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Posted on 12/19/2012 10:31:49 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama Says All Gun Buyers Should Face Checks By JARED A. FAVOLE
WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday said all gun buyers should be subject to background checks, offering his most specific proposal in the wake of the shooting spree at a Connecticut school and setting up a potential fight with gun-rights advocates.
"This time words must lead to action," Mr. Obama said from the White House, where he also announced that Vice President Joe Biden would oversee an effort to get ideas for changing gun and mental-health laws to Congress. "The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing."
Mr. Obama spoke five days after the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., left 20 children and six adults dead. The shooting has prompted widespread calls for a look at the nation's gun and mental-health laws. The president acknowledged the call for quick change, speaking on a day when more funerals were planned for some of the victims.
Mr. Obama said he wanted Mr. Biden and his cabinet to get concrete ideas to him no later than January, "proposals that I then intend to push without delay." He urged Congress to vote on the measures once they arrive.
Mr. Biden could be essential to getting any changes to gun and mental-health laws through Congress, as he has decades of experience as a senator and often is Mr. Obama's go-to person when the president seeks to build support on Capitol Hill. Mr. Obama said he also chose Mr. Biden because he wrote a 1994 crime bill that led to a drop in violence.
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I was thinking the same thing.
“Obama Says All Gun Buyers Should Face Checks”
Dude! I dont even know what the f*ck your real name is!
I was thinking the same thing.
How do you know if Nancy Lanza had a gun safe or not ?
Maybe Adam broke into her gun safe or figured out the combination over time or find the keys to her gun safe or whatever ?
"1935 will go down in History! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead to the future!" -- Adolf Hitler
"If the opposition (citizen) disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves." -- Josef Stalin
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty, teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon and citizens' firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that, to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 and 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil influence. They deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour." -- George Washington
"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson
At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. -- Abraham Lincoln
They want us to be like the European countries that they so admire. Obama, the man child (as Rush named him) is the biggest fraud to the presidency, I do believe. They read these forums all over the net to know that Many citizens are not buying their spin and lies any longer. In turn, they are mostly worried that the ground swell will rise up, to say no more out of control spending and changing America. This is all that this is. They are afraid of us not taking their orders or allowing them to precede their abuse of power as a normal day function. They have to control the populace. Like Shelia Jackson Lee, she's becoming fearful of us. She is just spilling the beans what her powerful friends are saying behind the private doors.
I hope you’re right, but I am not so confident.
“This time words must lead to action,”
Notice he didn’t say effective action to prevent such massacres.
Shame on B.O. for seeking to further criminalize self defense.
The blood of the Sandy Hook massacre victims is upon him and all those who seek to prevent self-defense in the class room.
She took him shooting with her, and trained him at a time when a reasonable person quite likely ought to have known that he was mentally unstable. If she kept her guns locked up, obviously the degree of security employed was insufficient. She didn’t deserve to die for that lapse in judgment, but neither did a host of innocent children. We’ll certainly find out more in the near future.
Even Mexican drug lords?(cough, cough)
will food stamp and welfare recipients be subject to checks such as drug tests??
She should close her mouth because she is actually inciting possible violence. People are already scared of their government. Only the dems can do dangerous rhetoric as this. How she ever became an elected representative is beyond imaginable. She is the worse of the American exceptioanlist because she bemoans the very thing that has made her wealthy and powerful. She has armed security. No appreciation from people as her -they work for us. That woman needs to shut up before she sets something off. They can claim Palin and others caused a shooting with words and pictures..Now, here she is doing the same. She should be angry at the shootings at Fort Hood since it was a terror attack!
Just like Obama was vetted?
I think the children deserve the same amount of protection as Obama’s daughters receive.
I also think that the president and vp and speaker of the house etc. should have random drug and sobriety checks and that the results must be published on the front page of the New York Times. They need these tests about seven times a week since they are steering the nation during these trying times. They are not allowed to smoke or chew tobacco. No nicotine either.
I’d like to face a check for 10 million dollars made out to me......
Won’t theses “checks” just disenfranchise gun buyers?Also it would be Racist to boot./s :)
agree, was talking with the misses last night about this and I said when ever the left throws something out to see how it;s received like Biden and homosexual marriage or if they pass a law or bill then there is always a deeper agenda here.
If we really want to look at what they;re doing then the 1963 rules for the little commies is a good example.
What s scary is how much of those ruels they have done and passed and still some on our side still goes along with them and not look at the bigger picture here.
Never in my life have I ever understood why some think Govt telling us what to do , how to raise families, how to live is a good idea.
The coutry was founded on freedom, from freedom of religion early on to freedom for us against the British etc.
The left hates us having our freedom, they really feel we should live to how they want us to live whilst their ruling elitist class sits nice and pretty in their ivory towers.
If you buy a gun from a dealer, you already go through an FBI background check. Apparently, leftists, including Bill O’Reilly, don’t know this.
I’m assuming this wouldn’t stop inheritance transfers since nobody is buying anything.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t go through background checks when they buy a gun.