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Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons
The Daily Caller ^ | 6-10-2014 | Neil Munro

Posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT by servo1969

resident Barack Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australia’s example in dealing with shooting sprees, which involved strict gun bans on semiautomatic and automatic weapons.

“Australia had a mass shooting [in 1996] similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles.

“We can have respect for the Second Amendment and responsible hunters and sportsmen can have possess weapons,” Obama told an audience of students during a broadcast on the Tumblr website.

But the country needs “commonsense rules in place that make a dent in what’s happening,” he said, after an emotional appeal to the students and young people who were watching the Tumblr broadcast, which was advertised as a question-and-answer session about student debt.

Australia also instituted a gun buy-back program and a national registery and licensing system in the wake of the April 1996 mass shooting.

Obama’s statement is likely to cause heartburn for Democratic candidates in Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas and other states where gun rights are valued.

But it may also spur turnout among young Democratic voters, who are demoralized by the lousy Obama economy.

Obama’s comments on guns came after the host asked him about the recent shootings, and Obama replied with an unusually emotional pitch.

“My greatest frustration so far is that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people you know who can do just unbelievable damage,” he said.

“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens. … Our level of gun violence is off the charts. There’s no advanced developing country on Earth that would put up with this,” he said.

Obama dismissed the argument that shootings are not the fault of the mental health of Americans. ”The U.S. does not have a monopoly on crazy people, it’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than anyplace else,” Obama said.

Obama did refer to the Second Amendment, but didn’t describe the limits that it imposes on government. “We have a Second Amendment, we have historically respected gun rights, I respect gun rights, but the idea that we could not get a background check [into law] … makes no sense,” he complained.

“I’ve been in Washington, and most things don’t surprise me, [but] the fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town could not do anything about it, was stunning to me,” he said about the Newtown shooting in December 2012.

“If public opinion does not demand a change in Congress, it will not change,” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; barackhusseinobama; batfe; fraud; fubo; guncontrol; molonlabe; obama; scandals; secondamendment; treason; tyranny; tyrant
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Here it comes.

2 1/2 more years...

1 posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

FU BO


2 posted on 06/10/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: servo1969

Yeah, F off Obama.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: servo1969

And may I add — its these kinds of draconian proposals that make me wonder if the “false flag school shooting” nuts may be on to something after all.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: servo1969

America needs a ban on queer muslim criminal phonies.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:27 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: servo1969

We need a ban on stupid presidents....


6 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: servo1969

FUBO—to infinity and beyond.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:49 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: servo1969

From my cold dead hand. When they take this action, any action will be justifiable. So I say, from my cold dead hand.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:05 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: BenLurkin

don’t bet against it, Ben


9 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:11 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: servo1969
“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens. … Our level of gun violence is off the charts. There’s no advanced developing country on Earth that would put up with this,” he said.

Is that why you just released five committed terrorist murderers - to keep Americans safe?

Lying runt tyrant.

10 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: servo1969

bert suggests there needs to be a ban on President Obama


11 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:04 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: servo1969

...cold, dead hands.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: servo1969

Fortunately any new gun control is doa in the House and a total semiautomatic ban could not get a majority in the Senate.

If they ever did pass such a thing it would start RW2.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:38 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: servo1969

how about we keep our semi-automatic weapons and get rid of semi-caucasian domestic enemies ?


14 posted on 06/10/2014 4:24:16 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: servo1969

You know what?

I don’t think his Marxian view of the world ONLY limits him to wanting to diminish the position of the USA in the world, in order To Make Things More Fair.

I think he also resents US —he’s mad. I mean personally.

Like when he was little we told him He was Funny, and Yes, LIKE A CLOWN.

And I think it’s possible he wants to kill us, and this is part of that.

He wants to make us into Good Americans, and I know you know what THAT really means.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 4:24:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Above My Pay Grade; servo1969

Let’s also remember the importance of at least capturing the Senate with a 51 or better seat majority. Eventually Ginsberg will die or retire, likely die, and we’ll have to replace her. The Senate can tie that appointment up.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 4:25:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: servo1969
The worst thing - so far - to ever happen to Amrica, is the presidency of Barack Obama.

He's now a wizard pushing America's money printing handles.

17 posted on 06/10/2014 4:25:59 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: servo1969
Fast and Furious


18 posted on 06/10/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: servo1969

US needs a ban on 0bamas, the sooner the better.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: servo1969

If you define “mass” as over four, the rate in the US has stayed constant for the last 40+ years (per CBS news tonight).


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: bert

I am glad that Obama totally glosses over the fact that the vast majority of people that go on these shooting sprees have mental issues so severe that most people around them are aware of these issues.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:10 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: All

22 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: servo1969

“Our level of gun violence is off the charts”

Not when you subtract ‘gun violence’ committed by blacks.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: servo1969

what he proposes for such small incidents is hardly common sense.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: All

Releasing all kinds of criminal prisoners is fine with this gang but they don’t want us to be able to defend ourselves.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 4:30:29 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A point indirectly made by CBS News tonight as well.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 4:32:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: skeeter

gun deaths have gone down the last 25 years and there are far more guns out there now than 25 years ago.

total bs - the goal is disarming citizens. agenda 21 and state dept pub 7277: freedom from war documents show what’s going on behind this.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 4:32:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: servo1969

I suggest we need a ban on liberal/fascist/socialist policies as well as soft on crime judges.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 4:32:38 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: servo1969

29 posted on 06/10/2014 4:32:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: servo1969; All
"...but the idea that we could not get
a background check [into law]
… makes no sense,” he (Obama) complained."

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30 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:18 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Britain has a low homicide rate, but it has the highest violent crime rate in the EU, a violent crime rate that is higher than South African, and much higher than the United States. The only first-world nation with a higher violent crime rate than Britain is Australia, a nation that also banned and confiscated firearms, stripping its people of their ability to defend themselves from violent criminals.

But for people who only care about body counts, all the muggings, rapes, home-invasions and carjackings that happen to deliberately defenseless citizens is of no consequence.

31 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I was listening to “Redeye Radio” last night and if I heard the host(s) correctly, about 90% of all firearm homicides in the US are gang related.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: skeeter

Our level of gun violence is off the charts

Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Aftanistan....


33 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:56 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

So Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country yet they have the most “gun violence”. What’s up with that?
I don’t dare criticize hussein because dat would be raciss.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 4:35:22 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: servo1969
may they all die a slow death from rectal cancer...

35 posted on 06/10/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: servo1969

Look, he and his cronies have declared war on the Constitution and the people. We’ve known that for years. Just because he or Di Fi or Nancy frozen face occasionally go a whole week without threatening to storm our homes doesn’t mean they have stopped wanting (or planning) to do it.

These people are like Jason, you can’t defeat them for good (the nature of evil, and they most certainly are that). They just keep coming back, waiting for you to either get too tired, too discouraged or too complacent. It is an eternal war, and sadly, they *never* quit.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 4:36:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: servo1969

Out of the mouth of the same ahole that is supplying full auto and semi-auto firearms to islamic terrorists and mexican drug cartels.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 4:37:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: servo1969

Next, govt censor the Media because a youtube video? Or govt bans Christians cause a handful of ministers commits crimes?

Funny Obama doesn’t end the VA & obamacare cause they hurt thousands.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: servo1969

Ya know...
Every time a new thread referencing some politician pile of used food talks about restricting our second amendment right pops up here on FR...

I join another pro 2A group.

JPFO, HERE I COME!!

(I’m gonna run out of groups and might have to start one of my own)


39 posted on 06/10/2014 4:39:01 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SpaceBar

Bbut, we can’t judge all mozlums by the acts of a few right?


40 posted on 06/10/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: servo1969

What we really need is a ban on commies in this country. That would be a damn great start.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: servo1969

Oh great just as I could start finding some ammo again and prices were coming down a bit.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 4:41:48 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: servo1969
mo
43 posted on 06/10/2014 4:42:05 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: servo1969
...this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people you know who can do just unbelievable damage,” he said.

Lying piece of shit.

FUBO.

44 posted on 06/10/2014 4:43:11 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Chode

I gotta say that I love that picture.LOL


45 posted on 06/10/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: servo1969

Keep in mind that this is all part of a formal plan to let vulnerable Democrats distance themselves from Obama.

They call him out as too extreme and appear reasonable instead.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 4:44:32 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: servo1969

He’ll try an executive order after one of these. Why not? No one opposes him.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 4:45:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar

Eliminate Chicago and Detroit and we would have the lowest murder rate in the world...


48 posted on 06/10/2014 4:46:32 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: servo1969

Obummer, You`re a frickin liar, you POS SOB

“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens. … Our level of gun violence is off the charts. There’s no advanced developing country on Earth that would put up with this,” he said.

YOU LIE COZ

The Philippines has a smaller population than the USA, has much stricter gun control laws but yet has a higher per capita murder rate than the USA.


49 posted on 06/10/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: servo1969

Episode 9 of AMC’s “Turn”. (Against thy neighbor)

As the British pressure on the loyalist Town of Setauket Long Island mounts, someone decides to fight back and attempts to poison Major Hewlett and Judge Woodhall is shot.

This leads Major Hewlett to order all firearms turned in to the garrison. Next, citizens are dragged from their homes and arrested by British soldiers in the middle of the night. The episode ends with a scene showing the gallows being erected over Setauket.

http://www.amctv.com/full-episodes/turn/3603504145001/against-thy-neighbor


50 posted on 06/10/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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