Skip to comments.Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank (Center for American Progress)
Posted on 01/12/2013 7:03:20 PM PST by Seizethecarp
The Center for American Progress is recommending 13 new gun policies to the White House some of them executive actions that would not require the approval of Congress in what amounts to the progressive communitys wish list.
CAPs recommendations, presented Friday to White House officials and detailed in an 11-page report obtained by The Washington Post, establish a benchmark for what many in Obamas liberal base are urging him to do after last months massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
CAPs proposals which include requiring universal background checks, banning military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and modernizing data systems to track gun sales and enforce existing laws are all but certain to face stiff opposition from the National Rifle Association and its many allies in Congress.
On Monday, Tanden will moderate a public discussion with three Democrats who have played leading roles in the gun debate: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who during the Clinton administration helped get the 1994 assault-weapons ban passed; Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), who helped write that bill as a House member; and Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.), who chairs the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
One of CAPs suggestions to toughen federal regulation of gun sales is to make the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is currently an agency within the Department of Justice, a unit of the FBI. CAP says absorbing the ATF into the FBI would better empower the ATF to combat gun crime and illegal trafficking.
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For the rest, I'd say apply a Constitutional test. Is it clearly spoken about in Art 1, Sec. 8? No? See ya!
We'd take a hit for a month or two on unemployment, but would the economy ever take off...
They had been smoking weed with Willie again.
Same for Huxley and Brave New World. The parallels to those texts are too strong to be happenstance.
People scream TINFOIL! but it’s there for any willing to look. And Denial is strong.
I worded that poorly. What I meant to say was Keep defense/FBI/CIA, but phase out SS over time.
Purist I am. Crazy...well that’s debatable. But totally stupid I ain’t ;)
Addendum to the phrase” Or the tyranny of closet despots and megalomaniacs with too much money.”
Ummm. I've got some bad news for you. The debate is over. ;)
Well....ya...but I can pretend. I was fine until Mom dropped me on my head the 78th time.
I think it was a series of unfortunate events though, I’m not bitter... ;)
No argument here.
CAP is another one of the many communist fronts that promote the communist cause for dear leader with the aid of many useful idiots.
When prohibition ended, they had to give the booze busters something to do. It’s not like they could just put all them gubment employees out of work.
I assume they want a complete ban on machine guns. Other semi-auto guns will be treated similar to class 3 weapons.
Insisting that federal government live within the bounds of the Constitution.. Har... can you imagine someone thinking that was going to happen? They (we) would have to be crazy.
Oh... I'd be fine with that. Any random 50% would work for me. For a start.
Everyone has to have a dream. Of course, mine involves a couple Japanese college girls, giant robots and an android...
Probably see government complying with the Constitution long before that happens though. Not looking good either way.
They won’t be “sweeping” anything through the house and the Senate Repugs should fillabuster it in the Senate.
Same with the dark side’s plan for quick and dirty illegal immigrant reform.
The GOP should just stop him.
The marxist Soro front Center for American Progress (CAP) is to “liberal” as the “German-American Bund” was to Bundtcake.
You are not only sick and twisted, you are twisted and sick.
But that is sorta interesting in an intellectual kind of way.
What are the giant robots wearing?
Japanese Schoolgirl uniforms...DUH!
Someone will tell you where to send flowers.
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