Skip to comments.Obama angrily denounces gun-rights groups as willful liars
Posted on 04/17/2013 3:35:07 PM PDT by markomalley
President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it a pretty shameful day for Washington.
The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill, Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. It came down to politics.
As he spoke, Mr. Obama was surrounded by family members of victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Also with him was former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, wounded in an assassination attempt.
Senators voted 54-46 late Wednesday to expand background checks of gun purchases, six votes shy of the 60 needed for passage of the amendment.
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Funny. I think its been a GRAND day in DC.
FUBO U POS!
Actually, Mr. Liar-In-Chief, it was YOU who lied about the bill, and, DAMNED right it came down to politics. This fight was started BY politicking, @ssclown.
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The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill, Mr. Obama said”
Great example of PROJECTION.
I visceraly dislike him more each day, pansy a$$ liar POTUS!
Politics? In D.C.? In the Senate? In our government? Uh...isn't politics what we're paying that entire sorry lot to do?
In other words, wannabe dictator Obama is at war with law abiding private citizens for simply exercising our constitutional rights!! FUBO!! You want my gun, you want my printing press, come and take them!!
Another shining example of why this guy absolutely does not possess the temperment needed to be POTUS. It’s just a damn shame that so many sheeple can’t see it.
US Constitution and the Second Amendment are for ALL STATES.
The SOB LYIN` SOB.
Imagine that, a guy who you know is lying when his lips are moving actually having the big brass ones to complain that someone else is lying (and, in fact, they weren’t - HE WAS FROM THE START).
I cannot wait until 2017, when this lying, statist POS is permanently retired from his present job.
As I watched Obama say those words The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill, , all I could think:
1) how battle lines between conservatives and the left tare becoming clearer by the day
2) the GOP leadership/NRA are/will be cowards for letting this man call them a liar
3) The left are doing EVERYTHING to provoke a fight.
“If action by Congress could have prevented one death”
Put 0bama in a padded room. It might prevent his death.
Lying is to say that background checks of innocent Americans will prevent another incident like that which happened at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Not like the sequestration cuts or the payoffs to get ObamaCare votes. Those were fully necessary.
You know, it’d be a shame if his fingers got pinched in the press. Plus, lead is toxic according to EPA.....
What an EMBARESSMENT.
Today Britain laid to rest what I called not only a great leader, but one whom Obama could never ever lift a candle to her.
Who paid the bring all these “guests” to Washington DC?
Wow, there’s no pretense any longer. This guy just thinks he’s God and we’re his toys.
FYI...on the NY Safe Act
Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841, We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.
To: Andrew M. Cuomo / Dean G. Skelos / Neil D. Breslin / John T- McDonald III / Phil Steck / Sheldon Silver / Jeffrey D. Klein / Cecilia Tkaczyk / Patricia Fahy Note; see the formal list of people this letter went to at the bottom.
Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen:
The Albany Police Officers Union condemns and opposes the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (the SAFE Act) Substantively, we believe that it violates fundamental constitutional rights, that it is unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens, and that it will not deter criminals or menially ill individuals from plotting and carrying out bloodshed and violence. Procedurally, we believe that the way in which the bill was rammed into law via an unjustified and expedient message of necessity, which circumvents the right and the ability of the citizens of this State to voice their concerns about the bill and have them addressed, is an outrage. This flawed law and the w ay in which it was rushed and passed., shows the apparent contempt that those who govern have for the governed, and. calls into question whether we truly have a representational government. Morally, we believe that this law is about ideology and politics and not about making anyone any safer. We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.
First, while we applaud and support your overall concern for public safety and your desire to improve it. The SAFE Act will not improve public safety. Criminals and the mentally ill will not abide by it, and it is either foolish or dishonest to think or suggest otherwise. While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law and not load a ten-round magazine with more than seven rounds, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence not load ten rounds into a ten-round magazine? While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law that previously legal thirty-round magazines must be sold within one-year to an out-of-state resident or turn in to local authorities, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to sell or turn in his thirty-round magazines? While law-abiding citizens will abide by the law requiring that they register weapons which they already do and which have been deemed assault weapons, do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to do so? Do you really expect a criminal or mentally ill individual intent on doing violence to be concerned about any increase in penalties for shooting first responders? Do you really expect that a mentally ill individual who owns firearms and who is intent on doing violence will voice his intentions to his or her mental health professional and thus put into motion the confiscation of his or her firearms? Do you-really expect that a mentally ill individual will safely store his firearms? Of course you dont. Again, only law-abiding citizens, who are not intent on doing violence, will abide the NY SAFE Act criminals and the mentally ill who are intent on doing violence will not do so. The public will not be any safer under this 1aw. What then, have you accomplished?
Second., the SAFE Act carries with it unfair burdens on law abiding citizen. What is the point of making law-abiding citizens register their previously lawfully owned and lawfully used firearms which are now deemed to be assault weapons? What is the point of making law-abiding citizens who affirmatively opt into protection from public identification that they hold permits or own firearms? What is the point of making law-abiding citizens renew their pistol permits or assault weapon registrations every five years? Why are you preemptively punishing those who have done nothing wrong?
Third, -we fully believe that the SAFE ACT broad prohibitions against will not. withstand constitutional challenge and scrutiny. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides and U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the right of individuals to possess and carry firearms and to use them for lawful purposes. The SAFE Act, however, infringes on that right as it bans the possession and use of certain firearms that were heretofore possessed and used lawfully for the defense of life, liberty, and property, and as it bans the possession and use of certain firearms that were heretofore possessed and used lawfully for safe use of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting.
We as police officers are on the front lines of public safety. Respectfully, none of you are. We see, feel, work, and live with the effects of gun violence in ways that you cannot. We believe that you see gun violence as a means to move your agenda and your ambitions forward. You know that the SAFE Act will not work in the way that you pretend it will. You know that this shameful SAFE Act was about ideology and politics and not about making anyone safer.
Regarding the reduction in violent crime this new legislation is proposed to have, in 2011 the most current year for which FBI crime statistics are available, New York State had 77l homicides, 445 were committed with a firearm, 394 of that 445 were committed with a handgun, 5 were committed with a rifle, 16 were committed with a shotgun, in 30 the firearm type was unknown, 160 were committed with a cutting instrument, 143 were committed with another type of weapon, and 26 were committed with bare hands. We believe based on these statistics, that the SAFE Act will do nothing to reduce violent crime as the primary target of the legislation is the assault rifle which would be included statistically with standard rifles and used in less than 1% of New York homicides in 2011.These so called Assault Weapons were not used in the commission of one reported crime in Albany County in 2011.
For the reasons set forth above, the Albany Police Union believes that the SAFE Act is wrong - substantively, procedurally, and morally. The SAFE Act infringes on the rights of law-abiding citizens, it will burden and negatively impact firearms ownership by law-abiding citizens and will not affect the willingness of criminals or those who are mentally ill from perpetrating violence. Again, we respectfully demand that each and all of you do the right thing and repeal the law.
Very truly yours,
Thomas Mahar: President Albany Police Officers Union, local 2841 Council 82, AFSCME, AFI-CIO
“Even without Congress, my Administration will” do more.
Uh Oh. Here come the unconstitutional fiats....
And he told us the whole truth and nothin’ but the truth about obamacare... hypocrites....
FU boy tyrant.
We’re ready for the next cute sh!t you try, as well!
You represented my views!
What were the specific lies?
“FUBO U POS!”
Ditto, ditto, ditto that!
I seldom watch him but today i tossed the heating pad on the bed and laid down he was about to blow a head gasket he was acting like a petulant child that was told no bosco with suppers
It was about politics, while dancing on the graves of children. FUBO!
Remember BO Senate and congress will be coming up for reelection soon..They seem to know what the people want and they themselves want to be reelected..I hope and pray ever last one of the fools lose anyway..
Take the free loading wife and spend the night at Camp David,stay off YV no one watches your lying butt anyway..
You mean his wonderful democrat senators are such frigging fools and cowards, that they had no way of dealing with these “lies”, even with the assistance of their wonderful president?
Which is irrelevant since the federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate the right to keep and bear arms.
Well, all I can say is freedom has won this time and the girly man POTUS lost.
“SHUT UP!!!”, he explained.
Alternately, “Hey, you can’t lie about legislation! Only I can lie about legislation!”
He’ll take to his new non-Oval office (without the surveillance) and his new bunker if he decides to go medival on us.
Obama got what he demanded in speech after speech. He got a VOTE!
Suck it up, Buttercup.
Oh well! I’ve been ashamed of Washington since that low life scumbag 0 got their.
“The left are doing EVERYTHING to provoke a fight.”
Let them start it. Let them bring it. The fight WILL be joined!
Friday night EOs, especially on long week-ends!
Uh-oh!! The media-selected boy-king is angry now!!
You're being awfully optimistic.
Notice how liberals and democrats always accuse their opponents with the behavior they actually employ? Obfuscation.
LOL, so do I... ;-)