Trafficking crackdown may be Obama's best chance on gun control

Mar 20, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: reuters.com

Winning a crackdown on gun traffickers may be the best that President Barack Obama can get in his faltering efforts to have Congress pass gun control legislation.

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“Obama Shames the USA”

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#1 Mar 21, 2013
Fast and Furious??? Obama will have to keep track of his own foolish self. LOL

Since: Jan 13

Anderson, IN

#2 Mar 21, 2013
Does anyone know where they came up with the 40% figure for guns sold without a background check? Seems pretty high so I expect some political agenda creative math.
Anonymous

Owasso, OK

#3 Mar 21, 2013
haztobesaid wrote:
Does anyone know where they came up with the 40% figure for guns sold without a background check? Seems pretty high so I expect some political agenda creative math.
That is what the gangbanger survey they sent out came back with. You know the gangbangers always tell the truth and will obey all gun laws.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#4 Mar 21, 2013
I can see the headline now :

Obama cracks down on gun trafficking by the BATFE

“Pompous pontificator”

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#5 Mar 21, 2013
Where Is My America wrote:
I can see the headline now :
Obama cracks down on gun trafficking by the BATFE
The pot calling the kettle black? Arrest Eric Holder FIRST!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Mar 21, 2013
gun control? why would he want to control guns?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#7 Mar 21, 2013
The plan was to put on the Feinstein dog & pony show, knowing it wouldn't pass. Registration has always been the goal. Private sales or trades can't be tracked, the "expanded background check" will close that so called loophole. If you buy a deer rifle from your hunting buddy, ATF will need to be notified and the rifle registered. If your Grandfather gives you his favorite shotgun, ATF will need to be notified and the shotgun registered. Registration has always been the goal.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#8 Mar 21, 2013
Rhetorically most gun folks support background checks....

Since: Jan 13

Anderson, IN

#9 Mar 21, 2013
RustyS wrote:
The plan was to put on the Feinstein dog & pony show, knowing it wouldn't pass. Registration has always been the goal. Private sales or trades can't be tracked, the "expanded background check" will close that so called loophole. If you buy a deer rifle from your hunting buddy, ATF will need to be notified and the rifle registered. If your Grandfather gives you his favorite shotgun, ATF will need to be notified and the shotgun registered. Registration has always been the goal.
The question is "without registration" how will they know whether the firearm changed hands before or after the new & improved way to not solve any problems, unless it is a new purchase. They either haven't thought it out or know it won't help (yet again) and just want yet another warm and fuzzy feeling law.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

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#10 Mar 21, 2013
We need serious legislation passed, but with a temporizing Obama, a weak Dem party not fully behind gun reform, and a wacked-out GOPee, it's not going to happen.

More will have to die - and they will, sadly.

This is America in decline, folks. Living the cowboy life while innocent men, women, & children die.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Mar 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
We need serious legislation passed, but with a temporizing Obama, a weak Dem party not fully behind gun reform, and a wacked-out GOPee, it's not going to happen.
More will have to die - and they will, sadly.
This is America in decline, folks. Living the cowboy life while innocent men, women, & children die.
whats better, the cowboy life, or the thug life that the ghetto dwellers live? Who kills more people, legal gun owners, or gangbangers in the big city ghettos?
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Mar 21, 2013
the US justice dept., largest trafficker on record for arms going south being cracked down by the justice dept. yeah that'll work.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Mar 21, 2013
haztobesaid wrote:
<quoted text>The question is "without registration" how will they know whether the firearm changed hands before or after the new & improved law
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Will be interesting how Colorado will approach that problem. Haven't read anywhere that mandatory registration be done before the law takes effect July 1. Without a complete inventory of ALL firearms in private hands before the law kicks in renders it moot for millions of guns and out of state purchases by CO. residents.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

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#14 Mar 21, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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whats better, the cowboy life, or the thug life that the ghetto dwellers live? Who kills more people, legal gun owners, or gangbangers in the big city ghettos?
Many, myself included, would like to see you Georgia Klansmen self-destruct.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#15 Mar 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
We need serious legislation passed, but with a temporizing Obama, a weak Dem party not fully behind gun reform, and a wacked-out GOPee, it's not going to happen.
More will have to die - and they will, sadly.
This is America in decline, folks. Living the cowboy life while innocent men, women, & children die.
So purfessor, tell us exactly what you consider 'serious legislation'. What law would you put in place that will prevent more people having to die?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Mar 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Many, myself included, would like to see you Georgia Klansmen self-destruct.
yeah? name a few, other than yourself....still mad because we turned down your application? You are just not our kind, but you are welcome to try again, after the statute runs out.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#17 Mar 21, 2013
Trafficking crackdown??

Obama can't even stop HUMAN TRAFFICKING of Latinos from south of the boarder.

How's he going to stop guns??
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#19 Mar 21, 2013
I wonder if his 'crackdown' will start with Eric Holder and the DOJ for trafficking weapons into Mexico.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#22 Mar 21, 2013
I really thought, with Obama given every thing else he wanted, the Congress would give him gun control. I am surprised. He must be losing control of the Senate, and House which means they really will honor the people's choice if you take the time to call them, or write them with your opinion.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#23 Mar 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
We need serious legislation passed, but with a temporizing Obama, a weak Dem party not fully behind gun reform, and a wacked-out GOPee, it's not going to happen.
More will have to die - and they will, sadly.
This is America in decline, folks. Living the cowboy life while innocent men, women, & children die.
Attention professor fruitcake!!! Are you stooping to blame millions and millions of law abiding gun owners for those mass killings? If so imagine millions and millions of good Americans taking turns slapping the piss out you...Now GFY.

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