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Biden suggests White House could act without Congress as part of gun control plan
Fox ^ | January 09, 2013

Posted on 01/09/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by scripter

Vice President Biden suggested Wednesday that the White House could take unilateral action on gun control, as he kicked off a round of meetings aimed at finding ways to curb gun violence.

The vice president met Wednesday with gun-safety and victims groups, saying he is "determined" to take "urgent action" to address gun violence. "This is not an exercise in photo opportunities or just getting to ask you all what your opinions are. We are vitally interested in what you have to say," Biden said.

The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden's recommendations would be. But the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action -- action by the president in which Congress would not have a say -- would indeed be involved.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; bhobanglist; biden; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/09/2013 11:56:21 AM PST by scripter
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To: scripter
Dear Plugs.

Note that the peeps can act independently too.

2 posted on 01/09/2013 11:59:56 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: scripter
But the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action -- action by the president in which Congress would not have a say -- would indeed be involved.

Obama/Biden, if they take this action...

3 posted on 01/09/2013 12:01:53 PM PST by scripter
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To: scripter

Fellow Freepers, I just got off the phone with my state-level Senator and Congressman. I suggested that my state (Pa)take the initiative and tell Obama that any executive order that he pronounces that erodes any of our Constitutional rights be declared an unlawful order at the state level and will not be observed or enforced. I think it’s time to start pressing our states to stand up for us, since our federal representatives seem to lose their ability to reason when they hit D.C.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: scripter

Looks like the Federal Courts in DC will be busy for the next 4 years.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:13 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Paladin2

Joe says many stupid things. I think he was kicked in the head by a mule when he was a child.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:24 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: scripter

Impeach the whole damn bunch of them!!!!!!


7 posted on 01/09/2013 12:02:51 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Paladin2

I think we are creeping faster and faster towards exactly that... action by the people.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 12:03:44 PM PST by scripter
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To: scripter

Walmart needs to be watched closely, as well as these foundations and big business and even the National Chamber of Commerce, as they are being squeezed to comply, cooperate and cave to pressure for dashing the 2A. If these businesses resist, then comes the executive order against gun rights and freedom.

We are prepared to respond with boycotts, at minimum, presumably?

Resist we NOT much yet.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 12:03:50 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: scripter

OK everyone raise your hands, who didnt see this coming because I think we ALL did
I dare Biden and Obama to do this, I double dog dare them, they want a revolution they are about to get one


10 posted on 01/09/2013 12:03:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Paladin2

We the people need to show the world what happens when the Constution is messed with...


11 posted on 01/09/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: scripter

And Congress needs to tell the American people - you can ignore such blatantly unconstitutional actions.

Cause a Constitutional crisis - it is about time.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 12:06:27 PM PST by PGR88
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To: scripter

I’m holding my Smith & Wesson stock. For now.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 12:06:27 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: circlecity
The White House is lawyered up, starting with their houseboy, Chief Justice Roberts. Right now, I don't see how they can lose.
14 posted on 01/09/2013 12:06:31 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: scripter

LOCK N LOAD!!!


15 posted on 01/09/2013 12:06:35 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: scripter
If obama violates his oath of office and passes and EO banning anything to do with codified Constitutional Rights... there will be lawsuits and injunctions and rulings against him... and an Impeachment for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. It may go nowhere but it will destroy his presidency and mark him as a tyrant for all time.

LLS

16 posted on 01/09/2013 12:07:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: scripter
There would be advantages for us if he had to declare martial law before he has finished depleting our food and supplies.

We'd be in a much better position to prevail.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 12:07:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: scripter
as he kicked off a round of meetings aimed at finding ways to curb gun violence eliminating the means of the public to defend themselves from government tyranny, the historical aim of all statists.
18 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: scripter

Any executive order will not ban anything. It will likely address background and mental health checks. I already have to deal with background checks where I live. Not a big deal IF you keep your nose clean.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:30 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: scripter

I too can act without congress.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:49 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: scripter

Meanwhile, in Congress...

...zzzzzzzzzz....


21 posted on 01/09/2013 12:08:49 PM PST by onedoug
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To: patriotsblood

WA loves its guns and there hasn’t
been much said here outside of Seattle about it.

Could be that the local reps don’t wan’t to stir that particular hornet nest, McSchwinn and his buy back notwithstanding.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 12:09:15 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: scripter

I fear blood will be shed if he tries that.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 12:10:09 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: RitaOK
We are prepared to respond with boycotts, at minimum, presumably?

We need to avoid a day of symbolic action and make it permanent. I boycott companies for life, and any company that acts to support a government infringement on my right to keep and bear arms will be boycotted forever. I do not deal with GM, GE, Citi, Bank of America, and many other companies because of far lesser offenses (financial crimes against our children), and I would certainly boycott over the most fundamental of our human rights.

24 posted on 01/09/2013 12:11:11 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Paladin2

This is just more evidence that Biden himself was involved in planning the Newtown attack.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 12:13:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Paladin2

This is just more evidence that Biden himself was involved in planning the Newtown attack.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 12:14:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: massgopguy
Biden proves once again that a mouth can operate without a brain.

He's so bad he hurts his grandchildren's credit ratings.

27 posted on 01/09/2013 12:16:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: scripter
One suspects that Mister Obama instructed Mister Biden to announce this in order to provoke and foment some sort of newsy reaction by gun owners, that they could THEN point to as reasons for "gun control".

I suspect that what they do not want is for us gun owners work to maintain our Second Amendment rights in a calm and reasoned manner and responsible manner.

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28 posted on 01/09/2013 12:18:10 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: scripter

O’Shnitler just loves those executive orders.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 12:19:43 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: scripter

SWEIN


30 posted on 01/09/2013 12:19:53 PM PST by mikrofon (So What Else Is New...)
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To: scripter

so when he signs the exec order. I’m sure there will be plenty of cases brought to courts immediately, like what happened when ObamaCare passed.

How fast can we get a court to file an injunction to stop it - would the Supreme court need to pass that? or any federal court? Or do states need to refuse individually?


31 posted on 01/09/2013 12:26:01 PM PST by C0nservativeJunkie
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Hi! Donated yet?

Click the Pic.

32 posted on 01/09/2013 12:33:59 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. The Edge of the world is Square and water pours over it!)
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To: muawiyah

I have thought for some time now that some of these attacks seem very conveniently timed. They also seemed to decrease significantly when Bush was president.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 12:36:21 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s what I thought about Obamacare.......now look what we have.


34 posted on 01/09/2013 12:37:25 PM PST by STJPII
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To: scripter

Executive action can be rescinded instantly by a future President.


35 posted on 01/09/2013 12:38:56 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: angelcindy

Rock n Road!!!


36 posted on 01/09/2013 12:40:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: scripter
It is said that Emporer Caligula held the Roman senate in such contempt that he made his horse, Incitatus, a senator and had planned to elevate him to consul as an even higher insult.

If Obama gets away with dismantling the second amendment via executive order his next step will be to name his dog Bo the Speaker of the House. After all, who will stop him?

37 posted on 01/09/2013 12:41:06 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: STJPII

Big difference... even some liberal dims love their guns.

LLS


38 posted on 01/09/2013 12:57:46 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: scripter

Horse Manure... The old red herring to detract from the Ben Gazi TREASON by Obama and Clinton.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 1:00:49 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: thefactor

Good Company in a bad State and City....


40 posted on 01/09/2013 1:02:43 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Delayed resistance continues to take us deeper into danger. At least, we must contact our representatives to gird themselves for impeachment should this EO threat turn into reality, and contact our state representatives to act, to hose any Executive Orders imperiling the Constitution, affecting our freedom inside our respective states.

A portion of crazy Alex Jones levels of testosterone wouldn’t hurt us a bit.


41 posted on 01/09/2013 1:06:28 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: scripter

FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!
42 posted on 01/09/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: ez

How many more terms of this idiot will we have to endure before we would be that lucky??


43 posted on 01/09/2013 1:10:14 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: scripter
I know if I'm ever president (ha!), I'm going to tell a little birdie that I plan on issuing an EO outlawing muslims, fags, atheists, flag burners, communists, drug users and prostitutes. The plan as I leak it would say that I'm going to lock up all the aforementioned undesirables in POW camps.

Never mind that it would be unconstitutional and immediately reversed by judicial ruling or impeachment.

The idea would be to generate lots of apoplectic chatter by enraged leftists on the internet -- thus identifying those who are most likely to act against me, as every good tyrant must do.

I wonder if Zero is doing the same thing, since this proposal obviously doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hades of getting by the courts or Congress? Zero is playing gun owners, imo. He wants to upset them and provoke them into spouting crazy things. Then, they'll be dealt with on his Kristallnacht.

44 posted on 01/09/2013 1:14:47 PM PST by LibWhacker
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45 posted on 01/09/2013 1:48:09 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: LibLieSlayer

You can’t be a Leftwingtard and be a Christian. You can’t love your guns and be a Leftwingtard. Thoughts to the contrary are an out of date paradigm which will do nothing but fog up your sights.


46 posted on 01/09/2013 3:27:12 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: angelcindy

I’m afraid you’re right.

On a sort-of related note, while browsing the Brownell’s site yesterday, I noted that they are “backorderd” on any and all lower receivers for any semi-auto rifle. They’r even sold out of AK “blanks” that hobbyist machinists use to build their own. Bottom line is that there are going to be a whole lot of new “black” off-list rifles out there this time next year.

Of course, anyone who can figure out how to bend sheet metal and drill holes in it can make an AK receiver. Which the gun grabbers will also find out if they decide to implement their ban.

Keep your powder dry!


47 posted on 01/09/2013 3:47:55 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: muawiyah

I agree that all leftists are evil but there are gun loving dims in many states... I don’t associate with dims in Mississippi so I can’t tell you about here.

LLS


48 posted on 01/09/2013 3:48:57 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibWhacker

Prostitutes? Now you’re going too far! :-)


49 posted on 01/09/2013 4:24:37 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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