Skip to comments.Obama intends to go over heads of Congress in gun-control fight
Posted on 01/18/2013 2:31:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
A somber President Obama, launching a public campaign Wednesday for a package of gun-control measures that is likely to face very tough opposition in Congress, signaled that he was prepared to go over the heads of lawmakers to push for his proposals...
Obamas proposal includes a requirement for universal background checks for all firearms purchases.
This is common sense, and an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us, the president said, citing a survey that he said indicated that 70 percent of National Rifle Assn. members support such a move. The NRA has repeatedly blocked past efforts to require universal background checks. As a result, those checks are not required for about 40 percent of guns salesincluding those at gun shows and private transfers.
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Linn County, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller states “If I cannot enforce federal immigration laws, I’m certainly not going to enforce federal gun laws.”
Hope there are more like him.
Checks wouldn’t have stopped one shooting.
Schuyler County (NY) Sheriff states on local TV that his department will not spend one minute checking citizens’ magazines to ensure they only have 7 rounds loaded.
The more I study the man and his agenda the more I feel like he has a Alinsky style notebook outlining his “destroy America” in the name of”his mentor, FMD. I’ll bet it has goals like “polarize liberal / socialist / progressive movement to ridicule conservatives and remove the white man from power”, “remove America as supreme world power”, “disarm citizens”, “neuter 1st and 2nd Amendments” and other parts of the Constitution which support the ideals of liberty, property ownership, and sacred honor”, “give perception that government takeovers are to redistribute wealth when they are in fact another way to take from the rich and make another segment even richer and more powerful; the new socialistic elites”, ..... All straight out of socialistic manifestos
This is common sense, and an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us,...
Two lies in one sentence, same breath. Must be 0bama talking.
Freedom loving Americans, everywhere, need to be in the faces of EVERY talking head that pops up with this BS, ANYWHERE. This is not the time for timidity. It’s time to call them on EVERY lie, EVERY time, loud and long.
The Country will NOT be handed back to us. We are going to have to TAKE it back. That starts with pushing back at every attempt by the left to hijack the debate.
The President lives in Washington DC. Ask him how many background checks the average gun toting High School kid in SouthEast DC has to go through to buy a gun down at Galen and Green St. Guns in Anacostia are sold , loaned , and rented. The President can pass laws till hell freezes over and criminals will still get guns.\
He is only hurting honest Americans.
And he knows it.
We plan to force impeachment if he does. A Congress at war cannot pass anything.
Who is going to force impeachment? Congress? Pretty hard to do when they are hiding in the tall grass afraid of their own shadow.
Since when is proposing legislation “going over the heads of Congress”?
When Obama “proposes” anything, you better agree to it. If not, then he will go over Congress heads.
All this lefty rag is doing here is stating what the outcome will be.
It's not always clearly evident from the beginning. One of his 23 proposals was to inform agencies that the health Care law doesn't prohibit gathering info on weapons. The law does, in fact, bar such intrusions. He doesn't have authority to make such an illegal push, which only a fool would believe he isn't willing to follow through on. If that's not going over the heads of the Congress, then nothing is...
Every single Congress person needs to take the same tact. Take it right to the people. Go home to their town halls, bring out thousands of their constitutents and let the people speak. Enough of this crap already. Nobody crowned that POS king.
My US rep privately said these gun control proposals of Barry’s have no chance in the House and he doubts they could even pass the Senate. I agree. Too many red state dems are up for re-election in 2014.
I don’t think there’s enough room in the NY jails for all the people that will ignore this law! I live in NJ and they are starting the same nonsense. I will not comply and hasten my plans to leave this state!
Obama ain’t gonna do jack squat.
Is he trying to convince the sheep what position they should support in they want to be in the in-crowd?
As an alleged "Constitutional Scholar", he should know that, even if he weren't making this "fact" up, public opinion does not trump the Constitution.
Good to know.
He’s in way over his head, digging at the bottom of a deep hole in very sandy soil, to build his castle made of sand.