Skip to comments.Obama asks Cabinet members for proposals to curb gun violence
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles.
The effort will be led by Vice President Biden, according to two people outside the government who have spoken to senior administration officials since Friday, when a gunman killed his mother and rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children, six adults and himself.
The tentative steps ended a paralyzing debate within the administration over how hard to pursue gun-control legislation, which has been a politically perilous issue for many Democrats. There were signs Monday, however, that such fear was abating on the Democratic side of the aisle.
Democratic Sens. Harry M. Reid (Nev.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Mark R. Warner (Va.) made clear that Congress should consider a range of options to address the issue; all three have been strong supporters of gun rights. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) said she would introduce legislation that would reimpose the assault-rifle ban that lapsed in 2004.
We need to accept the reality that were not doing enough to protect our citizens, Reid, the Senate majority leader, said after a moment of silence on the chambers floor. In the coming days and weeks, well engage in a meaningful conversation and proper debate about how to change laws and culture that allow this violence to continue to grow. . . . And every idea should be on the table.
But any significant gun legislation would require support from leading Republicans, none of whom joined Democrats on Monday in outlining specific changes they might consider.
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Did he by any chance call in the chief of police for Chicago and find out about black gang violence and the multiple murders and shooting there lately? Naw. Too much to ask.
They can’t track down 20 million+ ILLEGALS but they think they can track down 300+ million guns?
Good luck with that fellas!
Remember this, there are more of us than there are of them.
the left promoted this modern parenting, a woman does not need a guy, no father and mother in the same place etc.
They wanted social change and they got it.
Since when is mental problems is a kid which never had guidence, by age 7 is now a brat, by age 11 he;s off the wall and by age 18 thinks no one can tell him what to do and he does not have to go by the rules of life.
I see obama never cries for those kids in his city dying evrry night in gangs and over drugs
“A civilian security force, just as we’ll armed, just as we’ll funded.” Obama in 2008
They get military rifles now, but we won’t?
How about that.
A moron asks a bunch of pinheads to solve a complex problem - you see where that strategy has gotten us on the debt.
Pro 2nd Amendment forces need to get together and have our own talking points.
Always refer to our side as pro 2nd amendment, never let them hang the “pro gun” label on us.
Start screaming on talk shows, “What guns would they ban that would have helped at Sandy Hook? The shooter used hand guns not assault weapons. So the only logical conclusion is you people are after hand guns and this is a first step.”
Push that if they really wanted to do something they would act on bills that will help right now, security alarms, mace, tasers in the schools. We want help now so they need to stop advancing their political agenda and get these schools some real help.
WTF? Playing right into their hands. Instead you should practice that timeless Texas motto of “Come and Take It!”. I am glad the guys at Goliad and the Alamo didn’t feel that way.
They can come get mine if they want but it won’t be fun.
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SHOULD CONGRESS BAN SALE OF ASSAULT RIFLES TO CIVILIANS?
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There is no gun violence without a violent person using it. Fools
Why doesn’t he ask his Cabinet for suggestions on how the Government can spend (far) less money than it did last year? That would be a much more productive use of their time.
And all the gangsta rappers?
They don’t meet with the Cabinet
interesting stat and something which again this corrupt left wing media will ignore.
The left attacked traditional family values at about when social decline went down, coincidence, NO.
They are now reaping their new social engineering and still they refuse to go after their lack of morals, Hollywood, promoting divorce, discipline, hard work, mother and father as marriage.
So much for the NRA’s little alphabet rating.
I’d wager there will be an angle along the way concerning ammo as well. Like, no more online ammo sales, volume limits, FMJ only, serialized casings and bullets to make the prices much higher. Etc.
The final solution to the gun control question, just like good ole uncle Adolph.