Skip to comments.Obama to lay out first steps in gun policy talks after Newtown tragedy
Posted on 12/19/2012 3:33:12 AM PST by Innovative
With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama will announce his first concrete steps Wednesday in addressing the raging debate about gun policy.
Obama is expected to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an inter-agency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre.
White House aides say Obama won't announce major policy decisions Wednesday, but will outline his administration's path forward.
"These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change," Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.
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this all goes back to Saul Alinsky and his ‘Rules for Radicals’. Radicals like the community organizer that somehow became _resident.
Pam Geller’s take is absolutely spot-on!!!!
This is the poison fruit of the left’s decades long war on American values and morality. The problem is not guns. The problem is our societal glorification of violence and death. We need to recover love of life and respect for human beings in the society, and teach such things in schools.
Our societal nihilism is what leads to these attacks.
American children are fed a daily diet of violence from early childhood on. A non-stop feed of gratuitous, mindless violence on television, in movies, on the internet, and particularly video games, dehumanizes and desensitizes. How many open chest cavities do we need to see on CSI or Law and Order? When I was a kid, Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchock could scare the living daylights out of you without so much as a knife or gun drawn. Add to that the porn culture .......
Hollywood, the music industry, the lack of morality and virture, the breakdown of the family and a reckless abandonment of the mentally ill. In the late 20th century, psychiatric hospitals got a very bad name; the left decided the mental institutions were wrong, cruel. Institutionalizing someone became “the bogey man.”
These hospitals were closed, and we basically tossed our mentally ill onto the street. We medicated them and then threw them to the wolves. Now were raising a generation of mentally ill children, with limited mental health resources and a system whose hands are tied until AFTER the tragedy happens.
Outlawing guns will not deter criminals, who will not hesitate to obtain illegal guns. It will just render the populace more defenseless.
And to end them, we must change,” Obama told a packed auditorium at Newtown High School on Sunday.
Eat sh*t, Buckwheat. You’re not my president and never will be.
Who cares. Suddenly I do not have any guns.
lots of boating accidents goin on out thar.
Isn’t Obama technically not qualified to even be POTUS in the first place?
Thats a two way street Rahm.
We conservatives have not yet even begun to exploit serious crisis. Don't worry Rahm, when we do , you will be one of the first to know.
Why is cosmoline so expensive these days? Sheesh.
Its always foolish to legislate based on emotion which is why democRATS come up with such stupid and counter-productive policies.
The Left should propose:
1. Background checks on anyone applying for a driver's license. Said license to be summarily denied if the applicant (or any of his immediate family members) has any history of violent rages, mood disorders, or use of mood-altering drugs.
2. A 7-day "cooling-off period" when trying to rent a car. (You can sleep on the floor in front of the airport rental agency while you wait.)
3. A ban on "automatic" (i.e., equipped with automatic gear transmission) and "assault" vehicles (i.e., any vehicle with more than 2 horsepower).
4. A 1-gallon limit to the amount of fuel you can buy in one 24-hour period. (The Government knows what's best for you, and no one should really need to drive that much, anyway.)
5. Car-free zones in a 2-mile radius around bars, liquor stores, etc.
6. A ban on "Saturday Night Specials" (vehicles costing less than, say, $50,000).
This stuff just writes itself, doesn't it? At last: Now I know how Liberals think!
Just watched the video! She’s great!
>Perhaps a ban on full metal grills.
>Ban on all vehicles over a certain weight, reduce ft/lbs of energy during crash.
>Mandate steering wheel locks on all vehicles. Increase penalties for vehicle owners if a kid gains access to the vehicle.
>Put into place prohibitive taxes on all high octane fuel.
It’s easier to get a gun in Delaware than anywhere else in America I would bet.
Delaware turns bluer every year but there’s one county, Sussex, that is RED as a heart and filled, FILLED, with hunters and n’er do well tea party types. We are the ones who threw Mike Castle outta there, just for the record.
If Joe Biden leads on gun control, hell, that makes me happy. It will make the Dems taking over this state the bad guys.
Cause gun control will NEVER go over in Sussex county Delaware....damn, even I, a former hippie and child of the 60’s, got a gun last year. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
“The problem is our societal glorification of violence and death” which is forced on us by those that control the media and the movies and the music, for the purpose of convincing us to agree to be disarmed because of the horrors they create.
Our problem is that liberals believe that a sign decreeing that no weapons are allowed is a legitimate defense against a determined killer.
Ever wonder why the original term was “going postal”? In part, it’s because the Post Office was the original “no gun” zone.
Besides elected officials and the MSM, has anyone seen any mass outcry for more gun control from the public at this point? Some if the most liberal people I know have not said a word publicly about gun control at this point.
Yes, we did have the libs on Twitter calling for shooting NRA members, but besides that.
The Democrat Party enabled “gun free zone” mass murders.
The blood of the victims is on Dem Party hands.
Evil is: We disarmed you so you are sitting ducks for nut cases. Our solution is nut case mass murders of sitting ducks? Why it is to make more of you sitting ducks.
Go far enough down the Dem Party road and we end up with situations like Red China, USSR, Pol Pot Cambodia, etc etc REALLY mass murders.
What is Obaba REALLY planning to do with his billions of hollow point bullet ammo? Illegal to use by the military (Geneva Convention bans them).
Would you trust Obama with a couple billions rounds of “dum-dum” bullets that can only be legally used on U.S. citizens?
Would you trust Obama with a couple billions rounds of dum-dum bullets that can only be legally used on U.S. citizens?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I guess that explains the run we have witnessed on fire arms sales since 2008.
The people are getting ready to face down an out of control, unresponsible government that reperesents no one but itself.
And there is no question who will blink first. Thats when the shite will hit the proverbial fan.
Committees of Safety need to be organized in every county across the nation. And we will just refuse to obey laws which are unconstitutional.
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