Why passing an assault weapons ban in Congress will be difficult

Jan 15, 2013 Full story: The Washington Post 709

President Obama is set to unveil a sweeping set of gun control proposals Wednesday, including a ban on assault weapons.

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“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#1 Jan 15, 2013
It is indeed a sickening sight to see b. h. obama speak following a mass shooting. As if he is qualified to be the one in charge of condolences and advising people on “what to do.”
I find it very difficult to go along with b. h. obama who is a man who allowed himself to associate and to be mentored for years by the communist-terrorist bill ayers. The facts show there is not a dime’s worth of difference between obama’s mentor bill ayers and loughner, lanza and holmes. In fact they are connected...
It was discovered that loughner attended a school where ayers had created, in collaboration with longtime communist mike kolinsky, the so-called "Small Schools Movement."
It is also coincidental how holmes wired his entire apartment with bombs that would explode on police investigators; ayers is suspected of being behind a bomb that killed a police officer and maimed another and was connected to a bomb that killed his girlfriend and two comrades. That bomb was intended for US Soldiers stationed at Fort Dix NJ. It is also coincidental how ayers advocated killing parents and that adam lanza did exactly that when he shot his mother in the face 4 times while she slept.
Common sense should dictate that anyone who allowed himself to be mentored for years by bill ayers and who launched their political career from the home of bill ayers just like b. h. obama did should be the last one to be speaking on the behalf of anyone who lost their life to deranged individuals.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Simple answer. Even the truly stupid know it won't do a damn thing to stop violent psychos.
Cat74

Barrington, IL

#3 Jan 15, 2013
If you were a Congressman making big money for not doing much of anything, would you give it up on principle? You can do what your voters tell you to do, or follow an addled Imperial President who won't be in office after 2016. That is why there won't be a gun ban, or limited ammunition. It is all talk, Democrats exploiting dead children. Disgusting.
radikofreeameric a

Tarpon Springs, FL

#4 Jan 15, 2013
If you want sweeping gun control laws you need to repeal/change the 2nd amendment.This will require passage by 2/3 of both houses of Congress and ratification by 3/4 (thats 38) of the states.Good luck.
Cat74

Barrington, IL

#5 Jan 15, 2013
The Imperial President will try to circumvent Congress, and use Executive Orders, but It won't last long. There are lawyers, and gun owners standing by to take it to the Supreme Court.
Mid Term 2014

Canton, GA

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Once you give up the 2nd Amendment ( OR LET IT INCREMENTALLY BE CHIPPED AWAY ), the rest of the " Bill of Rights " will quickly follow. Soon they would be telling us all when to jump, and the people will ask how high.

The right of peaceful protest would go the way of the wind, unless it was approved by the government.

These gun grabbers want to " Fundamentally Change " our government, which means trashing the US Constitution, and installing a system similar to China's government.

Think about this, do any of us REALLY WANT THIS ?
Mid Term 2014

Canton, GA

#7 Jan 15, 2013
The citizens of New York have been severely disrespected by their democrat governor, and legislators.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#8 Jan 15, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Simple answer. Even the truly stupid know it won't do a damn thing to stop violent psychos.
I don't know about that...the truly stupid part, I mean. Half the country thinks an AR-15 is an assault weapon (it isn't), and the gun banners and the media are happy to perpetuate the misunderstanding.
Yet somehow, banning so called assault weapons and high capacity magazines is going to stop some deranged individual intent on "going out in a blaze of glory" or infamy, as Klebold and Harris (Columbine) had planned for over a year, by committing suicide after all their bombs went off (funny how we never talk about the bombs those two had planned to kill hundreds with...luckily, they were wired incorrectly) because I'm so sure they were really worried about whether their firearms and magazines were allowed by law. I mean, after you killed hundreds of innocents with the intent of killing yourself when you were done, wouldn't you be concerned about a firearms violation?
Never mind that it takes even a moderately experienced shooter less than three seconds to replace a spent magazine with seven or nine rounds with another one with seven or nine more rounds. An experienced shooter can accomplish that in one to two seconds.
Sure, a ban will fix everything!
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#9 Jan 15, 2013
Mid Term 2014 wrote:
Once you give up the 2nd Amendment ( OR LET IT INCREMENTALLY BE CHIPPED AWAY ), the rest of the " Bill of Rights " will quickly follow. Soon they would be telling us all when to jump, and the people will ask how high.
The right of peaceful protest would go the way of the wind, unless it was approved by the government.
These gun grabbers want to " Fundamentally Change " our government, which means trashing the US Constitution, and installing a system similar to China's government.
Think about this, do any of us REALLY WANT THIS ?
Give up the Second Amendment, the First and Fourth will quickly follow.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#10 Jan 15, 2013
Obama will pass gas all by himself.

Since: Nov 08

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#11 Jan 16, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The Imperial President will try to circumvent Congress, and use Executive Orders, but It won't last long. There are lawyers, and gun owners standing by to take it to the Supreme Court.
Can you picture the circus Obama is projecting, but the children are too stupid to see the facts. We have Obama that is tied to fast and furious where 204 people were killed, you have a president that ordered a billion hollow point bullets for God knows what, and he is surrounded 24/7 with men packing guns and he just gave himself lifetime protection from the secret service on our dime.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Jan 16, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Simple answer. Even the truly stupid know it won't do a damn thing to stop violent psychos.
Even simpler answer- GOPasaurs.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Jan 16, 2013
radikofreeamerica wrote:
If you want sweeping gun control laws you need to repeal/change the 2nd amendment.This will require passage by 2/3 of both houses of Congress and ratification by 3/4 (thats 38) of the states.Good luck.
The easier route is to wait until President Obama or President Hillary gets to replace one of the "conservatives" on the SCOTUS giving us a solid liberal majority which will uphold state gun restrictions.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Jan 16, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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I don't know about that...the truly stupid part, I mean. Half the country thinks an AR-15 is an assault weapon (it isn't), and the gun banners and the media are happy to perpetuate the misunderstanding.
Yet somehow, banning so called assault weapons and high capacity magazines is going to stop some deranged individual intent on "going out in a blaze of glory" or infamy, as Klebold and Harris (Columbine) had planned for over a year, by committing suicide after all their bombs went off (funny how we never talk about the bombs those two had planned to kill hundreds with...luckily, they were wired incorrectly) because I'm so sure they were really worried about whether their firearms and magazines were allowed by law. I mean, after you killed hundreds of innocents with the intent of killing yourself when you were done, wouldn't you be concerned about a firearms violation?
Never mind that it takes even a moderately experienced shooter less than three seconds to replace a spent magazine with seven or nine rounds with another one with seven or nine more rounds. An experienced shooter can accomplish that in one to two seconds.
Sure, a ban will fix everything!
Those "one to two seconds" can mean the difference between 10 dead and 30 dead.
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Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 16, 2013
Mid Term 2014 wrote:
Once you give up the 2nd Amendment ( OR LET IT INCREMENTALLY BE CHIPPED AWAY ), the rest of the " Bill of Rights " will quickly follow. Soon they would be telling us all when to jump, and the people will ask how high.
The right of peaceful protest would go the way of the wind, unless it was approved by the government.
These gun grabbers want to " Fundamentally Change " our government, which means trashing the US Constitution, and installing a system similar to China's government.
Think about this, do any of us REALLY WANT THIS ?
I suppose one could think the right to peacefully protest was still there, provided you have never tried to peacefully protest.

But if you have ever noticed reality, when the GOP passed and signed the Pat Act all freedoms were removed. You have no freedoms, except to believe the extreme right wing propaganda. It is more important to the rich to make money selling guns than it is to allow children to live.

I know you think it is important to protect those who want to kill as many children as possible, but for many, they don't want their children shot. Those who shoot up schools are not allowed in the private schools for the rich so why should the rich worry? They made the profit, their kids are protected. If the masses of people want republicans in office, then they are obviously too stupid to care about their own children so what is the harm?

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#17 Jan 16, 2013
Obama be usin' too many ink pens.
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“Baby Obama”

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#19 Jan 16, 2013
How many Amendments must be violated before someone impeaches this horrible, horrible, nightmare of a man?

“Baby Obama”

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#20 Jan 16, 2013
It will be difficult because it goes against the Oath of Office that each one of them took....

To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Jan 16, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
How many Amendments must be violated before someone impeaches this horrible, horrible, nightmare of a man?
Maybe if you should send a list of all those amendments the President has supposedly violated to House Speaker Boner.......

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#22 Jan 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Maybe if you should send a list of all those amendments the President has supposedly violated to House Speaker Boner.......
TODAY: President Obama today will address the citizens of America to try to explain why their second amendment rights should be violated. It is a bit of a surprise that the President would surround himself with children that are in victim rich schools due to the lack of protection allotted them due to laws favored by liberals. The other surprise is why Obama doesn’t bring up the fact that HIS children are in a school with armed guards and enhanced security that his program is against for the common citizens of America.

It is sad that the President isn't as concerned with the Debt that he is saddling these children with instead of a meaningless photo op that will mean little to them since there are not the votes in either chamber to pass his attack on the second amendment.

With the President, it’s always do what I say, not what I do.

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