Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence

There are 1137 comments on the Reuters story from Aug 6, 2012, titled Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence. In it, Reuters reports that:

President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings like the shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were occurring with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans, but he stopped short of calling for new gun-control laws.

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Cat74

Westmont, IL

#199 Aug 8, 2012
The real scandal is going to be when we prove Obama went to Columbia on a foreign student visa. When we prove he hardly attended class, was not a great student, and was high as a kite most of the time. That is worse then what Clinton did. No wonder he wanted his records sealed, but he can't "seal" his classmates.
Captain_Morgan02

Matthews, NC

#201 Aug 8, 2012
nilly welson wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, but I don't buy it. You don't have to "change back" to being a US citizen just because you were raised overseas. It'd also does not matter what his mother did or did not do. If you were born here (he was) and did not renounce your citizenship (he hasn't), you're American as apple pie.

As for the rest of it: pretending to be a foreign student to get free aid and sympathy, yes, that sounds like Obama. Being a loser who was passed along because of his race? That's him too. He's been a first-rate slime-ball his whole life. But if you're pinning your hopes on that, you're wasting your time.

Obama is a socialist with a list of far-left radical associations that go back to his childhood and are a mile wide and five miles deep. That's his dirty secret... only everyone in the press knows about it. They're just not reporting it because the First Black President MUST be re-elected, even if he's an incompetent boob, a phony and an inexperienced nobody with zero accomplishments.
Good response. At this point there are really three types of people going into this election. The hard core right, hard core left, and the politically inert. This election will swing to the group who gets the inert moved in their direction and it is a smaller group than ever due to the extreme polarization this president has caused. With the media in his back pocket, it up to the individual to show people the truth and urge them to get out and vote.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#202 Aug 8, 2012
RT Pipe wrote:
<quoted text>Yes he is.
Prove it.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#203 Aug 8, 2012
Captain_Morgan02 wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical liberal response when proven wrong. You lefties are hopeless.
Do you even know what the definition of a liberal is?

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#206 Aug 8, 2012
The Advocate wrote:
<quoted text>
Anything above .30 calibres is considered fit for military use only, as well as taking into account the number of rounds able to fit into the chamber. The AR - 15 and the Remington 870 (a modification of earlier Remington rifles made exclusively for the US army) fit the criteria for "military grade," while the Glock can be purchased as it is also available in a civilian model. Anything semiautomatic, which includes switches for "manual" and "automatic," is considered military grade, such as the Kalashnikov. What puzzles me is that models such as the AR - 15 and Desert Eagles are widely availabe for purchase.
As for the gunman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/us/aurora-g...
It's one thing to have a pistol, but it's a totally different thing to have a big honking semiautomatic rifle in your hands.
What puzles me is your lack of knowledge of the weapons used. You link to an article that spells out what type of weapons he used.

Neither the Remington 870 SHOTGUN or the AR-15 fit your classification of military grade according to your own standards. The Remington has been available since 1950 on the civilian market. The AR became available to the civilian market in 1963. The AR is chambered in .223 which is alot smaller than .30, and is slight different than a .22 round. And if you classify the 870 as military grade then all shotguns would be classified military grade.

Do you know anything about semiautomatic weapons? None of them have a selector switch. Theyre are called seiautomatic because when the trigger is pulled only one round is fired. The Glock is labeled a semiautomatic pistol, it doesnt have a selector switch.

Youre definition of anything over .30 caliber being miltary grade wipes out half the civilian market. According to you the ony rifles we should be allowed to own a .22 caliber pea shooters.

You whole post reeks of ignorance. You really need to learn the difference between military and civilian, rifle and shotgun, and te difference in calibers. All your post does is come across as no having a clue and going on about something just to do it.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#207 Aug 8, 2012
RT Pipe wrote:
<quoted text>Must be born on USA soil you wet bat.
Uh, no. Eligibility is offered when:

a) you are born on US soil.
b) born on US soil to American parents.
c) born to (an) American parent(s).
d) living in the US for over 5 years.

You can also apply for citizenship outside the US when you have a VISA granted to you and fill out the necessary paperwork. Google it.
Captain_Morgan02

Matthews, NC

#208 Aug 8, 2012
The Advocate wrote:
<quoted text>Anything above .30 calibres is considered fit for military use only, as well as taking into account the number of rounds able to fit into the chamber. The AR - 15 and the Remington 870 (a modification of earlier Remington rifles made exclusively for the US army) fit the criteria for "military grade," while the Glock can be purchased as it is also available in a civilian model. Anything semiautomatic, which includes switches for "manual" and "automatic," is considered military grade, such as the Kalashnikov. What puzzles me is that models such as the AR - 15 and Desert Eagles are widely availabe for purchase.

As for the gunman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/us/aurora-g...

It's one thing to have a pistol, but it's a totally different thing to have a big honking semiautomatic rifle in your hands.
Your confidence while talking about something you are so ignorant about is staggering. First an AR15 is typically(and in the case of the movie theatre shooting) chambered in a .223. That is smaller than your .30 cal recommendation. Second the "chamber" you refer to is called the magazine or "clip" to name another popular misnomer. The Remington 870 is not derived from a military weapon and isn't even a rifle, it's a shot gun. It happens to be the most popular bird hunting gun on the planet. A "Kalashnikov" is any of a series of guns in the "AK" family and as with any other gun, select fire models are extremely heavily regulated but most are not select fire at all. The AR15 has become very popular as both a hunting gun and a hobbyist favorite because of its accuracy and adaptability. The Desert Eagle is a giant piece of crap that is useful only as a recreational target shooter due to its weight and size, and happens to also be a pistol which you apparently are okay with. Stop pretending to know anything about the subject matter at hand until you have actually taken the time to learn you sniveling little lefty.
Captain_Morgan02

Matthews, NC

#209 Aug 8, 2012
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>Why ?
Is it because the police force is being neutered from the top.
Homeland Security has bought the flat head bullet shells.
Why what? What are flat head bullet shells? Are you drunk?
Captain_Morgan02

Matthews, NC

#210 Aug 8, 2012
The Advocate wrote:
<quoted text>Do you even know what the definition of a liberal is?
In the American political sense it is some one with a left leaning view point. They also like the word "progressive" because it sounds better to the uninformed. So yes, I do.
voteearlyvoteoft en

Virginia Beach, VA

#211 Aug 8, 2012
On any gun, the number of rounds that fit into the chamber is one.....

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#212 Aug 8, 2012
gun control?!?!?! I've seen what happens in Iran, Iraq, afghanistan, Africa, all of them first hand. Yes I have taken lives to many to count. But I did this to keep it away from our back yards. I may not be a citizen, but as a marine, I say every house hold needs and should have a pistol an a shotgun in the home. One on one side of the house and one on the other. I keep a s&w 357 in my kitchen, s&w 500. 8inch on my night stand, a semi auto Saiga 12g but all exits and a A.R. 15 on the wall in the center of my house just so will never be out gunned. But that's cause I've seen what people can to others. This soldier will go down with a fight. I know it's seems a lil extreme, but once you seen what I have. No! Better safe than sorry. So buy yourself a little peace of mind. Or if you don't have any felonies go to your court house and ask Ra front desk for a CWP. Concealed weapons permit. I love in Texas. So it just cost me 20 and I am military. What I'm saying is! Get one. It's kill or be killed.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#213 Aug 8, 2012
jason f wrote:
<quoted text>What puzles me is your lack of knowledge of the weapons used. You link to an article that spells out what type of weapons he used.

Neither the Remington 870 SHOTGUN or the AR-15 fit your classification of military grade according to your own standards. The Remington has been available since 1950 on the civilian market. The AR became available to the civilian market in 1963. The AR is chambered in .223 which is alot smaller than .30, and is slight different than a .22 round. And if you classify the 870 as military grade then all shotguns would be classified military grade.

Do you know anything about semiautomatic weapons? None of them have a selector switch. Theyre are called seiautomatic because when the trigger is pulled only one round is fired. The Glock is labeled a semiautomatic pistol, it doesnt have a selector switch.

Youre definition of anything over .30 caliber being miltary grade wipes out half the civilian market. According to you the ony rifles we should be allowed to own a .22 caliber pea shooters.

You whole post reeks of ignorance. You really need to learn the difference between military and civilian, rifle and shotgun, and te difference in calibers. All your post does is come across as no having a clue and going on about something just to do it.
agreed! I'm military!

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#214 Aug 8, 2012
Since it was a 9mm, we need to ban them.

Since he was influenced by racist rock music, we obviously needs a law banning that too.

He had recently had a breakup with his girlfriend which was the straw that broke the camels back so we need mandated counseling sessions for anyone suspected of being in an unstable relationship. State run, of course.

He was trained to kill in the Army , so all vets will now be required to undergo two years of "re-education" on a federally secured commune.

That should do the trick. If not then the govt. can just keep banning until they get it perfect.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#216 Aug 8, 2012
Is it possible Barack Obama sealed his college records because they reveal he applied to those universities as a foreign student?

Citizenship laws as expressed in Title 8 of the United States Code states the use of a Foreign Passport constitutes adult recognition of relinquishment of American Citizenship:
8 USC 1481

http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/barack-ob...

Hmmmm....

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#217 Aug 8, 2012
The Advocate wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh, no. Eligibility is offered when:
a) you are born on US soil.
b) born on US soil to American parents.
c) born to (an) American parent(s).
d) living in the US for over 5 years.
You can also apply for citizenship outside the US when you have a VISA granted to you and fill out the necessary paperwork. Google it.
Citizenship requirements to be eligible for the office of president of the United States:

Only native-born U.S. citizens (or those born abroad, but only to parents who were both citizens of the U.S.) may be president of the United States, though from time to time that requirement is called into question.

The Constitution originally provided a small loophole to this provision: One needn't have been born in the United States but had to be a citizen at the time the Constitution was adopted. But, since that occurred in 1789, that ship has sailed.

One must also be at least 35 years of age to be president. There is no maximum age limit set forth in the Constitution.

Finally, one must live in the United States for at least 14 years to be president, in addition to being a natural-born citizen.

It's in the Constitution.

Look it up.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#218 Aug 8, 2012
jason f wrote:
<quoted text>What puzles me is your lack of knowledge of the weapons used. You link to an article that spells out what type of weapons he used.

Neither the Remington 870 SHOTGUN or the AR-15 fit your classification of military grade according to your own standards. The Remington has been available since 1950 on the civilian market. The AR became available to the civilian market in 1963. The AR is chambered in .223 which is alot smaller than .30, and is slight different than a .22 round. And if you classify the 870 as military grade then all shotguns would be classified military grade.

Do you know anything about semiautomatic weapons? None of them have a selector switch. Theyre are called seiautomatic because when the trigger is pulled only one round is fired. The Glock is labeled a semiautomatic pistol, it doesnt have a selector switch.

Youre definition of anything over .30 caliber being miltary grade wipes out half the civilian market. According to you the ony rifles we should be allowed to own a .22 caliber pea shooters.

You whole post reeks of ignorance. You really need to learn the difference between military and civilian, rifle and shotgun, and te difference in calibers. All your post does is come across as no having a clue and going on about something just to do it.
agreed! Ex military! Right here! Lol

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#219 Aug 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
obama gave muslims a waiver on the health care law, but not Catholics.
His idea of reasonable is not American.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#220 Aug 8, 2012
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>His idea of reasonable is not American.
I've often wondered what IS American ever since the patriot act was signed by Bush and expanded by Obama.
That and UN agenda 21 which has been endorsed by the last 4 Presidents.
All the more reason the citizens of this country need to stockpile as many guns and ammo as possible.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#221 Aug 8, 2012
Sorry!

What I mean to say was "Stuffs gettin better all the time"
Mirage

Bradenton, FL

#222 Aug 8, 2012
with fair warning. Youtube, syria jaw blown off and listen to this corrupt SHAMEFUL bastard some call OUR President.

HOW DARE that bastard MORALIZE about guns, or anything.

He's a f'n SHAME. Illegal SHAME corrupt bastard.

I respect David Icke's 'take'. One can judge a country's success by how happy their citizens are. LOL, check THAT out. Happy? Not in THIS f'n country, unless you are in office OR wallstreet where the 'other' illegal activity goes on.
Clint Eastwood wrote:
What a Punk.
What does Obama know about "soul searching" on gun issues? He lives in one of the most crime infested cities in America yet says nothing about Chicago doing any "soul searching."
The fact remains that good citizens have the right to bear arms and defend themselves. We don't have an army of SS guarding us night and day like the twit in chief.
I think we've had about enough of this Obama creep's bullcrapola.

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