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Obama: Time to address American culture ‘that too often glorifies guns and violence’
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/21/12 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 12/21/2012 4:42:28 PM PST by Libloather

Obama: Time to address American culture ‘that too often glorifies guns and violence’
Charlie Spiering - Commentary Staff Writer
Modified: December 21, 2012 at 6:35 am

President Obama this morning issued a video response to a White House petition demanding more gun control – specifically mentioning America’s gun culture.

**SNIP**

“If we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one in Newtown — or any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across America every day,” Obama concluded.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; guncontrol; guns; kill; obama; secondamendment; violence
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1 posted on 12/21/2012 4:42:47 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
That include you hanging with the entertainer PSY that sang a song about killing Americans ?

Integrity. You lack it Mr President.

2 posted on 12/21/2012 4:45:09 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Libloather

Hip hop “music” and the “dawgs” that sing it have got to go! Right Barry?! We’ve definitely got to do something about that Tarentino guy too!


3 posted on 12/21/2012 4:47:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Libloather

Talk to the Bloods and the Crips about gun culture.

That would be your “Homies” by the way.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 4:48:13 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Libloather

Maybe he should talk to Jamie Foxx who is releasing a movie where he gets to kill white folks.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 4:50:02 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Libloather

Nobody glorifies gun violence other than Hollywood.

I say that is someone who fully support’s Hollywood’s right to make whatever they want at the same time I support responsible parental control in the home.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 4:50:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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The only “culture” that glorifies guns and violence are your inner city yoots that voted for you.

Responsible weapons owners that possess firearms for protection and hunting don’t do your stereotype of hanging off pickup trucks at 60 MPH, drunk and shootin’ up everything. Yee-haw.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 4:52:13 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hello hollyweird. Hello? Hello? Maybe hussein has a direct line to them. In general, gun owners sure as hell ain’t the ones “glorifying” guns and violence. And maybe he can mr.99%er russell simmons too. And this is the guy who can call up and order someone be taken out? Have a nice vaca in Hawaii. You know, where you were born.

Stop di-hydrogen monoxide abuse.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 4:52:38 PM PST by rktman
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To: Libloather

He should be preaching this in the gang infested inner city neighborhoods not out and about in law abiding areas.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 4:52:46 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Libloather

Guess which American “culture” glorifies guns and violence as a way of life?


10 posted on 12/21/2012 4:57:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Newbomb Turk
He must be talking to his Hollywood sponsors and party buddies. /s

seems to always be scolding the public

11 posted on 12/21/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Newbomb Turk
Integrity. You lack it Mr President.

Not to quibble, Newbomb Turk, but I believe I'd be more inclined to say he's the antithesis of integrity.

12 posted on 12/21/2012 4:57:52 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Libloather

We all know Baraq did a superb job in Chitown eliminating gun violence as a community organizer, right?


13 posted on 12/21/2012 4:58:19 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Libloather

Yeah tell your hollywood idiot donors to knock it off! They glorify guns and violence no?


14 posted on 12/21/2012 4:59:42 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Libloather

Obama can do whatever he wants at this point, I can care less. As long as he allows people to still exit the country freely, that’s all that matters to me.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 5:00:52 PM PST by SteelToe
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To: Libloather
The democrats are not working harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people though, they're working harder to keep guns out of the hands of the most responsible and law abiding citizens in the country. They have set their anti-gun sites on doctors, dentists, nurses, lawyers, small business owners, teachers, etc. and have completely ignored the individuals most responsible for the 8,583 gun murders that occured in 2011-the inner city gang members.

What's more, they have chosen to go after the weapons used least to commit those 8,583 gun murders, assault rifles which account for less than 2% of all the gun violence in this country. How can we have a conversation about reducing gun violence with people who are so obviously not interested in reducing gun violence? We can't.

16 posted on 12/21/2012 5:03:44 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

Progressives will endeavor to keep guns in the hands of their supporters and eliminate them from the hands of their enemies.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 5:05:50 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Newbomb Turk

read in a post here on FR where someone wrote “you give up abortion and then maybe we can talk about gun control....you go first”

Thought that was an excellent position to take.

should have bookmarked that post it was spot on.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 5:06:31 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Libloather

Obama is a faggot. He is afraid of a harsh word, yet, he desires to be the dictator.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 5:07:13 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Libloather

It’s not the guns, Bambi - it’s the morons who have no business carrying one.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 5:08:58 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: nascarnation

Are they any different from any other radical left wing socialists throughout history? More subtle perhaps. Better at hiding their agenda behind smoke and mirrors. Their end game is obvious to anyone with any sense of history though.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:09:35 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

I think the biggest difference today is that we have a pervasive media presence that cheerleads for the progressive agenda.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 5:15:32 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


30 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:25 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Time for all guns to be removed from Bo and all his government workers.


31 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:49 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: RC one

The greatest progressive successes came in the first 20 or 30 years of the 1900s.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 5:21:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

I’m sure there are a bunch of us who have some extra NRA bumber stickers hanging around.

I wonder what would happen if these stickers started appearing on the vehicles of those among us who are spouting anti-gun rhetoric?


33 posted on 12/21/2012 5:27:13 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Libloather

Heh. Look at real quotes from the Obama Administration response to anti-Second-Amendment petitions. Gun grabbers are mad, no doubt.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2971118/posts

Join Second Amendment organizations. Write your congressional and state assembly members.


34 posted on 12/21/2012 5:28:08 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Libloather

****Obama: Time to address American culture ‘that too often glorifies guns and violence****

IT’S 1968 ALL OVER AGAIN! Even the words are the same.

“That too often glorifies guns and violence”

Now lets ad...

“Law and Order”, “Peace and Safety”

All that is missing is “Peace with Honor.”


35 posted on 12/21/2012 5:36:15 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Libloather

The only problem today with American Culture is that as a pool of virtue, it lacks sufficiency in that element to the point that it voted for this despot.

Clearly, his base of Øbamaphone acquirers has ZERØ virtue.

“I have observed that gentlemen suppose that the general legislature will do every thing mischievous they possibly can, and that they will omit to do every thing good which they are authorized to do. If this were a reasonable supposition, their objections would be good. I consider it reasonable to conclude that they will as readily do their duty as deviate from it; nor do I go on the grounds mentioned by gentlemen on the other side — that we are to place unlimited confidence in them, and expect nothing but the most exalted integrity and sublime virtue. But I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men; so that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.”
James Madison (speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 20 June 1788)


36 posted on 12/21/2012 5:41:28 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Libloather

Kenyan-born, B. Hussein Obama has secured his place in History as the Anti-Christ that was twice elected to an Office that he could not legally accept.


38 posted on 12/21/2012 6:16:44 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Libloather

You mean like this Mr. Prezident?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0608/Obama_brings_a_gun_to_a_knife_fight.html

hmmm it seems this quote was checked out and this is what factcheck had to say about it.

http://www.factcheck.org/2011/01/obama-guns-and-the-untouchables/

Hypocrite!!!


39 posted on 12/21/2012 6:28:04 PM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: Libloather

LEAVE MY GUNS ALONE JERK WAD!!!


40 posted on 12/21/2012 6:45:38 PM PST by Route395
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To: Libloather

So he is going to come down on the gansta rap and thug lifestyle that it glorifies, right?


41 posted on 12/21/2012 7:03:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Hey Oblammo - disarm your homies in the ‘hood & the narco gangters, then we’ll talk about weapons in the hands of law abiding citizens.

Not before.


42 posted on 12/21/2012 7:18:43 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Libloather
"...Time to address American culture ‘that too often glorifies guns and violence’..."

...or I'll bust a cap in ya...

43 posted on 12/21/2012 7:40:49 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Libloather

culture of guns & violence?

Culture in Kenya? machete’s, slavery, beheading and mass murder?

FUBO!


44 posted on 12/21/2012 7:41:54 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: rlmorel

The guy in the hat is signalling “downlow” and odinga is signalling the affirmative.


46 posted on 12/21/2012 7:55:46 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Libloather

Calm down, he'd never think of gun confiscation. Pinkie square.

47 posted on 12/21/2012 7:57:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Libloather

Oil up your guns and hide them. The Second Amendment to the Constitution says you have a right to them.


48 posted on 12/21/2012 8:04:54 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Libloather

0bama being an assclown again - time to reexamine gangbanger violence with illegal firearms instead, 0bama.


49 posted on 12/21/2012 8:04:54 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

It’s the brassy hypocrisy I have an issue with, as others on this thread seem to as well.


50 posted on 12/21/2012 8:14:45 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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