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Reuters Flash: Obama Supports Sen. Feinstein's Intent To Try Reinstating Assault Weapons Sale Ban
Reuters ^ | Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:21pm EST | Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)

Posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by drewh

President Barack Obama supports U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's effort to craft legislation to reinstate an assault-weapons ban and would also back any law to close a loophole in gun-show sales, the White House said on Tuesday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney offered some of the first specifics on how Obama intends to make good on his promise to address gun violence in the aftermath of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 people, including 20 children.

"It's clear that as a nation we haven't done enough to address the scourge of gun violence," Carney told reporters. He reiterated that Obama "wants to move in the coming weeks."

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/18/2012 11:03:51 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Surprise !


2 posted on 12/18/2012 11:05:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: drewh

Obama illegally armed Mexican drug Cartels with the knowledge that they would use them on unarmed civilians.

Sure, Obama is cool with the AWB.... no problem.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 11:05:42 AM PST by Noamie
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To: drewh

I’m shocked.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 11:05:56 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: drewh

Progressives for years have been waiting for a moment like this so they can use to repeal the 2nd Amendment..they have been cowering in their basements hoping that something would happen that they could use..and they have a President in the White House who deplores our Constitution and wants it ripped to shreds..Obama doesn’t give a damn about these dead children, when he heard about it he probably did a cartwheel in glee that this is his opportunity to destroy the Constitution


5 posted on 12/18/2012 11:06:08 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

Too late.....some of us were not stupid when the last ban lapsed.....


6 posted on 12/18/2012 11:06:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sarah Barracuda

never let a good crisis go to waste, especially when you’re not up for re-election anymore!


7 posted on 12/18/2012 11:08:10 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Once again, would have done no good. He stole the gun.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:09:23 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“They” cannot repeal and amendment through the House of Representatives OR the Senate. It takes 3/4 of the state legislatures to ratify a new amendment that would vacate the second amendment. This will not happen.

This is not to say they can’t further infringe on those rights the second amendments dictates ‘shall not be infringed’... Executive Orders, waiting periods, etc. could be issued, but they have an enforcement problem. My state certainly would not help them.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 11:10:08 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: drewh

10 posted on 12/18/2012 11:11:16 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Short of a dictatorship, he wont get 2/3rds of states to repeal anything.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 11:12:08 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama doesn’t give a damn about these dead children,

If Obama cared about dead children, he would be a lot more careful in where he deploys armed drones in Pakistan. Obama has killed more children in 2012 than Adam Lanza. It would probably be safe to assume that Obama has killed more children in DECEMBER than Adam Lanza.

If you included children killed in abortions, then Adam Lanza's crime would disappear altogether.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 11:12:45 AM PST by tpmintx (Proven11/6/12! People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: drewh
These are the days that try men's lives.

My respect and gratitude for our founders is growing exponentially.

13 posted on 12/18/2012 11:13:06 AM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: drewh

Assault Weapons Ban, 1994. Columbine shooting, 1998.

Diane, your stupid law didn’t work when you were in your 60’s. It won’t work now that your in your 80’s either.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 11:13:06 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: drewh
No bayonets? The horror!

15 posted on 12/18/2012 11:15:20 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: drewh

This is going to make sales explode so much more than they already have.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 11:16:17 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: tpmintx

If the left cared about children they would be shutting down Planned Parenthood, who has murdered more babies than any mass murderer ever could..but you can’t mention abortion because hey, according to liberals, murdering your baby is a “right” and you can do it as long as its the mother murdering that child


17 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:10 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

Now what the GOP should be doing is adding ideas to this legislation.

Restrictions on violence in movies. Killing tax breaks for movie studios that put out violent films. Going after video games. And for cryin’ out loud, go after the pharma companies.

Load it up with enough stuff that is related to the issue and the Democrats won’t pass it.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 11:20:30 AM PST by NVDave
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To: drewh

Knowing they could get the death penalty for murder isn’t enough to curtail them however knowing their weapon is illegal surely will be enough to have them rethink their plan.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 11:21:53 AM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: NVDave
Now what the GOP should be doing is adding ideas to this legislation.

Restrictions on violence in movies. Killing tax breaks for movie studios that put out violent films. Going after video games. And for cryin’ out loud, go after the pharma companies.

Load it up with enough stuff that is related to the issue and the Democrats won’t pass it.

It was Tipper Gore who wanted that anyways...
20 posted on 12/18/2012 11:22:58 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And we’ve had years to get ready for them. Now would be an excellent time for all RKBA folks to cut the infighting, come together, and beat this latest assault on our fundamental rights.

NRA, JPFO, GOA, CRPA, you name it. This is serious folks, but we can still win.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Gaffer
Too late.....some of us were not stupid when the last ban lapsed.....

I'm a little late to the party, but I'll likely have mine together before they can get around to pulling the same idiocy again.

Unfortunately, I had this terrible premonition that mine will be forever lost in a tragic boating accident. Maybe I'll be fortunate and boats will be banned before that happens.
22 posted on 12/18/2012 11:24:12 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: drewh

He should support it. He’s the co-author.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 11:25:08 AM PST by crosshairs (Open season on feral governments.)
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To: drewh

OT: CheaperThanDirt.com is now no longer selling firearms?

I mean, I went there yesterday and looked up a gun for sale then I went back today to purchase and now they are saying that they don’t sell firearms.

Have they capitulated to the week’s chaos?

Example: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/79848


24 posted on 12/18/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"Obama doesn’t give a damn about these dead children"

Abortion....once liberals get the taste of blood, the rest is just politics.

25 posted on 12/18/2012 11:26:15 AM PST by two23
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To: smith288

Exactly.

Give them what they say they want. Give it to them good and hard.

The Democrats want tax increases? Start taxing foundations. Go after Buffett and Gates’ foundation with everything that can pass scrutiny as not being a bill of attainer.

The GOP has to learn how to bare-knuckle with the environment in DC. That, of course, is going to mean getting rid of the crybaby posing as a “leader” in the House.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 11:27:42 AM PST by NVDave
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To: absalom01

ANY Republican..ANY REPUBLICAN who goes along with this is done as far as I’m concerned..NO Republican should go along with this..if they are able to do this they will go after the 2nd Amendment next, and every other Amendment after that


27 posted on 12/18/2012 11:27:56 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gaffer
Too late.....some of us were not stupid when the last ban lapsed.....

I keep reading that there are 3 million "assault rifles" in the U.S. I would think there are far more than that.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 11:28:50 AM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: two23

Yep..Liberals love murdering babies in the womb but call it a “right” yet they don’t want people to own firearms even though its in the Constitution, but since the far left despises our Constitution its not a shock. They have been waiting for years sitting on their asses waiting for someone to be in the White House who despises America as much as they do


29 posted on 12/18/2012 11:30:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gaffer

“It takes 3/4 of the state legislatures to ratify a new amendment that would vacate the second amendment. This will not happen.”

It may be something the Supremes can do. Not that it would be legal, but how do you challenge a Supreme Court decision?

Another possibility is for the House and Senate to change definitions in NFA’38 so that all semiautomatics are Articles Of War and require full NFA rules including registration and tax and local rules like a safe with 24/7 security. This was the British way- make firearms ownership so full of regulations restrictions and costs that many simply could not afford to own one.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 11:31:20 AM PST by DBrow
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To: drewh
"I resolved to open a little - a very, very little crevice in the lantern. So I opened it - you cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily - until, at length a simple dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from out the crevice and fell full upon the vulture eye." Ed Poe
31 posted on 12/18/2012 11:54:43 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: drewh

Maybe he likes the look of Mussolini upside down on a telephone pole!


32 posted on 12/18/2012 12:08:32 PM PST by Renegade
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To: drewh
"It's clear that as a nation we haven't done enough to address the scourge of gun violence," Carney told reporters...

"It's clear that as a nation we haven't done enough to address the scourge of slimy politicians who want to take away our rights", Gritty tells all who will listen...

33 posted on 12/18/2012 1:16:09 PM PST by Gritty (If any of the Western world is to survive, it has to find a way to turn around, to go back-Mk Steyn)
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To: ctdonath2

Which reminds me, we’ve had a couple of gun store thefts around here. There must be a lot of black market “assault rifles” floating around.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 1:20:40 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It does seem odd that they had to stretch to find the right to an abortion, but they can’t find the Second Amendment in black and white.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 1:23:07 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: drewh

http://cdn.ammoland.com/files/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/oleg-volk-come-and-get-them.jpg

Give it your best shot, dear leader.


36 posted on 12/18/2012 1:59:32 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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