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Obama remains committed to assault weapons ban, White House says
CNN ^ | December 15, 2012 | Halimah Abdullah

Posted on 12/15/2012 1:48:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons -- a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term.

"It does remain a commitment of his," presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children.

An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to be done...

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment
Define assault weapons.
1 posted on 12/15/2012 1:48:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All this crap is so phony. The Kenyan should be ashamed of himself for the way he has acted since this tragedy. Crying my arse. That was some phony BS. Crocodile tears.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 1:53:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anything semi-automatic regardless of caliber.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 1:54:44 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good afternoon.

Define assault weapons.

Assault weapons: any instrument a human being can use to harm another human being. "He assaulted me." Canons and tanks are darn good "assault weapons." So are axes and arrows. Not as good as muskets (unless properly deployed and employed).

Heck, a semiautomatic .50 cal can ruin your day.

But the best "assault weapon," is a K-bar up close and personal.

Did I mention aircraft? There's a great definition of "assault weapons."

5.56mm

4 posted on 12/15/2012 2:01:00 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, there goes my Brown Bess Musket with the bayonet. It was an assault weapon of choice for almost two hundred years.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 2:02:28 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: M Kehoe

But the best “assault weapon,” is a K-bar up close and personal
= = = = = = = = = = = =
You mention ‘up close and personal’, a bunch of ragheads did a pretty decent job of ‘assaulting’ a whole bunch of people with inexpensive, box cutters....


6 posted on 12/15/2012 2:04:55 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Oblamo include abortion instruments in his ban of *assault weapons*? Nah...didn’t think so. (Because it’s not really about protecting innocents.)


7 posted on 12/15/2012 2:05:19 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I listened to Obama’s statement as I was driving home from work, and I was surprised at how upset he sounded. Then I watched it later. This guy is the LOUSIEST actor I ever saw! I’m willing to bet his statement had WIPE EYE NOW and PAUSE AND LOOK DOWN NOW inserted into the text.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 2:05:41 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: DownInFlames

“Anything semi-automatic regardless of caliber.”

Exactly right


9 posted on 12/15/2012 2:13:45 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t let Libs like Obama define the language! I have a feeling if Obama and the Commie party get their way anything more powerfull than a BB gun will be an assault weapon.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 2:18:55 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Define assault weapons.

Any weapon our Marxist overlords deem a threat to their absolute power.

11 posted on 12/15/2012 2:21:26 PM PST by matt1234
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.

Lenin (1870-1924) “The Beginning of the Revolution in Russia”

To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave
them.

George Mason (1725-1792)
Elliot, Debates at 380

When the Cambrian measures were forming,
They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave Them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us, and delivered us, bound, to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
The Gods of the Copy Book Headings, 5th Stanza, 1919


12 posted on 12/15/2012 2:38:43 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama doesn’t have to run again - let’s see what we hear from the Dem leaders (hint: crickets).


13 posted on 12/15/2012 2:40:14 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The response to this incident is very predictable. In all western countries where private gun ownership has been effectively banned, there has always been some sort of tragedy like this which anti-gun politicians have used to manipulate public opinion. As terrible as this crime was, the left will do all it can to push gun-control. Supporters of the 2nd Amendment will have to get prepared for an intense and protracted effort to deprives us of our Constitutional rights.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 2:46:11 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

We need to ban assault rocks too.

http://coastal.news14.com/content/headlines/624176/woman-killed-by-rock-thrown-from-overpass—teens-charged


15 posted on 12/15/2012 2:52:52 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

All this crap is so phony. The Kenyan should be ashamed of himself for the way he has acted since this tragedy. Crying my arse. That was some phony BS. Crocodile tears.


where are the tears for F&F and Bengazhi.

life is precious regardless of age or circumstance


16 posted on 12/15/2012 2:55:36 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What assault weapon was used in CT?


17 posted on 12/15/2012 3:07:48 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

For the media’s and the gun grabbers purpose, every gun is an assault weapon.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 3:12:04 PM PST by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess if he doesn’t watch killings real time then he gets very emotional. Almost to the point of tears.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 3:16:32 PM PST by BigLittle (Let us not expect the spiritual spring until we first pass through the spiritual winter.)
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To: txrefugee

Lib logic... ban a class of weapons that wasn’t involved.

It’s the old “round up the usual suspects” routine again.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 3:23:07 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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21 posted on 12/15/2012 3:31:58 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

TelePrompTer: wipe eye now!


22 posted on 12/15/2012 3:43:33 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Define assault weapons.


23 posted on 12/15/2012 4:08:28 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: 3Fingas
With the recent election and the current economic malaise we're in, it might be tempting for peeps like us to flee to greener pastures elsewhere. But like you said, America is the land of the free and it's the only Western nation with considerable freedom on the right to bear arms. So we have to fight every step of socialism that's happening.

Honestly, we can't flee to countries like Australia, Canada, Great Britain, all with significant gun control.

24 posted on 12/15/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Assault weapon - any gun that scares a politician.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 4:32:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Now the story’s changed, and the ME is saying the kids he examined has .223 wounds. One question I’ll be pondering is how a single mom - substitute teacher could afford over two grand of miscellaneous weapons.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 4:39:16 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Blackirish

The liberals won’t be happy until they outlaw all guns. Except for government law enforcement goons, of course. A monopoly on power is as it is with all totalitarian governments.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 4:39:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Assault rifles”?

Under their definition, a Ruger 10-22 would be an assault rifle. And a Browning Buckmark .22 pistol would be an assault weapon.
I have a good prima facie, categorical definition from `Guns’ magazine that I’ve posted before, if you want to see it.
Off the top of my head, an “assault rifle” uses: an intermediate power round, larger than a submachine gun, but smaller than a rifle round, so the Ruger and Browning are off the list; a detachable magazine—there go most semi-auto hunting rifles; and, most importantly, it must be capable of fully automatic fire.
The gun grabbers don’t like that definition because “assault rifles” are already regulated.

(OK, get ready—here comes the rhetoric)

`Gun control’ is the third rail for politicians. Like the king of England and his house of lords, the Beltway crowd and their boy king can do whatever they want, and the People will follow or they won’t.
When the latter occurs, on at least one occasion—specifically about 400 years ago—it cost one king his head. Notice that even Dingy Harry is keeping his powder fairly dry here?
But if they are going to throw around terms like “assault rifles,” and banning them, we are going to have to demand that they define their terms.
And that before Boner the Weepy and the GOP-e start accepting promises and statements like, “We have to pass it so we can see what’s in it!” and assurances that the bill will be thoroughly debated on CNN and that the golfer-in-chief will veto certain portions, and so forth and so on, since this president and his cronies lie in their sleep.

Otherwise they should be told to pound sand unless they actually stop killing babies. Then we agree to put some kind of gun legislation on the table. For example, I have no use for a 20MM Vulcan; I am amenable to some sort of action on limiting the sale of electric chain Gatling guns to felons, young black men resembling Obama, and young white men who demonstrate to the world that they are `Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’ ... and all Democrats.

We aren’t completely unreasonable. There it is, best offer.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 4:42:54 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: ArmstedFragg

...”over two grand of miscellaneous weapons”...

and the cost to train her son to use them. Well.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 4:44:22 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
do I really have to say it???


30 posted on 12/15/2012 5:05:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

31 posted on 12/15/2012 5:46:02 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
hell... they treat us like we are now!!!

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and i'm half way through EFaD, AGAIN!!!

32 posted on 12/15/2012 6:01:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

This might be “a law too far.” Classic overreach. Time will tell, but the next year will be extra-interesting.


33 posted on 12/15/2012 6:05:52 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

“This guy is the LOUSIEST actor I ever saw! I’m willing to bet his statement had WIPE EYE NOW and PAUSE AND LOOK DOWN NOW inserted into the text.”

Makes you want to puke.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 6:25:30 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: ArmstedFragg

“One question I’ll be pondering is how a single mom - substitute teacher could afford over two grand of miscellaneous weapons....”

She was a single mom receiving over $200,000 a year in alimony according to one report.....


35 posted on 12/15/2012 6:33:08 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Travis McGee
yes, double-plus-interesting indeed...
36 posted on 12/15/2012 6:45:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

It sounded sincere, but watching his “tear wipe” was so fake.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 7:15:49 PM PST by matt04
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To: txrefugee

The local CBS affiliate said that “police style” Glock and Sig Sauer hand guns were used in the school and a “military stile” .22 rifle was found in his car.


38 posted on 12/15/2012 7:19:23 PM PST by matt04
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Shame has been selected out of the leftist genome.


40 posted on 12/15/2012 7:28:58 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Travis McGee

The more I think about this the more I think the end is nigh for the manufactur or sale of any semi automatics. This may be the biggest story since 9/11. Man when they start bringing those little coffins out. 12 little girls 6 little boys. 6 grown woman and not one man. When this happens the woman’s vote will be 99% for gun control. It’s over. Any “old white guy” who gets on TV to defend gun ownership will have as much of a chance of getting elected as Custer’s bugler.

Don’t count on the courts to back us up on this either. Forget the echo chamber here. This changes everything.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 7:36:53 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

There really isn’t any other place to go. Even if I could leave, I wouldn’t. We will have to make our stand here. We will have to fortify ourselves because they will use the sadness from this latest shooting to undermine our resolve.


42 posted on 12/15/2012 10:05:50 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Blackirish

I think your analysis is spot on.


43 posted on 12/15/2012 10:07:26 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scary looking gun.

Then again, it depends who thinks it’s scary looking, doesn’t it? “Call me Senator” Barbara Boxer actually had her staff go through Gun Catalogs to gather a listing of Guns that were put on the original Clinton era Assault Weapon Ban list.

If it looked scary to her Liberal effeminate staff members, it was an Assault Weapon.

I think Obama is scary looking, can we ban him?


44 posted on 12/15/2012 10:38:07 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Assault Weapon: Any device, or picture of said device, which is designed to propel a bullet from itself.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 3:12:33 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: DownInFlames
Anything semi-automatic regardless of caliber.

And double-action revolvers will be classified as semi-automatics...

46 posted on 12/16/2012 3:21:00 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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