Skip to comments.Obama calls for agreement on gun control after Giffords shooting
Posted on 03/13/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT by maggief
President Obama on Sunday called for gun-rights advocates and proponents of gun control to find common ground two months after the shooting which killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
The Arizona Daily Star published an op-ed by Obama on Sunday calling for stronger restrictions on gun sales to buyers suspected of mental instability.
A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun, Obama wrote of Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Giffords and 19 other people, six fatally.
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He didn’t call for gun control after Ft. Hood because??
He’s free to agree with me anytime he wants.
Hey Obammy....you forgot about, "a man known personally to Sheriff Butt-lick as the result of multiple prior complaints."
Seems to me if we want to prevent these types of shootings in the future we need to make greater efforts to eliminate incestuous nepotism in government at all levels. Howz 'bout dat for 'common ground'?
Hey wait, isn't that already illegal? Imagine that, a crook not obeying the law.
A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence”
Sounds like the Wisconsin unions,the kenyan clown is talking about.
We’ll come to an agreement that says you keep your grubby little mitts off the Second Amendment, Barack. Just like the Supreme Court said.
Will anyone ask him about project Gunrunner?
EFFFFFFFFFF YOU zer0
Here it comes people. I’ve been waiting to see this happen since he was elected. Holder has been putting up trial ballons since the week Obama took office and we know have the POTUS directly addressing the issue.
We need to stop this “reasonable gun control that we can all agree on.”
Stop it dead in its tracks.
Looks like Obummer is trying to change the subject by ginning up gun control. There is no common ground on gun control between the two parties. You are either for freedom or statist control.
Meanwhile, let's get to the bottom of the ATF trafficking thousands of U.S. guns into Mexico to Mexican drug gangs with DoJ and AG Eric Holder's approval, shall we? [sound of crickets chirping]
What a lazy bum; he let this crisis go to waste for over a month now? Is he falling apart without Rahm around to instruct him? What gives? If Zero were on the ball he would have jumped on the gun-gabbing-bandwagon within a news cycle of the shooting.
Muzzie control, border control, idiot control....that’s what I want...a gun toting society is a polite society
I agree! Everyone should use both hands while aiming.
Maybe we could make a new law and tie it in to the motor-voter laws. You know, at the time of registering to vote, anyone who is mentally deranged (identifiable by registering as a democrat)is too mentally unstable for weapons ownership.
“We Must” I see he is musting me again??? We must or what??? I really really dislike this guy.
Sorry Comrade Barak- with gun control there can be no agreement.
“It is every man’s duty to at all times be armed.”-Jefferson
I’m betting that Obama has plenty of buddies that “carry”...In fact, I’ll bet half his staff is armed and his Chicago home is an “Armory”.
The laws we have, if enforced, would have made sure that this nutty fool could not have acquired a firearm. Anyone who has ever filled out the paperwork knows that.
It is a matter of tragic hilarity that national socialists get the simplest facts mixed up in their most grandiose statements.
And what a day to think about guns and golf!
Hell, I LOVE guns and golf, but was worried about Japan, about which I know or usually care precious little, all day.
I guess that makes me an insensitive, uncaring conservative.
During the last two years, Obama has personally sold 28,000,000 guns in the US. Salesman of the year for two years straight and he looks to make it a trifecta with this marketing effort.
Cooperate with Dems on gun control?
In a pig’s eye!
what an A$$hole BO is
Speaking of Gabrielle Giffords, let me be the first cold hearted conservative to bring this up.
When does her disability leave end? After 6 months, a year, two years, 7 years... never?? How much brain recovery is acceptable for her to continue to serve?
How long must the People go without a representative?
Granted, Giffords brain activity likely already exceeds most of her democratic peers, such as Reid and Pelosi, but come on already!
The Fort Hood MUZZIE Shooter is one of “his people”! Some day soon he’ll have AG Holder look into it. We need a Gen. Patton type leader!
How about we make it against the law to murder somebody. Oh, wait............
Obama's definition of mental instability:
- Member of TEA Party
- Sarah Palin supporter
- Gadsden bumper sticker
- Talk radio listener and/or FoxNews viewer
- etc, etc, etc
Stuff it Barry! It is MY Constitution, NOT YOURS! Go play your gun control bullsh*t over in Kenya or Indonesia.
Those who believe in gun control should not be allowed to have guns.
Oh yeah, that wouldn't be abused. What counts as "mental instability"? Also note that you wouldn't have to be found to be suffering a "mental instability". It would be enough that the government suspects that you so suffer.
As for reaching an agreement, we did in 1791.
We don't deprive peple of life, liberty or property based on suspicion, there are guaranteed legal steps which must be taken.
Who would Obama have making decisions? What criteria would be set? Most important, what protections would be in place to prevent abuse?
I'm betting Obama doesn't want to be specific here, he is just rallying his troops and turning them loose against freedom once again.
Not based on an adjudicated finding of insanity.
Take THAT sh!t back to where it came from...the "Ash Heap of History".
So, if a School or the Military don't like you, for any reason of their choosing, you could be denied your Second Amendment Rights.
Yes, it was the JUDGES, PROSECUTORS and Judicial Infrastructure that failed to identify this wing-nut officially...by protected Court Procedure...but that doesn't mean we should lower the threshold for the "finding".
Gun control advocates can compromise their draconian position all they want. It’s time they did.
According to the first reports from Tucson it was because “a family member” worked for the government and “there would be more trouble”
There is talk at the Cape that they want to bring her down for her husband’s mission launch.
Great PR for the Zero!
It works doesn't it?
After all, there is zero deaths by murder in gun controlled Chicago.
We all need to learn by Daley's achievements in safe and content living.
never let a crisis go to waste.
Many on here said that he would look at more gun laws and so it begins but where was the outrage from islamic terrorist on our soil using guns?
OH wait that had nothing to do with islam, I mean just because he had cards saying son of Allah, shouted allah akbar and said he did it in the name if islam the left still cannot accept that it was islamic terrorism
“Obama’s definition of mental instability:
- Member of TEA Party ...”
A Gridiron skit had Fake Boehner singing “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to,” Lesley Gore-style. (I’m try’n to show them some leadership here / some gravitas and some guts / how did I end up in bed / with all these Tea Party nuts?)
They are still milking the AZ shooting for politics. He should control his gun walker program and union violence and death threats.
She’s already been conferred with sainthood by the MSM.
I’m assuming her re-election is a given for as long as she desires.
We had a minority Dem here in Indiana (Julia Carson - who was
functionally illiterate and then became senile) who had a permanent House seat until she essentially died on the job.
Then they gave it to her Muslim grandson.
If Giff has 20% brain function remaining, she’ll outdo Julia in the reasoning dept.
Maybe ATF thought he was taking the gun to Mexico.
Yes, and all those things too. LOL
We need a Gen. Patton type leader!
Amen to that!
as a side note when I lived in Maryland I was touring historic St Mary’s city. At the small historic church,There was a beautifully engraved lock box built into the wall by the front doors. I asked what that box was for and was told it was the lock box for Gen Patton’s pistols, because the one place he wouldn’t wear them was in a House of God.
If he had tried this in the weeks after the shooting, he might have gotten somewhere. A bit late now.
Make this argument: "You are too free. There's too much freedom out there, and it's not safe. Let's pass a law that will restrict your freedom just a little, in return for safety."
Then, liberals on the executive side don't enforce the law.
After a few years pass, and the promised "safety" never materializes, they simply act like the first law was never passed, and repeat the cycle.
If someone brings up the fact that they already restricted freedoms a few years ago and no good came of it, they reply by saying "so what are you saying, that we should have no laws at all?"
At that point, our side doesn't know what to say.