Skip to comments.Obama talks of limiting some gun use in wake of Colorado massacre
Posted on 07/25/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT by Innovative
President Obama has added his voice to the push for limits on Americans' gun use in the wake the massacre last week at a movie theater in Colorado.
Obama, speaking Wednesday evening to the National Urban League, affirmed his belief in Americans' right to own guns, but he singled out assault rifles as better suited for soldiers than civilians.
"I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," Obama said. "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities."
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This jerk doesn’t even know what an AK is.
AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR Arms.
This moron just like the rest of the Lib’s don’t realize that it’s the illegal guns in the hands of street hoods that are doing all the killing.
Violence Policy Center Director
“Assault weapons... are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”
-Josh Sugarmann, “Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation”, March 1989
“Just wait until Obama’s second term... “
Yeah. In his first act he took Romney’s socialized healthcare plan and idea for an auto bailout.
Maybe in the 2nd term, he could use Romney’s assault weapons ban in Mass as a blueprint.
“but he singled out assault rifles as better suited for soldiers than civilians.”
Indeed they are more suited to the soldier. However, by a clear understanding of term “arms” used in the 2nd Ammendment. Those very “assault rifles” are protected by the 2nd Ammendment. It was the intent of the 2nd Ammendment to ensure that citizens had possesion of “military” weapons so they could defend themselves, their community, their state, and their country if called upon. The 2nd Ammendment protects the right of individual citiznes to have “military” type arms like “assault” rifles. Any other reading of the language would be ridiculous.
Not sure if it matters anymore, but if the Founders wanted us to be able to fend off subjection why should we not have AK-47’s AND anything else that’s useful for such a purpose?
They, and he, already knew that your rights ~ all of them ~ rested on your right to keep and bear arms.
This place started out with rights to possess weapons, even the largest firearms.
If somebody doesn't like it he or she should go somewhere else!
“The president, however, suggested Wednesday that it “shouldn’t be controversial” to make the case that a “mentally unbalanced” person shouldn’t be able to get a gun so easily.”
So, is Obama prepared to suggest that we make people’s mental health history a public record? So, I (an FFL) will be able to check to see if my gun customer has ever been treated by a psychologist and that will be grounds for denying them their 2nd Amendment civil liberties?
Interesting. I wonder how the typically liberal members of the medical/mental health care profession will feel about that. What if the person has never been to a mental health care profession, but they’re acting “odd.” Would Obama be OK with a system where friends, parents, co-workers could report people they BELIEVE are unstable and that person would then be denied basic rights? So much for due process (not to mention the presumption of innocence and privacy concerns).
Quite a can of worms he’s kicking around there.
Why Barack, I’m perfectly copacetic with banning the use of guns to shoot up an audience in a movie theater!
Tenche Coxe, founding father.
Obama doesn’t know what the 2nd Amendment is either — he thinks is only to preserve “hunting and shooting tradition”...
“Obama said he believes in the Second Amendment’s protection of gun rights and that that hunting and shooting are part of a “cherished national tradition.”
If Obama wants to read the 2nd that way I expect my own taxpayer paid AK 47 with a full supply of Ammo to be delivered by tomorrow.
First he's coming for our guns, then our Bibles.
He hates America.
America's top gun salesman 5 years running uses reverse psychology to pump up AK-47 knockoff sales. Way to go Zer0!
“This moron just like the rest of the Libs dont realize that its the illegal guns in the hands of street hoods that are doing all the killing.”
Oh, he definitely realizes it. That is precisely why he armed the sinaloa cartel.
If more decent citizens were volunteer soldiers (if that’s what having such a weapon makes them) in the troubled cities, these cities would soon become far less troubled.
Obama said he believes in the Second Amendments protection of gun rights and that that hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national tradition.
And that means he is absolutely full of shit. Because he’s all about ‘projection’ and does the ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE of what he says. Typical Commie. He doesn’t give a DAMNED about ‘American traditions’. Full STOP!!!!!!!!!!
Obama is obviously in trouble with them, otherwise the last thing he'd do before the election is come down on the side of gun control.
If that comes to pass then we may need to stop talking about the Second Amendment and start exercising it. After all, this great gift that the Founding Fathers gave us is essentially worthless if we have not the courage to use it.
It’s always been interesting to me that the US allowed an AK-47/household in Iraq but none at home.
Then he should take away college grants and stipends too. As it appears that Holmes used his stipend money to make his purchases for guns, ammunition, and the booby trap material in his apartment. So when they say...guns kill people, we can say...no, free money kills people.
camel’s nose.... tent...
Someone needs to send the Kenyan ***hole a copy of the Bill of Rights.
Chi-Congo should tell us something. The mayor said to the gangs to not shoot kids - meaning it’s okay to off each other. I read where Rush said since the beginning of the year 270 people have been shot in Chi-Congo.
Cannons (at least on ships, not sure about land) were okay for private citizens back then.
Really, this is terrific... I mean, it is for “the children.”
Also, we all really need to thank the following outstanding New Yorkers for contributing to the atmosphere of hysteria that made Obamao feel safe to talk about banning weapons: 1.) Michael Bloomberg; 2) Bill O’Reilly; and 3) Michael Savage (yes, really: Michael Savage).
Let’s hear it! Thanks, guys! /s
Okay, so Savage is an “ex-” New Yorker.
“Just wait until Obama’s second term...”
“If that comes to pass then we may need to stop talking about the Second Amendment and start exercising it. “
I would much rather if people would do the easy and simple thing: get out and VOTE in November, making sure that Obama is not reelected — it must be easier and surer to just cast a vote for Romney, the ONLY reasonable way of ensuring that Obama won’t get another unconstrained 4 years to destroy the country as we know it.
Now just what would the Kenyan muslim usurper know about the 2nd Amendment?
He is NOT one of us...never was one of us and never will be one of us. He knows it and so do we.
He has no standing or credibility on this issue whatsoever.
He know it be one of the 57 states;-)
We do limit USE. It is illegal to USE them to murder people.
What Obama wants to limit is POSSESSION.
AK-47 in the hands of soldiers? I remember a time when the only soldiers that had AK-47 were the enemy.
I think he is really that dumb. He probably has never used a firearm in his life.
The Aurora shooter had no history of mental illness or criminal conduct before last week. How would Mr. Obama’s plan have stopped him?
Thanks. Good stuff.
And nobody mentions, that if there had been people carrying firearms in the first few rows, they most likely would have shot him and prevented most of the carnage.
The solution is for MORE people to carry guns and be trained to use them.
“”But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities.”
Hereintheheartland believes the White House belongs in the hands of someone who has a basic understanding and respect of the Constitution; and not in the hands of a Marxist.
Remember Charlton Heston?
never interrupt an enemy when he is making an error. What an idiot for jump into this issue right before the election.
When the police, and any military likely to be used to control American civilians, are prohibited from semi-auto armaments within our borders, I’ll agree with this fool of a President.