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Obama Calls for Renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

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Obama Calls for Renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

Postby MadSmith » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:29 am

Obama Calls for Renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

President Obama tonight said he’s interested in seeing an assault weapons ban reintroduced, breaking his silence on the legislation, which has persisted in spite of at least five mass shootings during his term.


As a candidate in 2008, Obama campaigned on permanent reinstatement of the expired assault weapons ban, and Attorney General Eric Holder in 2009 indicated that the administration would lobby for a bill. But that never materialized and the White House has largely avoided talking about it.

In August, after the Sikh Temple shooting, Jay Carney said, “He does support renewing the assault weapons ban.”

But tonight is the first time during his first term that the sentiment has come from the president’s mouth.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-calls-for-renewal-of-assault-weapons-ban/


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Postby jerryd » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:48 am

I really hope the Chimp looses this election or we are going to be in serious trouble!!!

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Postby SR9 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:54 am

jerryd wrote:I really hope the Chimp looses this election or we are going to be in serious trouble!!!


I agree. If gun owners would just band together to support the other guy we might have a chance. Not sure I am convinced that is going to happen though.
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Postby hooligan » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:25 pm

Obama 2016, see it.

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Postby Harry » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:53 pm

jerryd wrote:I really hope the Chimp looses this election or we are going to be in serious trouble!!!

Other Baboon also doesn't have great gun support record

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Postby SR9 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:57 am

Harry wrote:
jerryd wrote:I really hope the Chimp looses this election or we are going to be in serious trouble!!!

Other Baboon also doesn't have great gun support record

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Unfortunately, we are again forced to make a decision on who will do the least damage. The slightest talk of more gun laws is more than enough to DQ him not to mention all the other stuff.

I really do not like any of the candidates running for office.
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Postby jerryd » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:24 am

NOW YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS!

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Postby MadSmith » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:41 am

With regard to the Massachusetts gun law signed by Romney, this is what the NRA has to say about it:

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state ... =10485&ps=

Despite the efforts of some (including The Boston Globe) to spin this bill as an extension of or creation of a new "Assault Weapons" ban, the bill makes no net changes to the Commonwealth`s laws regarding those types of firearms. The three sections referencing them merely dealt with re-affirming the definitions of what an "Assault Weapon" could be.

Here are just some of the points that the media (including The Boston Globe) got wrong.

Myth: Some headlines claimed that the legislature voted to expand the ban on the sale of the same 19 guns that the federal government has banned.

Fact: The guns are already banned in Massachusetts . The legislature only voted to clarify the definition of so-called "assault weapons," but made no changes to the number of guns included.

Myth: The gun ban was extended.

Fact: Our state`s gun ban was not due to disappear, nor will it become invalid if the federal ban sunsets in September.

Myth: The legislature somehow "won over" gun-rights supporters by including reforms.

Fact: NRA and Gun owners` Action League (GOAL) had made it very clear to the legislature that we would not give up any ground. NRA and GOAL supported this bill because it did not ban any guns, and because it made much-needed reforms.

Myth: Those legislators that wanted to expand the semi-auto gun ban claimed that they "spearheaded" S.2367.

Fact: Credit should be given to Senator Stephen Brewer (D- Barre) and Senator Richard T. Moore (D - Uxbridge) for the reform language.

Myth: The Massachusetts House approved a new version of the ban that would decouple the state definitions from the federal ones.

Fact: The bill merely takes the existing state references to federal law, and fixes the language to a point in time in 1994. Because that is the federal language is currently in effect, the net effect on Massachusetts gun owners is zero. No new gun bans are banned. Keep in mind that the state language in effect before this bill was NEVER set to expire.

With that in mind, NRA members should be very pleased in knowing that their efforts to educate and work with their local representatives and senators resulted in a successful reform action.
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Postby mu2bdriver » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:10 am

And what GOAL had to say about it:

http://www.goal.org/newspages/romney.html

Dated, but still worth a read.

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Postby MadSmith » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:10 pm

Obama hints at handgun restrictions too

In his 2008 campaign and while president, Obama has distanced himself from gun issues, aware that it could hurt him politically in key battleground states. But when pressed about gun violence during the Tuesday town hall-style presidential debate, he fully embraced a Clinton-style assault weapons ban. Clinton's ban expired in 2004.

Suggesting a ban not just on semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 but maybe even handguns, the most popular rifle in America, the president said, "What I'm trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my hometown of Chicago, there's an awful lot of violence and they're not using AK-47s. They're using cheap handguns."

Keene said that Obama's statement was a "strategic error on his part" because it blew up the president's pro-Second Amendment rhetoric. "He knows it's politically dangerous to take on the Second Amendment," said Keene.

"We have credibility when we say that Barack Obama is a threat to your rights. But that credibility is obviously enhanced 10-fold when Barack Obama, in a moment of weakness, says, 'Yeah, as a matter of fact I am.' And that's what he did," said Keene. "This is going to help us."


http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-hints-at-handgun-restrictions-too/article/2510993
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Postby Clawed » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:14 pm

going against the constitution is an impeachable offence
that should have also stopped clinton but it didnt
Yeap, whatever

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Postby jerryd » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:48 am

Obama is out to bring down the U.S. and the liberals are just letting it happen.

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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TODAY!

Postby MadSmith » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:26 pm

Don't forget to vote today.
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