT by cranked
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To: ColdOne

I think I’m losing it. Definitely missed the takeover yet Obama is making all these decisions/laws. And Congress doesn’t even question the imposed gun control/immigrant pardons/voting laws that are coming out of the WH?


12 posted on 08/06/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: ColdOne

And there are people here who want Eric Holder to stick around for another four years.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What makes you think willard will be any better? Mass still has his assualt weapons ban in effect.

Romney is strongly pro gun control.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 12:47:21 PM PDT by wrench
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To: ColdOne

Whoa... so a bunch of anti-gun Chicago bastards are going to go around Congress and do what they feel is best for me?

Oh, hell no, they are not.

At what point will Congress ask for their nuts back and rein in our Executive branch of government?


15 posted on 08/06/2012 12:49:50 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: ColdOne

More guns for Mexican drug lords.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: VeniVidiVici

Or just reject all of them period.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 1:26:57 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ColdOne

bookmark for later read.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 1:36:45 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: concerned about politics; All
Had those those killers known their victims could defend themselves, these killings would have never happened.

That's your assumption. I say they'd have happened anyway or do you think schizophrenic Jared Loughner would've somehow been deterred? There was someone armed on scene and he didn't take a shot. No rational person is going to open fire in a darkened theater full of smoke and a panicked crowd in hopes of hitting an armoured gunman.

Nice try but both sides are ridiculously utopian-minded. The Left falsely believes guns can be entirely controlled, the Right falsely believes arming everyone is a certain deterrent to lunatics.

19 posted on 08/06/2012 1:41:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: wrench; ColdOne; VeniVidiVici; rarestia; STYRO; AppyPappy; American in Israel; Tzimisce; ...
wrench: Mass still has his assualt weapons ban in effect. Romney is strongly pro gun control.

Massachusetts is strongly pro gun control.

And if Newt or Bachmann or Cain had won the nomination, Massachussetts would still be strongly pro gun control.

What makes you think willard will be any better?

Because Obama and Holder are the fricking anti-2A antiChrist you fool!

Willard is a Massachussetts Mormon.

Obama is a Muslim Fascist.

Different! Do they put a cork on your fork for your own safety?

20 posted on 08/06/2012 1:42:40 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Kenny
Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule from day one.

Valerie Jarrett part of zer0’s transition team. Early 09

21 posted on 08/06/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Spktyr; AppyPappy

Good point.

Pappy, how long ago was that when you bought the rifle?


22 posted on 08/06/2012 1:55:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: ColdOne

The Bamsters grades in college were pretty bad it is reported. This reflects in his lack of history edumucation. Gun control didn’t work to well for Bill Clinton, it will not work to well for The Bamster.
How do you spell landslide Obama? ;+)


23 posted on 08/06/2012 1:57:18 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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To: sam_paine

Mittens is the strongest proponent of gun control of ALL the GOP candidates that were seeking the nomination. Yes, Mass is pro gun control, and you CAN’T take the Mass out of romney, it is part of who he is.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT by wrench
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To: ColdOne

As long as the House and Senate go for GOP/conservatives, they can at least put Romney’s feet to the fire.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ColdOne
Carney said, the Justice Department will “enhance security by making it harder for those who should not have these weapons to obtain them”

It makes it harder for everyone to obtain them. In other words, it infringes on the people's right to keep and bear arms, exactly what the Second Amendment says shall not happen.

26 posted on 08/06/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: wrench

Seriously?

Why do you even bother comparing moderate Romney with far left radical Obama? There is absolutely no comparison, conservatives will be able to hold Romney accountable, Obama just spits in our faces and calls us fools and certainly you won’t forget who said this ....

“THIS IS MY LAST ELECTION. AFTER MY ELECTION I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY”

You are a fool if you believe anything other than this is the last election that matters at all to real Conservatives because it is. There probabaly won’t be an America left if Obama is re-elected and even if there is it will take generations to undo the damage that he will inflict in a second term...


27 posted on 08/06/2012 2:41:39 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (OBAMATAX is bad for your healthcare and bad for America.)
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To: Noamie

You’re assuming that the weeper, his pet weasel eric, and the rest of the gop castratti caucus have any. To date there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that they do.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: Noamie
At what point will Congress ask for their nuts back and rein in our Executive branch of government?

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29 posted on 08/06/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Biggirl
As long as the House and Senate go for GOP/conservatives, they can at least put Romney’s feet to the fire.

The house doesn't even put 0bamas feet to the fire, what makes you think that they will put a fellow GOPers feet to the fire?

30 posted on 08/06/2012 3:09:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Well at least there is a much, much better chance, and if the Senate comes into GOP/conservative hands and with Obama having been thrown out.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 3:13:09 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: wrench

Tsk, tsk. You’re hitting on the fundamentally illogical premise of the Any Socialist But Obama crowd. Specifically, how is a smiling socialist who will be unrestrained by Congress be any better than a snarling radical socialist who is mildly constrained by Congress?


32 posted on 08/06/2012 3:21:04 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: American in Israel

I WANT MORE GUN CONTROL, STOP THIS ADMIN GIVING GUNS TO THE DRUG CARTELS .


33 posted on 08/06/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kenny

We only have to look at who has not been invited to speak at the convention and who is speaking first to see how the eltiist snotty nosed GOP wants to take us.

GOP cowards and been stuck on stupid for decades and it doesn’t help when the likes of Hannity and others on talk radio never talk about conservative social issues, guns queers, don’t ask, abortion.

The elitist cowardly
GOP thinks all of us care just about our pockets just like these idiots.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 4:21:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kenny; All
I think I’m losing it. Definitely missed the takeover yet Obama is making all these decisions/laws. And Congress doesn’t even question the imposed gun control/immigrant pardons/voting laws that are coming out of the WH?

The problem is that the Senate backs the Obama administration on everything, and the MSM backs them both. There are really at least four centers of power in the U.S.: The Executive, the Senate, the House, and the MSM. Control two and you have essential deadlock. Control three and you get movement. Control all four, as the Democrats did from 2008 to 2010, and you get revolutionary change. The House, by itself, is fighting a good battle, and the new media is eroding the enormous power of the MSM, but we need at least the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the new media to roll back Obamacare.

35 posted on 08/06/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: ColdOne
Disarm American citizens; allow illegals to run rampant in the country; allow untold middle easterners to come here unchecked; allow terrorists in Gitmo to go free to bomb Jews. Yup. Our government is right on the job.
36 posted on 08/06/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (If you cannot read the sign of the times, I suggest you read the Scriptures. They are CLEAR!)
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To: Noamie; All
At what point will Congress ask for their nuts back and rein in our Executive branch of government?

When the New Media shows that they can protect them from the MSM enough so that they do not get unelected the next election. It is happening. It is why Cruz won the primary battle in Texas.

37 posted on 08/06/2012 5:05:34 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: wrench

I was there. The Legislature was 80% RAT and was about to pass a much more restrictive ban over his veto so he extended the harmless flash hider/bayonet lug ban and let them think it was a huge bipartisan victory for safety.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 5:43:45 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: VeniVidiVici

And once rejected...


39 posted on 08/06/2012 6:06:44 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ColdOne

More gun control “under the radar” like Fast and Furious?


40 posted on 08/06/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: gop4lyf

Same here, 10 minutes, twice within a few months in NY


41 posted on 08/06/2012 6:29:27 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: sam_paine; wrench

>>Different! Do they put a cork on your fork for your own safety?

Thank you for saving me the trouble of responding to that stupid post.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 6:34:46 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: omega4179

Please don’t allow let facts to get in the way.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: omega4179

Harmless???

I guess you really do not need hi-cap mags or folding/collapsible stocks.

I keep hearing all these “It wasn’t my fault” excuses for the socialistic crap willard signed into law in Mass.

People are speculating on what obama MIGHT do, how about look at what mittens has already done. The best predictor of future actions is past performance.

As noted above, congress is now restraining obama, won’t happen with romney.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by wrench
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“And there are people here who want Eric Holder to stick around for another four years.”

Please say that isn’t so.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 7:13:13 PM PDT by HollyB
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What a #ing joke.

Did Team F&F run background checks against the scumbags responsible for the murder of Brian Terry?

Push back against the tyranny!!!


46 posted on 08/06/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: cranked

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there’s more of a background check on a citizen wanting to buy a gun, than a person from a terrorist nation that wants to relocate here.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 7:15:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

But! He’s not restrained. He just uses an executive order for anything congress doesn’t agree on.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 7:17:14 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: wrench

Romney isn’t stupid. If he wins, he’ll want the base’s support in getting things done, and in getting reelected.

I don’t think we’d have much to worry about on the Second Amendment until a second Romney term. This includes the Sup Court; if Romney were to get an opening in his first term, I don’t think he could afford to pick anyone other than a known, solid conservative. Whether such a nominee could get confirmed if the GOP doesn’t take back the Senate is a related, but separate question.


49 posted on 08/06/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: ColdOne

Licensed concealed carry holders bypass the background check. FYI


50 posted on 08/06/2012 7:36:56 PM PDT by 38special (Vote for Mitt Romney, he sucks less!)
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