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MILLER: Obama’s real gun-control aim ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 02/21/2013 6:25:59 PM PST by marktwain

Chicago is a dangerous town, but gun control hasn’t made it better. The city forbids the law-abiding from having guns, leaving the bad guys to rule the streets. The result is one of the highest murder rates in the country. President Obama’s plan isn’t to reverse from a failed course, but to apply federal gun registration and confiscation of certain weapons nationwide.

Addressing students at Hyde Park Academy last week, Mr. Obama recalled the recent murder of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager. “It’s not unique to Chicago,” he said. “It’s not unique to this country. Too many of our children are being taken away from us.”

The rising homicide rate actually is unique to the president’s hometown. The 506 murders last year reflected a 16 percent increase over the previous year. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this happened while the rest of the country saw a 2 percent decrease in homicides; the national rate is at its lowest point since 1963.

Mr. Obama reiterated his legislative priorities: bans on the so-called assault weapon and high-capacity magazine, and background checks for every private gun exchange. However, it’s not as if the president really believes these bills would do anything to reduce crime or prevent mass shootings.

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action acquired a research document prepared last month by the Justice Department’s research arm, the National Institute of Justice. The report, titled “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” explains that a “complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.” It further noted banning guns with certain scary-looking features “could be effective” if the government outlawed all existing firearms, and bought them all.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamandment; banglist; chicago; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment
Emily is becoming a great asset to liberty.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 6:26:10 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Here is their real "Target"

2 posted on 02/21/2013 6:36:34 PM PST by GraceG
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To: marktwain

0bama is attempting to equate the attitudinal demographic of the black inner cities to that of gun owners throughout all of America. WRONG. See what happened in Vegas yesterday, 0bama? Care to guess who the perps were? Ma and Pa Kettle maybe? /s

3 posted on 02/21/2013 6:45:14 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: marktwain

Obama wants to create a Marxist dictatorship. He already has control of the major media and if he succeeds in killing talk radio and muzzling Fox News the control will be complete. He also knows that an armed population cannot be controlled so he using the Sandy Hook shooting just as Hitler did with the Reichstag fire in 1933 as a pretext to end civil liberties.

4 posted on 02/21/2013 6:58:51 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: GraceG
That "No More Hesitation" goal can be a double-edged blade. Sauce for the goose, and all that.

Really, some of these recent developments would've even made the Stasi blush.

5 posted on 02/21/2013 7:13:42 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What America needs badly is GANG control not gun control. More guns in the hands of law abiding citizens means less power for the thug culture that is preying on America. Zero tolerance for gangbangers would do more to clean up the homicide rate than any other method.

6 posted on 02/21/2013 7:47:44 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: Bullish

More than anything we need government control. You almost can’t do anything in America anymore without the vulture of bureaucracy jabbing its beak into your guts.

7 posted on 02/21/2013 8:37:21 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized.)
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