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White House: No change by Obama on gun laws
The Washington Times ^ | news | Dave Boyer

Posted on 07/20/2012 10:18:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The White House indicated Friday that President Obama hasn't changed his position on gun-control laws in the immediate aftermath of the mass shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One in Florida, White House press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Mr. Obama's position on guns, saying "the president believes we need to take common-sense measures that protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing laws do not get them."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 07/20/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation: They’re scared to make it a campaign issue because they know they will lose on it.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No change by Obama because he has his croanies doing it for him back door at the UN, hildabeast to sign us all onto the the international gun ban treaty on the 27th of this month. The UN will be controlling our 2nd ammendment rights and gun ownership until we are as defenceless as Australia and the UK.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 10:22:34 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing laws do not get them."

How does the administration square that statement with "Fast & Furious"? Simple, they continue to lie, lie, lie.

4 posted on 07/20/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A leftist will never stand up and admit his true beliefs.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The mere fact that Obama put this statement out is enough to know it is a lie. Everytime a liberal says anything like this the opposite is always true.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 10:24:59 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s what he says now. Re-elect this human sewage and find out different.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 10:29:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Timber Rattler
Translation: They’re scared to make it a campaign issue because they know they will lose on it.

Its a loser on both sides.

I did a quick perusal of DU and someone put up a poll about gun control. A solid 73% were against new gun control laws.

8 posted on 07/20/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, that’s a relief! We were all afraid that Dear Maximum Leader was going to issue an edict banning all firearms. SarcasmSquared///

The rest of this month, August, October then November ....


9 posted on 07/20/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The police were of NO HELP in this situation, and the gunman surrendered after he did what he wanted.

The ONLY thing that could have stopped this would have been armed citizens.

Put that in your pipe, Herr Bloomberg.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT by Fido969
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11 posted on 07/20/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Timber Rattler

Correct. Most rats know enough to stay far away from anything to do with ‘gun control’. Slick Willy learned that lesson a long time ago as did Al Gore, who lost his home state of TN in 2000 because of it.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 10:34:16 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: ronnie raygun

“The UN will be controlling our 2nd ammendment rights and gun ownership until we are as defenceless as Australia and the UK.”

Don’t be so sure about that. A good percentage of those who bear arms echo Charlton Heston’s “...out of my cold dead hands...”


13 posted on 07/20/2012 10:40:18 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: ronnie raygun

They can sign it, but they need 2/3 of the Senate to approve it, and the overwhelming majority of senators, both Reps and Dems, have already signed a letter that it’s DOA.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 10:44:29 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good, he knows he won't be able to handle the backlash, but the Left won't stop using the tragedy for their political power plays.
15 posted on 07/20/2012 10:47:57 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Holmes was black, it wouldn’t have even come up.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hugin
They can sign it, but they need 2/3 of the Senate to approve it,... it’s DOA.

I wouldn't bet the farm on that hope.

All required is approval by 2/3 of the Senators present and voting to pass. With a bare quorum (suprise, it's midnight or during a break and all of a sudden those "for" it show up, and are 51 Sinators present!) it requires only 34 voting "AYE!".

Harry Reid can make it happen.

17 posted on 07/20/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by Gritty (To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them-George Mason,Founding Father)
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To: ronnie raygun

Yeah, they would not be pushing the UN small arms treaty if they were for ‘common sense gun control that protect the second amendment.’ How can we fool ‘em next.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 11:14:28 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Gritty
One more point, treaties do not supercede the Constitution according to previous SCOTUS decidsion...

http://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Reid_v._Covert

Not that we can count on the squishy Roberts court.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Aurora already HAS stringent gun control laws. Look what good they did!


20 posted on 07/20/2012 11:35:35 AM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Gritty
Harry Reid can make it happen.

I don't think so. The Constitution can't be amended by treaty. A 2/3 supermajority of ALL sworn members, not just those present, would be required if the treaty altered rights.

I may be wrong but that's the way I learned it.

21 posted on 07/20/2012 11:39:01 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: loboinok

I like your tag line.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 12:27:07 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun

Thanks. Your tag is good too.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 8:16:38 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: loboinok

God I hope you are right.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 8:44:25 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Wildbill22

I can’t find my docs but this may help...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_Clause

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermajority


25 posted on 07/21/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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