Skip to comments.Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws
Posted on 02/23/2010 6:01:16 PM PST by reaganaut1
When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition.
And yet the opposite is happening. Mr. Obama has been largely silent on the issue while states are engaged in a new and largely successful push for expanded gun rights, even passing measures that have been rejected in the past.
In Virginia, the General Assembly approved a bill last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and the House of Delegates voted to repeal a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month. The actions came less than three years after the shootings at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives and prompted a major national push for increased gun control.
Arizona and Wyoming lawmakers are considering nearly a half dozen pro-gun measures, including one that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And lawmakers in Montana and Tennessee passed measures last year the first of their kind to exempt their states from federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are made, sold and used in state. Similar bills have been proposed in at least three other states.
In the meantime, gun control advocates say, Mr. Obama has failed to deliver on campaign promises to close a loophole that allows unlicensed dealers at gun shows to sell firearms without background checks; to revive the assault weapons ban; and to push states to release data about guns used in crimes.
He also signed bills last year allowing guns to be carried in national parks and in luggage on Amtrak trains.
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(There are many other reasons people are angry at government.)
Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws = Credible Threat to an Overeaching Federal Government
A supporter of the presidential challenger Raila Odinga (OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN WHO HE CAMPAIGNED FOR) in Kibera, a sprawling slum near the capital, Nairobi.
So WTF does that have to do with anything? Did any of the mentioned legislation being repealed PREVENT the shooting? ... Obviously, NO, it didn't.
I so despise propaganda. What kills me is how so many idiots out there are 'programmed' by shit like this!
Here’s what a small local college is doing in case of mass shootings such as happened at VT - they have a procedures folder where people are called and then those people call other people and those people call 911. They can’t call 911 unless they are sure gunfire is heard - meanwhile ...
Buy more guns, more ammo.
“In Virginia, the success of new pro-gun laws is partly a result of the Republican Partys taking the governors office after eight years of Democratic control.”
The reason why pro-gun laws get passed in Virginia is because of the tireless efforts of VCDL.
It’s interesting that the paper mentions the restaurant ban. For years now VCDL has tried to get the ban repealed. It wasn’t until last year when the state Senate changed hands to the Democrats that the bill to repeal the ban finally got out of the Senate. And then Tim Kaine vetoed it.
Pretty much the same could be said about “one gun a month”. The GOP controlled both the House of Delegates and the Senate for years, but could never quite get around to putting bill to repeal “one gun a month” on the Governor’s desk.
This year the composition of the state Senate isn’t much different. It’s still Democrat controlled. The restaurant ban repeal passed the legislature pretty much the same way it did last year. The difference is that with our new Governor, the bill is finally going to become law.
While here in Illinois, it is still a felony to think about guns.
The fact that there it’s been difficult to buy ammo for more than a year should really tell people something.
They know there’s a storm coming.
You are absolutely correct. Well informed, well educated and principled state organizations such as VCDL are getting the job done. VCDL deserves enormous credit for its work and its inspiration to other state organizations. AZCDL has been doing amazing things in my state of Arizona.
A tip of the hat to VCDL!
I personally have to Resupply seeing that I lost ALL my guns and Ammo whilst trying out my new Disintegration ray gun in the backyard last Sunday afternoon.
So, you have a problem with procedures folders then, haven’t you? /s
Isn’t Africa wonderful?
Some drunk elementary school age kids female parent took a sword cane to her daughters school in Memphis yesterday...kids got into a spit at each other contest. Mug shot showed a very dull witted woman.
Was it made by ACME?
Um, how many megatons/sec did yours develop and can I get one from you?
Does the NYT even realize that they now oppose the people who oppose the government and the ramifications of it?
Why, yes it was.
Are you the guy that zotted all my rifles? I had just replaced all the ones I lost in the boating accident.
No, no, no, no, no! Private citizens, not "unlicensed dealers". The whole reason they don't have to conduct background checks is they're not firearms dealers. Private citizens, for whom selling firearms is not a livelihood, don't have to conduct background checks if they sell their guns in the classifieds, to a co-worker, to their hunting buddy, to their neighbor, or at a friggin' gun show!
Of course, consider the source...the Jason Blair Times.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I’m really sorry about that would it make you feel any better to know that it Zotted ALL the guns in my neighborhood?
(And some of them had just rented boats for the weekend)