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Obama advocates reintroducing assault weapons ban
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/12 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 10/17/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

President Barack Obama declared during Tuesday’s 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 we’ve already got, make sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill,” Obama said when asked about gun control. “We’ve done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we’ve 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 don’t belong on our streets,” he added. “And so what I’m 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, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.”


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1 posted on 10/17/2012 6:25:38 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Good news actually. Tells me they are REALLY REALLY having problems with their base. This would be suicidal amongst all other groups.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 6:27:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Yep, this should really help Obama lock down those rural swing state...I guess he didn't learn the lesson Al Gore did in 2000 and Bill Clinton in the 1994 midterms, that gun control is toxic.
3 posted on 10/17/2012 6:28:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: TonyInOhio

But...But....we’re supposed to bring a gun...


4 posted on 10/17/2012 6:29:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 6:29:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Obadiah
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.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: apillar
I've noticed that all the MSM has been completely silent about this question. I think Obama screwed up by endorsing the AWB and the media knows it. In fact I the Obama/Crowley team realized it as soon as he let it slip last night and both quickly started attacking Romney's (admittedly sketchy) history of past support for the AWB in Massachusetts.
7 posted on 10/17/2012 6:33:49 AM PDT by apillar
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To: TonyInOhio
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.

8 posted on 10/17/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by apillar
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To: TonyInOhio
FUBO.

Molon labe.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: apillar

I heard it too.

The Marxist maniac cannot get a second term. I always said his second term would make Clinton’s second term look like a four star resort stay.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 6:45:42 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: apillar
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...."

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.

11 posted on 10/17/2012 6:47:37 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: sf4dubya

Obama care will declare you mentally unstable if your not a Rat

then they’ll come for the guns.

kill obamacare.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 6:49:45 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: TonyInOhio
Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.”

Maybe he should include cheap handguns in the new AWB law.

13 posted on 10/17/2012 6:49:55 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: apillar
Listen to Obama's response closely, I think he almost endorsed a handgun ban (which he supported as a Rep from Chicago).

A logical assumption, give the obvious contempt this administration has for "stand your ground" laws - which are intertwined with concealed-carry laws and handguns.

15 posted on 10/17/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TonyInOhio; Buckeye McFrog; apillar; Sacajaweau; Obadiah; Dead Corpse; sf4dubya; ...
To my mind, I think it played out like this:

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

16 posted on 10/17/2012 7:14:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: TonyInOhio
A real zealot can't help themselves. It was just a matter of time before he declared it.

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.

17 posted on 10/17/2012 7:20:24 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: TonyInOhio

Yeh that answer really got him a lot of votes. Not. Somebody call Barry and tell him even Dems own assault rifles.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 7:33:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TonyInOhio
Submitted for your reference. Here ya are BO...

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....

19 posted on 10/17/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: Gasshog
Good to see I'm not the only one that noticed it.

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.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 7:45:21 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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