Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he will recommend new gun control measures to President Barack Obama, which include more comprehensive background checks on gun buyers and limits on the sizes of ammunition magazines. The proposal could lead to the most significant move on guns in 20 years, but one regulation highly coveted by gun control advocates is notably missing: a ban on assault weapons.
Comments: Liz agrees that it´s difficult to ban ´assault weapons´ because to define them with cosmetic features like bayonet mounts makes it easy for manufacturers to remove the offending devices. But Liz quickly devolves into her ´all powerful NRA´ mindset, like all brain dead reporters.
Don´t take the bait. Obama wants us to fire first. Obama wants maximum disorder and conflict.
I believe Obama is happy to have high unemployment. He successfully uses it with his ignorant voter base to continue blaming "Republican policies" of the "past decades."
He claims it may take years to "fix this mess." Any time the Republicans are reluctant to follow him at full speed down the road to socialism and tyranny, he accuses them of being up to their old tricks (Constitutional rights, free market, favoring Christianity and American exceptionalism).
Since his supporters want to believe it, his popularity soars.
Being unemployed, they are available for street crime, protests, calls to talk shows, letters to the editor, etc. All of that adds to the polarization of society, the need for Obama´s regime to "rescue" them from the rule of the "greedy, racist, sexist, homophobic" Republicans.
Obama revels in the possibility of a violent response to his strangling, authoritarian assaults on our liberty.
Don´t fire first. (Unless they come to your door to confiscate your anti-tyranny hardware.)
One day a Muslim terrorist is going to use our lax gun laws to perpetrate an outrage somewhere in America. Then we will see draconian anti-gun laws sail through Congress. Those who fail to participate in discussions today are ensuring this outcome.
And then there´s texas. I waited on line to go through a metal detector to enter the building. Meanwhile, other average citizens were going through a short line with no metal detector where they presented their CHL (Concealed Handgun License) and proceeded armed with their weapon. I fully expect them to permit teachers with their CHL to carry in the school if they so desire. It is permitted in one School District already.
The libs are winning the language war again. They´re not assault weapons, though the left and the msm use the term incessantly. Such language abuse tilts the debate. Oh, and as to the topic: there should be no bans on semi-automatic weapon at all.
This gun control debate is a continued power and control grab by the oligarchy in Washington DC. It is also unconstitutional.
So, if the house of representatives is empowered to legislate(create bills), why don´t they ignore this unconstitutional movement? Why don´t they put their time and focus on submitting bills to cut federal spending.
This debate is nothing more than the continuing effort to ignore and dismantle our constitution, while spending zero time on dealing with runaway federal spending and regulation. Our elected representatives should submit bills to cut federal spending and reduce federal regulations and keep these bills coming. But will they? We the American people keep getting "played" by the power elite in Washington. Must it take an armed rebellion against these elites?
Only time will tell, and we the people will not suffer these communist wanna be types in their non-stop efforts to disarm USa.
STOP allowing them to frame the argument.. AR-15 and all others are guns and rifles, used to hunt, target practice, etc...it is NOT A WEAPON unless it is used as such. So very few are considered assault weapons..the rest are just guns, and the owners have no intention of using them for the purpose of assault.
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