Skip to comments.Obama still backs new gun ban; top senator less certain
Posted on 02/04/2013 2:43:47 PM PST by Evil Slayer
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.
Obama took part in a discussion with Minneapolis officials before telling police officers and others that an increase in gun violence nationwide, including the Connecticut school massacre in December, made it vital to address the issue now.
"No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe," Obama said in calling for "basic, commonsense steps to reduce gun violence."
He added, "if there's one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try."
Obama emphasized his support for banning semi-automatic rifles modeled after military weapons as part of an updated version of an earlier weapons ban that expired in 2004.
Panel: Can Obama juggle it all?
Gun owner: What can we all agree on?
Panel questions proposals of WH, Rubio Opponents led by the influential National Rifle Association, oppose any ban on weapons, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated that such a provision faced an uphill struggle.
Reid told ABC on Sunday that he backed expanding background checks to private gun sales at shows and other steps, but he refused to endorse a ban on what are called assault-style rifles modeled after military weapons.
Obama shooting image gets blasted on the Web
A popular version is the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that can be purchased with magazines holding 30 rounds. A similar weapon was used in the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 first graders and revived a national focus on tougher gun control measures.
While Obama and some top Democrats, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, seek
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Burlap Obayma can stuff it.
However, Denver University law professor David Kopel said last week that the Supreme Court made clear that gun control could not include weapons used commonly by law-abiding citizens, such as the top-selling AR-15 that Feinstein's legislation would ban.
Oh wait. ..that's not a good analogy.
I love how these Village Idiots always use “to keep our children safe” when they want to steal our rights! So using their argument I demand that Michelle shut up and but out of our children’s diets! Her meddling has caused children to go hungry by cutting the calories of the meals extremely or forcing them eat unappetizing meals or do without!
The bottom line is, and has been since the begining of time, the governing class will do as it pleases as long as "we the people" let them get away with it.
Yeah, it’s always for the “chil-ren”!
They and he have plans for us. It’s in the healthcare bill no one read, The healthcarecare bill!!!!!!!!
That's a two way street. I do as I please when it comes to stupid and/or unconstitutional laws.
New gun ban? I will only buy old guns then.
I have grown to absolutely hate that word particularly out of Obama's mouth.
Really, Mr. Obama?
Then just what are you going to do about the tens-of-thousands of people who die, each year, as a result of medical malpractice?
(Queensborough Community College)
Chapter 3: The Moral Climate of Health Care
"According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), over 225,000 people die each year due to iatrogenic causes. This has become the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer.
* 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery
* 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals
* 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
* 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals
* 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medication"
An iatrogenic disorder is a condition that is caused by medical personnel or procedures or that develops through exposure to the environment of a health care facility.
“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”~Vladimir Ilyich Lenin