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Democrat Congressmen Ask Obama to Ban Import of 'Military-Style, Semiautomatic Firearms'
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 12, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 04/13/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On April 9th, a large group of Democrat representatives sent a letter asking President Obama to prohibit the importation of "military style, semiautomatic firearms."

Led by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), the letter was signed by "about 80" Democrats.

According to The Washington Times, Conyers and Engel are basing their request on the 1968 Gun Control Act, which they claim gives Obama "broad authority to prohibit guns and ammunition from being imported into the country." The exception would be if the products are "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes."

The Democrat representatives stated that the import ban was enforced under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and that restoring it "would make our nation safer." They asserted that the ban would also "support neighboring Mexico where drug violence is fueled by firearms flowing south from the United States."(continued)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Michigan; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bringitonbitch; democrats; eliotengel; guncontrol; johnconyers; michigan; newyork; nra; obama; rulebydecree; secondamendment
They actually brought up MEXICO?! Seriously?!
1 posted on 04/13/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“a large group of Democrats”
A gaggle?


2 posted on 04/13/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 04/13/2014 8:50:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no sporting purposes clause in the constitution - the second amendment is not about hunting. Militarily suitable arms are precisely the types of arms that the second amendment was written about in the first place.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 8:52:28 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrats have decided that Liberty is “un-American.”


5 posted on 04/13/2014 8:53:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Better yet, how about we ask the government to ban the importation of military-like, assault-style politics, like the naziism and communism that the current administration is practicing?


6 posted on 04/13/2014 8:55:48 PM PDT by jfd1776 (John F. Di Leo, Illinois Review Columnist, former Milwaukee County Republican Party Chairman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Conyers, Engel, and the other Democrat signatories also asked President Obama to broaden the import ban so that it includes the "newly-developed AK-type pistols that combine the firepower of a rifle with the concealability of a pistol." They argued that this "new breed of pistol" has no "sporting purpose."

Does anybody have information on these pistols? They sound interesting.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Although the date of April 9 is before the back down in Nevada...I still say the libs are nervous over the general discontent of the American populace and our willingness to display said discontent. God bless America and the 2nd amendment.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 8:57:37 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why do they want to ban the import of inexpensive firearms that minorities can afford to buy and use to defend themselves?

/johnny

9 posted on 04/13/2014 8:58:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gitmo

Google Impact guns, Century Intl.
(You’ll put out your eye!)


10 posted on 04/13/2014 8:58:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only solution is a repeal on the 1968 GCA. Dems are forcing the issue.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 8:59:33 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: tumblindice
Thanks

(I've got another one)


12 posted on 04/13/2014 9:01:04 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
10's of thousands of Korean M1 Garands, off the market.

All in serviceable condition, many with new barrels.

Perfect rifle for the mountain West. And the finest battle rifle ever made.

13 posted on 04/13/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get the president to make the laws, that’s the way around doing it legally, you know, like legislation.

The Constitution is so inconvenient.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 9:08:47 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: gitmo

You might be able to make it work if you have Popeye forearms.
Believe the CIA pistol is 7.62x39. Saw one in ‘Guns’ magazine that was a .223 poodle-shooter. You fasten a strap to your forearm or sumpin.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 9:09:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes."

I love to shoot, but I'm not a big hunter. I would think what I do is sport. Putting 30 rounds very quickly through a silhouette with my WASR10 is great fun. And I do try to get far enough away to make it sporting.

16 posted on 04/13/2014 9:09:25 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bogey78O
I'm ok with getting rid of the 1934 one, too.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/13/2014 9:10:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; JRandomFreeper
"...that restoring it "would make our nation safer." They asserted that the ban would also "support neighboring Mexico where drug violence is fueled by firearms flowing south from the United States."

Seems to me that rather than worry about the import of firearms, these Congressthings should worry about the Fedgov EXPORTING them.

18 posted on 04/13/2014 9:15:24 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That jackass, president Bush, banned the importation of anything produced by the China North Industries. The only thing I am aware they were sending here were some really neat copies of older American guns such as the 97 Winchester pump, the M1911 .45acp. The 1887 Winchester Lever Action shotgun, the Walther Olympia, 22 target pistol also the BRNO .22 rifle.

I am sure there was a bunch more but I lost any respect I had for Bush after that. I almost forgot, the Polytech AK-47 type semi auto. and Tokarev pistols.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 9:15:43 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

What was his beef with those folks?

As for the replicas, I’d wonder how reliable they were. Made in China = might blow up in your face.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 9:18:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Bogey78O

Or just practice our own “repeal” of an unconstitutional law.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 9:24:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It was supposedly to punish China for some trade violation but it was clearly meant to punish American Gun owners.

Those guns were of excellent quality. Maybe very good is closer but they were not junkers by any means. The M1911s quickly obtained a very fine reputation both for the quality of workmanship and the quality of the steel.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 9:25:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I forgot another one. They made a nice M-14 except the early stocks were poorly made. The metal work was fine. I think many people swapped out the stocks for original M-14 plastic ones.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 9:28:05 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I guess trying to pluck the goose that would hiss the least.


24 posted on 04/13/2014 9:29:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of Military-Style Firearms
25 posted on 04/13/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

…..Calling Bundy & Co.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 9:49:53 PM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - I need more SPACE - Obama Jr -)
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To: jameslalor

And when the lefties scream about how it has nothing to do with military weapons, then we can say “great, in that case ‘street sweepers’ are legal again, right?”.


27 posted on 04/13/2014 9:56:24 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: gitmo
A handgun has now been manufactured that chambers a 5.45×39 round.
28 posted on 04/13/2014 10:11:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: yarddog
At the urging of William J. Bennett, the director of national drug control policy, the Administration suspended imports of certain types of semiautomatic assault rifles in March. The President [41] expanded that temporary ban as part of a broader anticrime program that he announced in April, and said he would make it permanent for imported weapons that did not have a legitimate sporting use.
29 posted on 04/13/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The smell of the commie ‘RATS’ fear is becoming more intense after their fiasco in Nevada. These “DemocRAT Congressmen” are starting to wet their pants more frequently. Pee Babies, Pee!


30 posted on 04/13/2014 11:00:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: smokingfrog

Most of our smokeless powder comes from off shore, just imagine if they included that with ammo restrictions.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 11:00:20 PM PDT by Eska
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To: smokingfrog

Most of our smokeless powder comes from off shore, just imagine if they included that with ammo restrictions.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 11:00:32 PM PDT by Eska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t banning weapon imports hurt Leland Yee’s gun trafficking business?


33 posted on 04/13/2014 11:03:16 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Led by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)

"Drooling" John Conyers will be 85 years old in May.

He's senile.

34 posted on 04/13/2014 11:10:21 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If senile old John Conyers crapped his pants in a forest, and there was no one around to smell it, would he really have crapped his pants at all?”


35 posted on 04/13/2014 11:16:48 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: gitmo
Does anybody have information on these pistols? They sound interesting.

James Bond has been using them for DECADES!

36 posted on 04/13/2014 11:36:02 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: kiryandil

“Whitey don’t need dem things no how! Ban ‘em now!”


37 posted on 04/14/2014 12:10:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do these Democrat congressmen think such a ban will prevent their Democrat constituents, the drug running gangs, from obtaining Military-Style, Semiautomatic Firearms? I don’t think so, given the gun running Democrats we have seen so far.


38 posted on 04/14/2014 12:30:48 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Assault type rifles are used in a minute amount of crime. Handguns are the favorite for criminal activities.

The focus on rifles is to deprive the citizen of the pure intent of the 2d Amendment, to defend against foreign enemies or a totalitarian government.

Nevada has them scared now, along with the fact that citizens are refusing to register their guns in blue states, openly defying unconstitutional authority. Law enforcement agencies are refusing to enforce unconstitutional law.

A red line is being drawn, and unlike the obamanation, the citizens are not going to redraw that line.

Like in Nevada, the fascist feds will have to withdraw or face dire consequences.


39 posted on 04/14/2014 12:31:25 AM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: gitmo
http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2014/03/29/breaking-news-obama-bans-ammunition-imports/

The king has banned the importation of 5.45 Russian. 7.62 x 39 is soon to follow. The "pistol" in question is basically a short barreled rifle without a stock.

40 posted on 04/14/2014 12:42:32 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They will be armed by the regime. It’s the Crackers that he’s worried about.


41 posted on 04/14/2014 12:45:12 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eska

Do you have a link for that info?


42 posted on 04/14/2014 12:49:12 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Mariner

800,000 to be close to exact wasn’t it? I thought they reversed on those and were importing them for the CMP again, no?


43 posted on 04/14/2014 1:06:40 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
..."the letter was signed by "about 80" Democrats."

Allen West: "I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”

44 posted on 04/14/2014 2:46:37 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: gitmo

I think they’re referring to the Draco pistol.


45 posted on 04/14/2014 3:12:08 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: yarddog
That jackass, president Bush, banned the importation of anything produced by the China North Industries.

I remember the Bush 41 import ban being based on a list of firearms by name, resulting in things like the B-West and similar roll marked AKS rifles (legal AKs, disassembled and rebuilt on new receivers with non-banned markings). They may have stopped sending the bayonets with the rifles at that point, too.

As far as the total ban of Chinese-built firearms (and ammo), that came later under Clinton. That's when the Chinese SKS pipeline finally slammed shut.

46 posted on 04/14/2014 4:29:37 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Mariner

And what about the hundreds of thousands of Korean arsenal refinished M1 Carbines ... nothing better for pig hunting in brush ... good for the dog sized deer we have in Florida also..


47 posted on 04/14/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Eska

http://bearingarms.com/will-a-belgian-gunpowder-plant-explosion-affect-the-u-s-ammo-market/

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Seems rather convenient that a huge powder supplier goes offline now...


48 posted on 04/14/2014 5:45:37 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: JennysCool

James Bond has been using them for DECADES!
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Most of the “Bond” guns in print and film were .22 or .25acp ,, real covert/concealable guns. It’s not the size of the hole .. it’s if it’s enough to do the job and up close .22 is just fine.


49 posted on 04/14/2014 5:49:00 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Fast and Furious / Leland Yee ping.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


50 posted on 04/14/2014 6:54:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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