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Obama´s gun strategy
falling short in Senate

Politico, by Reid J. Epstein

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/26/2013 6:03:39 AM

President Barack Obama’s legislative strategy for gun control may be the reason he gets no deal at all. Obama’s team has been working a delicate inside game to reach out to otherwise combative Senate Republicans: The White House conveys messages to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who develops strategy with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the gun-friendly moderate who is tasked with whipping GOP support. But as things often go in Washington, the last step is the hardest — and is beginning to seem impossible. The group has reached a breaking point over how to address records of private sales receipts,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/26/2013 6:18:37 AM     (No. 9196457)

That nasty ol´ "...shall not be infringed" line keeps getting in the way, darn it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/26/2013 6:21:14 AM     (No. 9196459)

This might sound like good news on it´s face but it could be a ploy to allow Obama to take executive action.We no longer have a representative republic but one that´s at the mercy of an overbearing president,intent on getting his way,one way or another.You have the same kind of sticking points on immigration that Obama could over rule on a whim.

The senate dems running for re-election want some political coverage on guns and what better way than hand it off to Obama to deal with.

People think their misery could be over in 2016,thanks to term limits but I seriously doubt the left will simply surrender their prized president so easily.In a bizarre way,Hillary making another run could distract them from pushing a third term for Obama but unless we get a grip on voter fraud,it´s going to be hard for a republican to win anyway.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/26/2013 6:24:58 AM     (No. 9196462)

Schummer. It figures. He´s the identity theft king of the Senate. Remember when he got caught attempting to steal identity information on that black Pubbie running the RNC?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 2/26/2013 7:08:21 AM     (No. 9196513)

#1 - The Feds have done fairly good job, from their standpoint, of circumventing the ´shall not be infringed´ concept in incremental stages starting in 1934 with additional infringments in 1968 and 1986.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 2/26/2013 8:36:32 AM     (No. 9196665)

Manchin earned his high rating from the NRA when he was governor. I guess being one of the boys is now more important than that.
I had hoped there really was such a thing as a pro-gun, pro-freedom democrat. Guess not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/26/2013 8:37:38 AM     (No. 9196667)

"Coburn’s position is that the threat of a federal agent posing as a gun buyer would be enough of a deterrent to stop people from selling to felons or the mentally ill."

Yeah, but We don´t need a deterrent for that. In all of our "nativist craziness", we law abiding gun owners already won´t sell our firearms to felons or to the mentally ill...


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/26/2013 9:49:43 AM     (No. 9196823)

None of the proposed changes would have done one bit to stop the Newton shooting. This is just the gun grabbing left using the latest crisis to advance their agenda one more step. When the next event occurs, it will be on to the next level.

Shameless exploitation of tragedy is all it is. Univeral background checks would not have stopped any of the recent mass shootings. And even if you had a complete "assault weapons" ban that included universal confiscation of existing rifles (how well is that likely to actually work?), that leaves plenty of other weapons that can inflict substantial harm very quickly in the hands of a murderous nutjob.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 2/26/2013 11:15:29 AM     (No. 9197050)

Notice that getting a background check without a permenant registry does not interest them. This is political sleight of hand.

They are not actually interested in the background check, ONLY THE GUN REGISTRATION.

The goal is to get a national gun registry started, no matter how small, because like all other gun laws, they plan on expanding it in he future.

The antigunners know that they cannot confiscate all the guns if they don´t know where they are. The registration of who has guns is the most important thing that they are trying to get done this iteration.

We need to stop this gun registration (masquerading as a background check) if we expect to keep our guns over the long term.

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