Skip to comments.Will Obama mention gun control in his State of the Union?
Posted on 01/21/2011 11:00:18 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
Now that Dick Cheney has opened the door to tighter gun restrictions, will President Barack Obama do the same?
That politically dicey question is playing out behind the scenes in the run-up to next weeks State of the Union. In the aftermath of the Tucson shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and federal Judge John Roll, gun control groups and some Democratic members of Congress are pushing to get the president to directly address the issue of gun violence in his speech to Congress next Tuesday, according to gun control advocates and congressional aides, who asked for anonymity.
Some Democratic party donors are also being urged to weigh in as part of a quiet lobbying effort to prod the president to finally speak out on an issue that he has studiously avoided since taking office, the advocates say.
Theres a major push to get [Obama] to say something on this, said Chad Ramsey, legislative director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a leading gun control group. Weve been told he will say something, but were not sure how strong it will be.
(Excerpt) Read more at openchannel.msnbc.msn.com ...
If he does, he will piss off a lot of people.
Cheney mention he would support limits on magazine capactiy.
He is going senile or plain dumb.
That perhaps we need a ban on high cap magazines. VERY disappointing.
Chronic heart problems may lead to, among other things, degraded memory and cognative functions. Sad.
His limited capacity shotgun didn’t exactly help his lawyer hunting buddy avoid getting shot in the face now did it?
Does a bear poop in the woods?
does anyone care what that bozo says? Cat’s out of the bag. He is a poser way over his head. Couldn’t care less what he thinks about anything. Community organizer - good at nothing but bulls***.
Or perhaps he is trying to get Democrats to go on the record saying the same or similar things so that the dems get crushed again next election.
Obama is trying to appear more moderate and probably won’t, but you know he wants to.
We’re gonna do the moment of silence...but not for our troops...or for victims of Mexican illegals.
He’s not willing to risk his higher poll numbers right now
You know he’d love to use the opportunity to bash SCOTUS for McDonald v. Chicago.
But he’s gonna be too busy lurching to the center to do it.
Okay, it’s all about compromise. We’ll support a ban on 30 round magazines if the left will support repealing the Hughes amendment of the 1986 firearm owners protection act. Allow the law abiding to own fully auto rifles without have to pay outrageous prices for one that is 25 years old!!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.