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Resistance to the Presidentís Gun Control Plan Continues to Build
The New American ^ | January 17, 2013 | Bob Adelmann

Posted on 01/17/2013 5:42:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would “be difficult,” President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are “four common-sense steps we can take right now,” according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are:

1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and

2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban, restoring the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines and getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. The paper went on to explain why:

Right now, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to run background checks on those buying guns, but studies estimate that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from this requirement. As the President said following the Newtown tragedy, keeping guns out of the wrong hands starts with legislation to require background checks for all gun sales….

Several recent mass shootings involved high-capacity ammunition magazines that were prohibited from 1994 to 2004. Many of the mass shooters used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban. It is time for Congress to renew the 10-round limit on magazines, and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban….

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment
He's not even sworn-in to his second term yet. I don't believe in coincidences.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 5:42:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Man with unloaded AR-15, loaded Glock shops at Utah JCPenney; Nothing happens
2 posted on 01/17/2013 5:47:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure, and there was resistance to Obamacare too. I don’t believe it.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mark Levin and John Lott debunked the "40 percent" number on the 16Jan show. It's based on a survey of about 250 people (there's a representative sample size for you), of whom "40%" noted that they received guns via gifts or inheritance-type transfers.

Not 'sales" (where money or other valuta changes hands)

The Great One hit it out of the park, as usual...

4 posted on 01/17/2013 6:27:10 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ask them how they define “armor piercing bullets”. It would ban every deer hunting round in the book.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 8:11:34 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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