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What Next for Gun Policy?
nationalreview.com ^ | 19 April, 2013 | Timothy Wheeler

Posted on 04/19/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by marktwain

President Obama was incredulous at the speed of his gun-control agenda’s demise this week. Seemingly still in campaign mode, he posed in the Rose Garden flanked by gun-crime victims and denounced the Senate for rejecting all three points of his grand gun control plan. The Senate gun-control bill isn’t buried yet, but rigor mortis is setting in. Obama swears he’ll bring the fight again. Harry Reid threatened that with the next mass shooting, he’ll put gun control back before the Senate.

It’s personal for the president now. Secure in his last term, he was sure he could advance the cause of gun prohibition he had so long delayed. He waged a hard, high-profile battle for four months, proving himself to be the president most hostile to the Second Amendment and spending political capital as though it were Other Peoples’ Money. He will likely see nothing to lose by starting the push all over again “when the time is right,” to paraphrase the defeated Senator Dianne Feinstein.

But will the time be right anytime soon? The president insists that 90 percent of the American public want background checks on gun purchasers. Have 90 percent of the voters ever agreed on anything, especially an issue as contentious as gun policy? In the only poll that matters, Senator Feinstein’s resurrected “assault weapon” ban, the standard-capacity magazine ban, and finally the desperate Toomey-Manchin compromise on background checks were all soundly rejected. It happened in a Democrat-controlled Senate, and the vote wasn’t even close.

The public has had four months to overcome the grief and shock of Newtown and to let logic reassert itself. Indeed, gun prohibitionists wanted to rush their agenda into law before people came to their senses. They succeeded on the state level in New York, and now the nation sees the early results — decent citizens hounded by their government for no good reason, businesses considering moving out of state, and lasting ill will.

With the exception of the special cases of New York and California, the nation seems to have heard the case for strict regulation of the average American gun owner and rejected it. The passions of the mob are spent, and the finality of this week’s Senate deliberations tells us that America has had enough for now.

Yes, heaven help us, there will be another mass shooting. And once again gun prohibitionists won’t wait for the funerals to be over before waving the bloody shirt for gun control. But this time it won’t take four months for America to turn away in disgust.

— Timothy Wheeler is director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a project of the Second Amendment Foundation.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; obama; protection; secondamendment
The next step should be to take the Senate and start rolling back the infringements that exist.

Repeal the Gun Free School Zone act of 1996

Repeal the stupid regulations against gun mufflers

National reciprocity for concealed carry under the full faith and credit clause.

I am sure that knowledgeable freepers can add much to the list.

1 posted on 04/19/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I’d vote for these.....plus a full publicly exposed background check on ALL public officials.


2 posted on 04/19/2013 7:39:29 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: marktwain

Bttt.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 7:39:49 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: marktwain

Well said! Time to go the other direction. FEWER gun laws. Do away with FFLs and the form 4473 - its self-incrimination in any event. No background checks. I don’t damn well need a background check to enjoy my 1st or 4th amendment rights. Constitutional carry is the law of the land. The state can perhaps regulate concealed carry, but not open carry. And repeal the #o42! Hughes Amendment!


4 posted on 04/19/2013 7:42:27 PM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: marktwain
What Next for Gun Policy?

Executive orders.

5 posted on 04/19/2013 7:42:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: ealgeone

I am going to turn in my 8 quart pressure cooker for a Bushmaster, that’s what’s next!


6 posted on 04/19/2013 7:42:59 PM PDT by blu
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To: marktwain

Expect some executive orders “strengthening” laws already on the books.

Expect some parlay of how well the FBI, Homeland Security etc worked with local PD’s. Proving that you do not need your own gun for protection when such able forces are protecting us..

expect....

Point is - never waste a calamity.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 7:43:05 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: marktwain

Really want to save American lives??

REGISTER MUSLIMS....NOT GUNS


8 posted on 04/19/2013 7:53:33 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: marktwain

I’d add repeal of NFA, GCA, and FOPA, but that’s just me :-)


9 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:37 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: M-cubed

I’ll second that!


10 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: marktwain

as the Chechniya brothers would answer, “Nee-chee-vo!”


11 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: marktwain

They always take the long view. There broader mission failed, but still got movement in NY and MD,and Bloomy is committed to spending his own $$ on future gun control efforts.

So expect overt anti gun marketing from Bloomy and his allies in politics and media.

Also expect continued marginalization of lawful gun owners as kooks, rednecks, ticking time bombs, etc.

This terror attack and aftermath will be used to illustrate that fedgov can protect you and you shouldn’t be responsible for your own safety.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:43 PM PDT by Gefreiter
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To: llevrok

“Calamity”...now that’s a word I haven’t heard in a long time! Love it, and so appropriate.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 8:09:32 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: marktwain
Yes, heaven help us, there will be another mass shooting. And once again gun prohibitionists won’t wait for the funerals to be over before waving the bloody shirt for gun control. But this time it won’t take four months for America to turn away in disgust.

The leftist extremists will be back with a vengeance. The only thing they hate worse than the Second Amendment is all of us who believe it means exactly what it says.

Blind hatred never sees very far ahead.

14 posted on 04/19/2013 8:09:40 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: llevrok

“Expect some parlay of how well the FBI, Homeland Security etc. worked with local PD’s.”

Meanwhile, after a day of having their town searched by a myriad of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, it was a citizen who found the second Boston bomber in a boat in his backyard 30 minutes after the lockdown ended.

I wonder how many Watertown, Mass. citizens crouching in their homes in the wee hours of Friday morning wished they had an AR-15 with a 30-round magazine.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:31 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: marktwain

When we have really had enough, the right people will expose the rock under which Obozo’s past has been hidden. And the light of day will reveal how truly evil it is. The mask is off and the face is ugly.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:23:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
‘When we have really had enough, the right people will expose the rock under which Obozo’s past has been hidden. And the light of day will reveal how truly evil it is. The mask is off and the face is ugly.’

From your keyboard to God's inbox.

17 posted on 04/19/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Obozo Speak Translated:

http://tinyurl.com/c6kclnh

http://tinyurl.com/btd5rfb


18 posted on 04/19/2013 8:31:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

So harry Reid make legislation with the news?
When will America wake up!
Harry Reid! Words of Darr!


19 posted on 04/19/2013 8:58:55 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

Whats next for gun policy still locked and loaded idiot!


20 posted on 04/19/2013 9:02:59 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: marktwain

Anyone putting their hopes on the future fortunes of gun control might as well be betting their mortgage balance that the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to make it to the Super Bowl this season.

This Islamic terror attack is going to sell guns like you ain’t seen. First time gun buyers in traditional ‘Blue State’ metro areas are going to jump through all the flaming hoops and tangles of red tape to finally get their police permit to buy their first gun, only to go to the gun store and find that the shelves are already stripped bare of guns and ammo.

You watch.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 10:09:23 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

You are so right. Psycho terrorists running around with impunity and holding a city /state hostage for days on end and these idiots want to disarm the citizenry.

They can screw themselves.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:05:13 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: M-cubed; marktwain
"Really want to save American lives?? REGISTER MUSLIMS....NOT GUNS"

Ban the importation of Muzzies. Full background checks on all who are here, even the home-grown ones. Registration, with restrictions on travel. No ḥijābs covering head, face or body in any concealing way that would hide identity or that would enable the concealment of any weapon or bomb device. No more than one mosque allowed per state. Finally this to lead to confiscation with incarceration in FEMA Camps awaiting deportation to country of origin (ancestral origin). Begin with the Muzzie in the White Hut and all Muzzies in gov't.

23 posted on 04/20/2013 2:54:22 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: headstamp 2

Personally, I believe that after the events that occurred this week, the pro-Right To Keep And Bear Arms ideology just got two fresh coats of paint. Looking sharp!

All the gun control creeps have to show for themselves is a video of Senator Dianne Feinsteins’ latest colonoscopy narrated by G-G-Gabby G-Giffords and her hypocritical husband ‘Shuttle Captain Crazyface’.

Suuuck it, gun grabbers.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 5:02:59 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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