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White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns
The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by mykroar

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress.

“The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.”

Police said the shooter at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, was later found dead.

After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama took 23 executive actions to restrict guns. However, an Obama-backed bill for stronger background checks for gun purchases could not even get enough support to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.

“There’s no doubt there has been an alarming frequency of tragic incidents of gun violence that are concerning to Democrats and Republicans in Washington but more importantly to people all across the country,” Earnest said. “The question is what can we do to make certain something like this never ever happens again? There are going to be other tragedies. The question I think really facing lawmakers right now is what common sense steps can Democrats and Republicans take to reduce the likelihood of gun violence.”

“And there are some, and they have unfortunately been bottled up in Congress and that is a disappointment to the president,” Earnest continued. “But that’s not going to stop the president from continuing to push for administrative steps that we can take to help reduce gun violence.”


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KEYWORDS: banglist; confiscation; guns; molonlabe; obama; unilateral
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Emphasis mine.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

He keeps pushing doesn’t he?


2 posted on 06/10/2014 3:05:41 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Yes he does, with a purpose.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 3:06:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: mykroar

Is anybody surprised?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: mykroar

He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 3:06:57 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: mykroar
Does anybody actually think that if Obama thought he could do something with real teeth that wouldn't immediately be halted by an injunction from a federal judge somewhere (it only takes one) he would have done so years ago? This is nothing but pandering to the left and make it look like he's “trying hard”?
6 posted on 06/10/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT by apillar
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To: mykroar

He no longer has to worry about that old Constitution. The Congress and SCOTUS has let it rot away the past 5 1/2 years.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 3:08:11 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: mykroar
After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama took 23 executive actions to restrict guns

Those worked about as well as the "gun free" zones, huh?

8 posted on 06/10/2014 3:08:53 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: mykroar

My ancestors tarred and feathered people for fun.
I’m sure politicians would love to help bring this time honored traditional pastime back.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 3:09:26 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: apillar
The courts are corrupt. I wouldn't count on them to stand up to Obama’s tyranny.
10 posted on 06/10/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Civil war?

The Tyrant could arm narcoterrorists,
use the IRS and NSA to attack law-abiding Americans,
free 35,000 felons, arm al Qaeda with sarin,
MANPADs and SAMS, ignore warnings from other countries
about ACTUAL TERRORISTS, have an Ambassador raped
and murdered, free the highest ranking Generals of the
Enemy in wartime illegally, AND all the while
LEAVE THE BORDER OPEN while INVITING terrorists in,
and — even then —nothing would happen.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Darksheare

“My ancestors tarred and feathered people for fun.
I’m sure politicians would love to help bring this time honored traditional pastime back.”

You should start with the SCOTUS!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 3:12:23 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: mykroar

Oh, I am sure Republicans will push back. LOL.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Diogenesis

Yep!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:40 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mykroar

Hardworking, humble Josh Earnest, impecunious President Macawber’s new Urian Heep:
“’When I was quite a young boy,’ said Uriah, ‘I got to know what umbleness did, and I took to it. I ate umble pie with an appetite. I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, “Hard hard!” When you offered to teach me Latin, I knew better. “People like to be above you,” says father, “keep yourself down.” I am very umble to the present moment, Master Copperfield, but I’ve got a little power!’”

Obama & Co. are telling him exactly what to say, like Carney. Another amoral mouthpiece—trot him out, pull his string: Jarrett speaks.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 3:15:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mykroar
Please note that there is NEVER liberal outrage at guns when they occur in inner-cities and affect blacks. NEVER.
16 posted on 06/10/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Darksheare; smoothsailing
Tar and feathering should have resumed five years ago.

 photo Murtha-slander.jpg

HT/smoothsailing

17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Diogenesis

bump dat !


18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:17:51 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: demshateGod

He will bring a mob of unhappy people to the white house. He does not stop and he doesn’t listen to tax payers either. This President seems to be acting as a lo IQ king that needs to prove himself.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mykroar
I'm pretty sure that the Declaration of Independence spoke of "unalienable Rights" that I was endowed with by my Creator.

I'm pretty sure that my Right to self-defense is one of those "unalienable Rights"

I'm pretty sure that the lying, petty tyrant in the White House is NOT my Creator, so he can't revoke my unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I'm not even sure why he's opening his lying fecal-stained mouth about my unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms, unless he's planning on some tyrannical new "laws" to strong-arm them out of me with his gunthugs.

20 posted on 06/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: mykroar

21 posted on 06/10/2014 3:24:22 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: jazusamo; vette6387; smoothsailing

Spice it up, give prizes for fastest tarring and feathering.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: mykroar

Yeh Bam come for the guns. That’s the ticket. :-)


23 posted on 06/10/2014 3:28:34 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mykroar

If you like your 2nd amendment rights, your time is about out. He will get rid of your rights because he can and nobody will stop him.

I know it and so do you. Tough talk is just tough talk.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 3:29:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mykroar

I just acted unilaterally myself and ordered five more standard capacity magazines for my new rifle. Because (sniffle!) I support my President! (Sobbing)


25 posted on 06/10/2014 3:31:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mykroar

since mass shootings seem to take place in areas where there are NO GUN signs..

how bout an EO outlawing “no guns” signs???

it’d be a step in the right direction....


26 posted on 06/10/2014 3:32:18 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: mykroar

Perhaps it’ time for a group of governors to get together and act “administratively”. If it is okay for Obama to overstep his delegated authority, then it’s okay for other elected officials to do the same thing.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT by odawg
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To: mykroar

Are BO’s enemas picking the names for his ‘mouthpiece’?

CARNEY?......illicits nothing but underhanded actions with a reputation (true or false) of ‘screwing’ someone or something.
The ‘would rather climb that telephone poll with one hand tied behind back to tell a LIE, rather than stand down here and tell the TRUTH’ mindset.

EARNEST? nothing but lies come out of the mismaladministration and the pResident choses someone with the name EARNEST?
Does he think this will change the peoples (well MINE) way of thinking?

THE CARNEY IS EARNEST.

Talk about an oxymoron.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 3:33:48 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: fatnotlazy

“He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.”

Charlie Manson’s prophecy is coming to bear.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 3:35:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: wastedyears

He is here to create chaos in America and to try and profit from that chaos. As we can plainly see.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 3:36:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mykroar

31 posted on 06/10/2014 3:36:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: dforest

Are you talking “tough” or do you plan to submit?


32 posted on 06/10/2014 3:37:36 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: mykroar
Obama can kiss my *ss.

Sorry, no more eloquent a response comes to mind. This man is a criminal and needs to be frog-marched to prison.

33 posted on 06/10/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mykroar

I was just watching the evening news and 0bama came on complaining about “stockpiles of ammo. He won’t come for the guns, just the ammo. Just when it was finally starting to show back up in the store. I’m sure his idea of a stockpile is 20 rounds, and JHP will be outlawed as well. For the children.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Claire Wolfe called. She said the Awkward Phase is over.)
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To: Travis McGee

Luckily we dodged having Romney as POTUS.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 3:41:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mykroar

Mr. President, why don’t you do something about black gun crime instead of continuing to infringe the rights of the law abiding citizens in America.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 3:41:48 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SZonian

So far, it looks like everyone is going to submit. Obama always wins because he can.

So, how bout you? What will you do, huh?


37 posted on 06/10/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mykroar
mo
38 posted on 06/10/2014 3:53:18 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: mykroar

As a Nation have to be getting close to that last straw.

Then again I’ve been saying that for near six years now.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: mykroar
Police said the shooter at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, was later found dead.

As is the case with Muslim terrorism, a certain profile exists to these shootings. But just as liberals are aghast at the thought of using profiling to stop Muslim terrorism, so they blanch at recognizing the common denominators in almost all of these recent shootings: young white males who have mental health issues and are exposed to SSRIs or other "anti-depressant" drugs. And of course, the liberal solution to this problem is to try to take guns out of the hands of all law-abiding citizens, rather than address the problem at its source. Like all liberal causes, regulating guns combines a failure to address realities head on, with hidden agendas. And you wonder why their policies always end in failure.

40 posted on 06/10/2014 3:56:55 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Diogenesis
. . . and — even then —nothing would happen.

Speak for yourself. You can come out from under the desk when we're done.

41 posted on 06/10/2014 3:57:12 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: mykroar

Stop your whining. You have seen nothing yet. In a country with a hundred million gun owners, the daily death toll could be too high to even count. Be thankful 99.999999 % of us have kept our powder dry.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: mykroar

they have an army. railguns, tanks, tear gas, water cannons, airplanes, drones, lasers, and a bureaucracy of a 1000 paper cuts.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 4:00:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Diogenesis

I know people around here will flame you for that post. However, they are in denial. You are not.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by dforest
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To: PoloSec

LOL


45 posted on 06/10/2014 4:03:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mykroar

Not buying it.
He doesn’t have the guts for it

On the off chance that he does something, my bet it will be symbolic rather than anything with teeth in it


46 posted on 06/10/2014 4:04:28 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: mykroar

already conducting a war on ammo


47 posted on 06/10/2014 4:05:33 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: dforest
I know it and so do you. Tough talk is just tough talk.




48 posted on 06/10/2014 4:11:15 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: mykroar

Here’s a fact: He’s going to get away with this, just like he’s gotten away with everything else. Don’t doubt it for a minute!


49 posted on 06/10/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: mykroar

He seems determined to keep undercutting his party for 2014.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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