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Obama pledges to tackle gun violence after Colorado killing
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25, 2012 | Reuters

Posted on 07/25/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by mdittmar

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work with Democrats, Republicans and community leaders to "arrive at a consensus" on how to reduce gun violence across the United States.

Closing out a multi-day trip that began in Aurora, Colorado, where he met with families and victims of the movie theater massacre there, Obama told a mostly African American audience that such tragedies are replayed on a smaller scale in cities throughout the country on a daily basis.

"Every day and a half the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater," Obama said in remarks at the National Urban League Conference in New Orleans.

"I'm going to continue to work with members of both parties and with religious groups and with civic organizations to arrive at a consensus around violence reduction."

Discussing or even touching on the issue of gun control in the United States during an election year is risky, and Obama has been careful to avoid making sweeping proposals that could offend gun owners and rally his Republican opponents.

The president made a point of emphasizing his support for the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which covers the right to bear arms.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; democrats; obama
The irony;)
1 posted on 07/25/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
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2 posted on 07/25/2012 7:54:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mdittmar

This guy is a serious idiot.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 7:54:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar

This from the guy who sits in the Oval Office playing pocket pool and throwing down playing cards deciding who lives and who dies in drone strikes.

Nice


4 posted on 07/25/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: mdittmar

He says what?

The ‘get in their faces’ pusher says what?
The race baiter says what?


5 posted on 07/25/2012 7:55:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: mdittmar

Mitt, Boehner and the rest had better not bite.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar

You forgot the Lame Duck Alert. :-)


7 posted on 07/25/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: mylife

This guy is a serious idiot.
________________________________________

No. He’s DANGEROUS.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: mdittmar

Alinsky Jr is not letting a good crisis go to waste.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 7:58:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mdittmar
And this from the POTUS 44 ROTUS 01.
10 posted on 07/25/2012 7:59:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: mdittmar

“Every day and a half the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater,”

How many do we lose to auto accidents?
The Mexican drug cartels THAT YOU ARE ARMING?
The drugs themselves?
Hold my beer and watch this?
How many died in Afghanistan today?
How many died of whatever (insert here)?


11 posted on 07/25/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He won’t be dangerous for long if he pushes this agenda.


12 posted on 07/25/2012 8:02:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar

An administration that had no qualms about gun walking
across a national border in a covert attempt to
subvert the second amendment would certainly have no
problem setting up a fragile psychotic to commit a mass
murder to continue that effort.

Folks, it’s that simple.

“When the ends justify the means, all means are justified.”
Tet68 said that.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 8:03:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mdittmar

We just need hundreds of thousands more signs that say:

“This Is A Gun-Free Zone!”

Like the one posted in front of the Aurora movie theater.

http://crimeinchicago.blogspot.com/


14 posted on 07/25/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: mdittmar

How about he work on stopping illegals from crossing our border? Or stop sending billions of dollar outside of US borders...or stop all the welfare fraud...or stop allowing Michelle to go on so many vacations...and stop her from wearing those hideous “designer” clothes....


15 posted on 07/25/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: tet68

I think he has some serious splainin to do.

You need to take a long look at your AG before you look at me.


16 posted on 07/25/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: musicman

17 posted on 07/25/2012 8:12:42 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mdittmar
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night. “Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

   June 14, 2008

18 posted on 07/25/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Travis McGee

An administration that had no qualms about gun walking
across a national border in a covert attempt to
subvert the second amendment would certainly have no
problem setting up a fragile psychotic to commit a mass
murder to continue that effort.

Folks, it’s that simple.

“When the ends justify the means, all means are justified.”
Tet68 said that.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

They already crossed the intentional mass murder for political ends Rubicon, long ago. The rest is just a matter of finging the means that won’t get them blown away by the blowback. Which is why they are so intent on disarming the peasants.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 8:16:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mdittmar
and with that, the boy just sold another 1000 guns...
21 posted on 07/25/2012 8:17:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mdittmar

Obama.....you queer-bait, Muslim, Communist P.O.S....just STFU and go away. God how I’d like to accelerate that process.....


22 posted on 07/25/2012 8:17:20 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Travis McGee

He would be a fool to try to enact new gun laws in this election cycle.

But of he wants to grab the 3rd rail, let him.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 8:19:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar

Same guy that said....”Bring a gun”....


24 posted on 07/25/2012 8:19:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mdittmar
The president made a point of emphasizing his support for the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which covers the right to bear arms.

That's a lie. The president made a point of emphasizing his support for the U.S. Constitution's mythical Hunting Amendment, which covers the right to stock your freezer, except in areas the DHS, BATF, EPA and USFS has made off limits to human activity, and then only if the species has been chosen for you, and you may of course only store hunted meat for the length of time, as determined by your government, provided it is labeled in a way determined by government, and you may not sell the meat you legally hunted for, but you can give it away to the poor, provided you had it commercially processed and nutritionally labeled, subject to rules and regulations federal state and local, and provided you assume all liability for said meat product, and ...

25 posted on 07/25/2012 8:30:41 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: mdittmar
Obama pledges to tackle gun violence after Colorado killing

After the voters send him back to Chicago later this year, he can tackle the incredible gun violence in that city...

26 posted on 07/25/2012 8:32:47 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: mylife

How many were aborted the day of the shooting?


27 posted on 07/25/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Good question and one that will make Obozo stutter for sure.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Travis McGee

(Thanks!!)

29 posted on 07/25/2012 8:38:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mdittmar

0bama could start by personally going into Mexico to retrieve all of H0lder’s lost guns.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 8:38:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

Obama promised to focus on gun control like a laser and get the same great results as he has on the economy, new jobs and unemployment.

And the semiconscious sheeple he was addressing, suddenly jumped up gleefully chanting, four more years, four more years.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: mdittmar
"Every day and a half the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater," Obama said...

And we lose about 114 babies to abortion about every hour!

32 posted on 07/26/2012 2:16:28 AM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: Chode; All
and with that, the boy just sold another 1000 guns...

I think you are underestimating by two orders of magnitude...

The number will be closer to 100,000.

33 posted on 07/26/2012 4:51:03 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: mdittmar

Start in Chicago. When you get that under control, call back and we can talk about gun violence elsewhere.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:10 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Slings and Arrows; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; ...
FReeper 'Slings and Arrows' wrote:
"Alinsky Jr is not letting a good crisis go to waste."

My first thought as well.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

35 posted on 07/26/2012 5:35:31 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: mdittmar

This will help in Obama in Chicago, New York, San Franscisco and other states where HE DOESN’T NEED IT and HURT the bastard in the swing states and middle America where he DOES need help.

Good move Barack Hussein, this will help screw you, you rotten bastard!

Damn Communist Muslim.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 6:51:15 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: mdittmar

When one entire weekend goes by that his homies don’t engage in gunplay in the city of Chicago, then he can talk about how we don’t need guns anymore.


37 posted on 07/26/2012 8:19:02 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: musicman

Never let a crisis go to waste.


38 posted on 07/26/2012 10:12:44 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NCLaw441
Start in Chicago.

Let him start with the SS who protect his worthless hide. When I see him give up his armed SS elite guard, THEN I MIGHT consider not buying any more guns. Having Biden as VP should be enough to keep him safe.

39 posted on 07/26/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: mdittmar

When a bunch of ants march around the rim of a plant and never change direction, they mistake activity for progress.

Unless one is allowed to investigate and talk about the real reasons for crimes and murder we will, like ants, march around the same plant!!!


40 posted on 07/27/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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