Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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#827215 Dec 21, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>If guns were banned like in England we wouldn't need to spend $5 billion for armed guards. That $5 billion could then be used for better purposes like helping that poor lady in Florida and her 15 foster children.
Monday, 16 July, 2001, 04:50 GMT 05:50 UK

Handgun crime 'up' In UK despite ban

A new study suggests the use of handguns in crime rose by 40% in the two years after the weapons were banned. The research, commissioned by the Countryside Alliance's Campaign for Shooting, has concluded that existing laws are targeting legitimate users of firearms rather than criminals. The ban on ownership of handguns was introduced in 1997 as a result of the Dunblane massacre, when Thomas Hamilton opened fire at a primary school leaving 16 children and their teacher dead.

But the report suggests that despite the restrictions on ownership the use of handguns in crime is rising. The Centre for Defence Studies at Kings College in London, which carried out the research, said the number of crimes in which a handgun was reported increased from 2,648 in 1997/98 to 3,685 in 1999/2000. It also said there was no link between high levels of gun crime and areas where there were still high levels of lawful gun possession.

Of the 20 police areas with the lowest number of legally held firearms, 10 had an above average level of gun crime. And of the 20 police areas with the highest levels of legally held guns only two had armed crime levels above the average.

Smuggling

The campaign's director, David Bredin, said: "It is crystal clear from the research that the existing gun laws do not lead to crime reduction and a safer place.

"Policy makers have targeted the legitimate sporting and farming communities with ever-tighter laws but the research clearly demonstrates that it is illegal guns which are the real threat to public safety."

He said the rise was largely down to successful smuggling of illegal guns into the country.

Weapons have even been disguised as key rings no larger than a matchbox to get them in, he said.

Other sources of guns include battlefield trophies brought back by soldiers, the illegal conversion of replica firearms including blank firing pistols and the reactivation of weapons which had been deactivated.


Ammunition

Examples of illegally manufactured guns include screwdrivers being adapted to fire off one round, he said.

The Metropolitan Police said its official figures showed a 20% drop in armed robberies of commercial premises between April and July this year, compared with the same period last year.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said that, since April 2001, the Flying Squad has arrested 39 people in connection with 34 armed incidents and seized 52 weapons.

Operation Trident, which investigates "black on black" shootings in the UK, has made more than 300 arrests, recovered 100 firearms and 1,500 rounds of ammunition since it was established a year ago.

The Home Office said measures were being taken to tackle handgun crime, including an intensified effort against illegally smuggled weapons.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1440764.st...
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#827216 Dec 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You are correct about many of those that carry guns where ever they go.
They strap on that gun, their chest puffs out,their stride becomes a strut & they turn into a number one a-hole.
We all know the type.
I agree. NRA gun nuts are the bigest bunch of ignoranuses I ever seen.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#827217 Dec 21, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Zimmerman was the prototype for these cowards.
Zimmerman only followed the kid because he felt brave with his gun. And he commiitted murder with it.
Without a gun, they're frightened little men.
And even though Trayvon Martin was unarmed, he still kicked Zimmermans butt pretty good. He was a real man who didn't need a gun to put up a fight!
Protect 2nd Ammendmant

Monrovia, CA

#827218 Dec 21, 2012
Virginia Beach ...sounds a little too clost to Vagina Beach lol...

If the shoe fits.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827219 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
Freezing temperatures, record lows, in Southern California the last two mornings.
Damn that global warming!
The freezing temperatures are caused by global warming idiot. The melting ice is drifting southerly and cooling the oceans. Try reading a science book sometime.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#827220 Dec 21, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Yes you may be right to an extent ,but it is the spirit of the American people that has carried us through times of opression , lies and dishonesty in the past , our current govt. and erosion of our constitution and our rights only calls for common sence to see whats going on here , hell we have made war with lots of places that only had rocks to begin with .
You must agree that the lies and dishonesty you speak of is a problem with both parties. The thing that sets us apart from other countries is that at least we can vote out the worst. Guns and rocks only work in third world countries where they stick their fingers in a bottle of ink to vote if and when they are allowed to vote. We're beyond that.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#827221 Dec 21, 2012
carol wrote:
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Ask someone else. I never said that.
You are a sickening hate-filled person.
At no other time in the past four years have I been so angry and disgusted.
We will get exactly what we deserve because of people like you and Lily.
If you were standing in front of me, I would find it too difficult to refrain myself from slapping you right across the face.
Your the one full of hate. At least he doen't think the children of Sandy Point are better off dead.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#827222 Dec 21, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That many children dying each day at the hands of NRA gun nuts is a travesty. The NRA is a terrorist organization that should be outlawed. It is time for President Obama to outlaw the NRA and private ownership of all firearms. Americans are tired of their children being murdered by psychopathic NRA gun nuts.
Republicans just lost the 2012 election, so far they seem to have learned very little
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#827223 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The NRA is more moderate on gun control than are many non-member gun owners.
The NRA is a domestic terrorist organzation. NRA memebers are domestic terrorists.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#827224 Dec 21, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>You will give up your deadly guns when the Government tells you to give them up or you will suffer the consequences!
"nobama 2012"
You are saying your hero, the loser, president nobama, will send in guns to forcefully take guns them from the citizens? Good luck with that. Some of us respect the constitution, you know the document that says the folks have the right to own a firearm?
Why do you not get afucking life? Do or say something that makes sense?
Based on your hard work which ensured the presidents re election you will be out front going door to door to steal weapons? O am looking foreword to your visit.
Peace
KMA
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827225 Dec 21, 2012
carol wrote:
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Or Mao-Tse Tung.
Your racist comments simply enhance the fact that you are ignorent.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827226 Dec 21, 2012
Protect 2nd Ammendmant wrote:
Virginia Beach ...sounds a little too clost to Vagina Beach lol...
If the shoe fits.
And "Covina" sounds like a STD. "My girlfriend gave me a bad case of covina."
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827227 Dec 21, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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The NRA is going down.
Just as your side lost the battles on immigration and gay marriage, so too will you lose this one.
You may have the right to bear arms, but the Gov't has the right to determine which arms are allowed for public purchase.
Stick around, you'll see.
Nobody has the right to own a deadly firearm. If you read the 2nd amendment carefully, it clearly states that only members of a WELL REGULATED MILITIA have the right to bear arms. Not just any tobacco chewing, fat, alcolholic redneck that wants to kill his wife.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#827228 Dec 21, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The families of the victims should sue Fox for wrongful death. H it them in the pocket.
"silly"
I would guess you must be in La La Land. Even the lowest ambulance chasing attorney is not going to waste his time attacking freedom of speech/opinion. You are starting to sound like "nobama 2012" who would like to repeal the 1st. amendment. Just because you do not like folks expressing their views, even views that may be assinine is not a reason to restrict their rights.
Peace
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827229 Dec 21, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"nobama 2012"
You are saying your hero, the loser, president nobama, will send in guns to forcefully take guns them from the citizens? Good luck with that. Some of us respect the constitution, you know the document that says the folks have the right to own a firearm?
Why do you not get afucking life? Do or say something that makes sense?
Based on your hard work which ensured the presidents re election you will be out front going door to door to steal weapons? O am looking foreword to your visit.
Peace
KMA
Confiscating deadly firearms will be a relatively easy process. A buy-back program will eliminate most of them. You NRA gun nuts can use the money to buy more beer. A reward for information leading to the arrest of people who possess deadly firearms will take care of most of the rest. The remaining few can be dealt with by law enforcement. That's how they did it in England and it worked very well.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827230 Dec 21, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Republicans just lost the 2012 election, so far they seem to have learned very little
Yeah, John Boner is doing one heck of a job isn't he!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#827231 Dec 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Have no cocaine or meth, both are illegal. I always file a correct tax return.
What are you trying to say?
So, Homeo, you would have no problem with more people paying the same tax you infer that you pay? I say "infer" because you said you filed. You didn't say you paid a net tax to the government. Since half the country doesn't pay income tax, if the government wants more revenue, shouldn't they increase the number of people paying taxes before they consider raising the tax on the only half of the country already paying all the income tax for everyone in the country?
But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. We don't even have a plan for government yet. You know, a budget, something we haven't seen since Obama took office. After Congress gives us a plan, and only after Congress gives us a plan, we can begin to discuss revenue options. Option ONE: increase the number of people paying taxes.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#827233 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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"the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
"infringe": to encroach on someone or something
"The people" being the members of a WELL REGULATED MILITIA, i.e. law enforcement and the military. Get a brain!
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#827234 Dec 21, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
I would guess you must be in La La Land. Even the lowest ambulance chasing attorney is not going to waste his time attacking freedom of speech/opinion. You are starting to sound like "nobama 2012" who would like to repeal the 1st. amendment. Just because you do not like folks expressing their views, even views that may be assinine is not a reason to restrict their rights.
Peace
The families should sue the NRA. Maybe that would put them out of business once and for all.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#827235 Dec 21, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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You prove your ignorance by bleieving the polls that FAUX used.
And you admit you listen to Beck!!
You live in your own world of lies and nonsense from FAUX.
Nate Silver's polls showed Obama to have a lead the whole time.
The 'momentum' and the rest of the nonsense was just that.
Just as before the election, you're listening to the same folks that were responsible for the asswhuppin' your side took.
And they're lying to you again.
Rmoney never held any sort of lead.
Except to those of you who refuse to accept the truth.
But Gore, OTOH, did beat Bush in 2000. A proven fact!!
It was all in your head, along with the rest of your inbred stupidity.
You are one Supreme Court decision that will remove the 'right to bear arms' nonsense that you believe in, but the Constitution does not support.
The only SC decision that says anyone can own weapons was in 2008.
Prior to that, there was NO individual right to bear arms.
That's why mass killings with guns did not occur until after 19980.
"nutsucker"
While you are running off your mouth answer this please. Has the Supreme Court ever ruled that American's do not have the right to own firearms? That the constitution is wrong when it comes to the statement "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"?
Peace
KMA

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