Skip to comments.President Is Likely to Discuss Gun Control Soon
Posted on 01/31/2011 6:59:22 PM PST by neverdem
WASHINGTON Administration officials say that President Obama, largely silent about gun control since the Tucson shooting carnage, will address the issue soon, potentially reopening a long-dormant debate on one of the nations most politically volatile issues.
The officials did not indicate what measures, if any, Mr. Obama might support; with Republicans in control of the House and many Democrats fearful of the gun lobbys power, any legislation faces long odds for passage. Among the skeptics is the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada.
Still, Mr. Obama has come under increased pressure to speak out from gun-control advocates, including urban Democrats in Congress and liberal activists and editorial writers. They would like him to at least support a bill that would restore an expired federal ban on the sort of high-capacity ammunition magazine that was used in the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson that killed six people and injured 13, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona.
The advocates, including Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, were critical after Mr. Obama did not propose any measures in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to address gun violence. In interviews since, senior White House advisers have said without specifics that Mr. Obama would address the issue in coming weeks, though just how has not been decided.
I wouldnt rule out that at some point the president talks about the issues surrounding gun violence, Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Wednesday. I dont have a timetable or, obviously, what he would say.
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, separately told reporters that Mr. Obama would no doubt speak out before long.
Mr. Bloomberg, who is co-chairman of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said in his weekly radio address on...
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Well, if the NYT says it....
2A says he can't do a damn thing about it.
Of course, they can just do what they've been doing since 1934 and just ignore that ol' Constitution thingie... After all, what are we gonna do about it? File a complaint with Eric Holder?
Urban gun control advocates?
Okay, we’ll ban guns in urban areas and see how well that works out......
Why are Chrissy Matthews and the rest of the rats busy floating this trial balloon? They’re making a huge deal out of something that zer0 hasn’t said anything about.
After all that’s happened recently that shooting seems like it happened a couple years ago now. The issue has really died down.
In that case if was how Bill Bennett, as SecEd, brought up gun control
to distract from the inability to take on the Education
Establishment to fix the schools.
nobama...get your birth-certificate-less hands off my 2nd Amendment rights, you Constitution hater.
If Hussein starts talking gun control, watch how fast guns and ammo go flying off the shelves. I think people instinctively know that Soetoro is, at his core, a socialist dictator and any talk about gun control by him is a prelude to an outright ban. He’s already proven in speeches (”The constitution is a list of NEGATIVE rights”) and actions (the whole sleazy way 0bamacare was shoehorned through congress) that he cares nothing for the constitution. So, people are slowly wising up to his real agenda.
#12 Nail In The Coffin PING!! The kiss of death. Do it Obozo, do it and we will get rid of you like Hosni.
Incredible, what we’ve got heah is the spectacle of Obama being rolled by the Lefty Journolist establishment. They are still in teeth-gnashing mode and they’re determined to make some political hay out of the Tucson tragedy So now they are reduced to trying to pressure him into engaging in a public attack on the 2nd amendment, presumably straight out of Michael Douglas in the culminating scene of “The American President”.
He’s got absolutely nothing to win here and he can’t spare the political capital to burn.
Barry is going for the “Gun Saleman of the Year” award again for the third year in a row. Well, it sure beats the hell out of that phonyass Nobel. They give that crap to every weirdo that comes down the pike.
That's hilarious. He can try pushing it. Then he can try shoving it.
Do it Barry and we’ll start talking about impeachment and life in prison for high-treason.
It's going to pass. At least 50 RINOs will vote for the McCarthy-Lautenberg bill.
Why just discuss gun control, why not send Janetalia out to “grab them?”
“Well, it sure beats the hell out of that phonyass Nobel. They give that crap to every weirdo that comes down the pike.”
That’s crazy talk, I got one today for getting the oil changed in my old truck. And by golly, I deserved it!!
LOL! Dang that one cost you some money. Barry got his by just showing up, at taxpayer expense, in Oslo.
It will die in committee in the House.