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Posted on 02/11/2013 6:01:23 AM PST by mgist
Obama continues to push stricter gun laws
President Barack Obama remained adamant in a speech on Jan. 4 summarizing simply his intentions to continue pushing the passing of stricter national gun laws.
We dont have to agree on everything to agree its time to do something, the president said before a crowd of law enforcement officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minnesota.
This sentiment is one that after months of heated debate, both sides of the gun control debate can agree with.
Kentucky elected officials and citizens have continued to contribute to this nation-wide discussion ever since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting which left 20 students and six adults dead and was the catalyst for the still raging debate.
Kentucky has become increasing vocal especially considering its comparatively lenient gun controls law which Obamas proposed measures would inevitably affect.
In a report in 2011 by the Bradley Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a non-profit organization striving to enact more sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies, they rated Kentucky 47th out of all 50 states for the weakest gun laws in the country, giving them a score of just two out of a possible 100 points.
Already set to oppose possible new government legislature regarding gun control, Kentucky legislature passed House Bill 500 sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron which limits cities and counties from having local firearms ordinances to expand the units of government and public agencies covered, expand limitations on local action and provide that parties may sue to enjoin violations.
House Bill 500 went in to effect on July 11, along with House Bill 484, which allows landowners and businessmen with a sole proprietorship to carry a handgun concealed without the necessity of a concealed carry permit, and House Bill 563 which protects lawful firearm retailers from illegal anti-gun sting operations.
These bills were enacted before Obama formally unveiled his gun control plans consisting of 23 executive measures on Jan. 16.
Obama called on Congress to pass measures banning the sale and manufacturing of assault weapons, limiting the sale of high-capacity magazines and the expansion of the criminal background check system for buying guns, as well as increasing access to mental health services..
On Jan, 4, Kentucky Senator Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell addressed his supporters in an email responding to Obamas initial proposal and recent campaigning.
You and I are literally surrounded, McConnell said. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment; on your rights; on your freedom.
McConnells stalwart stance on gun control was then attacked Tuesday by a television ad launched by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and billionaire business magnate George Soros.
The ad, which will run in Louisville, Lexington and Washington D.C, for at least a week, criticizes McConnell for his resistance to common sense reforms and for his taking of political donations from gun manufacturers.
Jesse Benton, McConnels campaign manager responded to the PCCC ad Wednesday.
Sen. McConnell fully anticipated that protecting Kentucky from President Obamas gun control agenda would result in a flurry of attack ads from left-wing groups, he said. Its not a secret to Kentuckians that Sen. McConnell is a stalwart supporter of their Second Amendment rights, and George Soros funded commercials arent going to change that.
Obama acknowledged the potential ban on assault weapons would be the most challenging law he could convince Congress to pass, but it still deserves to be voted on in his speech in Minneapolis.
However regarding his proposed universal background checks Obama said there is no reason why we cant get that done.
Changing the status quo is never easy, Obama said. This will be no exception. The only way we can reduce gun violence in this county is if it the American people decide its important, if you decide its important parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and sportsmen, Americans of every background stand up and say, This time, its got to be different.
Story by Ben Manhanke, Staff writer.
Right...its time to go back out on the golf course...then the American people will truly be safe.
When compiling a list that would place North Korea at #1, being at the bottom is a good thing.
I agree it's time to do something about assault politicians.
Government is the most corrupt, murderous force on earth, but we're supposed to let them be the only ones with guns?
Note how they list the lack of a background check for private sales in each one.
****We dont have to agree on everything to agree its time to do something,****
This reminds me of an old Mark Twain joke.
A ship is caught in a storm and is about to sink.
The crew asks the Captain to pray for them.
The Captain says he has not been in a church in 20 years and does not know how to pray.
the crew pleads: CAPTAIN, DO SOMETHING RELIGIOUS!
So the Captain took up a collection.
URBAN RUMOR or spiked TRUE NEWS?: :
I heard something on the local news yesterday about Obama. People were talking about it at work today to:
Back in 1979 he was arrested for possession of Marijuana and Cocaine. He was driving down the road and got pulled over by the police for speeding.
The cops noticed something was not right in his car. He had a lot of air fresheners and he was not acting normal. He was nervous and acting a little drunk. Police figured he must be using some drugs or something.
They also saw his girl friend in the car and she had a bruise on her face. It looked like someone had hit her. The cops brought a dog to check the car for drugs and questioned Obama and his girl friend to see if he was abusing her.
They knew he did hit her, they just could not prove it and Obama and his girl friend would not admit it either.
Luckily for him, he only had a small amount of drugs on him. So he only had to spend a couple months in jail. However, with something like this on his record, do we really want him as our president?
How did he even make it this far if he is a convicted felon?