Skip to comments.Obama Suggests US Needs Ban On Semiautomatic, Automatic Weapons
Posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:39 PM PDT by servo1969
resident Barack Obama Tuesday suggested that the U.S. government should follow Australias 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, Thats it, were not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they havent 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 whats 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.
Obamas 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.
Obamas 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.
Were the only developed country on Earth where this happens. Our level of gun violence is off the charts. Theres 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, its 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 didnt 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.
Ive been in Washington, and most things dont 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.
2 1/2 more years...
Yeah, F off Obama.
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.
America needs a ban on queer muslim criminal phonies.
We need a ban on stupid presidents....
FUBO—to infinity and beyond.
From my cold dead hand. When they take this action, any action will be justifiable. So I say, from my cold dead hand.
don’t bet against it, Ben
Is that why you just released five committed terrorist murderers - to keep Americans safe?
Lying runt tyrant.
bert suggests there needs to be a ban on President Obama
...cold, dead hands.
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.
how about we keep our semi-automatic weapons and get rid of semi-caucasian domestic enemies ?
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.
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.
He's now a wizard pushing America's money printing handles.
US needs a ban on 0bamas, the sooner the better.
If you define “mass” as over four, the rate in the US has stayed constant for the last 40+ years (per CBS news tonight).
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