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Debate answer on assault weapons ban could cause problems for Obama
FoxNews.com ^ | November 01, 2012 | William La Jeunesse

Posted on 11/02/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by neverdem

President Obama may have been tossing a bone to his base, but one answer in the second presidential debate could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners.

When asked what the administration has done or plans to do to limit assault weapons at the Oct. 16 debate, Obama said part of the solution to gun violence "is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced." That comment caught fire with gun owners.

"If there are undecided voters who put the Second Amendment as their first issue, then certainly the president's remark about bringing back any type of gun ban is going to chase away those voters," said Joe Eaton, a regional coordinator with the Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio.

One of those is independent voter Robert Brewer from Cincinnati.

When he heard the president's renewed support for an assault weapons ban, Brewer said, "I was thinking I was born in a country (where) I had a right to keep and bear arms and I don't know what he's talking about. It goes against the Constitution, which gives me the right to keep and bear arms and that right shall not be infringed."

Pro-gun activists never considered President Obama an ally, after he campaigned in favor of such a gun ban in 2008.

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In the second debate, Obama said: "I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theatres don't belong on our streets." He added, "What I want is a comprehensive strategy, part of it is seeing if we get automatic weapons that kill folks in amazing numbers out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill."...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; assaultweapons; banglist; democrats; elections; guncontrol; obama; semiautomaticweapons
I never read or heard of that phrase before, i.e. war theatre. It was always theater or theaters of war. It reminds of navy corpse men. It's like English is his second language.

P.S. Theater is spelled both ways.

1 posted on 11/02/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Automatic weapons? Read up on the NFA, Hussein.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 11:42:43 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: neverdem

I heard that Odumbo is fluent in many different languages and he lies in all of them.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: neverdem

They’re putting out an article on this now?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 11:45:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: neverdem

Hopefully the NRA and others are running ads in these battleground states highlighting Obama’s admissions in the second debate about his desire to institute new gun controls. That is a message that resonates with a large percentage of the electorate.

Can’t affored to leave any votes on the table.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 11:46:01 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: neverdem

The President has already said he will have more latitude after his reelection.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 11:46:51 AM PDT by oyez ( .Affordable Care is neither affordable nor care.)
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To: neverdem

awb is a third rail, and he’s taking a leak on it, hopefully with predictable results.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 11:47:19 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (look out for the Bull!)
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To: andyk

After that comment the NRA is putting out ads in some states. I made a contribution to them as in some of those swing states even the libs cling bitterly to their guns.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 11:47:44 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: neverdem

Theatre looks like a British spelling to me.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: neverdem; andyk; History Repeats; wastedyears; bereanway; oyez
"If there are undecided voters who put the Second Amendment as their first issue, then certainly the president's remark about bringing back any type of gun ban is going to chase away those voters," said Joe Eaton

Joe Eaton is a moron.

The set of people who are primarily focused on 2nd Amendment rights and who were undecided is null.

10 posted on 11/02/2012 11:49:52 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: neverdem

The Constitution doesn’t “give” rights.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 11:51:47 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: neverdem
come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners

Yes the semi rifle owners in his base will totally swing the election. This is series, seriesly.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 11:56:33 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Lurker
The Constitution doesn’t “give” rights.

You of course are correct - these "rights" are from God.

What conservatives know is that the Constitution doesn't grant us one right. It protects those rights granted by God.

And no, the Militia did not limit those rights.

"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
13 posted on 11/02/2012 12:12:41 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Yes the semi rifle owners in his base will totally swing the election. This is series, seriesly.

You would be surprised at the number of Democrats who own guns. Particularly in rural areas. I think Obama has lost a lot of white Democrats who were only Democrat because they were union -- particularly in coal country.

14 posted on 11/02/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: neverdem

I doubt if there were few, if any, gun owners, other than his bros in the hood, who were 0bama supporters anyway. It has been common knowledge that aside from hating The Constitution as a whole, Barry Benghazi hates the Second Amendment. Gun owners might stand in his way for plans to establish the Caliphate of the United Socialist States of Amerika.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: sam_paine

Yep, I’ve never known a Democrat to be so concerned with the constitution (2nd amendment or whichever you pick) to vote against their party. If they were ever so bothered they would have switched parties. I’ve seen the switch, never the stay and vote against the party line.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: neverdem

Yesterday Obamuzzie listed “linesmen” in his list of folks helping in Sandy recovery. I assumed he thinks they work for the “electric corpse”. But this all helps explain my whole plan for this election. I’ve sent half of my available money to Romney and the NRA. If Romney wins I’ll send them the other half ‘cause I know they’ll need it to help clean up the post election mess. If Obamuzzie wins I’ll spend the money on ammunition since I’m pretty sure that will be the next thing I need.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: neverdem

Yesterday Obamuzzie listed “linesmen” in his list of folks helping in Sandy recovery. I assumed he thinks they work for the “electric corpse”. But this all helps explain my whole plan for this election. I’ve sent half of my available money to Romney and the NRA. If Romney wins I’ll send them the other half ‘cause I know they’ll need it to help clean up the post election mess. If Obamuzzie wins I’ll spend the money on ammunition since I’m pretty sure that will be the next thing I need.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
Second Amendment Special - Sandy shows why we need this RIGHT!!! I hope you're all OK. Stay safe!

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19 posted on 11/02/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
"...could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners.

I know a lot of gun owners. I have yet to hear of one who would even consider voting for Obama. How could this "haunt" him?

20 posted on 11/02/2012 2:13:33 PM PDT by jammer
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To: jammer
How could this "haunt" him?

Instead of staying home or going to hunt, they vote for Romney.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: sam_paine
The set of people who are primarily focused on 2nd Amendment rights and who were undecided is null.

Good point. That's an intersection that does not exist.
22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: neverdem

Gun confiscation works both ways, you 30 IQ liberal morons.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 6:38:39 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 11/02/2012 9:00:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem
This was no surprise to me when I heard Barry say that in the debate. As while he was in the IL Senate Obama voted to Ban: The IL Ban Barry was in favor of was so Draconian it made CA's look minor in comparison, but that's how Barry wants it. The fact is Obama doesn't want anyone to have any Firearm, period.

But that's logical for him -- it's the way Tyrants need it to get into and stay in power. Only 'the gubmint' and his 'civilian security forces' would be armed.

(1) IMHO the FAL is the best Battle Rifle ever conceived by man. It's not called 'The Right Arm Of The Free World' for nothing (the AR-10 is a close 2nd).

25 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:47 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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