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Sweeping new gun laws proposed by influential liberal think tank (Center for American Progress)
Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2013 | Philip Rucker

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 community’s wish list.

CAP’s 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 Obama’s liberal base are urging him to do after last month’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

CAP’s 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 CAP’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bloodoftyrants; cap; chuckschumer; democrats; guncontrol; liberalfascism; liberalism; liberals; obama; progressives; rahnemanuel; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; soros; soroscap; tyranny; waronliberty; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: SaraJohnson

I would love to believe that. But I don’t think many of us do. Once perhaps, but no more. They have given us plenty of reasons to think the worst.


41 posted on 01/12/2013 10:50:14 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: JRandomFreeper

If I am forced to live in a country that officially thinks Obama is a good president, guns are bad, gay marriage is fabulous and principle does not matter, then I do not see why giant robots in Japanese schoolgirl uniforms would cause an eye to bat.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 10:53:59 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
LOL! and then sad... Where 'conservatives' accept pro-abortion candidates to 'win one for the team'. Yeah.. No one will bat an eye, except I couldn't trim the wild nose hairs and beard and 'stache while looking in the mirror if I supported someone that was ok with killing babies.

I'm out for the early AM at least until time to scare the E2 awake to play reville. Long day.

/johnny

43 posted on 01/12/2013 11:01:30 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OF interest to me, watching from a distance, is to see how they play this out. I think they will be saying they have no intention to deny you a constitutional right to own or buy a gun but
a) They will want more regulation and records kept.
b) They will limit what sort of weapon you can own.

Look to what happened in Australia. People think we cannot own guns here - that is not true. We are very limited in what guns we can own (i.e nothing automatic) and, how we store them i.e. gun safes must be used and ammo kept in a different place than the gun(s). Other rules also apply.

This is what I believe Holder and Obama are looking at. The spirit of your constitution, I believe, would not limit the type or size of gun or put any other regulation on it. This lot might be looking at a reinterpretation of the the law- allowing you certain guns but not others and weighing you down with draconian rules associated with gun ownership.

Mel


44 posted on 01/13/2013 2:07:46 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Seizethecarp

“FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS”... OR THEIR’S.

LLS


45 posted on 01/13/2013 4:42:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Seizethecarp
Let subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
46 posted on 01/13/2013 4:44:14 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Seizethecarp

That’s ripe,the ATf,the same agency that was lying to those dastardly gun dealers telling them It was fine to sellthousands of fully automatic rifles to the most barbaric drug cartels in mexico,,where hundreds of men women and children were slaughtered. those bastards should be in Leavenworth with Obama and Biden and Holder


47 posted on 01/13/2013 5:38:47 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Red in Blue PA

In 1800 a Jefferson supporter for President,Reverend John Leland was so happy after his election he had his flock celebrate the event by producing the largest cheese the world had ever seen.Every man and woman who owned a cow was to give all the milk on a certain day,only no federal cow was to give a drop.
When the cheese dried it weighed 1600 pounds,it took three weeks to drive it to Washington,all the country had heard of the big cheese and came out to to look at it as it drove along.
The massive cheese had Jefferson’s favorite motto etched into it “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”.
Interestingly Lelands visit to the White House occurs on Jan.1,1802,the same day Jefferson wrote the letter to Lelands fellow Baptists assuring them that because of “separation of church and state”they had nothing to fear fRom government limiting their religious practices or expressions.


48 posted on 01/13/2013 5:59:20 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Seizethecarp
Soros' CAP reveals gun-grabbing agenda including plan to fold ATF into the FBI!

Heck - wait until they decide to fold every agency into the IRS - everyone is guilty with no possibility of proving innocence because if such an "innocence loophole" can be found, a new law will be put in place to negate it. Punishment varies from having all your accumulated wealth stolen up to death.

49 posted on 01/13/2013 8:13:11 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; JRandomFreeper
then I do not see why giant robots in Japanese schoolgirl uniforms would cause an eye to bat.

Me either.


50 posted on 01/13/2013 9:23:07 AM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Seizethecarp

This think tank was tasked with the issue of how to get the guns brought in without using human resources.

You won’t be able to renew your license, buy gas or even food or to cash a SS check unless you have been part of an intense scrutiny that any gun you may have had since you werre born isn’t still in your possession plus if any weapon is found on your property the Feds will confiscate everything you own, shoot your dog, re-educate your family and put you in a labor camp.

The think tank wants no human targets out there, no FBI traps set up, no reverse Wacos where just when the feds are watching a compound turn into a blazing inferno they are themselves wiped out by hidden snipers.


51 posted on 01/13/2013 9:29:40 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: UCANSEE2; Norm Lenhart; JRandomFreeper
...then I do not see why giant robots in Japanese schoolgirl uniforms would cause an eye to bat.

You guys are disturbed! \


52 posted on 01/13/2013 9:53:29 AM PST by WVKayaker ("the sacrifice of One birthed opportunity for new life and real HOPE for all"-Sarah Palin 12/17/12)
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To: Seizethecarp

53 posted on 01/13/2013 3:37:50 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: FlyingEagle

The only difference so far, is that the pile of skulls here in the US is smaller than the one in Cambodia. Inside of the next 4yrs of 0scumbag, that’ll even-out, if not surpass Cambodia.


54 posted on 01/13/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: WVKayaker

Say...you ah...wouldn’t happen to have her phone number would ya?


55 posted on 01/13/2013 3:46:52 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Eye of Unk

And that will go on how long before armed revolt?

Think it through to it’s logical conclusion.


56 posted on 01/13/2013 3:48:25 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: UCANSEE2

Seems a lot more ‘normal’ than Republicans embracing amnesty, abortion and gun control dont’cha think?


57 posted on 01/13/2013 3:50:29 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Seizethecarp
Imho, the Center for American Progess knows that their personnel will be the first casualties of another American revolution.

5.56mm

58 posted on 01/13/2013 3:58:17 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: WVKayaker; Norm Lenhart
You guys are disturbed!

Sadly, that's very true. But we like us. :)

/johnny

59 posted on 01/13/2013 6:22:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Eye of Unk
You won’t be able to renew your license, buy gas or even food or to cash a SS check

I live alone, kids are grown and gone. I don't require a license to get by. I don't buy gas. I grow or kill a lot of my own food. I don't get SS money from the government.

I'm a free man. I can be killed, but I can't be tamed.

Not everyone is stuck in the mainstream lifestyle trap.

/johnny

60 posted on 01/13/2013 6:26:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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