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President Obama Calls for Assault Weapons and High Cap Mag Bans, Background Checks for Private Sales
The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/19/12 | Robert Farago

Posted on 12/19/2012 12:43:25 PM PST by Mozilla

At a press conference this afternoon, President Obama called for an assault weapons ban (AWB), limits on ammunition magazine capacity and background checks for all private firearms sales. He urged Congress to “hold votes on these measures next year.” “I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to an individual right to bear arms,” the President assured Americans. But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.” The President assured Americans that the new, VP-led task force’s “concrete proposals” won’t be long in coming or languish. Once again, the President vowed to use “all the powers of his office” to implement the findings, which will [no doubt] include an AWB, mag cap bans and federal intrusion into firearms sales between individuals.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; obama; obamaguns; obamasandyhookguns; sandyhookpolitics; totalitarianism
President Obama: Blah Blah Blah.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Just get out that old executive-order pen of yours, Barry, and "stroke of the pen, law of the land" us.

See what happens.

2 posted on 12/19/2012 12:46:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Mozilla

Arrogant S.O.B.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 12:47:11 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Mozilla

Can you call for the outlaw of death too?


4 posted on 12/19/2012 12:50:06 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Mozilla
Of course taking guns away from law abiding citizens does wonders for the crime rate. It goes up.
Hence the need for even more gun control. And so on.
When a commie plan fails, their answer is always more of the same.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 12:50:39 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Mozilla

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


6 posted on 12/19/2012 12:51:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Mozilla

“weapons of war”

Yes, here is comes. The revised terminology.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 12:51:20 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Mozilla

What about “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” does this affirmative action poster boy not understand?

I guess when you get a pass because of your color you are not too bright.

The only legal way to get his communist vermin way on the 2nd Amendment is via a new Amendment. However, when your an affirmative action student you probably did not understand that part of the Constitution.

Maybe we should eliminate all violence on TV & video games just like they make sure we never see a boob on the boob tube.

While I am 100% certain the founders wanted us to be armed for protection from scum and from the government (that might be redundant), I don’t for one nano second think the founders wanted porn or killing to be protected by the 1st Amendment.

Just like the first Amendment the 2nd Amendment is designed to protect us from government and the only boobs they had in mind were politicians.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 12:54:23 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I like “Tools of Freedom” better.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 12:56:47 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: Mozilla

Here is the deal prezzy, after you recover every weapon and account for every death that resulted from your gun running to Mexican Drug Cartels, I will then actually listen and actually devote some thought to what you have to say about something. And after Hillary Clinton gets admonished and punished for her role in the systematic failures at the Department of State that resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans, I will actually listen and actually devote some thought to what anyone else in DC has to say about something. Until then, you are all just blowing into the wind, trying to rule a country of law abiding citizens, that no longer exists.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 12:57:48 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Mozilla

The best reason for citizens to NEED assault weapons with high capacity mags is the criminal JBTs this administration will send to confiscate our weapons will be armed with assault weapons with high capacity mags.

Seems like equality to me! All in fairness. Level the playing field. Social Justice. blah, blah.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 1:01:48 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer
Libs seem to forget that this country was founded then run by armed rebels who put their freedom above everything else; "Give me liberty or give me death". And who made damn sure it would stay that way. He or anyone else doesn't like it then they should GTFO!


12 posted on 12/19/2012 1:02:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Mozilla

no definition of what an assault weapon is...

why not?


13 posted on 12/19/2012 1:05:25 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If it were not for “weapons of war”, we might still be a British colony.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 1:08:55 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Hey, “Preezy of the United Steezy”, first you disarm all the gangbangers & all the narcotraffickers, then we’ll talk.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 1:09:48 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Mozilla
But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.”

Guess we now need a precise definition of “weapons of war.” I've always thought those types of weapons were belt-fed fully automatic weapons. Is that what Lanza used?

16 posted on 12/19/2012 1:14:13 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Mozilla

Not one of these proprosed 2nd-A infringments would have stopped Lanza.

l. He didn’t use an assault weapon. He used two pistols.

2. He evaded a BG check by stealing weapons.

3. There are millions of normal capacity magazines in circulation. The 1994 crime bill also would not have stopped ownership. Instead of 2 15-round magazines, he could use 3 10-round magazines. (A magazine exchange only takes a second or two).


17 posted on 12/19/2012 1:24:06 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Mozilla; mickie; flaglady47; seenenuf; seekthetruth; surfer; Bushbacker1; Bob Ireland; ...
Folks, in his talk Obama said his gun control task force will consist of representatives from Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the Justice Department and unspecified organizations and individuals.

Did y'all notice he NEVER specifically mentioned members of our elected Senate and House to be on this Alice in Wonderland commission?

Reason? He's going to accept the report which will be just as anti-Constitution as the Benghazi special committee whitewash report was anti-American.

After he accepts the stacked report and thanks every one he will do what he's already decided to do...... by-pass Congress and issue an executive order.

He'll ban every weapon his little black heart desires, right down to pea shooter.....as befits a fiat from any pea brained fascist dictator .

Leni

18 posted on 12/19/2012 1:27:50 PM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Chuzzlewit

“no definition of what an assault weapon is...
why not?”

They will probably spell this out in legislation as being any weapon (rifle or handheld pistol) that can accept a removable “magazine” or “cartridge”.

Expect this….


19 posted on 12/19/2012 1:27:59 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Mozilla

All our problems were fixed in 1968!

“Today we begin to disarm the criminal and the careless and the insane. All of our people who are deeply concerned in this country about law and order should hail this day.”

—Lyndon Johnson when he signed the 1968 GCA into law.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 1:41:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: reg45
If it were not for “weapons of war”, we might still be a British colony.

Or would have been until Britain stopped defending itself and largely stopped reproducing its own citizens.

For now: we are all intended to become a "colony" of Washington, DC, as formerly sovereign states and their citizens are encouraged to abandon even the pretense of virtue, and line up to surrender their freedom in exchange for the promise of comfortable servitude.

To Hell with that.

21 posted on 12/19/2012 1:41:04 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: BitWielder1

If you notice all these mass shootings happen in Gun Free Zones and left wing states. Granted Arizona is a bit purple, think McCain and Janet Napolitano, but leans republican. Still the county where it happened was democrat, the guy was left wing, the people in the city voted for Obama.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 1:45:03 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
background checks for all private firearms sales

How would they enforce this? They might be able to enforce it at gun shows, but requiring it for all private sales is absurd. This requirement implies registration for all firearms...no other way to enforce it.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 1:51:06 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Mozilla
Tucson Arizona is the deepest marxist hell hole in the country. No purple there. Pima county is where the grand land grab scheme was born, and the sewer from whence all “environmentalism” originally eflowed.
24 posted on 12/19/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mozilla

The writers of the constitution wisely placed all personal weapon issues completely beyond the reach of congress (”shall not be infringed”).


25 posted on 12/19/2012 1:58:17 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: elcid1970
When this President authorized the running of guns to Mexican Drug Cartels, did he even stop to think of the people who would be killed ?

When this President failed to authorize cross border authority to protect dozens of Americans under attack in Benghazi, did he ever stop to think about the deaths that would result ?

When this President supported Islamic rebel fighters in Syria and Libya, did he ever stop to think about the deaths that would result ?

When this President failed to stop the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program, did he ever stop to think of the deaths that will result ?

Now that he can use a domestic shooting to remove guns from the only people who could stop an Islamic or Socialist takeover of the US, now he cares about deaths ?

Dear stupid progresso's, the chances of your clown taking our guns are slim and none.

26 posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:27 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Mozilla

We need to arm schools so they can use weapons when needed. A security officer or the school administration or the principal. The time ti takes to notice what is going on, calling the police and waiting for their arrival costs lives. As far as one is concerned nobody know what a gun man or mass murderer will do so time is too precious to waste. Someone needs to just shoot him down and end it all.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 2:18:29 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: editor-surveyor

Right. It proves my point that all left wing areas are where the mass shootings happen.They are gun free zones where nobody can defend themselves and the gunman can run free without worry and they are places where deranged people live. Bad combination.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 2:22:14 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Ah, what happened to the proclaimed National Discussion on firearms? You know, the one to be lead by impartial, objective, non-partisan, fair-minded Biden? /s

btw, didn’t the nut job drive a car to the mass murder scene? So shouldn’t all motor vehicles be banned?

Bath tubs too while we are at it.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:36 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: Mozilla

What was it that Jefferson said about liberty and tyrants? Oh yeah, I remember.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:50 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Wurlitzer

btw, how do we know for sure the weapon was not one of obaba’s fast&furious guns that though intended to arm illegal drug/crime gangs, somehow got delivered to the wrong person?

After all, obaba is in the biz of arming criminals at home (fast & furious) or terrorists in Libya, etc.

hey obaba, what you going to do with the billions of dum-dum bullets you are buying? Military can’t use them...


31 posted on 12/19/2012 2:28:34 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: Mozilla

“But, he insisted, the majority of law-abiding gun owners agree that it’s a good idea to remove the public’s access to “weapons of war.”

When is someone in a position of authority going to stand up and say that the 2nd ammendment is not about personal protection or hunting? Its about people being able to have access to military grade weapons so they can protect themselves from a tyrant. I have not heard one Rep or Senator with the guts to tell Barry that its not a good idea to remove the public’s access to weapons of war.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 4:11:10 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: Georgia Girl 2

I would submit it is about all of the above.

It is freedom of speech not a specific speech.

It is freedom of religion not just some religions.

It is the right to redress grievances not just some grievances.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 4:20:05 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: reg45

does that include the pen?
the photocopier?
personal computer?
the written word?
the spoken word?
gatherings of more than two?

the zombies will not give up their obamaswag easily.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 4:25:29 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BitWielder1
Of course taking guns away from law abiding citizens does wonders for the crime rate. It goes up.

It also makes governing easier for Tyrants and Despots.

35 posted on 12/19/2012 5:37:51 PM PST by TYVets
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To: MinuteGal
***by-pass Congress and issue an executive order***

You have put your finger on the critical point that almost everyone is ignoring: Obama is steadily becoming a dictator. We are already in a tyranny! Obama has a popular mandate to do whatever he deems necessary [like leaving ambassadors and military personnel unprotected and unsupported in a terrorist environment]; the Congress has a popular mandate to drop dead... what do people think will be the outcome of that situation?

In Fornicalia, of all places, an overwhelming portion of the electorate opposed same-sex marriage in a voters' referendum. It was added to the state constitution. A radical minority went to a corrupt judge who overturned the will of the people... and the activists partied in the streets that the popular will had been overthrown. How can this be healthy for freedom?

To the gun right [which is balanced on the edge of knife]: a few weeks ago the same incident happened at a school in China - the murder of over two dozen children! The perp used a knife! Once we have taken all the guns, we will then have to take all the knives.

Then some enterprising nut will commit an atrocity with a ball bat - and we will have to outlaw those. Then someone will choke a bunch of helpless folks and we will have to amputate everyone's hands - everyone except the privileged class, of course.

Ben Franklin said that those who trade freedom for safety will end up with neither... we are going down that path as the tyranny of the government increases. :-/

36 posted on 12/20/2012 8:09:13 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland; mickie
A perfect essay on the PRESENT (not "future") tyranny in our country.

All freepers should read the above post by Mr. Ireland.

Leni

37 posted on 12/20/2012 8:45:40 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
When is someone in a position of authority going to stand up and say that the 2nd ammendment is not about personal protection or hunting

When is right.

The 2nd Amendment has as much to do with hunting as screaming "Oh, God" during sex has to do with religion.

38 posted on 12/20/2012 8:52:50 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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