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Rubio slams Obama on new gun proposals
thehill.com ^ | thehill.com | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 01/16/2013 9:29:14 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) strongly criticized President Obama's push to introduce new gun laws on Wednesday.

Rubio's comments on the Laura Ingraham show came shortly before Obama unveiled the specifics of his new efforts to reduce gun violence.

Rubio, often mentioned as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, said it would have been better if Obama had decided to announce his proposals without being accompanied by children. Obama was joined at the press conference by children who wrote to the president in response to the December shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that resulted in 28 dead.

"I think ultimately he has a right to do that and I understand he has a right to do that," Rubio said. "I think most of us would have preferred if it just had been a straightforward address to the country because it implies that somehow those of us who do not agree with his public policy prescriptions don’t equally care about children."

Vice President Biden, who directed a task force that passed recommendations on reducing gun violence to Obama, also joined the president at the event.

Rubio called Democrats' interest in pushing a new assault weapons ban "misplaced."

"I think it's completely misplaced. Because here's the issue in this public policy debate that's different from others: there is a constitutional right to bear arms," Rubio said. "I did not create that and he cannot erase that. It is in the Constitution. If they want to change the Constitution, if they want to believe the 2nd Amendment should not be in there or if they believe it should be rewritten in the 21st Century then let them have the guts to stand up and propose that."

But until they do that, Rubio continued, "then they've got to abide by it. And if you're going to pass a bunch of laws that are not going to work but are going to infringe on the 2nd Amendment right of law abiding citizens you're going to have a problem with that."

At the press conference Obama announced that he planned to make 23 executive actions on gun violence. Obama said he planned to nominate Todd Jones to become the new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Obama also called on Congress to pass legislation requiring a universal background check for guns and a limit on bullets in magazine clips.


TOPICS: US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; guncontrol; rubio; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/16/2013 9:29:18 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And after that Rubio will promote amnesty in sync with Islamocommie.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 9:31:56 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta

Why is it that Islamofacists and militia always seem to hide behind children ? /s


3 posted on 01/16/2013 9:36:25 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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4 posted on 01/16/2013 9:40:32 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Rubio is a party hack who'll make a strongly worded announcement against gun grabbing, while throwing open the gates for illegals to satisfy his business lobby interests. Just because he has an R next to his name doesn't mean he isn't corruptible.
5 posted on 01/16/2013 9:50:36 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat

Why do we keep hearing that he is being considered for a run at the president slot? He is not a natural born citizen, similar to Obama from what I understand.

I guess GOPe consider two wrongs do make a right...so we should just ignore and go along to get along.....wrong.


6 posted on 01/16/2013 10:07:34 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: factoryrat

Why do we keep hearing that he is being considered for a run at the president slot? He is not a natural born citizen, similar to Obama from what I understand.

I guess GOPe consider two wrongs do make a right...so we should just ignore and go along to get along.....wrong.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 10:09:48 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: factoryrat

Marco Rubio
Rand Paul
Bob McDonnell
Scott Walker

are the 3 candidates I can support with contributions in 2016. My decision is based on who handles the MSM best without looking like deer in the headlights or make stupid statements on rape and pregnancy. And more important, they are PROVEN winners.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 10:11:31 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

Correction: typo 3 instead of 4.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 10:12:37 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

The republicans are purging anyone who shows any inclination towards Conservative or Constitutional principles. If anyone on your list of 4 makes it to 2016 unscathed, they are the darling of the RINO’s and will be the next romney to lose an election. Conservatives better find a new horse to hitch up to, because the RINO they’re hitched to now is in its death throes.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 10:25:06 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: entropy12

I would not give one peso to Amnesty Liberal Rubio. He seems to be the best thing Dems have


11 posted on 01/16/2013 11:47:36 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I have to correct you - Obama is the best thing the DEMS have. I have a few issues with Rubio, but I’d sure vote for him over the scum we now have occupying the WH. Once again, the purists raise their heads. Romney was a bad candidate, but Rubio is no Romney. We’re never going to agree 100% with any candidate, but we have to make decisions not on single issues. Let’s just wait and see who throws their hat in the ring for 2016 before we destroy someone.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 12:18:34 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Rubio was a great candidate, but he pretty much abandoned those who put him in office. He is an eloquent speaker and may be a decent man, but he could too easily be another Justice Roberts who sounded good and looked even better on paper.

Power corrupts, and Washington corrupts absolutely...


13 posted on 01/16/2013 12:29:59 PM PST by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: factoryrat

I know it is way too early, so my list of 4 is based on what I have seen so far. I would love to see a “take no prisoners” conservative actually run and win the election. But I am a realist first. I prefer an actual win in the election instead of just mental satisfaction of having run the most conservative candidate who lost.

Who is on your list?

The 47% will not get any smaller in 2016, after the community organizer has his way for next 4 years. I don’t see how the job situation gets better under Obama. Which means more scared people who will depend on the government to give them EBT cards, unemployment for ever, easier access to permanent disability, and the 1760 other welfare benefits available to the jobless.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 1:32:36 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: antidisestablishment

Rubio is most certainly not your “take no prisoners” conservative. But he would be 10 times more effective in effective communication abilities than Romney, and much more conservative compared to McCain.

I like Rubio’s response to Obama’s gun confiscation speech. I also like what he has been saying about taxes, size of government, and free markets.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 1:37:16 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

He is a great speaker and says all the right things. He is very articulate when speaking off the cuff and seems passionate. The GOP needs someone with that ability—we haven’t had it since Reagan. But, they need principles and vision.

Romney and McCain had neither. They were both 100% establishment GOP and not conservative at all. Rubio came in as a conservative from outside the establishment, but he acclimated very (too) quickly. I have many friends in FL who supported him early on and now are treated with disdain.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 2:16:05 PM PST by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: antidisestablishment
I have many friends in FL who supported him early on and now are treated with disdain.

Can you list a few examples of what exactly Rubio did to treat them with disdain? Any laws Rubio pushed for or against? Without some actual examples I am afraid it becomes irrelevant.

17 posted on 01/16/2013 2:47:21 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

Rand Paul is my guy. He has the guts to stand up to the POS and stand for the constitution. That’s my criteria.


18 posted on 01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

I agree with you. He clearly has a spine. I wonder why he is not universally liked on FR. He is certainly is not the same as Ron Paul, who was whimsical.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 3:27:05 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: antidisestablishment

with that way of thinking, then no one should run for president from the GOP. Let’s just hand it over to the left and allow this country to go down the crapper at a quicker pace than what it is.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 1:25:55 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

I never said anything about his running. It’s not him personally; it’s the company he keeps. I may be stupid, but some people are just insane!

There are some decent Republicans, but the party itself is either incompetent beyond belief or actively working against conservatives.

It is the GOP who has handed the country over to the left. I’m just wondering how many times we have to be led down the same road?


21 posted on 01/18/2013 5:25:50 AM PST by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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