Skip to comments.Reuters Flash: Obama Supports Sen. Feinstein's Intent To Try Reinstating Assault Weapons Sale Ban
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)
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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.
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
Too late.....some of us were not stupid when the last ban lapsed.....
never let a good crisis go to waste, especially when you’re not up for re-election anymore!
Once again, would have done no good. He stole the gun.
“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.
Short of a dictatorship, he wont get 2/3rds of states to repeal anything.
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.
My respect and gratitude for our founders is growing exponentially.
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.
This is going to make sales explode so much more than they already have.
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
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.
Knowing they could get the death penalty for murder isnt enough to curtail them however knowing their weapon is illegal surely will be enough to have them rethink their plan.
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.
He should support it. He’s the co-author.
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?
Abortion....once liberals get the taste of blood, the rest is just politics.
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.
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
I keep reading that there are 3 million "assault rifles" in the U.S. I would think there are far more than that.
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
“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.
Maybe he likes the look of Mussolini upside down on a telephone pole!
"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...
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.
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.
Give it your best shot, dear leader.