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(Boston Mayor) Menino: Veep Promised Him Fast Action on Gun Control
The Boston Herald ^ | January 3, 2013 | By Dave Wedge

Posted on 01/03/2013 5:39:25 PM PST by drewh

Vice President Joe Biden “guaranteed” Mayor Thomas M. Menino — a leading national gun control advocate — that President Obama will pass sweeping firearms reforms by the end of the month, the mayor said today.

“He said, ‘Tommy, I guarantee you, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino said at City Hall today. “They’re going to get it done.”

The mayor, who has been recovering from a host of ailments for the past two months, said Biden called him several times while he was in the hospital, including a call after the Newtown school massacre to discuss gun control.

.Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg co-chair the 500-mayor-strong Mayors Against Illegal Guns and have called for national gun reform in the wake of last month’s Sandy Hook school killings.

“I understand the second amendment, the right to bear arms. But I don’t understand how young kids should be able to get guns,” he said, referring to the plague of urban gang violence largely involving young males.

Menino added that the president has “no excuse not to pass strong (gun reform) legislation,” since he is in his last term and doesn’t have to worry about angering pro-gun voters or the National Rifle Association.

“It’s time to get this moving and moving quickly,” Menino said. “Let’s do it now.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; biden; bloodoftyrants; corruption; democrats; donttreadonme; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment; tyranny

1 posted on 01/03/2013 5:39:27 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
menino is certainly off his meds ~ the question is not about how young thugs get guns ~ we know they obtain them from other Democrats.

Rather, the issue is how we remain free ~ and that points towards locking up killers and their enablers and maybe executing some of them.

2 posted on 01/03/2013 5:44:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: drewh

Rimshot Joe gonna git dem guns! It’s one of his “BFDs”! Nazis hate it when the population is armed.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 5:45:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: drewh

From the TEXAS Declaration of Independence from Mexico..

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/texdec.asp

“It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”


4 posted on 01/03/2013 5:50:12 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.”)
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To: muawiyah

I wonder if Mumbles & Slo Joe would be strollin’ around Intervale in the Berry at 2:00 AM without their praetorian guard? Somehow I don’t think so.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 5:52:57 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:53:22 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
Check out the sound clips of Boston's Mayor.To hear him speak you understand that he has the IQ of a bag of rocks.

"Mumbles" Menino

7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:01:37 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: drewh

The only way they will “get it done quick” is via executive order. It won’t pass the House.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:19:14 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: drewh

Someone needs to inform Biden the Slow and Mumbles that more than Obama have to concern themselves with the wrath of the NRA and other freedom-loving Americans.

Americans aren`t buying out the inventories of gun dealers for nothing. We`re serious here, liberals...self-defense will occur.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:22:37 PM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Are you certain that 30 or so House Repubs cannot be co-opted? If so, that makes one of us.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:25:11 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: drewh
Guns aren't to blame, DECADES OF LIBERALISM IS.

I guess there's not much that can be done to change the fact that females in the 1960's got conned into trading their children in for careers, or that we took God and discipline out of the schools, or that children no longer have their fathers at home, or that entertainment; music, films, TV and video games have become disgusting and vile and glorify indiscriminate killing and promote lawless and reckless behavior, or that boys especially in their formative years have only females as their role models in the home and at school and in daycare and that very few boys grow up under the firm threat of "wait 'til your father gets home".. Or that our society grants children rights they should NOT have including the right to sue their parents, etc, etc... So, LET'S BLAME GUNS!!!!

11 posted on 01/03/2013 6:39:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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12 posted on 01/03/2013 6:41:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: TheRhinelander

“The only way they will “get it done quick” is via executive order. It won’t pass the House.”

Which House?

You can’t be talking about Boehner’s House of cards.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 6:44:51 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: drewh

14 posted on 01/03/2013 8:26:34 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: drewh

I love it when they lie to each other.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 8:54:00 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: drewh

The “plague of urban gang violence” won’t be ended by penalizing decent Americans.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 11:30:25 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: drewh

Ohhhhkay. I had to get a shovel to get the crap out of my office.

This guy is cracked and Joe never said that.

Boner might suck at the other stuff but there is no way 2A gets eroded in the next two years.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 11:58:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh

Hey joe (ya drunk),
You and obozo want an internal American war?
Bring it a hole.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 3:05:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: TheRhinelander
The only way they will “get it done quick” is via executive order. It won’t pass the House.

If Harry Reid doesn't change the filibuster, it won't make it out of the Senate either. I know a LOT of people in KY who have said that they won't vote for Mitch again if he supports gun control. They won't vote for his opponent, but they will stay home.

And if his opponent turns out to be Ashley Judd, who can flood the state with Hollywood money and will really mobilize Gen X and Yers, he'll have a HUGE problem on his hands.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 3:36:40 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: drewh
Menino added that the president has “no excuse not to pass strong (gun reform) legislation,” since he is in his last term and doesn’t have to worry about angering pro-gun voters or the National Rifle Association.

I don't know if it would qualify as an "excuse" or not, but uh, Mr. Mayor? The President doesn't "pass" anything ever. He's the head of the executive branch. Only Congress can pass legislation.

*Oh, that's right, I forgot about Imperial Orders, but those aren't really binding or even legal to the extent that The Won [Again] uses them.

20 posted on 01/04/2013 6:20:08 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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B...b...but Slack Jawed Joe said specifically in ‘08 that he’d kick The Won’s [at that time The About To Won’s] ass if he came for Joe’s Benellis! How can this be?


21 posted on 01/04/2013 6:23:10 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Vendome
Boner might suck at the other stuff but there is no way 2A gets eroded in the next two years.

When was the last time you took your firearm with you into a federal building? -- the 2nd is already eroded.

22 posted on 01/04/2013 10:19:08 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: drewh
I understand the second amendment, the right to bear arms. But I don’t understand how young kids should be able to get guns,” he said, referring to the plague of urban gang violence largely involving young males.

Drugs are illegal too you stupid asshole and there is no U.S. source for locally produced cocaine but the street gangs still get it to use and to sell.

How easy would it be for the gangs to import tons of full auto weapons? They import tons of coke and you can't stop it. Fn stupid liberals.

23 posted on 01/04/2013 6:07:55 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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