Skip to comments.Obama Unveils Biggest Gun-Control Push in Decades
Posted on 01/16/2013 11:18:50 AM PST by lbryce
President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest U.S. gun-control push in decades.
Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights.
Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included relatives of some of the 20 first-graders who were killed along with six adults by a gunman on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
"We can't put this off any longer," Obama said, vowing to use "whatever weight this office holds" to make his proposals reality. "Congress must act soon."
Until now, Obama had done little to rein in America's gun culture during his first four years in office. But just days before his second inauguration, he appears determined to champion gun control in his next term with a concerted drive for tighter laws and other steps aimed at preventing new tragedies like the one at Newtown.
The proposals stem from a month-long review led by Vice President Joe Biden, who on orders from Obama met with advocates on both sides, including representatives from the weapons and entertainment industries.
Obama's plan calls on Congress to renew a prohibition on assault weapons sales that expired in 2004, a requirement for criminal background checks on all gun purchases, including closing a loophole for gun show sales, and a new federal gun trafficking law - long sought by big-city mayors to keep out-of-state guns off their streets.
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Americans should NEVER trust a government that does not trust them.
No such loophole exists.It's a fallacy. A lie.
This article is written as though the author has accepted that obama is a king. In fact, he has accepted it. Sadly, liberals can’t tell the difference between a king and a dictator.
Let the peeps fool around with hearing protection devices now and we’ll get back to a dialog about your idiotic demands later (maybe after you cut spending).
The World Health Organization list of murders worldwide by country (that I saw) actually had the U.S. very low, right at the bottom of the very long list, in fact, as to numbers of murders per 100,000 population. (The worst ones either had tough gun laws or else had guns BANNED.)
Never let a crisis go to waste . . . ha . . . and he doesn’t!
Backround checks for what other Amendments in the Bill Of Rights?
They need all this background and registration for one single reason.
During WWII, when Dems illegally interred the Japs in concentration camps here in the US, they knew where to find each and every one of them. All they had to do is go to the Census Bureau and they had every street address they wanted.
That's all that the gun registration is for. When they decide to go all out and confiscate them, they're going to know where 95% of the guns are at and who owns them.
The thin edge of the wedge.
They're lazy. The want Katie Couric, Brian Williams et al to TELL them what to think & feel.
Their last gun ban was done before the 94’ elections, which resulted in the GOP routing the democRATs in both chambers.
Barry is always unveiling something. He’s got to be a muzzie.
I dare Mr. Obummer to go to a gun shop to try to buy a gun , I double dare you, Obummer you piece of chickens__ SOB
So let me get this straight..Obama wants more strict background checks..does this mean Eric Holder won’t be allowed to get anymore guns to give to drug dealers anymore?
I want Obama to get a background check..we still don’t know anything about him other than he’s a Commie Hitler clone
“...including closing a loophole for gun show sales...”
And just what exactly is that unspoken “loophole” - oh great and wise bottom-O-the SAT barrel journalist?
All of this sh*t is DOA when it hits the House anyway. It might not even make it out of the Senate. With 7 Dem senators up for reelection in ‘14 that are from Red states that Romney carried this is the last thing Dingy Harry wants to deal with. He knows that this little stunt may have already cost him his job as Majority Leader.
Barky can look tough with all of his “Executive Actions” or whatever he wants to call it, but it’s all hot air to show the DUmmies that he’s REALLY serial about this.
Now, after we spank these guys again I say it’s time put a stop to this crap once and for all. These people must be punished so hard that they will never, and I mean never, make another run at the 2A.
"The Newtown gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, used a Bushmaster AR-15 type assault rifle to shoot his victims, many of them 6- and 7-year-olds, before killing himself."
Unless I am mistaken, I thought he never used the AR-15 as it was in his car's trunk and he only shot his pistols.
Step 1: meet with your lawyer and set up a gun trust (either title 1 or title 2 NFA)
2: put all of your firearms on a schedule A or B within the trust.
3: When doc or any agent of the state ask if you own guns, legally and ethically you can say, "My wife and I do not personally own firearms". ( because the property is a separate trust asset)
But the Obama EO's didn't address these points.
Reuters is trying to make the Obama initiatives seem tough when really all he's doing is saying "Congress, please pass this."
Even Reid says he's not passing an assault weapons ban.
I have to ask. Did Obama go cornball on the control issue? I mean judging by his 23 mishmash points (and $500 million!) I have to ask if Obam is really down with the cause?
Most Americans didn’t have a problem with FDR doing that then. I wonder if Americans will care when the ‘new FDR’ does it.
I think Obama and the dems got spooked with 3 to 4 million gun sales in the last 60 days, most of them ARs. Woopsie!
I wonder how many ex slaves would have liked owning firearm protection back in the day before they were sold into slavery. Maybe some background checked journalist could ask some of their descendants what great great great great great grandpa would say. Or maybe Hillary could hold a seance and ask.
He sees the numbers on the thousands killed in the inner cities. He has been president long enough to see the numbers. He has not done anything to take guns from violent criminals, so the obvious conclusion is that he wants violent criminals to keep their guns, and non-violent citizens to turn them in.
The American people are not going to do anything to stop this or other attacks on the constitution of the US. We are just going to go along with it quietly until the cops and the National Guard show up at our doors to confiscate our weapons. Then Obama and the rest of the communist loving cronies can do whatever they want.
Making as big to do about nothing, I wonder what he is up to?
"Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Ben Franklin
From the FoxNews website “If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try,” Obama said.
Really? If just one life can be saved shouldn’t there be armed police officers in EVERY school? After all, there are ELEVEN assigned to your daughters’ school.
Truth is that not many doctors want to be in the business of gathering information for the government.
Why should gun buyers have to undergo a background check when this POTUS never had one?
Hey you GOPhers, break your silence on this subject and say something about it.
Until I hear from you, don’t bother me with your requests for donations.
>After all, there are ELEVEN assigned to your daughters school.<
Any parents who agree that the lives of Obama’s children are more important and valuable than the lives of theirs should not be a parent.
It was fun listening to the LSN calling the NRA ad a *personal* attack on the Hussein.
Yep, in today’s brave new world, things that aren’t illegal *yet* are just another “loophole” to be closed until we’re all criminals.
Why, just last year I was ticketed for doing 74 in a 70mph zone, but lots of other drivers used what I now call the “Interstate loophole” to avoid a ticket like mine. These folks skirted the law by driving 69mph, while the police stood by, completely powerless to stop them!
Same goes for the USSC.