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What President Obama proposed on
guns.And what might actually
pass Congress.

Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan

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Posted By:Drive, 1/16/2013 12:59:12 PM

President Obama announced a sweeping slate of new gun control proposals Wednesday designed to curb mass violence. Some of the items will be enacted via executive order while others will require action on Capitol Hill. Below, we take a closer look at the larger proposals that will require action from Congress and offer our best educated guess of how likely they are to pass, based on recent polling and what lawmakers have said: * A ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/16/2013 1:01:26 PM     (No. 9120210)

Sean Sullivan, you are the grease on Obama´s wheels.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/16/2013 1:16:30 PM     (No. 9120264)

Headline yesterday: Obama To Announce Stringent Gun Control Changes

Headline today: Obama Punts
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/16/2013 1:34:16 PM     (No. 9120307)

Yep #2... but he always does. His suggestions are all aimed at Congress taking this or that "common sense" action. Bet they are loving him in those back rooms of the Capital right now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/16/2013 2:38:49 PM     (No. 9120446)

The only way to curb violence is to put people in prison after they commit a crime. Taking rights away from law abiding citizens who DIDN`T DO ANYTHING is not the answer. However, stealing our rights is the mark of a Dictator.

I am already concerned at the lack of response by the GOP to the numerous over reaching aspects of this regime. Where are the republican spokesmen in Congress warning the president not to infringe on our rights? I hear nothing from them. Cowards as usual.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: larryp, 1/16/2013 2:39:12 PM     (No. 9120448)

it has to be changed thru congress and sent to the States for ratfying,. It cna happen pretty fastas some amendments have or it can drag out for so many years until it dies from inaction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: swarfer, 1/16/2013 2:46:55 PM     (No. 9120465)

All gun transactions will likely have to be registered just like new purchases. Few would actually be affected, so it is a good political bargining chip, therefore it will pass. Also likely is the ban on high capacity magazines of greater than 10 rounds. Those who want them already have them so actually few will be affected and it is therefore likely to pass as well. Of course none of this would have prevented the recent tragedy. Putting police is schools is the best use of federal money in that it helps prevent violence and abuse af all kinds even from the students, keeps drugs in check and provides an authority figure in schools for kids to look up to instead of where some homes and communitites where police are view as the "enemy" and not to cooperate. Perhaps this is why it really isn´t popular with some Democrats. Imagine what little kids in schools will tell to the resident police about what goes on at home!!!! A lot of parents will end up getting arrested.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/16/2013 3:41:39 PM     (No. 9120586)

I can hear it now, Republicans want elementary school kids to die. And Boehner´s silence will make it true.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: weejun, 1/16/2013 4:34:07 PM     (No. 9120671)

as a staunch, FORMER GOP supporter, #4, that is why the NRA has gained 250,000 new members in the last several weeks: it is the perception of many out here that law abiding, conservative citizens of this country no longer have a political voice against knee-jerk, socialistic liberals, and that former "champions" in the political arena have sold their souls to the re-election god. After giving GOP telemarketers a piece of mind on more than one occasion recently, the only silver lining is they have quit calling me. The GOP is a complete SELLOUT: ergo, I, like many others, am desperately searching for organizations like the NRA to champion fundamental rights such as the 2nd Amendment. Sad, and something I never thought would be possible in this great nation.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/16/2013 4:38:59 PM     (No. 9120685)

Actually, everything is subject to Congress. scumbama can issue all the EOs he wants, but Congress still provides the money. Unless maybe this is what that $1 trillion coin was for....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Eliza M, 1/16/2013 7:05:04 PM     (No. 9120995)

With the way Congress has been acting in the last 5 years bending backward to appease Obama I wouldn´t count on them. It seems lately that what ever they can do to keep their job they will do, and, that means kissing the back end of Obama...( Maybe I should say Boehner!)
I´d like to see what the new kids on the block have to offer this tired old GOP.....Go get them Freshmen your time has come....God Bless America! And, your freedom is at hand.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Eliza M, 1/16/2013 7:10:33 PM     (No. 9121007)

To my last commit: I´d like to see Paul Rand take a stand at this....And let Boehner take a longgggg...Vacation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 1/16/2013 8:29:04 PM     (No. 9121157)

Registration = confiscation. IF we allow a background check, it should only be YES or NO.
No serial numbers or type of gun. They don´t need to know who owns what. It should also be FREE, we shouldn´t be charged for exercising a consitutional right, like voting. But I´m against all of this crap anyway. I believe that getting the database is the MAJOR intent of all of this, just for the next time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/16/2013 8:50:02 PM     (No. 9121194)

0bozo showed up to the gun control battle, with a squirt gun. His executive actions amount to a proposal to waste more tax money. His ´proposals´ amount to more empty talk.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/16/2013 10:17:09 PM     (No. 9121284)

This attempt to advance criminalization of all Americans is the Diane Sawyer ultimate mafia media scam of the century. Bringing the kids out as "human shields"* the lowest form of disgusting abusive propagandizing.
Americans know the truth. Obamao´s fanatic ways with rabid support of the msm Dianes, have all gone too far. *("human shields" is a phrase Rush used today)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/16/2013 11:26:28 PM     (No. 9121359)

This has one purpose: To place the Republicans in yet another no-win political scenario. It´ll work too because the Republicans in Congress are the biggest collection of no-winners I´ve ever seen. No wonder we keep losing elections.

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