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Obama campaign arm begins gun control push
cnn.com ^ | January 17, 2013

Posted on 01/19/2013 12:52:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

President Barack Obama's political operation began asking its wide network of backers Thursday to voice their support for the president's gun violence proposals, the first step in Obama for America's post-campaign iteration.

An email from Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina asks supporters to "stand with President Obama in tackling this critical issue," directing readers to a webpage with a button to express support for Obama's plan, which includes executive actions and legislative proposals to curb gun violence.

The appeal comes as Obama for America, the operation formed in 2007 to elect Obama to the White House, transitions from a political organization into an effort to rouse supporters behind Obama's policy initiatives.

Obama for America is holding an "Obama Campaign Legacy Conference" in Washington on Sunday, coinciding with the president's swearing-in ceremonies on Monday. Sara El-Amine, the organizer of the event, told supporters in an email the group would be "discussing and planning for the future of this movement."

Aside from large sessions focused on what's next for OFA, the agenda includes workshops on grassroots fundraising, earned media, and organizing seminars for specific voting blocs, including Latinos, African-Americans, and the LGBT community.

An informational packet sent to supporters says more than 4,000 former staff and volunteers will be in attendance.

Senior Obama campaign aides are currently working on the specifics of how to restructure Obama for America, but are considering several different options such as converting it to a 501(c)4 or perhaps a super PAC, a source familiar with the campaign told CNN last week.

The new campaign organization will be headed by Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager who oversaw the president's victory over Republican Mitt Romney in November. Messina, Stephanie Cutter, Jennifer O'Malley Dillon and several other top Obama aides are working out the details.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/19/2013 12:52:31 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They have too much money to spread around....


2 posted on 01/19/2013 12:55:11 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Obama and company are that deadly serious about pushing their gun control, excuse me - gun violence, propositions on us, then I can only conclude it really isn’t about control or violence at all. It is about confiscation, and if it is really that, then he has all intentions of remaining in office beyond his second term. Likely, he will concoct some pretext to stay in office - national emergency due to violence and resistance of gun confiscation efforts.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 1:01:44 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Power Hour questions Sandy Hook and brings some focus to the subject.

http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/mind-control-1/the-sandy-hook-story-does-not-add-up.html

I might have missed it but the subject of mind control is not addressed.

If the leftist are launching another wave on our freedom the questions raised on the Power Hour will come in handy.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 1:03:35 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Out and out anti-Constitution propaganda from the president and his brownshirts.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 1:04:20 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Thorliveshere

Knew a guy who lived in one of the Chicago public housing ‘project’ high rises. He told me he always carried a .38 revolver with him when riding the elevators etc. or he wouldn’t feel safe. If you don’t disarm the gangs (which no gun control law will achieve), all you are doing is preventing people like this man from defending themselves. This aspect of the truth is never discussed in the media.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 1:07:19 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Thorliveshere

Yup. More states need to get right to work passed.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 1:10:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
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8 posted on 01/19/2013 1:12:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“....to voice their support for the president’s gun violence proposals....”

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Is the regime proposing gun violence against the American people or is it just CNN’s mastery of the English language that makes it awkward reading?


9 posted on 01/19/2013 1:15:54 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When libs say “Gun Control” they are really referring to confiscation..they just can’t say confiscation because it doesn’t sound as nice..but say “Gun Control” and some people will buy that the left actually gives a crap about people’s lives..what the left want is the disarmament of the American people so that we will be easier to control


10 posted on 01/19/2013 1:16:19 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama for America is holding an “Obama Campaign Legacy Conference” the group would be “discussing and planning for the future of this movement.”

I vote for all of them to kiss my a$$.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 1:17:47 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Saw this and had to post it. LOL!


12 posted on 01/19/2013 1:32:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And people were wondering why Bronco Bama was STILL out fundraising for a campaign, even though there is no potential political office he could be gunning for right now.

First of all, the eternal campaign mode is a pathological state, he and his ring of thugs will NEVER stop campaigning or raising funds. There is always one more bridge to cross, one more hill to climb.

Secondly, this has to be rammed home, and the lesson learned by all his “enemies”: Don’t mess with me, I will take you down for good and all, and I don’t care what gets trampled in the encounter.

OK, the thug mentality is there, all right, but is the deep righteous anger also? Bronco Bama has been running on revenge for so long, he has no other agenda. Not a sense of justice restored to those who were denied, but only of “getting even” for all those little perceived slights and snubs, and what is “unfair” according to his decidedly skewed moral compass. Beyond a very small circle, he cannot conceive of anybody else, ever, suffering the “injustices” he has.

Definitely “us against them”, and everybody else is “them”.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 1:33:54 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is what’s on the BO website http://www.barackobama.com/gun-reform

President Obama has announced his plan to better protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence in America.

Most gun owners use their guns legally and responsibly, and the President strongly believes in an individual right to bear arms, but we need to take action to better protect our children and communities from tragic mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.

The President’s plan includes:

Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands

Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and taking other common sense steps

Making schools safer

Increasing access to mental health services

President Obama asked Vice President Biden to work with members of this administration, Congress, law enforcement, teachers, parents, sportsmen, faith leaders, mental health experts, and other organizations and individuals to come up with a set of concrete policy proposals. While no set of laws will guarantee an end to gun violence, the President’s plan includes 23 new executive actions to make immediate progress, as well as critical steps that Congress should take.

Measures Congress should pass

Alongside the steps that the administration is taking immediately, there are a series of measures that President Obama is calling on Congress to pass as soon as possible, including:

Eliminating loopholes and requiring background checks for all gun sales

Reinstating the prohibition on high-capacity magazines

Renewing and strengthening the ban on assault weapons

Creating serious penalties for gun traffickers

Getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets by prohibiting the possession and transfer of this dangerous ammunition

Keep 15,000 cops on the street

Further research on gun violence

Help schools develop and implement comprehensive emergency management plans

Removing restrictions that require ATF to authorize importation of dangerous weapons simply because of their age

23 executive actions the President has already signed

Closing background check loopholes

1. Require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks

5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers

Common sense steps to reduce gun violence

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

9. Require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations

10. Release a DOJ (Department of Justice) report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement

11. Nominate an ATF director

12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence

15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities

Making schools safer

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship, and institutions of higher education

Increasing access to mental health services

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health

You can find out more about the President’s plan at whitehouse.gov


14 posted on 01/19/2013 1:45:36 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD
Creating serious penalties for gun traffickers

That's pretty rich, Fast & Furious anyone ?

15 posted on 01/19/2013 1:46:30 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Obama campaign arm begins gun” industry sales campaign of 2013.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 1:55:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A gun never attacked me. How can it commit violence?

It’s the words and phrases they use that we need to rebut with commonsense


17 posted on 01/19/2013 2:01:10 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Obama Youth.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 2:03:34 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
Obama for America, the operation formed in 2007 to elect Obama to the White House, transitions from a political organization into an effort to rouse supporters behind Obama's policy initiatives

19 posted on 01/19/2013 2:05:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I had a dream last week that I was accosted my armed Blue helmeted UN security persons at field checkpoints while in the background you can hear and even see Americans from all walks of life acting like guerrilla fighters, some were snipers some were disrupting anything that was on the front line, and I even saw Redcoats, sympathizers to Obamas agenda all amongst us looking to take down resistance.

But the most chilling part was that all the UN soldiers were Chinese.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 2:17:06 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
A web site with a button to push for support. Wonder if they include a button to push if you don't support?

Sounds like one of those third world elections where El Hefie wins with 100% of the vote because he is the only name on the ballot.

21 posted on 01/19/2013 3:09:30 PM PST by Flint
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Alternate Headline: Obama campaign arm begins push to eliminate Second Amendment Americans.
22 posted on 01/19/2013 3:10:00 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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23 posted on 01/19/2013 3:28:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Scumbags. With a capital S.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 3:32:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Where in the hell are the House Republicans. Hiding under their desk. I have never see such backward cowards and bull shit!ers in my life.
25 posted on 01/19/2013 3:49:55 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Gaffer

.....Which would trigger, to use the term a second American civil war.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 4:06:53 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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