Obama proposes assault-weapons ban, universal gun-buyer background checks

Jan 16, 2013 Full story: Daily Camera 60

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

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radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#1 Jan 16, 2013
DOA.
Sarah Jacobs

Birmingham, AL

#2 Jan 16, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
DOA.
DIDO
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#3 Jan 16, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
DOA.
DOA that is what people said in Australia after a series of incidents caused by criminals and crazy people. Next thing you know honest citizens were having their guns destroyed and you can no longer buy or keep a gun for the protection of your family. Don't ever thing that won't pass because it can.
Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Military "style" designed assault rifles have burst and full automatic fire rates.

The AR-15 does not. It shares one similarity, it looks like an M16/M4. It is a semi automatic rifle. Essentially functioning the same way as any other semi automatic rifle.

Any weapon by designation of the term "weapon" is an assault weapon.

The last ban did not stop Columbine and this proposed legislation will have no effect either.

The last few shootings that have happened have been with stolen weapons, background checks will not do a damn thing to stop this kind of shooting.

Magazine sizes are irrelevant as well. Three ten round magazines take as much space to hold as one thirty round magazine.

Seconds count you say,reloading is the difference you say?

There is one door to enter a classroom. A shooter has all the time in the world to stand in that doorway gunning people down. Who here is brave enough to rush a shooter while he takes one whole second to load the next magazine?

And when another gun finally shows up on the scene these monsters kill themselves. Maybe, just maybe the other gun should be there in the first place.
Look we guard our gold and banks with guns, we guard our politicians with guns, we guard our country and constitution with guns.WE guard anything and everything of value with guns.

Can anyone one here justify why we do not guard our children(our most precious resource) with guns when they are clearly the best deterrent to these cowardly monsters?

It would accomplish far more safety than any ban that punishes law abiding citizens safety and second amendment rights.
equote

Llano, TX

#5 Jan 16, 2013
Do an internet search on the following terms:
National Institute of Justice
Impacts of the 1994 Assault
Weapons Ban: 199496

It will give you a defination of 'assault weapons' so you will understand what 'they' are talking about instead of your personal defination.
Prepare to be underwhelmed, the study didn't find any decernable benefit to the ban.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#6 Jan 16, 2013
That's more than he and Holder asked the Mexicans he GAVE the heavy weaponry to in Fast and Furious. How do we know one of Holder's guns didn't get in that kids hands?
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 16, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
That's more than he and Holder asked the Mexicans he GAVE the heavy weaponry to in Fast and Furious. How do we know one of Holder's guns didn't get in that kids hands?
IF one of Holder's guns was used in ANY USA CRIME the Government would destroy the gun and burn any evidence identifying the gun as Holder provided.

Under the carpet it would go ASAP, much like the Benghazi attempted coverup. That's why the FBI, HSA, State Police etc are so quick to get involved in any Gun crime scene. Sooo they can execute coverup and reduce potential damage.

They wanted to make sure the rifle used by Adam Lanza WAS NOT a Fast and Furious weapon. AND it maybe that the original report of only handguns being used by Adam Lanza was to buy time to background the assault rifle and make sure it wasn't a Fast and Furious related.

Think about it.
Da Prez

Hampton, VA

#7 Jan 16, 2013
It will only cost you guys another 1/2 Billion dollars. Hey Joe, get that Chinese guy on the phone. Tell him I'm about to force the debt ceiling up again.....and I want another loan.

Meeeeeshell !!! Thats enough US destruction for one day....pack up. We need a vacation.
duh

Abilene, TX

#9 Jan 16, 2013
an assault rifle is a media made up word. the military does not call any of their weapons assault rifles.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#10 Jan 16, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
That's more than he and Holder asked the Mexicans he GAVE the heavy weaponry to in Fast and Furious. How do we know one of Holder's guns didn't get in that kids hands?
Robert Mugabe doesn't have to abide by Rhodesia's Constitution and Obama doesn't have to abide by Americas. In Zimbabwe and ObamaLand the Dictator makes the rules.

Since: Nov 08

Corbin Ky.

#11 Jan 16, 2013
I loved seeing this. Someone put a sticker on the side of obama's limo, it reads in Latin, "come and get them". Glad he has dissenters so close by as to do that. Made my day.

http://f.cl.ly/items/2a2T031h0I2G1E2A2j0Q/743...
maybe

Llano, TX

#12 Jan 16, 2013
Will this issue be the trigger for:

http://touchstonemag.com/merecomments/2012/11...

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#13 Jan 16, 2013
The names of the 'props' the halfbreed used in his news-show:
Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes, Grant Fritz
Let's hope The Good Public gives those kids' families all the 'attention' they deserve: nothing that hurts the kids because they're too stupid to know what's going on, but the right kind of attention and publicity and castigation to the parents who would allow their little misbegottens to participate in such an atrocity.
Big Al

Dover, DE

#14 Jan 16, 2013
Basically, this idiot will create a situation where law abiding people are defenseless against the criminals and thugs who could be his son.
CV Compton Shaw

Renton, WA

#15 Jan 16, 2013
Universal back ground checks for everyone purchasing a fire arm is appropriate; and, I support the same.
However, I do not support the proposed "Assault Weapons Ban".
I had and used "assault weapons" when I served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army as an Infantryman.
These included .50 calibre machine guns, M 60 machine guns, and AR-16 (fully or semi) version of the AR-15 (only semi).
Semi-Automatic rifles are appropriate for the civilian fire arms market and are NOT "assault weapons" given the aforementioned.
If you value your liberties, your rights, your life, and your property, you should own a fire arm!
He who knows

Cicero, IL

#16 Jan 16, 2013
There are only certain people that should be allowed to have assault weapons, and those people are SWAT team members, FBI Special Agents, and Army National Guard troops/soldiers. Regular civilians have NO business owning assault rifles, including AK-47s. Especially seeing the kind of damage caused by those weapons (in the hands of 2 bank robbers) during the North Hollywood Shootout on February 28, 1997.
Bills SqPants

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#17 Jan 16, 2013
Da Prez wrote:
It will only cost you guys another 1/2 Billion dollars. Hey Joe, get that Chinese guy on the phone. Tell him I'm about to force the debt ceiling up again.....and I want another loan.
Meeeeeshell !!! Thats enough US destruction for one day....pack up. We need a vacation.
Hu? Hu Tsington Beer? or DeBeer for the secrectwo lover;-00
Bills SqPants

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#18 Jan 16, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
That's more than he and Holder asked the Mexicans he GAVE the heavy weaponry to in Fast and Furious. How do we know one of Holder's guns didn't get in that kids hands?
do U liked daily camera uploading Zobot!!;)
Guest

Jackson, MO

#19 Jan 16, 2013
He who knows wrote:
There are only certain people that should be allowed to have assault weapons, and those people are SWAT team members, FBI Special Agents, and Army National Guard troops/soldiers. Regular civilians have NO business owning assault rifles, including AK-47s. Especially seeing the kind of damage caused by those weapons (in the hands of 2 bank robbers) during the North Hollywood Shootout on February 28, 1997.
Phillips and Mătăs&#2 59;reanu carried illegally modified fully automatic AKMs and an AR-15, illegally modified to fire at full automatic rates.

Had they not wore full head to toe body armor the Cops would have dropped them in minutes even with those weapons.

This is a ridiculous parallel to draw Mr. He who knows not.
Guest

Jackson, MO

#20 Jan 16, 2013
He who knows wrote:
There are only certain people that should be allowed to have assault weapons, and those people are SWAT team members, FBI Special Agents, and Army National Guard troops/soldiers. Regular civilians have NO business owning assault rifles, including AK-47s. Especially seeing the kind of damage caused by those weapons (in the hands of 2 bank robbers) during the North Hollywood Shootout on February 28, 1997.
This is really chapping my a$$, you and those like you will be the death of this great country, you spout off erroneous information as facts. Acting like you know what you are talking about and don't have a clue to begin with.

I mean if you plan to strip me of my rights gutting the second amendment of the US constitution, the least you could fking do is GET THE DAMN FACTS STRAIT YOU MORON!!!

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