Skip to comments.Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms
Posted on 01/10/2013 11:10:34 PM PST by Seizethecarp
While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called weapons of war in the aftermath of last months schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable.
As a task force led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. readies recommendations on reducing gun violence for delivery to the president next week, White House officials say a new ban will be an element of whatever final package is proposed. But given the entrenched opposition from gun rights groups and their advocates on Capitol Hill, the White House is trying to avoid making its passage the sole definition of success and is emphasizing other new gun rules that could conceivably win bipartisan support and reduce gun deaths.
Mr. Bidens comment this week about taking executive action was seized on by some opponents as evidence that the president wanted to unilaterally restrict gun sales to legal buyers. But officials said executive action refers to limited measures like directing more attention and resources to pursuing violations of existing gun laws and studying gun violence.
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Even some of the democrap underground Obamabots are threatening to revolt.
Have you joined yet?
compare that to the 2.5 million home invasions per year.
Compare that to the 300,000 women that get raped each year.
So “we” don't “Have to do something about it” as it doesn't exist (statically it doesn't).
The news media and other democrats use a statistically nonexistent fluke to take away our individual rights and freedom.
over 100,000 Americans die each year in just accidents.
oh, how cute. the (former) coke dealer wants to be tough on guns
aww... how cute he looks playing like he cares about law and order instead of his rabid desire to destroy the country.
who’s a stubble headed marxist? you are... yes, you are! aww....
First smile I’ve cracked all day.
I sort of like the idea of publishing all the names addresses phone numbers as well as tweet e-mail accounts etc of all the gun grabbers out there and maybe their wives and kids too.
Sort of put some back pressure on them
This will all either land up in the courts and be tied up there or be a possible “flashpoint” to a future angry blowback.
Which with the advances of the internet will bipass all that.
I think the opportunity of another “crisis” to promote a continuing leftist agenda item was taken as it was available.
It took focus off Obama failures in Lybian protection, lack of a budget, Cabinet failures, the start of Socialized Medicince, and Syrian dalliances.
But just rebellion will take place all the same.
The timing and content of this crisis informs me that it was not a natural, coincident happening.
A madman starts shooting kindergarteners? Two weeks before Christmas? Two weeks after Emperor Obama's re-coronation?
It was the work of bad men in power who orchestrated it; OR it was the direct hand of Satan.
Evil is on the loose that is certain.
DON’T listen to what Obama SAYS.
Watch what he DOES.
The man is a master of political tyranny and knows exactly how to tweak ALL the buttons and achieve his objectives.
This is the guy who rammed through the Obamacare bill in the face of overwhelming public opposition.
This is the CONGRESS which approved his fiscal bill in spite of public opposition to increased taxes and RE-ELECTED a damn useless traitor as leader - John and Boehner.
Don’t trust ANY of them!!! They are a nest of snakes. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THIS BASTARD.
Are you aware of the Freeper named sarabaracuda that has been demoralizing 2A supporters on here lately?
I think you are correct. They will pull back from the “assault weapon” meme and now start using the “non-sporting purposes” restriction language.
Which you and I know that the 2nd amendment does not address hunting or sporting.
What is the best way to prevent rapists and other assailants from attacking and hurtling you? You take away their ability to do so in advance. The problem is that it’s often difficult to identify them in advance, so it often results in having to physically defend oneself and physically incapacitate the attacker during the attack.
So, here are the cold hard facts: the gun grabbers are nothing more than the assailants and rapists. When we are able to identify them in advance, we take away their ability to harm us, by not voting for them, or not approving their appointment to administrative positions in government where they can harm us. But when they get into those offices in spite of our best attempts, and they begin their attacks, it is up to us to fend off their attacks the best way we can. That’s when it must get physical. And then we must not merely counter attack against their weapons (the jack-booted thugs that come after us with more powerful assault weapons than they want us to have so we can’t defend ourselves), but we must get physical against the aggressors themselves. We must make up our minds and be strong enough to focus on them physically to disarm them and take away their ability to disarm us.
If we actually do prevent the gun grabbers’ best efforts from being successful, it will be because they fear for themselves the repercussions of what may result. There have been too many folks out there who have advocated violent resistance, to cause the grabbers to hesitate. But below the tip of the iceberg represented by each of those few brave souls who have voiced their intent to resist are likely thousands more who are silent and unknown.
I think this may be why many are cautiously optimistic - but prepared, just in case.
“That could conceivably...reduce gun deaths.”
How about focusing on measures that are... um... CONSTITUTIONAL?
Don’t chalk anything up yet.
Round One hasn’t even begun yet.
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