Obama proposes assault-weapons ban, u...

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

There are 60 comments on the Daily Camera story from Jan 16, 2013, titled Obama proposes assault-weapons ban, universal gun-buyer background checks. In it, Daily Camera reports that:

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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Guest

Jackson, MO

#21 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.
On top of that you know how the cops stopped them ?hmm!

Several officers appropriated AR-15 rifles from a nearby firearms dealer.

In other words if you have your way, the firearms dealer would not have been able to supply the cops need for the firepower to take these two down.
equote

Menard, TX

#22 Jan 16, 2013
List of executive actions Obama plans to take as part of anti-gun violence plan Published January 16, 2013 FoxNews.com
The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.
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1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. 
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. 
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. 
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. 
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). 
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. 
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. 
11. Nominate an ATF director. 
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations. 
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. 
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. 
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. 
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. 
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. 
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. 
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. 
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. 
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. 
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations. 
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.
Second Amendment

United States

#23 Jan 16, 2013
If the pres and vice would be willing to give up their many "gun armed" security persons, they can then ask for my guns, until then. uh....NO!!!!
dumbru

Owensboro, KY

#24 Jan 16, 2013
Second Amendment wrote:
If the pres and vice would be willing to give up their many "gun armed" security persons, they can then ask for my guns, until then. uh....NO!!!!
At no time has Obama ever said or asked guns be taken away. Don't be sceeerd.
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downhill246

Pompano Beach, FL

#26 Jan 16, 2013
dumbru wrote:
<quoted text>At no time has Obama ever said or asked guns be taken away. Don't be sceeerd.
But he did before he was president and he went by the name of Obama .

FactCheck: Yes, Obama endorsed Illinois handgun ban

Obama was being misleading when he denied that his handwriting had been on a document endorsing a state ban on the sale and possession of handguns in Illinois. Obama responded,“No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns.”
Actually, Obama’s writing was on the 1996 document, which was filed when Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate. A Chicago nonprofit, Independent Voters of Illinois, had this question, and Obama took hard line:

35. Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.
Pete

Danbury, CT

#27 Jan 16, 2013
Some stupid nigger named Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
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!!!

I'm a little bitch nigger who can't fight with my paws. I need to sell crack and shoot for it to make a living because I'm too much of a stupid nigger to get a real job.
I agree with the last paragraph.
He who knows

Cicero, IL

#28 Jan 16, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
On top of that you know how the cops stopped them ?hmm!
Several officers appropriated AR-15 rifles from a nearby firearms dealer.
In other words if you have your way, the firearms dealer would not have been able to supply the cops need for the firepower to take these two down.
Well if SWAT would have arrived far sooner than it did, the officers would not have needed the AR-15s! SWAT was notified no later than the instant the suspects began shooting at officers.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#29 Jan 17, 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.
Oh well if we are going to adopt that as a rule then the police swat, team members and fbi special agents don't need them either. The incident you mentioned was a problem exactly because the only people with assault weapons were the police sway team members. Had the guys on the beat had them it would have been different, poor guys had to go to a gun shop and borrow an ar15 during that incident.
S-N-A-F-U

Sierra Vista, AZ

#30 Jan 17, 2013
On the podium Yesterday, Obama surrounds himself with children (once again) and their letters, no doubt written in unison from their perch in our dumbed down liberal PubEd through their patronizing teachers. i.e. "Mr. Pwesident, I'm five yers ode -- we don't need high capacity magazines for our AR15's or our M1A1 .30 cal Carbines either."

Ah, policy made through young skulls full of mush. He talks about Gun Bans for law abiding citizens, when our ship of state is going down with a Captain at the helm who hasn't reached puberty yet. What else could go wrong? Bon Voyage......
Big Al

Dover, DE

#31 Jan 17, 2013
Universal background checks is a stealth way for the government to collect information on everybody, what you have and don't have. They won't come for you right away but it sets up things up for a later time.
Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

#32 Jan 17, 2013
Big Al wrote:
Universal background checks is a stealth way for the government to collect information on everybody, what you have and don't have. They won't come for you right away but it sets up things up for a later time.
Do you have a source for this bombshell info?
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#33 Jan 17, 2013
Tacoma wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have a source for this bombshell info?
In New York City, a registration system enacted in 1967 for long guns, was used in the early 1990s to confiscate lawfully owned semiautomatic rifles and shotguns. The New York City Council banned firearms that had been classified by the city as "assault weapons." This was done despite the testimony of Police Commissioner Lee Brown that no registered "assault weapon" had been used in a violent crime in the city. The 2,340 New Yorkers who had registered their firearms were notified that these firearms had to be surrendered, rendered inoperable, or taken out of the city.
(NRA/ILA Fact Sheet: Firearms Registration: New York City's Lesson)

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#34 Jan 17, 2013
duh wrote:
an assault rifle is a media made up word. the military does not call any of their weapons assault rifles.
Who givesafuck what these killing machines are called? Get them out of the hands of the crazies. One clue to finding them is when they spout their psychotically twisted misinterpretations of the second amendment.

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#35 Jan 17, 2013
Sol wrote:
The names of the 'props' the halfbreed used in his news-show:<quoted text>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.
Sol, you'e a lying piece of fecal matter. These children have all the conscience you lack. Most of the country is on Obama's side, and you are a fart in the wind. Quit smelling up the place.

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#36 Jan 17, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with the last paragraph.
Pete, when you have a free moment, drop dead.

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#37 Jan 17, 2013
Big Al wrote:
Universal background checks is a stealth way for the government to collect information on everybody, what you have and don't have. They won't come for you right away but it sets up things up for a later time.
What else are the voices saying?
Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

#38 Jan 17, 2013
Tacoma wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have a source for this bombshell info?
I was referring to the part of your post that pointed to the government using gun registration as an excuse to do this-- "They won't come for you right away but it sets up things up for a later time."
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#39 Jan 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Who givesafuck what these killing machines are called? Get them out of the hands of the crazies. One clue to finding them is when they spout their psychotically twisted misinterpretations of the second amendment.
I think the worst killing machines are called abortion doctors and they could care less about any interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#40 Jan 17, 2013
The 2011 FBI crime data shows that there were 323 murders committed with rifles of any kind, 496 murders were committed with hammers and clubs, and 1,694 murders were perpetrated with knives.

I propose an Assault Hammer Ban effective Jan 20th and any future home construction will use wood glue only.

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#41 Jan 17, 2013
downhill246 wrote:
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I think the worst killing machines are called abortion doctors and they could care less about any interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.
Well, I guess mowing down little kids with 100-shot firearms is okay then.

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