Skip to comments.White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings
Posted on 01/05/2013 10:59:41 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nations gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administrations discussions.
A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.
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“Decisive win?” Washington Compost!
I think it is fine for the government to weigh broads and control their guns just so long as they leave mine alone.I can think of a few broads they can start with like Hillary, Feinstein, Boxer, Sanchez, just to name a few.
I may decide to become a law-breaking citizen!
None of this crap will happen.
Only when the political scum get serious will there be any real “reform”. That means JAILING anybody who carries a gun in the commission of a robbery for a minimum of, say, 5 years. No probation, no parole, no longer ever to be allowed to own a gun.
Leave regular people alone and spank criminals hard. That’s the only viable - - and fair - - way to address gun violence.
“No probation, no parole, no longer ever to be allowed to own a gun.”
A person has a right not to be killed. That means he has a right to carry a gun.
Even felons cannot be denied their God-given right not to be killed, unless their crime carries the death penalty.
really trying to start another civil war. just amping up the pressure. on purpose. the wole newtown thing is contrived and another fast and furious piece of bs.
I thought he was on his 21st vacation. He doesn’t run anything. Who is running this so called Administation?
jarrett is still at the wh i believe.
If you use a gun to rob somebody, screw you. No gun for you again, ever.
The White Hut can kiss my a$$, any further abrogation of my right on the part of the Kenyan Klown is an open admission of the illigitimacy of USfedcorp.
I need to stop posting after midnight...
I point this out so people can view the many comments there.
You want to impress us? try taking guns from the inner city gangbangers and drug gangs across the US. I THOUGHT SO! So we can only assume that the “new” gun ban/grab is for the law abiding citizen because it is a threat to thier existance, plain and simply put!
Translation: We've need a legislative tsunami to overwhelm the public and use the great opportunity of them dead kids. Hurry, hurry.. the next time may be a car or truck running over 20-30 kids in the school yard. Who cares about that? We can't us those dead kids and people will forget the dead kids we need. Hurry up!
“never waste a good crisis”
White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory
Benjy Sarlin January 4, 2013, 4:04 PM 91416
The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.
While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washingtons attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation by the end of January.
We had been led to believe their report would come by end of January, but were hearing they may want to have something out by January 15, even quicker than expected, Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told TPM.
Track the movement and sale of weapons = F&F
There isn’t going to be any new gun control. Neither house of Congress is going to do diddly. The mood of the country is totally opposed to gun control and the pols know it. One thing they all know how to do is stick their finger in the wind.
You don't really believe that there has ever been even ONE felon who was prevented from being armed because of the law do you?
Why are you willing to put up with the BATFE and the NICS for such meager gains? I support death penalties. I support tatooing "VIOLENT FELON" on the foreheads of such, and I support some limited liability for intentionally transferring of a gun to a person with such a tatoo.
But I don't support the de facto gun registration created by the FFL system, I don't support waiting periods, I don't support requiring a permit to carry a gun, I don't support nonsensical quizzes on gun safety that cost $25, I don't support disarming the adults responsible for the safety of our children, and I don't support banning three-ounce plastic pistol grips on rifles.
Do you support all those infringements? By doing so you lend credence to the call for the incremental nonsense we see happening now. There is no "reasonable restriction" clause in the Second Amendment.
Please tell me where your "Line in the Sand" is. Your support for the present nonsense will inevitably lead to every state having Kalifornia's 68 pages of gun laws or much, much worse.
You made quite a leap there.
OF COURSE criminals are going to obtain, possess, and likely use guns again after they are released. And if they are nailed in possession of a gun, then BACK to jail for a minimum of TEN years. And so forth. Build more prisons to warehouse the scum. Whatever.
But gun registration of any kind is a non-starter. I never even suggested it.
“If you use a gun to rob somebody, screw you. No gun for you again, ever.”
If the law does not order the execution of a person, it should not deprive him of his right to self-defense.
If you want to ensure that an armed robber never again owns a gun, you should lobby to have armed robbery punished with the death penalty.
That's a little harsh, even by my standards.
No, I'm fine with an armed robber just going back to jail for a long stretch if he's caught in possession of a gun.
So, a criminal who uses a gun to commit a crime forever loses his God-given right not to be killed?
No. He loses his right to possess a gun.
“No. He loses his right to possess a gun.”
Same thing. As they used to say in the 19th century, “God made man, but Sam Colt made them equal.”
No gun, no self-defense. One’s right not to be killed is nullified.
(shrug) That's the criminal's problem.
He shouldn't have used a gun to rob somebody if he didn't want to lose the right to possess one. Tough crap for him.
“That’s the criminal’s problem.”
I would see it as a problem for anyone with an interest in a just society.
Either make a law calling for his execution, or let him live.
I lean toward execution, myself.