Obama urges vote on assault weapons ban

Mar 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Click Orlando

President Barack Obama called on the Senate to vote on a controversial ban on semiautomatic firearms modeled after military-style assault weapons, despite dim predictions from Senate leadership that such a ban will have any luck passing the upper chamber.

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Robert

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Yea go ahead and vote on a bill with an assault weapons ban, it will fail and we can move on to other things.

If you deal with violence you deal with gun violence.

Just this week two teenage thugs in Georgia tried to rob a woman who told them she did not have any money, they told her they would shoot her and her baby. The thug shot her with a handgun then shot the baby in the stroller in the face. How is the assault weapons ban going to help this?????
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Robert wrote:
Yea go ahead and vote on a bill with an assault weapons ban, it will fail and we can move on to other things.
If you deal with violence you deal with gun violence.
Just this week two teenage thugs in Georgia tried to rob a woman who told them she did not have any money, they told her they would shoot her and her baby. The thug shot her with a handgun then shot the baby in the stroller in the face. How is the assault weapons ban going to help this?????
Amen. Register all guns. That way we can trace them when they are involved in crimes. We have to register cars. Why not guns? Why are so many gun owners so irresponsible? If gun owners were responsible, then criminals wouldn't have guns.

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Makes sense wrote:
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Amen. Register all guns. That way we can trace them when they are involved in crimes. We have to register cars. Why not guns? Why are so many gun owners so irresponsible? If gun owners were responsible, then criminals wouldn't have guns.
You don't have to register cars that stay on your property. There are 10's of thousands of cars sitting around that are not registered.
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You don't have to register cars that stay on your property. There are 10's of thousands of cars sitting around that are not registered.
Really? There are no records of ownership or sale? If that's the case, we should treat guns differently because the US Constitution says to regulate them, in fact, well.
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You don't have to register cars that stay on your property. There are 10's of thousands of cars sitting around that are not registered.
Does the state have an interest in regulating the the use of a car or a gun to kill someone on private property?
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As far as voting on the gun grab - Call your senators and tell them you would appreciate their vote to throw Obama out of the White House in addition to voting against the bill in question.
As far as the registration discussion above - There is a constitutional RIGHT to keep and bear arms, while using an AUTOMOBILE is a PRIVILAGE.
There is a HUGE differnce between these two.
History teaches us that firearms registration is the precursor to confisgation, which is why the Founding Fathers would tell "Makes Sense" to play hide and go fluck himself...
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson

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responsible gun owners would never let their firearms fall into the hands of the criminals. The responsible people should not be to blame for some scumbag doing illegal things with firearms. The 2nd amendment should never be compromised due to criminals.As for licensed firearm owners selling firearms to criminals well then they are just criminals themselves. Me and millions of other responsible firearm owners should not be to blame for the stupid and irresponsible.

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As much as everyone wants to stop criminal activity to stop unfortunately it's always going to be out there. I'll be damned if I'm going to face it unarmed. Start taking away firearm owners rights and implementing bans is far from the answer. Once they get get their foot in the door they will want to ban everything under the sun. Stand and fight
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The militarization of police depts
The DHS buying a billion rounds of ammo
And troop carriers for US use
Manditory registration for legal gun owners
More articles of how citizens are disregarding the
"rule of law".....

Does anyone else NOT like the way this is going?
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subhuman 84 wrote:
responsible gun owners would never let their firearms fall into the hands of the criminals. The responsible people should not be to blame for some scumbag doing illegal things with firearms. The 2nd amendment should never be compromised due to criminals.As for licensed firearm owners selling firearms to criminals well then they are just criminals themselves. Me and millions of other responsible firearm owners should not be to blame for the stupid and irresponsible.
Thanks for your post.
If someone from Mass can come up with an intelligent comment there may be hope yet.

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
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Makes sense wrote:
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Really? There are no records of ownership or sale? If that's the case, we should treat guns differently because the US Constitution says to regulate them, in fact, well.
The Constitution says nothing about regulating guns.

Get your Mom to explain the 2nd. Amendment to you.

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Thanks for your post.
If someone from Mass can come up with an intelligent comment there may be hope yet.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson
I might be from MA. but believe me we have the same views.

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Does the state have an interest in regulating the the use of a car or a gun to kill someone on private property?
Who said anything about killing someone? Why would the federal governmnt have an interest in legal things I own?
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Okay, we don't trust the government, the People that We the People elected. LOL

So let's not let the government of We the People regulate guns, like they are part of some well-regulated militia. Let's let the militia regulate the militia, instead of the government.

http://blog.cleveland.com/letters/2012/12/dee...

Deem militias as regulators of gun owners: letter to the editor
Other Voices By Other Voices
on December 23, 2012 at 4:03 AM, updated December 23, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Unfortunately, due to the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun-control mania is kicking into high gear. As it does, this might be the time to take another look at our Constitution.

We should, under the Constitution, explore the possibility of establishing a system whereby all guns would need to be registered with a state's official militia. Funded by a four-year renewable license fee, the state militias would not only maintain a registry, but, based on their needs, the militias would determine the types and number of guns an individual could own. Training requirements for gun ownership, including annual refresher sessions, would be determined and monitored by the militias connected to a national Department of Defense database that would be accessible to local police organizations. Enforcement of the rules and regulations would be tasked to the militia's military police assisted by local law enforcement agencies.

Even if the above has no merit, let us start the discussion with an open mind.

Marcus T. Wells, North Ridgeville
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Your letter is a good starting point, Mr Wells, in this discussion over gun control and ownership. We cannot realistically confiscate all of the guns out there. But if gun owners, and many others, believe that government isn't the solution, then the gun owners can take some responsibility for a solution. How secure are their weapons? When not in use, are they disabled in some way? Maybe the firing pins are taken out and stored in a safe place. A study conducted in 1995 - unfortunately, because of NRA opposition, no recent study has been conducted - many of the guns in the possession of criminals were stolen from legitimate owners; if they had been disabled, then they would have been useless. If Mrs Lanza had done this with her weapons, perhaps Adam Lanza wouldn't have had the firepower to do what he did.

Inn Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution, Congress has the right to regulate "the Militia". Perhaps gun control legislation could focus, in part at least, on the safe and secure storage of guns in households. After the Constititution was approved in the early Republic, militia leaders would come to homes and inspect militia members weapons for serviceability. As per Mr Wells' letter, perhaps a police inspecter could randomly inspect gun owners' firearms to ensure their proper storage and safety, with a fine for those who fail to secure their weapons. As Mr Wells stated, its a start.

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Excellent idea. If you want to keep criminals from stealing your car and then driving drunk, you could take the tires off it when you're not using it. Makes progressive sense.

Have you noticed in the whole discussion of guns, nobody has mentioned how we regulate gang bangers and psychopaths, you know the people who actually kill innocent people.
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Yeeeeeeeees! let's have that vote on Assault Weapons Ban. Does the moron in chief not read a paper? They don't have the votes to pass it. Obama is a laugh a minute.
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They will not even look in the gangbangers neighborhood for guns. They know they are illegal, and even the Police won't disarm them. Obama wants his poor, and pitiful to be armed, but not the law abiding.

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Danielitld
Your letter is a good starting point, Mr Wells, in this discussion over gun control and ownership. We cannot realistically confiscate all of the guns out there. But if gun owners, and many others, believe that government isn't the solution, then the gun owners can take some responsibility for a solution. How secure are their weapons? When not in use, are they disabled in some way? Maybe the firing pins are taken out and stored in a safe place. A study conducted in 1995 - unfortunately, because of NRA opposition, no recent study has been conducted - many of the guns in the possession of criminals were stolen from legitimate owners; if they had been disabled, then they would have been useless. If Mrs Lanza had done this with her weapons, perhaps Adam Lanza wouldn't have had the firepower to do what he did.
Inn Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution, Congress has the right to regulate "the Militia". Perhaps gun control legislation could focus, in part at least, on the safe and secure storage of guns in households. After the Constititution was approved in the early Republic, militia leaders would come to homes and inspect militia members weapons for serviceability. As per Mr Wells' letter, perhaps a police inspecter could randomly inspect gun owners' firearms to ensure their proper storage and safety, with a fine for those who fail to secure their weapons. As Mr Wells stated, its a start.
Your "militia leaders" and fkn government can stay the hell out of my house. What you're advocating is dangerous. Typical fkn marxist.
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Cat74 wrote:
Obama wants his poor, and pitiful to be armed, but not the law abiding.
Where do you get this nonsensical propaganda from? The NRA?

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