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Obama Bemoans 'epidemic of violence' (Wants permanent Assault Weapons Ban)
AP ^ | 7/15/97 | NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ

Posted on 07/15/2007 2:22:41 PM PDT by NRA2BFree

CHICAGO (AP) - Standing before a church congregation that has witnessed inner-city violence firsthand, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Sunday that more must be done to end a social ill that is "sickening the soul of this nation." Obama told churchgoers at the Vernon Park Church of God on Chicago's South Side that too many young lives are being claimed by violence and more must be done to combat the problem.

"From South Central L.A. to Newark, New Jersey, there's an epidemic of violence that's sickening the soul of this nation," the Illinois senator told the crowd. "The violence is unacceptable and it's got to stop."

Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year, according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure is higher than the number of Illinois serviceman who've died in Iraq in 2007.

"We need to express our collective anger through collective action," Obama said.

He said the government needs to permanently reinstate an assault weapons ban and close regulatory loopholes that protect unscrupulous gun dealers.

He also said government should support and fund more after-school programs to keep kids off the streets. But some of the burden must also be shouldered by residents who need to do more to raise and protect at-risk children, he added.

"We have an entire generation of young men in our society who have become products of violence, and we are going to have to break the cycle," Obama said. "There are too many young men out there who have gone down the wrong path."

He later added, "There's a reason they go out and shoot each other, because they don't love themselves. And the reason they don't love themselves is because we are not loving them enough."


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Another RAT gun grabber! He's finished!
1 posted on 07/15/2007 2:22:44 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: NRA2BFree
How about a

Permanent Stupid Democrat Ban?

It might even pass constitutional muster...

2 posted on 07/15/2007 2:25:09 PM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: NRA2BFree
The problem in HIS COMMUNITY isn’t guns — it’s punk-assed gangsters, no fathers, welfare and NO DISCIPLINE at home or at school.
3 posted on 07/15/2007 2:31:42 PM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: NRA2BFree

What is thie poltician doiong speaking at a church??? How do the dems get away with this?? We all pay taxes that support the agencies (FEC) that is supposed to be doing some damn something to the exempt status of these black, fake churches who wouldn’t preach the word if Jesus himself came and told them to.
I’m sick of the phonies who are okay wioth abortion because they support every sick dem that comes along.
Get off your ass government employees. YOu work for this sside of the aile to.


4 posted on 07/15/2007 2:32:34 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Professor Librescu is an American hero.)
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To: NRA2BFree

“”We have an entire generation of young men in our society who have become products of violence, and we are going to have to break the cycle,” Obama said. “There are too many young men out there who have gone down the wrong path.”

He later added, “There’s a reason they go out and shoot each other, because they don’t love themselves. And the reason they don’t love themselves is because we are not loving them enough.”


They get plenty of TLC in the school systems, since teachers are systematically prevented from properly disciplining them. They dont respect authority, have no interest in learning, and it begins with the lousy jobs their parents are doing in the neighborhoods which are proliferated by gangs. And the chances are good that those parents will be voting for oba or hitlery.


5 posted on 07/15/2007 2:32:57 PM PDT by Canedawg (In God We Trust)
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To: NRA2BFree
Standing before a church congregation

Where is the ACLU? The IRS?

6 posted on 07/15/2007 2:33:51 PM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: BamaAndy

Sorry for the typos—I’m mad as hell.


7 posted on 07/15/2007 2:34:28 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Professor Librescu is an American hero.)
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To: NRA2BFree

If you want to end crime ban criminals. And what’s with the Benito Mussolini chin out pose there?


8 posted on 07/15/2007 2:35:43 PM PDT by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: NRA2BFree

If you believe the conventional wisdom he’s touched the third rail and he’s toast. He’s at least being an honest Democrat though. Hillary will straddle the issue and if she’s elected push full steam ahead with an anti gun agenda. So would any Democrat for that matter.


9 posted on 07/15/2007 2:36:52 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: NRA2BFree

It’s not the guns Obamasama, it’s the killers. You politicians in Chicago have coddled them too long.


10 posted on 07/15/2007 2:37:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NRA2BFree
Barack Obama IS anti-gun. He's no friend of gun owners.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 07/15/2007 2:38:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NRA2BFree
"We need to express our collective anger through collective action," Obama said.

Spoken like a true communist.

12 posted on 07/15/2007 2:38:42 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Beckwith

you’ll never hear the words mandatory sentencing, hard labor,
punishment or the death penalty.

Empty words from an empty suit.


13 posted on 07/15/2007 2:38:42 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: NRA2BFree
He's finished!

I hope so.
14 posted on 07/15/2007 2:38:58 PM PDT by Perdogg (Support the President's Policy in Iraq)
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To: Beckwith

you’ll never hear the words mandatory sentencing, hard labor,
punishment or the death penalty.

Empty words from an empty suit.


15 posted on 07/15/2007 2:39:31 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Canedawg
>>He later added, “There’s a reason they go out and shoot each other, because they don’t love themselves. And the reason they don’t love themselves is because we are not loving them enough.”<<

Yeah, that’s right, Barry! I’m not lovin’ the thugs!

Barry, the reason they’re shooting each other is that they weren’t raised by affluent white grandparents in Hawaii and did not attend elite private schools. Isn’t that right, Barry?

16 posted on 07/15/2007 2:40:35 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: BamaAndy
How could you be mad at an airhead in an empty suit that is in fact a closet muslim who fronts his sorry ass off as a Christian?
17 posted on 07/15/2007 2:40:45 PM PDT by Weeedley
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To: goldstategop
Barack Obama IS anti-gun.

Barack Obama is more radical than Hillary.

18 posted on 07/15/2007 2:41:38 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: NRA2BFree
Here we go again. Democratic presidential candidate calling for sacrificing the Rights of Man to aid the usual election year benefactor: The ethnic urban lowlife youth criminal cartel.

Seeing as how I don't live in one of those places like Baltimore or South Central LA or Newark NJ and don't consider to be part of their little 'We're all a bit responsible when a young crack seller dies from gun violence' socialist commune, I'm going to have to stamp this proposal from Barack Obama a bit fat 'NO'.

19 posted on 07/15/2007 2:42:33 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: NRA2BFree
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20 posted on 07/15/2007 2:44:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: NRA2BFree

He can kiss butt.

He will not kiss mine!!


21 posted on 07/15/2007 2:44:23 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: hometoroost
" And what’s with the Benito Mussolini chin out pose there?"

Birds of a feather?

22 posted on 07/15/2007 2:44:29 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: NRA2BFree

He can kiss butt.

He will not kiss mine!!


23 posted on 07/15/2007 2:44:30 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: NRA2BFree

No common sense here, just ban the guns and don’t blame the quagmire of the Liberal Great Society, no that is never to blame for the failure of the Black Family.


24 posted on 07/15/2007 2:44:52 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Erik Latranyi
"Barack Obama is more radical than Hillary."

Don't bet on it. He just doesn't lie as well as she does.

25 posted on 07/15/2007 2:47:24 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: NRA2BFree
Obama Bemoans 'epidemic of violence' (Wants permanent Assault Weapons Ban)

just speaking for myself, what I'd want is...

Permanent Ban On Muslim-Conscious Politicans Campaigning
as Faux Christians

26 posted on 07/15/2007 2:47:29 PM PDT by VOA
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To: NRA2BFree

I can’t believe that my fellow state citizens have elected him and Durbin to the Senate.


27 posted on 07/15/2007 2:47:51 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (I'm NUTS for Sprague Grayden!!!)
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To: NRA2BFree
"We have an entire generation of young men in our society who have become products of violence, and we are going to have to break the cycle..."

Conservatives are breaking the cycle. It's called concealed carry, the castle doctrine, mandatory sentences, three strikes and you're out, the death penalty, and constructionist judges.

It works in every conservative state and metropolitan area.

Liberal programs fail in every liberal state and metropolitcan area.

28 posted on 07/15/2007 2:48:03 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: NRA2BFree

Liberal government programs & the drug war are largely responsible for the problems plaguing the black community.


29 posted on 07/15/2007 2:49:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: blackbart.223
Don't bet on it. He just doesn't lie as well as she does.

He is more liberal than Hillary. While it is hard to believe, just read what people who know him have said.

30 posted on 07/15/2007 2:49:34 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: saganite

The more liberals talk, the worse they look to just average US voters so far they have:

1. Promised the largest tax increase in US history
2. Ban firearms
3. Hold a “gays only” debate
4. Advocate retreat in the War on Terror

They are merely giving us ammunition for 2008, keep talking liberals, just keep talking the red meat is needed.


31 posted on 07/15/2007 2:49:55 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile.)
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To: NRA2BFree

I actually want Obama to be the Democratic nominee, because it guarantees us a landslide.


32 posted on 07/15/2007 2:50:37 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: NRA2BFree

And “assault weapon” will be defined as any device which uses expanding gas to propel a projectile.


33 posted on 07/15/2007 2:51:25 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: NRA2BFree
Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year,
according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure
is higher than the number of Illinois serviceman who've died in Iraq
in 2007.


Now there's a campaign punchline for Obama to run on:
During My Senatorial Watch in Illinois, Young Black Men Were
SAFER Serving In Iraq Than Living In My Home State!!!!"


or

Join The US Military: It's Safer Than South-side Chicago, Homes!!!

Now that's a proud record of accomplishment, Senator Obama.
You've on the fast-track to The White House!
WITH A BULLET!!!

(as they used to say about a record flying up the charts!)
34 posted on 07/15/2007 2:53:12 PM PDT by VOA
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To: NRA2BFree
Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year,
according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure
is higher than the number of Illinois serviceman who've died in Iraq
in 2007.


Now there's a campaign punchline for Obama to run on:
During My Senatorial Watch in Illinois, Young Black Men Were
SAFER Serving In Iraq Than Living In My Home State!!!!"


or

Join The US Military: It's Safer Than South-side Chicago, Homes!!!

Now that's a proud record of accomplishment, Senator Obama.
You've on the fast-track to The White House!
WITH A BULLET!!!

(as they used to say about a record flying up the charts!)
35 posted on 07/15/2007 2:53:13 PM PDT by VOA
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To: NRA2BFree

Yes he is toast.
Gun control is a loser.

How many of these homicides involved an “assault rifle”


36 posted on 07/15/2007 2:54:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NRA2BFree
“Obama Bemoans ‘epidemic of violence’ (Wants permanent Assault Weapons Ban)”

Which just goes to prove, for anyone that needs more proof, that he’s a vacuous moron.

37 posted on 07/15/2007 2:56:07 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Erik Latranyi
"He is more liberal than Hillary. While it is hard to believe, just read what people who know him have said."

Obama is a snake out in the open so he is easy to spot. Hillary is the snake in the grass making her harder to spot for some and that makes her more dangerous.

38 posted on 07/15/2007 2:56:44 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: BamaAndy

Whoaaaa.. Simmer down big guy


39 posted on 07/15/2007 2:56:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BamaAndy
“How do the dems get away with this??”

Dim’s don’t follow any laws that they don’t want to follow - and they don’t get prosecuted. Republican politco’s don’t pursue charges against Dim’s because they don’t want to appear partisan — but, they do pursue fellow Republicans because they want to set an example.

Dim’s don’t offer the same courtesy to Republicans.

This is one of the many reasons that Republicans are called the “stupid party.”

40 posted on 07/15/2007 2:59:30 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: NRA2BFree

Being a fine member of the African American community whY don’t you address the black on black crime in the inner cities. TOO TOUGH FOR YOU AYE! WE THOUGHT SO!


41 posted on 07/15/2007 3:05:50 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: NRA2BFree
Nearly three dozen Chicago students have been killed this year, according to Chicago Public Schools. Obama said that figure is higher than the number of Illinois serviceman who've died in Iraq in 2007

So the obvious answer should be the same as the Democrat's answer in Iraq. It's time to pull the students out of the Chicago Public Schools.

42 posted on 07/15/2007 3:09:56 PM PDT by eggman (Democrat party - The black hole of liberalism from which no rational thought can escape.)
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To: Joe Brower

ping!


43 posted on 07/15/2007 3:13:57 PM PDT by beaureguard
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To: NRA2BFree

How about a ban on BARBARIANS!
If someone cannot live up to the obligations required of free men, WHY MUST WE RESPECT THEM AS CITIZENS?


44 posted on 07/15/2007 3:14:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Beckwith
The problem in HIS COMMUNITY isn’t guns — it’s punk-assed gangsters, no fathers, welfare and NO DISCIPLINE at home or at school.

Why you big ole meanie! It's lack of LOVE. They kill each other because there's no LOVE. And a ban on "assault weapons" will stimulate the LOVE.

BTW, why no "Major Hurl" alert?

45 posted on 07/15/2007 3:18:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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(Wants permanent Assault Weapons Ban)

He's probably really, really jealous of Mitt Romney. After all, Mitt signed a permanent assault weapons ban as Governor of MA.

And shoot, Hillary! is jeolous of the MittCare socialized medicine scheme, complete with taxpayer-funded abortions.

And Edwards just can't match the gay agenda items Romney implemented...

Gosh, Romney sounds like the most talented, "accomplished" Democrat candidate in history...

46 posted on 07/15/2007 3:20:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats??)
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To: NRA2BFree

South Central LA doesn’t exist anymore. They renamed it South Los Angeles in hopes the problems would go away. Guess Obama doesn’t get out much.


47 posted on 07/15/2007 3:25:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Canedawg

Thats because their fathers stopped being fathers after conception, another Hussein Obama jeremiad


48 posted on 07/15/2007 3:30:57 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: eggman

Amen, its a civil war after all


49 posted on 07/15/2007 3:32:33 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: NRA2BFree

How about we ban liberals? Crime will fall off to nothing.


50 posted on 07/15/2007 3:35:46 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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