Skip to comments.Tough Path Seen by Obama on Ban of Assault Arms
Posted on 01/10/2013 11:10:34 PM PST by Seizethecarp
While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called weapons of war in the aftermath of last months schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable.
As a task force led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. readies recommendations on reducing gun violence for delivery to the president next week, White House officials say a new ban will be an element of whatever final package is proposed. But given the entrenched opposition from gun rights groups and their advocates on Capitol Hill, the White House is trying to avoid making its passage the sole definition of success and is emphasizing other new gun rules that could conceivably win bipartisan support and reduce gun deaths.
Mr. Bidens comment this week about taking executive action was seized on by some opponents as evidence that the president wanted to unilaterally restrict gun sales to legal buyers. But officials said executive action refers to limited measures like directing more attention and resources to pursuing violations of existing gun laws and studying gun violence.
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Phone lines must have all burned up in DC!
Beware the media ploys designed to diffuse just rebellion.
Chalk one up for the “bitter clingers”!
All he’s got to do is subvert the Constitution some more.
No problem. :)
Obama will do an executive order calling for the confiscation of firearms..Obama is the closest thing to Hitler that I have ever seen its downright scary
If Obama took ‘Executive Action’ on gun control, what might he do?
If Hitler were Black, we would all be speaking German.
I think you're spot on with that thought.
They don't ever give up.
They have the beginnings of a national database just by pulling in every form ATF 4473 and starting with those people. If you bought a gun since 1968, you filled out a 4473. There is a record. The ATF is not supposed to have this data, but I'll bet they do.
I also suspect that Democrats around long enough to remember their route in 1994 are now scared to death of their prospects of holding the senate in 2014, should the NRA go after the purple state candidates on this issue.
When the Biden committee was appointed the emotional reaction of the low-information and gun-grabbing knee-jerk liberals was still high, but all of that intensity has dissipated back to the pre-Sandy baseline, from what I see in the media.
It looks to me that the Biden meetings did NOT go well for the gun-grabbing agenda and focused more on preemptively locking up suicidal nut-cases before they reach full rampage mode as well as arming school staff and providing whatever armed security can be afforded.
The image of sitting duck teachers throwing themselves in front of their kids will cause any sane person, including even a lot of liberals, to think they would have been better off if they had their own defensive weapons in the school and the training to use the weapons.
The whole country has been educated on the extensive use of armed guards at schools in many parts of the country.
“They don’t ever give up.”
But they do drop back and punt!
Bullies back down when stood up to! That was the intent of the 2A and it appears to have worked again, IMO.
No, I haven't. My "little" arsenal was all procured through private individuals here in Texas.
I wish there was an effective pro-gun promotion. I think the NRA has been ineffective in this area.
There are clearly states like NY and CA that are so far gone that only future court action will be able to reverse any gains that the grabbers make from this episode...provided that the republic survives that long.
Agree! Who would have thought Bill Ayers would have resurfaced after all these years? Answer: He’s been there all along. With others. How many generations have been infected with their America hating, Marxist, totalitarian ideology since they began?
*Never* turn your back to an enemy.
Look for a EO which restricts import weapons not suitable for “sporting purposes”, an added tax on ammo, language that orders stricter law enforcement procedures and enforcement, waiting periods, mag size limits, closing gun show “loophole” and, above all, Obama will stress his appointment of a “bipartisan study group” to recommend further actions to determine mental capability, the effects of media violence and recommendations. This will all be bragged about at a news conference of “doing what I can” but the “study group” will never materialize. Only gun controls will ever be enacted.
The NRA seems to be “moderate” in that it is non-partisan with Democratic, GOP, Libertarian and independent supporters and it downplays the right to resist tyranny as a primary “in your face” reason for the 2A (too offensive to Democrats), although that right is certainly implied.
How many Democrat NRA members have gone on TV this week to say “I don’t see any reason for more than a few rounds in a magazine for hunting”? The NRA still wants to collect dues from these morons.
But the NRA seems to me to have been very effective in the use of their carrots (money for campaign contributions) and their stick (threat of funding primary opposition).
What is he doing while you are looking here?
Yup, and the SCOTUS under Justice Roberts will strike down the blatantly unconstitutional obastardcare. Yup.
Read your Sun Tzu, people...