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Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”
Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler

Posted on 09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai

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To: Olog-hai

He would rather do anything to keep from creating a job.


51 posted on 09/22/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jane Long

Millions of Americans and our Special Ops vets want the truth about Benghazi and Extortion 17. Only the political hacks in DC don’t seem to care. Severe shortage of spine and guts amongst the sewer slime, ya think?


52 posted on 09/22/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Like Sarah said, this morning on FoxNews, "at this time, it still makes a difference of what happened in Benghazi!"
53 posted on 09/22/2013 4:16:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Olog-hai
Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws

All of these people were directly or indirectly defending the Constitution. Taking a crap on the Constitution will honor no one.

54 posted on 09/22/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Jane Long

I’m still waiting for the media or the GOP to ask did Obama go to bed when he heard of the attacks?

Also bozo mentions this and yet it was his AG which knew of gun running to Mexican drug lords and the was using the violence there to try and take the 2nd amendment away, even bringing the Mexican Pres to the congress to talk about gun violence


55 posted on 09/22/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Dog #1

The fight to humanely care for the dangerously mentally ill should obsess us.

Obama is one of these mentally ill, He intends to destroy America. He is obsessed with guns because they stand between him and a dictatorship.


56 posted on 09/22/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Amagi

Bozo is more obsessed with homosexuality than anything else, even meeting with them in Russia while we pay for that visit and correct if I ma wrong but iosn;t the white house still closed to tours?


57 posted on 09/22/2013 4:21:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

Well, it sure obsesses YOU. It's pretty much your only goal, legislatively.

Oh, sure, you have sociological goals, such as the total destruction of America, but your only legislative one is disarming the American people so your folk can pick us clean.

58 posted on 09/22/2013 4:23:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: publius911
He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States

Why is GUN VIOLENCE such a big thing for him? Isn't KNIFE VIOLENCE, BASEBALL-BAT VIOLENCE, or simple MOBS-OF-PEOPLE-BEATING-AN-INDIVIDUAL-VIOLENCE even on his radar?

I know the answer to that. It's because he's obsessed with taking guns so the remainder of his agenda will go more smoothly.

59 posted on 09/22/2013 4:26:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: thouworm
Obama was petulant, PO’d, and seemingly depressed. He wasn’t there to comfort or console the bereaved. He was there to punish the uncooperative.

That deserves repeating.

The man has no heart or soul. The only thing he truly possesses or cares about is His Agenda.

60 posted on 09/22/2013 4:26:37 PM PDT by Gritty (This war against Islamism is being lost because it cannot even be acknowledged- Mark Steyn)
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To: Jane Long

Oh we’re obsessed alright, Obama! We’re obsessed with people like you who try to foist your socialist ideologies on us! Take all those billions of dollars you’re peeing down the drain on your radical islamist friends and countries and help our mentally ill get help. The answers are so simple that sometimes I’d like to puke! But, the answers don’t fit your plans for taking this country down! You don’t fool most of us American people, but most of all, you don’t fool God! He’ll deal with you in due time!


61 posted on 09/22/2013 4:29:19 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; All

“Severe shortage of spine and guts amongst the sewer slime, ya think?”

I think it is two things.

1. The obsession of the MSM to protect and promote President Obama, no matter what happens.

2. Absolute fear of the MSM by the Republican leadership that may have some blackmail thrown in for good measure.

This administration has shown (from President Obama’s previous elections) that they have no integrity or ethics when it comes to getting and keeping power. With the MSM at their backs, blackmail could be easy and very, very useful.


62 posted on 09/22/2013 4:32:43 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” released in June 2013

Here are some key findings from the CDC report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” released in June:

1. Armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker:
“Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

2. Defensive uses of guns are common:
“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year…in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

3. Mass shootings and accidental firearm deaths account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths, and both are declining:
“The number of public mass shootings of the type that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School accounted for a very small fraction of all firearm-related deaths. Since 1983 there have been 78 events in which 4 or more individuals were killed by a single perpetrator in 1 day in the United States, resulting in 547 victims and 476 injured persons.” The report also notes, “Unintentional firearm-related deaths have steadily declined during the past century. The number of unintentional deaths due to firearm-related incidents accounted for less than 1 percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010.”

4. “Interventions” (i.e, gun control) such as background checks, so-called assault rifle bans and gun-free zones produce “mixed” results:
“Whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved issue.” The report could not conclude whether “passage of right-to-carry laws decrease or increase violence crime.”

5. Gun buyback/turn-in programs are “ineffective” in reducing crime:
“There is empirical evidence that gun turn in programs are ineffective, as noted in the 2005 NRC study Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review. For example, in 2009, an estimated 310 million guns were available to civilians in the United States (Krouse, 2012), but gun buy-back programs typically recover less than 1,000 guns (NRC, 2005). On the local level, buy-backs may increase awareness of firearm violence. However, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for example, guns recovered in the buy-back were not the same guns as those most often used in homicides and suicides (Kuhn et al., 2002).”

6. Stolen guns and retail/gun show purchases account for very little crime:
“More recent prisoner surveys suggest that stolen guns account for only a small percentage of guns used by convicted criminals. … According to a 1997 survey of inmates, approximately 70 percent of the guns used or possess by criminals at the time of their arrest came from family or friends, drug dealers, street purchases, or the underground market.”

7. The vast majority of gun-related deaths are not homicides, but suicides:
“Between the years 2000-2010 firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.”

Why No One Has Heard This
Given the CDC’s prior track record on guns, you may be surprised by the extent with which the new research refutes some of the anti-gun movement’s deepest convictions.
What are opponents of the Second Amendment doing about the new data? Perhaps predictably, they’re ignoring it. President Obama, Michael Bloomberg and the Brady Campaign remain silent. Most suspicious of all, the various media outlets that so eagerly anticipated the CDC research are looking the other way as well. One must wonder how media coverage of the CDC report may have differed, had the research more closely fit an anti-gun narrative.

Even worse, the few mainstream journalists who did report the CDC’s findings chose to cherry-pick from the data. Most, like NBC News, reported exclusively on the finding that gun suicides are up. Largely lost in that discussion is the fact that the overall rate of suicide—regardless of whether a gun is involved or not—is also up.


63 posted on 09/22/2013 4:35:11 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Olog-hai
Truth be know, it is Obummer that is obsessed with getting his hands on our guns. He has this nagging feeling that it may be a little risky to declare himself dictator for life if he can not pull off his gun grab and he is acutely aware that his cover to do so within a normal two term presidency is fast coming to an end. Separately, I am more than a little curious over the rapidity with which the so called mass shootings have occurred during Obummer's illegitimate reign.
64 posted on 09/22/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe he should have spoken about his Secretary of Defense ... the second one that couldn’t even protect its own ... had to call outsiders to come in and shoot the bad guy after a half hour or so.


65 posted on 09/22/2013 4:38:51 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Excessive numbers of coincidences are known as patterns.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let the turd in the white house give up his SS protection and mingle with us peons. Let him put some skin in the game - the narcissistic a$$hole.


66 posted on 09/22/2013 4:40:01 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: VideoPaul

If Obama has accomplished anything, its that people need to be armed and protected from their own government.


67 posted on 09/22/2013 4:45:36 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BenLurkin

> Obama is “Obsessed” with destroying America.

Disarm, Defeat & Destroy is his objective.


68 posted on 09/22/2013 4:50:08 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cyber Liberty

Alaska, Arkansas, And Arizona all started in 1986 as NO ISSUE, and are all now Unrestricted. Nice.


69 posted on 09/22/2013 4:51:31 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: Olog-hai

There is nothing that the Obama fascists would like better than to have an unarmed electorate to push around, manipulate, and cow.

Most have NO idea of the horrors Obama would wreck on our people.

Good Read on Obama Fascism

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


70 posted on 09/22/2013 4:53:03 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Olog-hai

LOL!! By his choice of words (obsess), he is still annoyed at the house vote on defunding OCare. They were expecting people to give up and give in.


71 posted on 09/22/2013 4:57:50 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Olog-hai

i’ve always found it funny when dems demand we hand in our guns... from behind armored walls, bullet proof glass, and ringed by marines

marines with loaded weapons, mind you. unlike those unfortunates on base recently.

on base and completely unarmed. wtf

(well, no ammo... an American soldier is never truly unarmed ;)


72 posted on 09/22/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
She won’t remember anything, anyway.. and she hit her head, too! She will have amnesia if ever called to testify again.

There are a whole lot of people that worked with and around her that should be Subpoenaed. She would be the last scumbag I would want to talk to.

73 posted on 09/22/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is a very dangerous man. He really believes that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is helpful.


74 posted on 09/22/2013 5:08:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Olog-hai

He wants to arm Al-Qaeda in Syria with the same arms he wants to ban Americans from owning.

That should pretty much tell Americans all they need to know about this traitor.


75 posted on 09/22/2013 5:11:48 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: tumblindice
If he were any more gay, he’d burst into flames.

Somewhere, there's a picture of this guy wearing a lavender tank-top at a Cher concert.

76 posted on 09/22/2013 5:15:50 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: popdonnelly

If we could somehow prevent all Obama supporters from possessing guns, there would be almost no gun crimes in America. We would have a murder rate lower that Sweden’s.


77 posted on 09/22/2013 5:20:03 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Olog-hai

More exploitation by the Kenyan. Barry is a real, dope-smoking sicko. Sorry Barry, I’m “obsessed” with freedom and intend to stay that way until the day you kill me with one of your death panels. You wouldn’t understand. You have to be an American.


78 posted on 09/22/2013 5:24:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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F U B O
79 posted on 09/22/2013 5:32:11 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: publius911

“The U.S. is third in murders throughout the world.”

Actually 108 or 110th, as anyone who can punch up Wikipedia can see.

Transparent as all heck.


80 posted on 09/22/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Jane Long
Putin’s bitch gives weapons to al quada terrorist and Mexican drug cartels but wants to disarm law abiding Americans. What country do I live in? Everything is upside-down.
81 posted on 09/22/2013 5:34:55 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Don’t you mean “Ahab’’?


82 posted on 09/22/2013 5:47:42 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Olog-hai

Serving as a mirror reflecting the devastating effects of his evil leadership upon this country, I am more obsessed with the wish that our dear leader get a case of malignant cancer.


83 posted on 09/22/2013 5:47:47 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: Olog-hai

I’m obsessed with gun laws - spreading concealed carry and constitutional carry, spreading and expanding Stand-Your-Ground, and repealing those laws that infringe on our God-given right to keep and bear arms. We ought to be obsessed with gun laws.


84 posted on 09/22/2013 5:55:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai

Easy to say when my tax dollars pay to protect his a$$ with guns. In a fair world, he would protect himself.

Coward.

“The issue is never the real issue: the real issue is always The Revolution, The cause is never the real cause: the real cause is always the acquisition of power.”


85 posted on 09/22/2013 6:02:53 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: jmacusa

D’oh, yes, you are right.


86 posted on 09/22/2013 6:04:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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87 posted on 09/22/2013 6:24:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently not obsessed with the concern of crime in Chicago.

There were child casualties in the Chicago park a few days ago, right?


88 posted on 09/22/2013 6:27:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Candor7
He has a 'zinger' for his last line...


89 posted on 09/22/2013 6:27:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: Olog-hai

Boy, is this guy full of it.


90 posted on 09/22/2013 6:29:50 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: caww
PERSPECTIVE......


91 posted on 09/22/2013 6:31:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: publius911

And if you take blacks out of the stats we have a lower murder rate than Canada.


92 posted on 09/22/2013 6:37:16 PM PDT by Argus
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To: caww

93 posted on 09/22/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: Gene Eric

Not one whit concerned, never mind obsessed. None of those victims are his “sons”, take note.


94 posted on 09/22/2013 6:44:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

On one hand more restrictions for US citizens and out of the other giving assault weapons with no restrictions to the same bunch that terrorized this country on 9/11. Somehow this country is supplying our enemy with arms. I don’t understand how an act of treason can become main stream even if you are full Kool Aide. Somebody has a forked tongue and needs to be held accountable. Our Founding Fathers and Veterans who gave up their lives for our freedom will soon roll over in their graves. When they do this rolling thunder will open up eyes that have been fogged over. Then accountability will come.


95 posted on 09/22/2013 7:01:16 PM PDT by GTM01
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96 posted on 09/22/2013 7:01:16 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe ----- ----- ----- -----)
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To: BenLurkin
"Obama is “Obsessed” with destroying America."

He has a team working on that, he's obsessed with "golf" or whatever he does that he calls "golf".

97 posted on 09/22/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin!)
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To: Olog-hai

For lack of any competence, a plan or even a clue, hey grab the guns!


98 posted on 09/22/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Olog-hai

Seeing him out of office obsesses me.


99 posted on 09/22/2013 7:20:54 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: JaguarXKE
Agreed. Pyschotics that shoot out car tires,ect. aren't to be lumped together with people like your son and my friend's wonderful daughter that happens to suffer from Downs Syndrome.
100 posted on 09/22/2013 7:48:53 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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