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President Barack Obama could use executive privilege for gun control
usnews ^ | December 18, 2012 | Teresa Welsh

Posted on 12/18/2012 11:41:14 AM PST by An Old Man

Calls for increased gun control are being renewed in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting last Friday, and President Barack Obama indicated he would pursue measures to stop such events from happening in the future. Obama said at a memorial service Sunday that he would "use whatever power this office holds" to prevent such massacres.

In yet another high-profile public shooting, 20 children and six adults were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School when a gunman forced his way in and began firing. Obama spoke strongly about the failure of the country to protect its children, and suggested his administration would explore new efforts to better regulate guns.

[See a collection of editorial cartoons on the Newtown shooting.]

"No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society," he said. "But that can't be an excuse for inaction

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KEYWORDS: banglist; cw2; democrats; guncontrol; newtown; nwo; obama; secondamendment; un; usurper; youwillnotdisarmus
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How is it that we have a constitution yet he can still try this?
1 posted on 12/18/2012 11:41:23 AM PST by An Old Man
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To: An Old Man

who is going to stop him?

I’m waiting...

When you figure that out get back to me okay?


2 posted on 12/18/2012 11:42:40 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: An Old Man
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

What part of that isn't understood?

3 posted on 12/18/2012 11:43:40 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: An Old Man

How is it that we have a constitution yet he can still try this?


How is it that we have a constitution and he is still POTUS, despite not being able to provide an original copy of a LFBC, having (allegedly) fraudulently obtained a SSN that was originally issued to someone in CT born in 1890, and (allegedly) forged his Selective Service Registration application. Hmmmm????


4 posted on 12/18/2012 11:44:50 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: An Old Man

You think Obama gives a rats behind about the Constitution..this guy wipes his butt with the Constitution, he deplores it, just like the rest of the far left


5 posted on 12/18/2012 11:46:49 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: An Old Man

If Obama wanted to use Dictatorial powers to stop these senseless acts, he should focus on violent video games and the use of pyscotic drugs for young children.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 11:46:49 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: An Old Man
Why Do They Want Our Guns?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4

7 posted on 12/18/2012 11:47:52 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: rarestia

That’s in the “living Constitution”, right?


8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: An Old Man

If he does, then we know why he issued all those martial law-related executive orders.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:41 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: An Old Man
Poll at bottom of article:

Should Obama Pursue Gun Control Without Congress?

  1. 32.51% Yes
  2. 67.49% No


10 posted on 12/18/2012 11:49:48 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: cableguymn
who is going to stop him?

Good point.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 11:51:13 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: An Old Man
How is it that we have a constitution yet he can still try this?

When was the last time some scum sucking dirt bag politician paid any attention to the constitution? This looks like a classic example of ignorant morons, giving up freedom, for some perceived security. As always, they get neither.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 11:53:53 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: 11th Commandment

Blaming video games is the same as blaming guns. It’s silly and totally without any actual documented evidence.

But it makes a Liberal feel good to say that we should ban something he or she knows nothing about as long it has no perceived effect on themselves.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 11:57:31 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Jeff Chandler

Should Obama Pursue Gun Control Without Congress?

32.51% Yes
67.49% No


Looks like he has his mandate/s


14 posted on 12/18/2012 11:59:29 AM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: An Old Man

How will Bronco enforce his demand?


15 posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:06 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Dick Bachert

link check ?


16 posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:30 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi. Egypt.)
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To: An Old Man

obviously, the fool that wrote this is too dumb to be talking about politics along with the publisher. must be left-wing morons.

There is a difference between executive “privilege” and executive “orders”.

obviously the fool knows not the difference.

Constitutionally speaking, I can find no justification of either.

But to not know the difference, shows that we have idiots proclaiming something they know nothing about.

bobo


17 posted on 12/18/2012 12:01:48 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: An Old Man
Forceably remove 300 million guns from 80 million gun owners?
I'm not sure that would be do-able. Not even with the UNs help.
18 posted on 12/18/2012 12:03:22 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

Bring it on!


19 posted on 12/18/2012 12:06:48 PM PST by Renegade
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To: An Old Man

He can’t.

This is merely jaw flapping to sell papers


20 posted on 12/18/2012 12:07:32 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SIDENET

Long past time to wake up and demand what God has given - and take back what the Feds have stolen.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 12:11:28 PM PST by Noamie
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To: bobo1

Hammer, meet nail. Looks to be just `wishful thinking’ from a budding MSM pundit slash intern.

Teresa Welsh
Opinion Intern at U.S. News & World Report
Washington D.C. Metro Area | Online Media
Current: Opinion Intern at U.S. News & World Report, Pundit at PolicyMic, Research Assistant at Round Earth Media Past:Program Intern at International Center for Journalists, Communications and Development Assistant at Make the Road NY, StoryBooth Intern at StoryC... Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Saint Paul College


22 posted on 12/18/2012 12:11:44 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: An Old Man

Lets say Adolphus Obama does this, we get one day of feeling good for the left before the carnage of Democratic dependents in scum bucket cities like Chicago continue on their killing and violence sprees. Then the American masses see this and even figure out how to decipher the PC and realize that Obama is a liar and because these are “his people” they trust the government even less. So NO he wants full participation from the establishment.


23 posted on 12/18/2012 12:12:37 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: An Old Man
People just don't get it. He can do whatever the hell he wants until WE the people decide we've had enough and we're not going to take it anymore and frankly, I don't see that happening.

Our Constitution, laws and traditions only matter when there exists a common reverence for them and the willingness to preserve them. If we don't protect them any tyrant can usurp them...as we're witnessing today. And our tyrant is doing it with the support of the majority. Gos help us.

24 posted on 12/18/2012 12:15:32 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: tumblindice

You are telling me that they have no editor in U.S. and World Retort(hehe) that could not find such a glaring error as this?

I have complete faith in the MSM. I will put my application in for a proofreader.

Hopefully the job would only last a few months before they go under.

bobo


25 posted on 12/18/2012 12:15:39 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: hattend
How will Bronco enforce his demand?

Well ... there's your local police department, your State Police, there's Federal Agents in the Marshals Service, the BATF, the FBI, DHS, IRS, EPA, DEA, etc. ...

And when they shoot you down in the street like a rabid dog, the leftists in Big Media will praise them in the highest for successfully eliminating a dangerous domestic terrorist.

Count on it.

Think of ways to deal with it.

26 posted on 12/18/2012 12:20:07 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: An Old Man

ok...let him sign something.
Anything!

Then see what changes at my house.

Nothing!


27 posted on 12/18/2012 12:20:07 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: cableguymn

See my post #27


28 posted on 12/18/2012 12:21:43 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Noamie

I disagree with you.. there is a lot of documentation on violent video games... but you can disagree. My point is, why is it always guns? After these horrible crimes are committed the police search the home of the perpetrators and always find these things: violent video games, psyc medication and running water.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 12:23:00 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: An Old Man

This guy in the comments is scary:

Tim Dugmore · Works at Classified
It’s up to 30% now and its not about “Obama”... we’d enable ANY president right now to help us and our kids. Times are changing. We WANT our kids and others to be safe. there’s NO democractic process in powerful gun lobbies running the show and shoving gun culture down our thoats. Lobby groups should not OWN our politicians and the NRA just about does....for NOW. Or is THAT kind of dictatorship-in the back rooms-ok with you?
Reply · 6 ·
· 31 minutes ago


30 posted on 12/18/2012 12:27:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ArrogantBustard
And when they shoot you down in the street like a rabid dog, the leftists in Big Media will praise them in the highest for successfully eliminating a dangerous domestic terrorist.

Count on it.

So, you're saying a house to house search for firearms? Because Bronco deemed it?

It'll be the Zombie Apocalypse before that happens.

31 posted on 12/18/2012 12:29:46 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: bobo1
Journalist's Guide Pictures, Images and Photos
32 posted on 12/18/2012 12:31:38 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: hattend
So, you're saying a house to house search for firearms? Because Bronco deemed it?

Sure ... why not? He's not subject to the law ... ask him.

So ... we've got these 4473s here ... says you bought some eeeevul baby killing assault weapons back in 1992 ... Where are they? Hmmmmm? So you sold them, right? Lost them in a boating accident?

Surely you'll let us check, comrade ... if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

You refuse, comrade? Proof positive you have something to hide ...

A Domestic Security Team composed of agents from the BATFE, FBI, and IRS ... under the auspices of President 0bama's Committee for State Security successfully raided a terrorist cell at the Hattend compound. Numerous deadly assault weapons and cop-killer bullets were recovered. Several of the Hattend Terrorists committed suicide ... fortunately, none of our Heroic Federal Agents were injured ... in other news, on the Survivor Final Episode ....

It'll be the Zombie Apocalypse before that happens.

In many ways, the Zombie Apocalypse would be easier to deal with.

33 posted on 12/18/2012 12:43:24 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tumblindice

that’s funny!

However, what would a water pistol be designated as?

bobo


34 posted on 12/18/2012 12:43:59 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: 11th Commandment

Druge has photo of Obama fake tears...


35 posted on 12/18/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Dick Bachert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4


36 posted on 12/18/2012 12:47:10 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: cyn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4


37 posted on 12/18/2012 12:49:06 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: 11th Commandment

Because they want a socialist police state, that is their goal. Innocent victims are being shamlessly used to bolster their same old tired arguements.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 12:57:28 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: An Old Man

Could use? He trashed the Constitution four years ago and has put Congress in playpens. He’s The Won! He can do anything he wants and no one will stop him.


39 posted on 12/18/2012 1:40:14 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Actually, the response is not difficult.

You take the fight to the domestic enemies who want to disarm you.

The problem lies with organization and support.

The first group of feds who attempt to disarm law abiding citizens with an unconstitutional act may be successful, but all bets are off at that point and all of the “rules” go out the window.

I'll be fighting for my freedom, not losing my weapons in a stupid boating accident.

40 posted on 12/18/2012 2:06:46 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
How is it that we have a constitution and he is still POTUS, despite not being able to provide an original copy of a LFBC . . .

Because none of the 50 state legislatures, each of which had two opportunities, and are Constitutionally, solely responsible to appoint electors, asked the democrat party to produce it.

41 posted on 12/18/2012 2:07:44 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Psalm 73

Would be easier to deport every illegal from the country.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 2:10:13 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: An Old Man

The Justice Department’s review included examining the possibility of sending legislation to Congress as well as steps Obama himself could take.

“You always look at both, because if you can do it administratively it’s certainly a less involved process,” said Christopher Schroeder, who ran the review for the Justice Department.

******

“it’s certainly a less involved process”
Well, isn’t that f**king sweet?
It’s like he’s talking about baking muffins or something.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 2:19:45 PM PST by servo1969
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To: An Old Man

He’s not going to do Jack squat. He is just going to egg on the Dem legislators to introduce legislation to ban assault rifles. It hasn’t got a ghost of a chance to pass. This country is not in the mood for gun control and they all know it.


44 posted on 12/18/2012 2:20:05 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cableguymn

It’ll go something like this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2969512/posts


45 posted on 12/18/2012 2:23:00 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: 11th Commandment

“I disagree with you.. there is a lot of documentation on violent video games... but you can disagree. My point is, why is it always guns? After these horrible crimes are committed the police search the home of the perpetrators and always find these things: violent video games, psyc medication and running water.”


No, there are not a lot of scientific studies that link video games to violence.

You are supplanting assumption for fact. Ask yourself, what is the study that you are referring to? You can’t name it. In fact, the last thorough one that was done in, I believe, 2003 showed the opposite effect.

Besides, when they searched Dahmer’s home they found video games? Nope.

Don’t fall into the trap of ignoring the fact that psychopaths have been with us since time began and no law will change human DNA no matter how fun it is to pretend.

And it’s not always guns. The human hands are still the number one homicide weapon in the U.S.

(Disagreement is discussion and is always appreciated.)


46 posted on 12/18/2012 2:33:22 PM PST by Noamie
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To: 11th Commandment

Video games aren’t the problem.


47 posted on 12/18/2012 3:46:53 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: ArrogantBustard
Well ... there's your local police department, your State Police, there's Federal Agents in the Marshals Service, the BATF, the FBI, DHS, IRS, EPA, DEA, etc. ...

And when they shoot you down in the street like a rabid dog, the leftists in Big Media will praise them in the highest for successfully eliminating a dangerous domestic terrorist.

Phhhttt.

An estimated five to fifteen thousand jihadists kept the bulk of the entire US military bogged down in Iraq for nearly ten years, and we still didn't leave there with a decisive victory.

There are an estimated 90 million American gun owners. If only 3% (or 2.7 million) of them chose to openly resist, what do you think the odds of the federals' success would be?

In the First American Revolution, only 3% of the American colonists raised arms and fired upon the British. It might even be higher in the Second American Revolution.

48 posted on 12/18/2012 3:50:04 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Phhhttt

Scoff at your own peril. Keep in mind, the rules of engagement in Iraq were tighter in Iraq than the cops here are constrained by. "officer safety" hides a lot of sins. And if you think americans won't slaughter americans, Lincoln killed 260,000 southerners and more than a couple northerners. He got a monument. You think that 3% is going to get treated any better he treated the south? You think that big homeland security apparatus was built to stop middle easterners from taking over DC and Manhattan? If King George had that kind of power at his disposal we'd all be standing for Rule, Britannia at baseball games.

49 posted on 12/18/2012 4:13:57 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
Scoff at your own peril. Keep in mind, the rules of engagement in Iraq were tighter in Iraq than the cops here are constrained by.

Stop trying to sell your paranoid hysterics.

You're delusional if you think the American military is going to execute unrestrained warfare on our own people. Not even Obama has the cojones to issue such orders - and I can guarantee you he'd likely end up in irons if he even tried it.

50 posted on 12/18/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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