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Obama Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme'
TBI ^ | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 01/06/2013 2:32:30 PM PST by blam

The White House Is Planning A Major Push On Guns, And One Democratic Senator Is Already Calling It 'Extreme'

Brett LoGiurato
Jan. 6, 2013, 1:40 PM

The White House's task force led by Vice President Joe Biden is considering expansive proposals to tackle the nation's gun violence, something that is already drawing early condemnation from even Democratic lawmakers.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the group headed by Biden is preparing to go far beyond a simple reinstatement of the expired assault weapons ban:

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.

But on Sunday, newly sworn-in Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, called the reported proposals "way in the extreme" and cautioned that they would not pass if brought together in a comprehensive bill.

"Well, I think you need to put everything on the table," Heitkamp said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"But what I hear from the administration — and if The Washington Post is to be believed — that's way, way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it's not going to pass."

It's an especially strong rebuke from the Democrat Heitkamp, who comes from a red-leaning state and earned an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. The Post reported that the White House plans to bypass trying to earn support for the measure from the NRA, instead turning to businesses like Wal-Mart for support.

On "This Week," Heitkamp said that there should be


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; banglist; firearms; guncontrol; guns; heidiheitkamp; northdakota; obama; secondamendment
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To: From The Deer Stand
Don't know why the link didn't go through. Let's try again...

41 posted on 01/06/2013 3:31:52 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: From The Deer Stand
"I saw a graphic that read something like, ‘I saw a movie one time when only the government had guns: Schindler’s List.’ "

That's golden! I am going to use that one!

42 posted on 01/06/2013 3:33:06 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: blam; All

Just wonder which GOP will side with Obama on this new Gun Control know there will be some. Look at all the liberal PhonyCons starting to support Illegal Alien after the election

43 posted on 01/06/2013 3:40:25 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: blam

Razamataz to divert attention away from the spending crisis.
Also, the real reason to nominate Hagel, to create a diversion from the spending crisis

44 posted on 01/06/2013 3:47:05 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: KrisKrinkle
Placing it second only to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

Great post, Kris.

45 posted on 01/06/2013 3:49:08 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: blam

Is she related to Shirley Temple?

46 posted on 01/06/2013 3:52:02 PM PST by bandleader
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I would just like to remind everyone that although Biden is an idiot and a laughingstock, he's EXTREMELY dangerous when it comes to gun control. He's one of the "Big 3," the only one still in government, who used to push for confiscation of all handguns. Biden, along with John Chaffee and Howard Metzenbaum, were among the most dangerous politicians ever elected, when it comes to destroying personal rights.


47 posted on 01/06/2013 3:52:45 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: blam

Oh no, no, no, no, no, only Republicans be extreme.

48 posted on 01/06/2013 4:06:35 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Get ready to look behind the curtain, the a##clown magician is going to throw out the smoke screen aka “gun ban legislation” while he pushes, passes or executive orders something unconstitutional.

49 posted on 01/06/2013 4:20:24 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart, Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: JohnBrowdie
If they overreach, they won’t even have the votes in the senate

Did you think Obama would get Obamacare passed? He did.

Did you think Obama would get Obamacare past the Supreme Court? He did.

Did you think Obama would get re-elected with the sorry state of the economy? He did.

It makes absolutely no difference what has happened historically. It makes absolutely no difference what used to be common knowledge. It makes absolutely no difference what used to be impossible.

With Obama, all bets are off.

We dismiss his efforts and underestimate him at our peril.

50 posted on 01/06/2013 4:20:55 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Sarabaracuda

And we will be backed by the 2nd Amendment. Unlike you, I’m not the least bit concerned about his supporters or the “world as a whole”.

Why do I get the feeling that you’d be on the “world as a whole” side.

51 posted on 01/06/2013 4:21:32 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: MarkL

You are right Mark. I still have the tapes I made of the Senate and House hearings when Bubba’s ‘94 ban was being debated. The amount of BS that was thrown around by SlowJoe and Schmuck Schumer was beyond ridiculous. Biden is a fool beyond words but still extremely dangerous.

52 posted on 01/06/2013 4:26:15 PM PST by allblues
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To: Blood of Tyrants
They have alredy lost before they even start because the Supreme Court has already ruled that the federal government has no authority to institute a "gun free zone" around schools.

...Unless the gun in question has ever crossed state lines. My understanding is that Clinton got the federal gun free zone law re-instated under interstate commerce B.S.

See my post at #50 for my response to anyone who thinks these restrictions can't happen.

53 posted on 01/06/2013 4:27:35 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Washi

You badly overestimate the amateur. His only real accomplishments have been getting elected twice.

He had a supermajority in both houses of congress and still slmost blew it with freaking Obamacare. He had nothing whatsoever to do with Roberts caving in.

and he got reelected because we nominated a guy that none if us wanted to vote for in the primaries, and we seem amazed that no one else seemed to want to vote for him in the general.

No, the man is massively incompetent. Most of the damage he has done was done with our unwitting assistance.

54 posted on 01/06/2013 4:32:03 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (
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To: skeeter

55 posted on 01/06/2013 4:39:13 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: blam
Keeping an eye on this is all well and good, folks, but don't be distracted by the noise maker over here, while they slip in (and maybe pass) a poisin pill over here.

Feinstein has yet to introduce any legislation on an AWB, but in the house, there is already H.R.138:
Latest Title: To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: 01/03/2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Here is something you can sink your teeth into now!

The judiciary committee:

56 posted on 01/06/2013 4:40:39 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: blam
We need to push back with facts...

All the school killers were on brain mucking drugs prescribed by psychiatrists. It's time to ban antidepressants.... Even for people who don't have a problem with them... for now.

It's NOT guns - it's brain chemistry. We've had guns for hundreds of years - and schools for thousands... the "new' thing on the scene is liberal brain control drugs...

From the link:

But where, I’d like to ask my colleagues in the media, is the reporting about the psychiatric medications the perpetrator – who had been under treatment for mental-health problems – may have been taking? After all, Mark and Louise Tambascio, family friends of the shooter and his mother, were interviewed on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” during which Louise Tambascio told correspondent Scott Pelley: “I know he was on medication and everything, but she homeschooled him at home cause he couldn’t deal with the school classes sometimes, so she just homeschooled Adam at home. And that was her life.” And here, Tambascio tells ABC News, “I knew he was on medication, but that’s all I know.”

57 posted on 01/06/2013 4:45:29 PM PST by GOPJ (Our Friends don’t trust us.. Our Enemies don’t fear us .. - Freeper Tilted Irish Kilt)
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To: chulaivn66

As my favorite Marine put it,”We don’t have to look for the enemy now,the poor bastards have us surrounded”

58 posted on 01/06/2013 4:47:38 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: JohnBrowdie
>>they won’t even have the votes in the senate<<

It's not congressional action we need to be concerned about in the short term. Obozo knows full well radical gun control, national registration and so forth stand little chance of making it through the house.

Furthermore, he's also aware of how slow the process can be with stiff opposition.

I think executive action is his lil surprise for America. Not sure the details, but what's to stop him from signing an executive order halting the sale of weapons/mags and instituting a national registry?

Someone smarter than me can probably share. I just take stock in Obozo’s comments after Conn. shooting. I will use all the power of my office...

Paraphrasing, but when he said, “the full power of his office” tells me executive action.

59 posted on 01/06/2013 4:48:40 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: grobdriver

Ping for reference

60 posted on 01/06/2013 4:51:46 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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