Skip to comments.Obama advocates reintroducing assault weapons ban
Posted on 10/17/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
President Barack Obama declared during Tuesdays presidential debate that his goals as president include the reinstatement of a so-called assault weapons ban in the United States.
As part of a plan to reduce street violence in cities including in his own hometown of Chicago Obama proposed seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.
This appears to be among the boldest pro-gun-control comments Obama has made as president, and the first time has has openly called for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban.
So my belief is that, A, we have to enforce the laws weve already got, make sure that were keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill, Obama said when asked about gun control. Weve done a much better job in terms of background checks, but weve got more to do when it comes to enforcement.
But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters dont belong on our streets, he added. And so what Im trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally.
"Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, theres an awful lot of violence and theyre not using AK-47s. Theyre using cheap hand guns.
Good news actually. Tells me they are REALLY REALLY having problems with their base. This would be suicidal amongst all other groups.
But...But....we’re supposed to bring a gun...
Yes, this sent a chill down my spine when Obama said this, but I also thought that Obama probably unintetionally “outed” himself here. This is the REAL Obama, who wants to reintroduce an “assault weapons” ban.
I agree, I think it slipped out. When you have no plan and no record, you tend to fall back on core beliefs, and there's nothing Lefites like better than taking away guns.
Listen to Obama's response closely, I think he almost endorsed a handgun ban (which he supported as a Rep from Chicago). He endorses the AWB, then he says "But the real problem in the cities is handgun violence..." Then he starts to say something and cuts himself off so noticeably mid-sentence he actually sound like "Buuuuuwwww...." then he pauses for several seconds and starts talking about crime in the inner cities.
Very good point. He'd love to disarm the law-abiding and leave them as sitting ducks. It would aid redistribution.
Now that I think back, he did say something like "most of the crimes are done with handguns," but didn't take it any further. I didn't fill in the blank as to where he wanted to go.
Obama care will declare you mentally unstable if your not a Rat
then they’ll come for the guns.
Maybe he should include cheap handguns in the new AWB law.
The AR-15 was introduced to the civilian market BEFORE it ever saw service as the M-16. By that logic, AR-15s are good to go.
A logical assumption, give the obvious contempt this administration has for "stand your ground" laws - which are intertwined with concealed-carry laws and handguns.
Candy Boo Boo Child, in her role as Official White House Debate Moderator, was trying to 'gotchya' Mitt Romney. It occured late in the debate, when the participants were getting tired, and Mitt has a record of banning them in Massatwoshits.
So Candy was hoping to get Mitt Romney on record as FOR an AW ban, which would have severely depressed his base turnout.
He didn't answer it perfectly, but he didn't do any real damage to himself. On the other hand, OBAMA JUST MOTIVATED THE FIREARMS BASE TO *DEFINITELY* TURN OUT, in 1994 NUMBERS.....
Candy Boo Boo Child / Obama FAIL
Even more than gun control though,....my mind has been fixated on 2 more SCOTUS nominee's. That would buy us 40 more years of hell. There would have to be revolution before then. Gun control could be stopped in Congress,....I'm afraid the senate would buckle on the SCOTUS. We did get an active member of La Raza after all.
Yeh that answer really got him a lot of votes. Not. Somebody call Barry and tell him even Dems own assault rifles.
And the anointed one wants to get all those "automatic rifles off the streets". I thought it was great when Mitt says something like "well, they're not automatics, that would be illegal"
BO has no clue, but most journalists don't either when it comes time for discussions on firearms. Just another example of the brilliance of our POTUS....
Something else I noticed was his acknowledging the gun of choice for gangs was handguns and not long guns. Yet the various Fast and Furious operations around the country was for the sale of so called assault weapons.
The gangs are stockpiling long guns, they are not using them to commit crimes.
So much for the “Gun Control” theory behind the Fast & Furious type operations around the country.
Going into Clinton's 1996 reelection, the Chinese military was smuggling in full auto weapons for the gangs.
I don't believe it's just a coincidence.
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