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Obama intends to go over heads of Congress in gun-control fight
LA TIMES ^ | 1/16/13 | Paul West

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...

Obama’s 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 sales—including those at gun shows and private transfers.

(Excerpt) Read more at touch.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Prepare for propaganda ad infinitum.
1 posted on 01/18/2013 2:31:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 2:51:00 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Checks wouldn’t have stopped one shooting.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:09:31 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: listenhillary

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.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:18:55 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

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


5 posted on 01/18/2013 3:22:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 3:50:37 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 4:37:15 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

We plan to force impeachment if he does. A Congress at war cannot pass anything.

LLS


9 posted on 01/18/2013 4:45:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Who is going to force impeachment? Congress? Pretty hard to do when they are hiding in the tall grass afraid of their own shadow.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 4:55:39 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since when is proposing legislation “going over the heads of Congress”?


11 posted on 01/18/2013 5:05:35 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now

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.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 5:12:32 AM PST by dforest
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To: SoFloFreeper
Just another day in the office.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 5:21:31 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Wiser now
Since when is proposing legislation “going over the heads of Congress”?

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...

14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:51:04 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 5:53:54 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

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.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 6:24:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Russ
Ed Meese has volunteered to write the articles and I refuse to give up and surrender. We may end up in a civil war but GOD compels us to try all other avenues first. Yes, we face insurmountable odds... but so did Washington. I will never stop trying until the day that Lady Liberty cries out for help. I will answer that call also.

LLS

17 posted on 01/18/2013 6:40:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ez

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!


18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:42:03 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama ain’t gonna do jack squat.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:56:41 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“This is common sense, and an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us,”

So?

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.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 7:15:14 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Good to know.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 7:22:48 AM PST by jersey117
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 8:05:16 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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