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White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory
TPM ^ | 1/5/13 | Sarlin

Posted on 01/05/2013 10:00:43 AM PST by pabianice

President Obama announces he is appointing Vice President Joe Biden to craft new policies within the next month to curb gun violence.President Obama announces he is appointing Vice President Joe Biden to craft new policies within the next month to curb gun violence. 0

The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.

While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation “by the end of January.”

“We had been led to believe their report would come by end of January, but we’re hearing they may want to have something out by January 15, even quicker than expected,” Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told TPM.

House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well. On Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), chair of the newly created Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced the appointment of 12 vice chairs, including Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the body’s leading voice on gun control. According to a Democratic aide, the group plans to release its recommendations in early February and is already organizing public hearings on the issue.

Obama has personally identified an assault weapons ban and limits on ammunition magazine size as top priorities. Other possible reforms could include background check requirements for purchases at gun shows, a loophole that’s helped create a huge market of off-record arms purchases.

Pro-gun groups have dominated Congress in recent years and, while lawmakers approved by the National Rifle Association have mostly kept their heads down in recent weeks, any legislation could face an difficult path to passage, or even a vote, especially in the Republican-led House.

Glaze said his group would work hard to build public support, hosting local events with various mayors, dozens of whom will descend on Washington later this month for The United States Conference of Mayors winter gathering.

Gun violence survivors are also planning trips to lobby lawmakers to support legislation. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in 2011, could play a prominent role in that regard: on Wednesday she met with Bloomberg in New York and on Friday traveled to Newtown to comfort families who lost loved ones in the attack there.

But Glaze acknowledged the NRA has long held an advantage not only in its cash resources, but in its large and active grassroots membership, which has rallied in the past to whip members of Congress against gun control bills. For gun control advocates, they’ll have to offer a compelling case that lawmakers who squelch reforms will pay a price in the midterm elections and that means building their own active network of supporters. Glaze is confident they can do so, citing recent polls showing restrictions on extended ammunition clips and an expansion of background checks to be popular nationally.

“The broad solutions are there and if Congress doesn’t act I think theyre going to be digging themselves further into a big hole,” he said.

The Brady Campaign, the gun control group founded by former Ronald Reagan press secretary Jim Brady, is also expected to play a role in promoting legislation, but it’s an open question whether they can compete with the NRA’s experienced leadership. TPM reached out to the group’s staff in recent days for information on its plans, but received no response.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; alinskytactics; awb; banglist; bhobanglist; bhofascism; bloodoftyrants; democrats; guncontrol; iamthenra; nocompromise; nra; obama; secondamendment; tyranny; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: clee1

Go rogue.


101 posted on 01/05/2013 10:38:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: buffaloguy

Be very careful. I said the same things about Obamacare and now I’m looking for a new line of work.....


102 posted on 01/05/2013 10:44:48 PM PST by Mom MD (Liberals are slinkies. Good for nothing but they make you smile when you push them down stairs.)
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To: AtlasStalled
The federal government with all its weapons, laws and resources can’t stop the deadly Mexican drug cartels at the border,

If you paid them as well as they do, you could keep your guns too.

103 posted on 01/05/2013 11:01:39 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: pabianice
Democrats, dancing in the blood of murdered Children.

As I remind anyone who has an opinion on Gun Control, along with Puppies and German Children, Hitler loved Gun Control.

It's line in the sand time...

104 posted on 01/05/2013 11:36:42 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: pabianice

They can start by INDICTING Eric Holder for the AG and ATF gun running via fast and furious


105 posted on 01/06/2013 12:37:15 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: jughandle

Aanything to take the heat off of NO JOBS NO GROWTH and a recession


106 posted on 01/06/2013 12:38:46 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: pabianice

Those of you who think Republicans are no better than Democrats ought to pay close attention to this issue.


107 posted on 01/06/2013 1:02:39 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Fred

Those of you who think Republicans are no better than Democrats ought to pay close attention to this issue.

If Nazi Pelozi were Speaker of the House, the gun grabbing legislation would already be on the desk of Obamugabe.


108 posted on 01/06/2013 1:05:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Poor old ignorant fool Joe. he fell for it. Hook line and sinker.


109 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
It's good that the NRA is always the focus for these cretins. The NRA is not the only group that opposes their agenda by a long shot.

It's very obvious that the process from before the blood at Newtown dried that the plan of attack was to go full-force and move rapidly to shove as much of their disarmament plan down the public's throats as they can before election time.

Dems have proven in the past they are willing to sacrifice their offices (and each other) to further their cause, knowing that the chance of the gutless Republicans to reverse their laws, once enacted, are about zip.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

110 posted on 01/06/2013 4:14:49 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
It's good that the NRA is always the focus for these cretins. The NRA is not the only group that opposes their agenda by a long shot.

It's very obvious that the process from before the blood at Newtown dried that the plan of attack was to go full-force and move rapidly to shove as much of their disarmament plan down the public's throats as they can before election time.

Dems have proven in the past they are willing to sacrifice their offices (and each other) to further their cause, knowing that the chance of the gutless Republicans to reverse their laws, once enacted, are about zip.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

111 posted on 01/06/2013 4:15:49 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Obadiah

What has Obama lost on?

He got the health care law, he got higher taxes.

The GOP seems to not be willing to make a stand.


112 posted on 01/06/2013 4:56:28 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

And if Mitt had won it would be law already.

Remember, he signed a weapons ban and gay marriage into law.


113 posted on 01/06/2013 5:03:03 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Horse crap. Mitt’s positions in the campaign were clear. Hey, go ahead and work for a Democrat Congress if you like.

I will stand for fighting Pelosi, Reid, and Obama...even if that means sometimes having to support mere mortals.


114 posted on 01/06/2013 5:49:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ponygirl

Newsweak is gone; the others can’t die-off fast enough to suit me.


115 posted on 01/06/2013 6:03:56 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: pabianice

“How did a Dem get the chair of a special House gun-grabbing committee? “

The Dem didn’t. But the Republicans under the leadership of that militant activist John Boehner have decided to become wall flowers in the House.

We see even now how the Republicans are being pro-active on this issue. They’ll wait for some draconian proposals from the Democrats and then choose to react to them by settling for the “less” draconian measures or just simply crying UNCLE.

The Democrats are going to run the House from a minority status.


116 posted on 01/06/2013 6:30:32 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: pabianice

The GOP needs to get out and beat the drums on the issue of JOB LOSSES— if these 120 guns are banned, how many thousands of American jobs will be lost?

Between the manufacturers, the suppliers, gun stores, etc., the jobs lost by shutting down the firearms industry could be devastating to the economy. The House GOP could be heroes instead of goats...touting the jobs they’ve saved by killing the gun bans.


117 posted on 01/06/2013 6:47:27 AM PST by Wasichu
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To: JRandomFreeper
It's not a House committee. It's an 'organization'. The media is being vague, so that people think it's official. Liars gotta lie.

Good catch, thankx. Yeah, liberals like to do that across the board. "Frontal" politics goes back to the 19th century. "The united voice of the Whole People demands ....!" And bushwah, bushwah, bushwah.

118 posted on 01/06/2013 8:11:29 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: 43north
he is arrogant enough and vain enough to believe he can get away with it and he will have his left-stream media morons slobbering over him in adulation.

Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court, because they knocked down his National Recovery Act.

Let's hope Barky overreaches the same way. I.e., unsuccessfully.

119 posted on 01/06/2013 8:15:32 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

We need a task force to examine un-American activities within this administration.


120 posted on 01/06/2013 8:45:40 AM PST by Rapscallion (Politicians need to wear guns. Most robbers already do.)
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To: Bryan24
He did not use the AR-15 to shoot the kids in Newtown

Can we please settle this once and for all? Several news reports say that he did:

NY Times, Dec 16:

NY Times, Dec 15:CNN, Dec 16One more: Wikipedia
121 posted on 01/06/2013 8:53:51 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Joe Brower

The Regime is after total disarmament!

Be Ever Vigilant!!


122 posted on 01/06/2013 9:05:34 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Red Steel

En masse.


123 posted on 01/06/2013 9:16:26 AM PST by Terpfen
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To: buffaloguy

“Epic fail is on the way.”

Yes, but what is behind this smokescreen he is pushing out there?


124 posted on 01/06/2013 9:32:28 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Drew68

...If you want to kill as many people as possible and you have two pistols, a shotgun and an AR-15 with several loaded magazines, which weapon are you going to use?....

It is unclear if he had an AR 15, why no real PR Releases from the PD? Newsflash, if he left the shotgun in the trunk maybe he went in with the pistols hidden under a coat and carrying a rifle or shotgun would have given people advance warning that is why he might have used the pistols and planned to return for other weapons...Did anyone see im carrying an AR 15? Did they call police? When did first call come in where are the 911 tapes?

keep jumping to conclusions without evidence, your liberal side is showing.


125 posted on 01/06/2013 9:46:58 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone
It is unclear if he had an AR 15

It is clear. He did. Please see my reply #121.

126 posted on 01/06/2013 10:20:58 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

maybe clear to you, I want to see facts not news reports. I cannot believe anything coming from MSM or this corrupt administration


127 posted on 01/06/2013 10:28:18 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone
Okay. Here's the Google search I used to prepare the reply #121 above. Note that there are many, many sources that claim he used an AR15 to do the killings that I did not cite. Maybe you can use a Google search or something else to derive some facts that will satisfy you.
128 posted on 01/06/2013 10:47:13 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: pabianice

Talking Points Memo (TPM) is a publication in New York. Senate bills will be introduced on January 22nd.


129 posted on 01/06/2013 12:29:32 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

I support a bill to require every teacher in America to get firearms training and carry a sidearm while on school property. Those who refuse should be suspended pending psychatric treatment for Hoplophobia.


130 posted on 01/07/2013 6:01:36 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: buffaloguy

I’m remembering thinking there was no way the usurper would be reelected, given all I was seeing...


131 posted on 01/08/2013 8:42:07 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi.. the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: pabianice

More jobs than people will be “killed” by gun control.


132 posted on 01/09/2013 9:47:22 PM PST by Terry Mross (Liberal people who hate me read my posts. It drives them nuts. hee hee)
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