The National Rifle Association said it was “disappointed” with the focus of a Thursday meeting with Vice President Joseph R. Biden and other groups over new gun measures, arguing that the White House gathering had less to do with keeping the country’s children safe and more to do “with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment.” “We attended today’s White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals,”
Did they really believe Biden and the Dems wanted to discuss keeping children safe??? Why are the people who are supposed be protecting our rights so naive??? It seems like they always expect the left to be sincere about what they say. They seem to be so gullible. I don´t get it! They should KNOW that these leftists are ALWAYS scheming and are never straight with anyone to whom they are ideologically opposed.
I hope that the NRA spokesperson is just being diplomatic and that they actually didn´t believe they could conduct any kind of a "meaningful" talk with the gun grabbers. Barry assigned Joe to this task for a reason and it is obvious that the decisions have already been made. The meetings with "stakeholders" were a mere formality so the dictator could twist the statements into the result that "most" Americans want strict gun control.
I can´t wait to see what they really mean by "allowing federal agencies to conduct research on gun violence". I can envision a day when you will be refused treatment under ObamaCare unless you agree to give up all guns registered to you as well as any found in a subsequent search of your property.
The publicly-stated subject of the meeting was "gun violence". If the NRA arrived and thought the subject was "school safety", then they obviously ignored the invitation they were given as well as all of the media publicity using the term "gun violence".
The NRA may be unhappy with how the meeting went, but it is disingenuous to suggest that the White House changed the subject.
Google searches for Hitler, Stalin and gun control or confiscation were very high in recent months. Were regime agents researching what processes worked in the past? What unforseen "obstacles" had to be overcome (or killed)?
Or were patriots arming themselves with the same information?
Let´s face it. Since pelosi took the gavel, the dems have made it quite clear they intend to become dictators in this country. And, because of a gutless congress and a corrupted supreme court and, it would appear, a compliant citizenry, they are achieving this goal.
Poster 6, I´ve seen 10 replays of sanctimonious biden at the gun violence conference in his muffled affect talking about those "defenseless children at the Connecticut school riddled with bullets, not hit with stray bullets, but riddled." Democrats always change the subject. They specialize in emotional, straw man arguments. Democrats constantly redefine words and use euphemisms to suit their leftist agenda. So please don´t cause our eyes to roll with your silly lecture about changing the subject.
the fact that the head of thev NRA didnt go was all i needed to know this was obozo waggin his finger in our face telling us he is king and we had better comply whell we though out one king we can do it again up yours obozo
Some people sat on their hands and did not vote for Republicans - a third party is not the answer and adds to splitting the vote and a losing one for the Pubbies. Until we have control of both houses we are dead in the water and the dims can do whatever they want.
Obama is pushing this country to violence because it will further his agenda. He wants chaos in this country and he will have it because he can´t fundamentally change this country without it. He is being provocatively contentious in dealing with the issue of gun control. He is in perpetual community organizer agitating mode. The democrats are in perpetual crisis mode. The media is in perpetual propagamda mode, and the Republicans are in perpetual whipped dog mode. Another perfect storm for governmental tyranny perpetrated on American citizens.
Obama has already geared up for this. His FEMA(DHS) has the training and facilities. However, at this point in time they don´t have enough people. They just have places for mass graves and ways to trasport the bodies. Make no mistake he wants to do this. He may never have enough people, but he needs to be stopped. Too bad our wimps in Congress can´t seem to get it right.
The real question is ... do you trust leaders who are sending our tanks and other armaments to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Egypt to be used against Israel. The same people who sent 2000 assault weapons to the Drug Cartel in Mexico that caused the murder of 300 Mexican people. Do you trust them not use the guns they take away from you against you.
Obama and the rest of the criminals in Washington DC are about to start another civil war in this country by attempting to disarm law abiding citizens. They now have a clear record of killing innocent people around the world. They need controlling, not tax paying, law abiding people who need to protect themselves in Obama´s world. Who works for who in this twisted country today.
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pete moss, 1/11/2013 10:20:08 AM (No. 9110600)
Number 14 is right on the money. Our elected criminals, who have spent our country broke, would like nothing more than to create a one party dictatorship. I never thought I´d live to see it, but I fear that we are well on our way to another civil war.
"When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security". From the Declaration of Independence.
These are the words of Thomas Jefferson himself. And he was supposed to be the first "Democrat"?
This is what Obozo is leading up to. Whether it´s intentional or not is not worth debating. He´s doing it. And, if we believe in the Declaration, and all we have learned from the writings of the founders ( those of us who have actually read them) then the time is fasting approaching for us to rise up and throw off the tyranny that is encompassing us.
Protection of the public is just a fig leaf. Our state and federal goobermints are wearing very tiny figleaves. If they had even a decent sized pair, they would have gone after the ILLEGAL guns in our inner cities decades ago and stopped the slaughter of the minorities, innocent and not-so-innocent, who live with gun violence every night.
Last night I renewed my NRA membership for three years - and I don´t even own a gun (not yet.) I let my original membership expire back in 2008. Last night I was on hold 28 minutes before I got through to a live NRA operator/associate.
You could not find a clearer, unmistakably brazen assault on the Constitution than this gun offensive. The mask is off, the gloves are off, all pretense of legitimacy is gone, and the line is drawn between the governors and the governed. Benjamin Franklin told us we had been given representative republic, if we could now just keep it. He knew that in time the test would come. Well, the time is here and we are the ones who will succeed or fail. It’s us or the man from nowhere.
Of course the NRA knew going in that the Obama administration were not plain dealers and would not be serious. They also know what the American people care about, safety. Hence the statement and hence not letting Obama reframe the real argument.
Not allowing over emotional know nothing pols reframe the real argument is a classic tactic of coming from a position of rational strength. Try it sometime.. pretty liberating.
#24 never explains himself, but I think his argument is that because the NRA added in the provision to the ACA that doctors should be discouraged from asking if people have a gun in their home that somehow they helped support and pass the bill. I don´t see it that way. I think they knew it was likely going to be pushed through anyway so they threw in the provision to keep them from using the information against gun owners. I don´t think that necessarily was a cause for the passage of Zerocare, however.
Wasn´t it one of Obama´s cabinet members who said at a graduation speech that "like Mao, we realize the only real power comes from the barrel of a gun"? They believe it and therefore they want to be the only ones with the guns.
They crave total power and they don´t care if they have to kill to get it. (See Fast & Furious). I believe they are perfectly willing to ignite a civil war to get it. The struggles of the coming days are exactly what the 2nd Amendment was written for. But how may Americans are willing to fight, kill, and possibly die, to defend thier liberties? Too few I fear...
I had a conversation recently with a woman who had gone to a new doctor. She was asked to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions was whether or not she had guns in her household, and, if so, how many.
I asked what on earth that had to do with healthcare. She said she didn´t know, but that there were other questions about such things as income, etc., that seemed equally odd for such a questionnaire.
Reminds me of the questionnaire for members of the military that I was told about during the Clinton years. One of the questions dealt with the willingness of the person to fire on U.S. citizens. And, we all remember the military tanks at Waco.
These things, of course, didn´t come about overnight, or as the result of recent events. Lefist comrades in spirit, who are long since dead, dreamed of these times when their dreams are coming to fruition.
NRA was very smart to send a representative so they could at least hear the dialogue that took place in that room. I am sure going in that the NRA knew that the Whitehouse would not listen to their suggestions.
What other lobbying bodies are out there? Let´s not put all our gun defending eggs in one NRA basket. Imagine all this new socialist nazi pressure, more than ever before, and all of it focused on the NRA. The NRA likely will not fold, but now is the time to introduce new voices, new institutions to speak up. More voices. Dear Ted is not the only spokesman. And, we have to ask, where is OUR British guy, who is not a communist, OUR counter-terrorist Brit who can spar with Herr Piers Adolph Morgan. OUR guy who can tell us how miserable things are in England, having no guns, while being over run by totalitarian muslims and tons more socialism. Let´s get our own Olympic Pro Gun Team out there.
US President Barack Obama appears to have angered supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as well as supporters of the army coup that toppled him on July 3. Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is at the vanguard of the street protests against Morsi’s ouster, claim the US supported the coup. Those opposed to the Brotherhood claim Washington has been and still is supporting the Islamists. An example of the vitriol in the country can be seen in a new video clip featuring a song by Egyptian performer Sama Elmasry. Titled “You Obama, Your Father, Mother,”
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol remarked on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign rhetoric on foreign policy stood in stark contrast to the turmoil in the Middle East stirred by threats from al-Qaida, pointing out that the U.S. closed 22 embassies throughout the Muslim world. “Four years ago President Obama gave a much heralded speech as outreach to the Muslim world,” Kristol said. “And now, four years later we are closing embassies throughout the Muslim world. A year ago, the president said al-Qaida is on the run. And now we seem to be on the run.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a leading neoconservative hawk and staunch supporter of Israel, says the U.S. military interventions he has long supported to promote democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere have backfired and need to be re-evaluated. “I am a neoconservative. But at some point, even if you are a neoconservative, you need to take a deep breath to ask if our strategies in the Middle East have succeeded,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said in an interview.
Key Democratic and Republican members of Congress said Sunday that the terrorism threat reportedly triggered by an intercepted message between senior al Qaeda operatives is the most serious threat in years, with some warning that the threat is an indication the terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks still poses a significant danger to the U.S. The threat forced the closings of more than 20 U.S. embassies and consulates this weekend. A travel alert was issued for Americans planning to travel overseas, particularly in the Middle East, and will remain in effect for the rest of August.
Rattled lawmakers in both parties applauded President Obama’s decision to shutter two dozen U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and North Africa this weekend, calling the threat of a fresh terrorist attack credible, specific and the most alarming in years. The State Department extended the closure of 19 embassies, consulates and smaller diplomatic posts through Saturday “out of an abundance of caution,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a written statement Sunday. Several other posts, including embassies in Kabul and Baghdad, will reopen Monday.
I have lived under the Administrations of 8 Presidents. Until Barack Obama, I never knew the date of their birthday. In fact, except for Barack Obama, I don´t know the exact birthday of any US President. (I know Washington and Lincoln were born some time in February.) Obama´s organizing arm, OFA, not only wants me to know that Sunday is Barack´s Obama, but also that I should be politically active in "honor" of the event. This creepiness is beyond the ability of science to measure.
Saturday evening, a friend suggested that I watch the midnight rerun of Judge Jeanine Pirro´s Fox News program for her interview segment with a Democrat and a Republican about this weekend´s closing of 22 embassies overseas in response to terrorist threats. Ryan Clayton was the Democrat whose arguments blaming George W. Bush´s administration for the current level of threats in the Middle East were so weak that he was reduced to childishly reminding viewers that 9/11 happened on George W. Bush´s watch (as if we didn´t know, and as if eight years of previous Clinton
During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama repeatedly claimed that al-Qaeda had been “decimated” and “on the path to defeat.” That makes it a little curious that the State Department is now forced to close temporarily its diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa and to issue a global travel alert to U.S. citizens warning of a potential attack by al-Qaeda. News of al-Qaeda’s imminent demise was, it seems, greatly exaggerated. In fact, while the terrorist network has suffered substantial losses, including of course the loss of its co-founder, Osama bin Laden, it has displayed dismaying resilience.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Key figures in the Obama administration met on the current al-Qaeda threat on Saturday while the president conducted an intensive golf fiesta at Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama set off for the golf course at about 8 a.m., hoping to squeeze in as much play as possible before a scheduled departure to Camp David at 2:30 p.m. Three all-male teams hit the golf course to mark the day before Obama’s 52nd birthday, including regulars Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass and college friend Wahid Hamid. “Before departing this morning, the president was updated
In April, the city of Boston was effectively under military curfew because two terrorists were on the loose. Now, fears of al-Qaeda attacking has led the U.S. government to close 21 U.S. embassies in Muslim-majority countries and then issue a worldwide travel alert announcing that “Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.” The chairman of the Joint Chiefs
While President Barack Obama has claimed he is a champion of the middle class, two of his signature initiatives--comprehensive immigration reform and Obamacare--threaten to further gut America´s middle class. Regarding Obamacare, economic analyst John Mauldin determined Obamacare may actually create a "new underclass" with "disastrous implications for the country." He explained that the country has a "younger generation that is having trouble finding full-time work and developing the skills needed for the transition to more stable, higher-paying employment."
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
An odd dark vertical line that was observed in the sky over Florida earlier this week has left meteorologists puzzled. The shadowy apparition was spotted and photographed by Mike Weight at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin, Florida, Wednesday. Weight was walking on the beach at around 12.30pm. The day was bright and sunny, but there were thunderheads forming to the east. ‘I was looking North when I observed what looked like a ray of dark light coming down from a small cloud to the surface of the Gulf about a half-mile away,’ the 73-year-old man wrote in an email
Goose Creek resident Nancy Mace officially announced her campaign to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican Party primary. The first woman to graduate from the Citadel, Mace is a well-regarded up-and-comer in Palmetto State politics, counting at least one notable South Carolina Tea Party fave as an ally, state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). However, if Mace truly hopes to secure the SCGOP nomination, she will need to answer questions about another comrade, Will Folks of FITSNews. As the former co-owner of FITSNews, Mace presided over the South Carolina political gossip site during its most infamous days;