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Obama asks Congress for money to prevent mass shootings
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Posted on 03/04/2014 10:56:52 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the subject of mass shootings on Tuesday by proposing to spend millions of dollars more on gun safety programs, inspections of retailers and background checks for people buying firearms.

If enacted by a U.S. Congress that has been wary of gun control measures, the $182 million package would advance an issue that rose to the top of the national agenda after the December 2012 shooting of 20 children and six adults at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school.

The White House put forward the package as part of a proposed budget for the government fiscal year that begins on October 1.

Included in the package is $13 million to improve the background check system run by the FBI and $22 million more for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which inspects federally licensed firearms dealers.

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Like the government can prevent mas shootings.....but the media will run with that and repeat it, and LIV's will lap it up.
1 posted on 03/04/2014 10:56:53 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

They couldn’t prevent the Boston Bombings with input from Russia.....who thinks they will be able to stop shootings by psychos?


2 posted on 03/04/2014 10:58:06 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
$22 million more for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which inspects federally licensed firearms dealers.

Which accounted for zero mass shootings.

What a lying sack of poop this guy ios.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 10:59:34 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Anyone want to take a guess what republicans will do after they make a little bit of noise.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 10:59:42 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, more money always solves a problem.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 10:59:59 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This funding is way too low for what bo wants to do.

I see it as a small amount that rinos could vote for, sensible you know, but is a place holder for ‘the pen’ to add to.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 11:00:11 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: Red in Blue PA

This would be the last thing that such monies would be used for. More lies. Obama/Holder already take as much of our money as they want to attack the Second Amendment and our rights.

Fast and Furious anyone??


7 posted on 03/04/2014 11:00:19 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just JAIL THE TYRANTS!!!


8 posted on 03/04/2014 11:00:45 AM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: PoloSec

Run , hide and cower ?


9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:00:49 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just another “Money For Cronies” ploy.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:27 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Buy more guns for good guys to carry in public. That would actually work.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:33 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

> Like the government can prevent mas shootings...

C’mon, you gotta understand.

The gummint’s idea of preventing mass shootings is to disarm the public.

That way, only the gummint can conduct mass shootings. Of course, such would be completely legal and would have the blessing of our benevolent dictator Barraq Hussein 0dunga and the head of his SS, Eric “Heinrich Himmler” Holder.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 11:02:04 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: EagleUSA

I agree. He can’t manage his own checkbook, how does he get away with such BS!!!


13 posted on 03/04/2014 11:03:21 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yeah, that’ll do it.

We have mass shootings because we have a very unhappy society and way too many crazy people running around loose. They’re just expressing their right to be crazy, remember (a big thing in the 1970s, which is why we had psychotics cutting off their grandmother’s head before going on a mass killing spree with a knife, etc.).


14 posted on 03/04/2014 11:03:34 AM PST by livius
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To: Fido969
$22 million more for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which inspects federally licensed firearms dealers.

Which accounted for zero mass shootings.

I dunno, the ATF got a bushel of Mexicans killed.

15 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red in Blue PA

…...And just when I thought the resident could not get more stupid than he has already shown us he is, he comes up with this great idea.

Now if he can only get every state to pass a law against mass murdering, he will probably be be elected president for life…….or something.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:54 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d like to use that money to check the backgrounds of people who become president. They (he) have the power to conduct some EXTREME mass shootings, here or elsewhere.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:10 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, he, I mean CNN came out with the headline that military has the greatest amount of mentally deranged people; and Liam neeson’s latest film non stop clearly portrays the villian to be the military deranged mass murderer, and the helpful guardian angel type as the Muslim, so maybe he’ll just make the short cut now - sooner than later
And take the money from the military

Maybe Paul Ryan can advise him while he’s pretending to be critical


18 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:27 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA

19 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:50 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Red in Blue PA
...advance an issue that rose to the top of the national agenda...

Who's national agenda? Certainly not my national agenda. Certainly not the national agenda of most citizens.

It's the national agenda of Yahoo Finance, and some other idiots without a clue.

20 posted on 03/04/2014 11:08:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Sandy Hook.. Not one drop of blood ANYWHERE. Not a single speck of blood..

Not even on ONE person's clothing.. NONE ANYWHERE!

21 posted on 03/04/2014 11:10:47 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Army Air Corps
Yes, more money always solves a problem.

Yes it does. Not YOUR problem, theirs.
They wanted an excuse to spend more money and now they got it. Problem solved.
Won't have any effect on mass shootings you say? Who cares? That was never the real issue.

22 posted on 03/04/2014 11:11:53 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s not about preventing mass shootings. It’s about “gun control.” Nothing less.

They never talk about taking guns from violent criminals. Only from honest, non-violent normal people.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 11:13:59 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Zero seems to have an ongoing problem with input from Russia. The latest from Putin is no exception. If he can’t make sense of a straight up tip, he probably won’t understand FO or KMA either.

If 9/11 and events afterwards haven’t taught us anything else, the should have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt the federal government is seriously incompetent.

As a measure of that, long ago the ATF cut the number of FFL inspectors in half. It’s tedious and boring work for those that would prefer the adrenaline rush of breaking doors down and killing women and children ala Waco.

Now the blind pig has found an acorn it threw away as worthless decades ago.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 11:14:25 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The easiest and most effective way to end mass shootings is to eliminate disarmed victim zones aka gun-free zones. It's where where virtually all mass shootings occur.
25 posted on 03/04/2014 11:16:11 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
How about some money to keep crazy people in institutions so they don't hurt themselves and other people? (Or are crazy people such a large Democrat voting bloc that Obama doesn't dare?)


26 posted on 03/04/2014 11:21:16 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Preventing mass shootings is easy.

1. Fund the Civilian Marksmanship Program (done).

2. Repeal all laws that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_High_School_shooting Pearl High School’s assistant band director, Jeff Cannon, was standing five feet away from Dew when she was fatally shot. Woodham went on to wound seven others. The school’s assistant principal, Joel Myrick, retrieved a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol from his truck and, spotting him near the parking lot, shouted for Woodham to stop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_School_of_Law_shooting Three people were killed and three others were wounded when a former student, 43-year-old Nigerian immigrant Peter Odighizuwa, opened fire in the school with a handgun. When Odighizuwa left the building where the shooting took place, he was approached by two students with personal firearms and one unarmed student.

http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/1996/the-chronicle,-muskegon,-mi,-82395.aspx?s=%22%27All+In!%27%22&st=&ps= Store owner Clare Cooper was returning behind the counter after showing three of the four conspirators some jewelry, when one of the group pulled out a gun and shot him four times in the back. Stumbling for the safety of his bullet-proof glass-encased counter, Cooper managed to grab his shotgun and fire as the suspects fled.

http://blutube.policeone.com/police-training-videos/935831023001-jeanne-assam-and-the-new-life-church-shooting/ On December 9, 2007 a 24-year-old gunman named Matthew Murray launched a brutal assault on the parishioners of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs (Colo.) that left two innocent victims dead. Because of the quick actions of a former police officer from Minnesota named Jeanne Assam, that number could easily have been much, much higher.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2911219/posts Gun-shop employee prevents massacre(California, 1999)

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBViewItem.asp?ID=1446 Late at night on Tuesday, December 17, two men armed with recently-stolen pistols herded 20 customers and employees of a Shoney’s restaurant in Anniston, Ala., into the walk-in refrigerator, and locked it. Continuing to hold the manager at gunpoint, the men began robbing the restaurant. Then one of the robbers found a customer who had hidden under a table and pulled a gun on him. The customer, Thomas Glenn Terry, legally armed with a .45 semi-automatic pistol, fired five shots into that robber’s chest and abdomen, killing him instantly. The other robber, who was holding the manager at gunpoint, opened fire on Terry and grazed him. Terry returned fire, hitting the second robber several times and wounding him critically.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/opinion/columnists/article_ba2d7bb8-2faa-5686-bc79-85d9361f62d4.html

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/opinion/columnists/article_ba2d7bb8-2faa-5686-bc79-85d9361f62d4.html

http://www.ktxs.com/news/RV-PARK-KILLINGS-Witness-shooter-recounts-shootout-with-gunman-who-killed-two-in-Early/-/14769632/15933066/-/30wo2o/-/index.html

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/95032689.html

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/college-student-shoots-kills-home-invader/nD9XG/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_Square_shooting

http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/19251374.html

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/mass-killings-stopped-by-armed-citizens.html

There are MANY others, but the point is clear. Repeal gun laws to save lives in mass shootings. When seconds count, the police are minutes away, but civilians are already there.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 11:25:31 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Come to think of it, you’re right; nothing made public.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 11:26:44 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why not use that money to do blanket round-ups of thugs and gang members?

Oh wait. that would be RACIST!


29 posted on 03/04/2014 11:27:14 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Red in Blue PA

All the money in the world won’t stop mass shootings!


30 posted on 03/04/2014 11:36:39 AM PST by plainshame
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I don’t agree with every said at these sites but I certainly do think Sandy Hook was a weird false flag designed to get the public to give up their guns. Way too many strange things aspects that cumulatively don’t add up.

One example is a picture of the school which doesn’t appear to be a functional school - while there are satellite image pictures of a full elementary school a few miles down the road with cars and buses when Sandy Hook is empty -

One can even see 26 Christmas trees behind Sandy Hook the day of the shooting in the back parking lot and they are countable. The exact amount that were to be planted there afterwards in honor of the apparent deceased.

http://wakeupcallnews.blogspot.com/2013/12/adam-lanza-never-existed-sandy-hook.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/01/10-facts-that-prove-sandy-hook-shooting-was-a-hoax-2536490.html

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/sandy-hook-massacre/


31 posted on 03/04/2014 11:41:13 AM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It would be interesting if somebody looked at, say, the top 20 mass shootings and see how many of them might have been prevented with these laws in force.

The Newtown massacre certainly wouldn’t have been.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 11:46:27 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Red in Blue PA
King Obama is such an ars that he is the dumbest of the dumb in America. He leads the millions of ignorant.
33 posted on 03/04/2014 11:52:30 AM PST by Logical me
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To: carriage_hill
I don't expect photos of dead children to be released. Of course not.. But I DO expect the media clambering to get at least a single bloody foot print from survivors exiting the school. Not a ONE!

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/01/07/top-ten-reasons-sandy-hook-was-an-elaborate-hoax/

34 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:52 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Red in Blue PA

A little loan to the Brady Bunch.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 1:44:03 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: All

I don’t want to see Obama given a damn thing. But if the R’s examine what is being proposed, and deem it non-infringing, or acceptable after some changes, and they feel they should be seen to support some “gun-safety” measure, then GET SOMETHING IN RETURN. That’s how you negotiate. Don’t settle for the other side getting 80% of what they want while we get nothing.


36 posted on 03/04/2014 2:00:29 PM PST by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

does not take money to prevent mass shootings. Cancel ALL firearms restrictions, go to national constitutional carry and encourage school personnel to carry on the job. Require a weapon and certificate of combat/self defense training to board any train, bus or airplane providing transportation within the boundaries of the United States. There are probably a few points that I missed but do the above and 99% of the mass shootings and hijackings will be pure history.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 3:01:09 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: CivilWarBrewing

GrrrrBaaa. Baaarowlll.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 3:03:26 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Show me one law that would have kept those children and the 6 adults alive and I’ll back it. So far, I have seen nothing that could have prevented that nut from doing what he did. Like it or not, that is reality.


39 posted on 03/04/2014 4:19:22 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Red in Blue PA
Brilliant.
Throw a crap load of money at it and it will just go away.
Obama is a Miracle.
40 posted on 03/04/2014 9:09:46 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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