Skip to comments.Obama wants ban on assault weapons - ‘Skeptical’ about idea of guns in schools
Posted on 01/02/2013 6:52:11 PM PST by neverdem
The national debate over gun control may have been pushed to the back burner in favor of the fiscal cliff battle, but President Obama remains committed to confronting the issue no matter the resistance from gun owners and the National Rifle Association.
In a rare appearance on NBCs Meet the Press on Sunday, Mr. Obama expressed strong support for a reinstatement of the federal ban on assault weapons, outlawing high-capacity clips and a better system of background checks for those seeking to buy firearms.
Hes long supported those ideas, as have many Democrats, but the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has taken the conversation to new heights.
That was the worst day of my presidency and its not something I want to see repeated, Mr. Obama said of the massacre, which claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and seven adults, before the killer, Adam Lanza, shot himself.
The tragedy immediately ignited strong emotions from both sides of the gun debate. Democrats quickly clamored for stricter gun laws, citing Newtown as the last straw in a string of other mass killings including those in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wis.
The NRA, a prime target of those seeking to limit gun rights, responded with its own plan to put armed security guards at every school in the United States. Several prominent Republicans, including Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, have suggested arming teachers as a last line of defense.
Mr. Obama, while not flatly rejecting those plans, does not appear open to them.
Im not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me, Mr. Obama said. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Ah- my son’s public school is guarded by two armed police officers- and our local government passed a law that teachers and parents are allowed to have guns in a lock box, on school grounds.
Obama can sit and spin.
“I am the person whom you serve.”
Term limits to stop this foolishness.
F U B O !
Anne Frank’s family was in an Apartment. The entrance was extremely small. A person had to stoop to enter. The small squad of one Nazi cop and a few Dutch cops, could have been wiped out with one carefully thought out ambush using one 30 round mag.
With a single AR or AK, it would have been completely possible to have killed them all. Even a Remington 870 could have done fine. The family could have left and vanished out a backdoor. Very possible they could have got away.
And if they didn’t, such goings on would have meant that the Nazi police force in Amsterdam would have had to do such investigations much more tactically, with more officers, and with better weapons. This would have taxed the murder machine further. Any participant in such a murder enterprise that is targeted slows the bureacracy, the more, and the more scattered through the machinery, the better.
Anne’s family needed an AK.
... but she won’t give a damn.
If it looks scary.
LOL.... she should see what all I am trying to do to my new 870 12 GA Remington. ;>)
We are living in a time in which emotions are elevated above reason. Making rational arguments are a thing for past generations. This whole issue of gun control is based upon the emotions surrounding the killing of school children. The fact that all the gun laws in the world wouldn’t have prevented this slaughter is dismissed. You can’t reason with people that refuse to use reason.
I wish I could turn off my spigot again but I welded the thing shut after John McCain.
Me too FRiend.
I will also work against any GOP candidate who voted for the ban, and any who have worked with said candidate in the past.
I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools....
Zero likes to conflate issues and here he gives a `false choice’.
Guarding school children from harm—what I’m sure the `Party of the People’ considers to be the brats of the great unwashed masses—while their own precious issue have real futures with made-up jobs as television freaks, duh!—is the goal.
“Putting more guns in schools” (and that’s nice way to put it, hmm?) is just one of many possible solutions.
But it appears to makes the most sense over many proposals, particularly in that Obama and other Democrats haven’t objected to their own children’s safety secured due to putting guns in schools.
Of course, because it appears to the average guy be a reasonable proposal it stands in the way of their gun confiscation agenda: `There’s a crisis here and time’s a wastin’!
Gee, he’s “skeptical”. Why can’t we just ban guns, criminalize and thereby prevent 300 million Americans from legally owning firearms—in derogation of the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution?
And if we don’t agree with them, then you know the drill: We masses/proles must be too damned stupid to understand that it’s for our own good, or, “You know what? Maybe I didn’t explain everything adequately or misspoke myself or ... “ blah blah blah blah blah blah
It’s a standing invitation, `rats: Come and get them.
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The petition is still chugging along.
Gun ban? Really??
Two word, seven letters, three “F” ‘s.
“I would love to hear nobamas definition of an assault rifle.”
It’s pretty simple. Anything other than a bolt action rifle will be registered and eventually confiscated.
LOL! Thanks for the link.
to his goal of tyranny.
There is no generally accepted objective definition of "assault weapons" - it is a made up term. (as opposed to "assault rifles" which are specifically defined and are already illegal to own for the majority of Americans.) Thus, Obama just wants to ban as many guns as possible by arbitrarily labeling them as "assault weapons".
The solution is to paint them all pink.
Definitely not scary. Very friendly looking, too. That does for the gun, too.
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