President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearm buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The announcement will set off a fierce confrontation with Congress over an issue that has riven American society for decades. Obama’s far-reaching firearms agenda has at best tepid support from his party leaders and puts him at loggerheads with Democratic centrists.
Hey, Doofus, good luck with all your Imperial Dictator executive orders! No one elected you to trash our Constitution and our Nation in the process. You´re the #1 Enemy of the State! Our Founders knew what to do with people like you!
These exe orders will go to a court no sooner than the ink is dry on them.Supposedly obama is a Constitutional scholar but missed the classes on "shall not infringe".
They´re using this tragedy to push the envelope on Obama´s powers.Using kids as props on this is disgraceful and sickening.Any parent who lent their kid for this photo op should lose their citizenship over aiding and abetting a constitutional overthrow by a president.For all we know,there´s 10 kids not on that stage because they were wiped out by an abortions.
Obama cares about kid´s safety so much but didn´t bat an eye over a botched abortion babies dying in a utility closet.
Stephanopoulos: Why’s Biden presenting the recommendations instead of the President? Williams: Dunno. Now, live, from the White House, Vice President Joe Biden, surrounded by children from across the country.
Biden: Mornin’, everyone. So, wonderin’ why ole Joe’s here, not the Boss? Well, yesterday he says, ´´Joe, I can’t expend capital on this one. Take the blowback for me, and. . . .´´ Hey kids, quit fidgetin’ and look up at me like we showed you.
Anyway, I gotta coupla VP Executive Orders here. Perfectly legal: the Chief’s playin’ golf, and Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution gives me power when he’s incapacitated.
Let´s get to it
Order 1: Firearms and ammunition manufacturers, bow and arrow makers, Walmart, Cabela’s, gun shops—-do your thing, but you can only sell to us Feds and drug cartels.
Order 2: Mandatory turn-in. Everything. Hand ‘em over or go to jail. And we know who has what. The NSA hasn’t been twiddling its thumbs the last four years.
Confiscated weapons will be used to equip the president’s new Civilian National Security Force, saving taxpayers a bundle.
You slip somethin’ by us, and maybe shoot a mugger or home invader, you’re lookin’ at hard time.
Order 3: Hunters, register your slingshot or boomerang, you’re good to go.
Order 4: Priests and shrinks: you record everybody you talk to, send the tapes to the FBI. They’ll take it from there.
That’s it. I’m askin’ video game makers and Hollywood to keep the violence down, but only askin’. Not gonna infringe on their First Amendment rights. Hey, you see Django? Did that rock or what? I. . . .
The American people cannot accept this unconstitutional power grab. Obama is out of control and if the Republicans are unwilling to stick their worthless political necks out to stop him than the rest of us will.
If you read the article, the president has no intention of trying to do everything via executive order. And there are clearly some things that he can do via executive order, such as tell the Dept. of Justice to better enforce existing laws, or request a study of gun violence.
It is a fact that it is too easy for psychotic individuals to get hold of guns today. I have yet to hear any suggestions from the gun-rights lobby as to how to make it more difficult for this tiny segment of the population to get hold of guns.
Re #14: " there are clearly some things that he can do via executive order, such as tell the Dept. of Justice to better enforce existing laws, or request a study of gun violence."
Does it really take an executive order for the Justice Dept to do thier jobs, or should the Justice Dept follow the law as the Constitution provides?
Re #14 again: "It is a fact that it is too easy for psychotic individuals to get hold of guns today. I have yet to hear any suggestions from the gun-rights lobby as to how to make it more difficult for this tiny segment of the population to get hold of guns."
Keeping psycos off the streets via institutionalization worked for centuries; until a bunch of leftists convinced enough of us sane persons otherwise. If psychos are locked up, then psychos cannot obtain firearms. (or knives, or chains, or lead pipes, or....on and on.) We dont need more gun control, we need more crazy-persons control.
Anyone who watches the circus with Obama today, take a GOOD look at those children, and be reminded that they already are growing up less free than we did, will be saddled with debt, and will NEVER experience the RIGHT to own a gun with a 10 round magazine, heck, may not even be allowed to own a firearm period. I am sick of the twisted language..all guns are firearms..UNTIL they are used to shoot someone, then they become assault weapons.
FTA: These steps include enhanced federal scientific research on gun violence and a modernized federal database system to track guns, criminals and the mentally ill.
And there´s the point. To be better able to locate every gun so that it can be taken away when the time comes. It may not come immediately, but those who would enslave us think in the long terms, and ´never let a crisis go to waste.´
#14 More people are killed by drunken drivers than by guns. Do you propose banning cars? Limiting their horsepower? Of course not. It´s not the car´s fault. The effort should be toward identifying the potential offenders and either rehabilitating or punishing them as appropriate.
I heard a commentator say -- We are only as good as our government -- WHAT?
No -- No -- WE the people are as good as it gets. This country has been a shining beacon to those of US who wanted Freedom from tyranny. I passed that Lady in the harbor and I knew my family had a chance to live a good life....
Soooooo -- all you media/types -- good luck with trying to convince US that the Washington elite are in charge. They may write a we bills and huff and puff at the podium -- but -- at the end of the day they can only "lead" those of US who will follow.
AND -- my dears -- I´m not going there....My core values don´t match their whinnnning. I follow the Constitution given to US by the founding Fathers.
Aren´t EO´s only binding as long as the president is in office, like #2 mentions?
One day we´ll convene the families of the Mexicans murdered by F&F guns and the relatives of the deceased re Benghazi at Obama´ sentencing for treason, high crimes and misdemeanors; gun running and negligent homicide being more specific.
This meeting will have way more impact than any kids who wrote letters. Obama has a direct tie to these above mentioned deaths, unlike the false cause and effect the DC commies are pushing in linking law abiding American gun owners to Sandy Hook.
Let´s make it official: Obama will be showing his Middle Eastern side today.
Poster #15 suggested going to YouTube to look for ´´Sandy Hook Conspiracy´´ and I looked at a 30 minute video with the most views found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d516tIViRLI It blew the tin foil hat clean off my head and now I feel sick to my stomach.
When you have government hacks that have never held a real private sector job defining what an assault gun is or a magazine capacity and then say anyone should be able to vote without an ID, you know they do not have any grasp on reality. Because if you were really interested in children wouldn´t you want to be arresting those the violate existing law and removing repeat offenders from society. Instead of making more laws to include more law abiding citizens. And who do you think they will persecute? I will ignore the laws and just go on as normal. His orders will go down as the most disregarded in history.
Obama wouldn´t know an "assault weapon" from a Daisy Beebee gun.
When guns are outlawed, we´ll all be outlaws -- except for a few folks in the upper West Side of Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights, and of course, rich commies like Soros who can afford to hire armed bodyguards.
People are smart to be scared #34! Everyone here and other conservative sites are screaming, BUT Obama does what he wants and NOBODY stops him or even seems to know how! PLUS Rasmussen reports that most of the people support the Democrats in this power grab and stomping of the Constitution!
I agree with some other posters. We are not addressing the problem, which is crazy people. We have created a whole generation of "psychologically adjusted" people who have been on mind/mood altering medication all their lives. These people should not have access to guns. That includes all the lazy/too busy parent ritalin babies who have graduated to stronger stuff. Lets hear exactly what lanza was on. Nobody´s talking. Hmmmm.
I stopped halfway thru the youtube video when I saw the picture of Obama holding who they said was the little girl shot - I wanted to see if that was true. Here is a link showing that it´s not the little girl who was shot, but her sister. Apparently, the pic showing the whole family, and, altho the sister looks very similar, she is not the same. That makes the whole thing suspicious to me: http://metabunk.org/threads/1054-Debunked-Emily-Parker-Still-Alive-after-Sandy-Hook
Obama always needs to be the smartest guy in the room. That is why he will be surrounding himself with children (and Joe Biden) today. The Mocha Mobster will learn the hard way that the real 3rd rail of American politics is the right to bear arms. Attempt to infringe on that and you open a giant can of whoop ass.
Are you really surprised that Obama is doing this??? He is going to do more than this. We are now a socialist country with no freedoms. Forget trying to fight it. It will never work. He is in control now. That is final and HE will tell you so.
Perhaps the next time Obie proclaims the Republicans are forcing him to reduce spending, he should trot out "The children" to demonstrate who will be destroyed by his stupid desire to spend us into obliteration...
The Clown Prince is finally going to feel a pushback to his insane power grabs. He is already scared and that´s why he had Biden do the dirty work. Financial losses are expected and, for the most part, tolerated from this thief. Guns, not so much. The loss of a gun means so much more than an empty holster.
#14 - the existing laws already PREVENTED the Newtown killer from obtaining a firearm when he applied to buy one. So, he stole the ones he used from his mother.
He illegally acquired the guns from an overprotective parent and violated the gun-free school zone laws when he arrived on school grounds. He then proceeded to break the laws against cold-blooded murder.
What laws are "common sense" and how do they prevent irrational acts?
Remember when the liberal gun control advocates used to talk about banning "assault rifles"?
Notice that they no longer do that, and now want to ban what they refer to as "assault weapons". Some of them admit that they define "assault weapons" as any semi-automatic handgun or rifle that can possible accept a clip or magazine that can hold over 10 rounds of ammunition, in New York it is now down to 7 rounds.
Such a broad definition would encompass just about all the modern firearms produced and sold in America today. If such a ban were passed, nationwide what would keep the gun banners from coming back after the next mass shooting to ban all "assault weapons" that contain a magazine that hold 5 rounds or 3 rounds? or even banning all firearms that can accept any sort of a detachable magazine?
About all of these mass shootings are perpetrated by crazy people who set out on a personal suicide mission, and they know that the way to surely gain nationwide attention for themselves is to murder a lot of innocent people before they take their own lives. You will never hear the liberal Democrats and their gun control allies talk about those dangerous mentally ill people other then to refer to them as victims, because they know that while guns have no vote, the mentally ill can vote and do vote mostly for liberal Democrats.
Stupid comment #45. I, among others that I know, get nowhere near facebook, but we are all members of the NRA. I don´t care how many "friends" bammy has, you and the bunny are probably on there 100 times.
I guess obama´s facebook friends and democRATS are just waiting for a replay of Germany in the 1930s. hitler got all the guns registered, set up a few awful events, then took all the guns and started exterminating unwanted masses. Included in those exterminated masses were thousands of Germans who helped put, and keep him in power.
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