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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.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; confiscation; guns; molonlabe; obama; unilateral
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To: SamuraiScot; Diogenesis
. . . and — even then —nothing would happen.

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

In case you hadn't noticed, all the things Diogenesis said have already happened. I must have missed the revolt.

51 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Diogenesis

After this Bergdahl distraction it seems to me that even if Dear Leader had the terrorists he released to dinner at the White House and invited the alphabetmedia to film them (I can’t say it) doing something horrible and gruesome in the Lincoln bedroom... even then everyone will still be waiting for someone else to act first. Perhaps you are right even then nothing would happen. I wonder if there is a way we can lock in a stop order before the next affront to our collective sensibilities is blazing across the sky?


52 posted on 06/10/2014 4:16:46 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: mojito

You nailed it.


53 posted on 06/10/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: mykroar

There will be unilateral reaction that might be very troubling to folks unable to safely leave the White House


54 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:07 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: dforest

I have a news flash for you. Thinking about taking everyone’s guns and taking everyone’s guns is a whole different set of variables.

What you have in the White hut is a little muzzie commie thug wannabe from Hawaii. Hawaii not really even being America. He has no clue of the real life red blooded American men and women who he will be trying to take guns from. He is in for the surprise of his miserable life.


55 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:41 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: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Extremely Extreme Extremist said: "Please note that there is NEVER liberal outrage at guns when they occur in inner-cities and affect blacks."

Yes. I wonder how many people will be killed in Chicago in just the same 24 hour period as this killing in Oregon?

56 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: fatnotlazy

Bro, there are more guns in private ownership in Pennsylvania than all of the federal government.

If he moves against gun ownership he nullifies his authority of federal diktat.

He is an absolutely meaningless pest upon the republic and the people.


57 posted on 06/10/2014 4:29:47 PM PDT by Justa
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To: mykroar
Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

He don't need no steenking laws.


58 posted on 06/10/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: mykroar

Yeah and he might unilaterally get his ass thrown out of our house......


59 posted on 06/10/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I don’t figure he will be surprised. My husband works in a business that makes equipment for law enforcement. He has never been this busy. They have been overtime for several years now. Police and the Government are arming up big time. It scares him and the people who work there.

They know this is unlike what they have ever seen in many years.


60 posted on 06/10/2014 4:40:50 PM PDT by dforest
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To: itsahoot

So far, we have all moved past the threshhold of what we thought we would have ever tolerated.

What is the tipping point? I am no longer sure or could even guess.


61 posted on 06/10/2014 4:43:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mykroar

I swear, this POS is begging for the impeachment process to begin. What better way to watch America collapse, than with illegals, black gangs, and Muslims rioting and burning American cities to the ground this summer. The MSM would blame it on the Republicans and their racist hatred of him, he would win.


62 posted on 06/10/2014 4:43:59 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: mykroar

I think he should outlaw all guns. Once that is done there will be no use for armed secret service agents. /s


63 posted on 06/10/2014 5:03:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Toespi
I swear, this POS is begging for the impeachment process to begin.

Who's going to impeach him?

Do you think he'd even bat an eye?

Good luck with that.

64 posted on 06/10/2014 5:06:36 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: dforest

If Obama were to try to do something so stupid and unconstitutional as confiscate weapons the cops would refuse to go out on patrol after the first day.


65 posted on 06/10/2014 5:22:29 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: Georgia Girl 2

The cops ain’t all they are arming. You already know that. Not to mention many cops out there will do what they are told.


66 posted on 06/10/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

They will do what they are told for about 24 hours til it gets really risky and then they will refuse to go out on the street.

Remember the LAPD hiding out in a parking garage because one guy Dorn was threatening to kill them?


67 posted on 06/10/2014 5:36:32 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
Bring it, Tin Pot Barry!

If You Want Blood You've Got It!

68 posted on 06/10/2014 5:43:18 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: mykroar

Bullsh!t.

He armed narcoterrorists in Mexico and Islamic terrorists in Syria.

He is NOT against guns in the hands of dangerous militants.

He is against law abiding American citizens owning them legally.


69 posted on 06/10/2014 5:55:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: mykroar

And I will act unilaterally to ignore all Unconstitutional laws.


70 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fatnotlazy
He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.

Good thing the liberals don't have guns.

71 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: mykroar; All

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-tcv0wmpjJM


72 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fatnotlazy
He must want civil war. If so, he will get it in spades.

That's exactly what Hussein wants. We'd be better off not giving it to him, if we can remove him other ways.
73 posted on 06/10/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: mykroar

If he takes the bite off, he better be prepared to chew it.


74 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:40 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: mykroar
“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.”

That question will never be answered to their preference for a gun-free America. The sad fact is that those mentally unstable individuals bent on doing evil will ALWAYS find a way around whatever laws are in force. The best answer is to arm MORE stable and responsible citizens to react to those who are intending to do harm to others, NOT take away the most effective means for them to do so. The gun is one of the best equalizers we have.

75 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:57 PM PDT by boatbums (Proud member of the Free Republic Bible Thumpers Brigade.)
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To: mykroar

He is trying very hard to start something.


76 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: fatnotlazy

“He must want civil war.”

It sure seems to appear that way, doesn’t it?


77 posted on 06/10/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: demshateGod

Obama is such a hypocrite.
Obama is the Gun Nut In Chief.
Buying billions of rounds of dum-dum/hollow point ammo banned by the Geneva Convention for use in wars.
To be used on?
Duh?
(hint: people Obama does not like perhaps?)
And arming drug gangs, terrorists, and every agency he can think of in the Federal Government with machine guns.
Plus arming your local cops with machine guns, grenade launchers and getting ready to use drones on Americans.

Hey...Mr. Cop...great idea...machine guns and grenade launchers...get a domestic dispute call...no need to leave the car...just spray the house...should get the dog too in the process.

Welcome to the USSA folks.
Other shoe to drop soon enough.


78 posted on 06/10/2014 6:49:56 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: demshateGod

And why shouldn’t he? It’s not like anyone is going to stop him.


79 posted on 06/10/2014 7:41:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I said the same thing on the SPLC Facebook page today regarding the Walmart incident. No responses.


80 posted on 06/10/2014 7:44:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: FatherofFive
Good thing the liberals don't have guns.

Hehe, yeah...

81 posted on 06/10/2014 7:44:27 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: demshateGod
He keeps pushing doesn’t he?

Like all bullies...

82 posted on 06/10/2014 7:47:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: fatnotlazy

He’s NOT going to get a civil war. That’s what he and Holder want. What he’s going to get is decades of his party - the dumb-o-crats out in the wilderness... It’ll be forever before democrats are trusted again. Even the gullible are catching on...

Democrats are going to be the part of violent black people in the future. They;ll be lucky if they can elect a dog catcher.


83 posted on 06/10/2014 7:49:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: fatnotlazy
Obama's NOT going to get a civil war.

That's what he and Holder want. What he's going to get is decades of his party - the dumb-o-crats - stuck out in the wilderness...

It'll be fifty years before democrats are trusted again. Even the gullible are catching on...

Democrats are going to be the party of violent angry black people in the future. Democrats will be lucky if they can elect a dog catcher.

84 posted on 06/10/2014 7:53:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: mykroar

LOL, keep up the gun control mantra in an election year, Obama. They will take it out on YOUR party, you Kenyan twit.


85 posted on 06/10/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: GOPJ

That is why Obama/Holder/Dems want many millions of “gimmie” illegals..to make Dem voters out of. To never lose an election again.

duh?

At least the Repub leadership strongly opposes Amnesty.
Oh wait....

Anyone still wonder what a One Party Dictatorship is like?

And in Calif, the People vote in a law (i.e. no free sh*t for illegals or Marriage is a guy and a gal)...and one “judge” throws out the Peoples’ desires.

Still think the USA is not the USSA?


86 posted on 06/10/2014 8:03:07 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: mykroar

Compliance with Tyranny is Treason.


87 posted on 06/10/2014 8:05:39 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer were Contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: dforest
Tough talk is just tough talk.

Watch and see what happens.

88 posted on 06/11/2014 2:45:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: dforest
I don’t figure he will be surprised. My husband works in a business that makes equipment for law enforcement. He has never been this busy. They have been overtime for several years now. Police and the Government are arming up big time. It scares him and the people who work there. They know this is unlike what they have ever seen in many years.

EVERY single simulation of the UNITED STATES ARMY against us civilians, has the Army losing.

Sometimes they last as long as 12 weeks.

89 posted on 06/11/2014 2:48:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

I hope you are right Mr Mataz. As Obama’s approval ratings go down, he is stepping on the accelerator. He is going full dicktater. People always like to believe “he wouldn’t go that far”. They would be wrong.

He does everything by creating a cluster_uck and frenzy. So many things happen at once, much behind our backs. Look at this sudden repulsive overflow of these illegal children. That in itself has made immigration almost a moot point.

Watch him because he is back on guns now and threatening rule by executive order. If he does this it will be swift and done on a Friday afternoon. Unless he is reined in, he will finish the US off.


90 posted on 06/11/2014 4:13:45 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Diogenesis

It will take a (Boston) massacre, and/or a battle at (Concord) bridge to ignite. You can bet this particular administration is NOT going to let that happen. Once an event or two like that were go down the same percentage (about 10%) of patriots will roll out. With my foil hat in place I believe that is why the BLM SWAT team backed off.

This might not be true, but it’s the theory I would call a fact...


91 posted on 06/11/2014 6:06:35 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (this time)
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To: Toespi

“...begging for the impeachment process to begin..”

So, I respond to Matt Staver that it is a waste of money and effort to impeach this president only to have the Senate not act on it. They will not convict their peer. As Congress exists now, the House must act to prevent Obama’s every move to have any effect, and we know the leadership there is complicit with the progressives, so the money and effort are needed to install tea party types in Congress and not to be wasted anywhere else.


92 posted on 06/11/2014 6:23:00 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (this time)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Remember the LAPD hiding out in a parking garage because one guy Dorn was threatening to kill them?”

And I remember the LAPD of D. Gates smoking their tires off exiting the flashpoint of the RK riots.


93 posted on 06/11/2014 6:25:54 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (this time)
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To: OldArmy52

We’re fighting back... we got a political win against amnesty last night. Keep the faith...


94 posted on 06/11/2014 7:17:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: mykroar
To everyone saying that Obama will face severe consequences if he acts unilaterally on guns:

"After the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama took 23 executive actions to restrict guns."

He's already done it with no repercussions.

He will do it again, and again, and again.
95 posted on 06/11/2014 7:49:29 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Yes and lets not forget the memorable sight of the BLM turning tail and running in the face of a bunch of ex combat vets with the same sophisticated weaponry that they had. I notice for all the bravado they have not come back either.

So for all you freepers who are afraid that the cops are going to jackboot 90 million legal gun owners stop worrying. It ain’t gonna happen.


96 posted on 06/11/2014 8:18:40 AM 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: demshateGod

Yep he wants his war.


97 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: itsahoot
In case you hadn't noticed, all the things Diogenesis said have already happened. I must have missed the revolt.

You're right. In the real world, the past is prologue. For instance, despite all the British outrages of the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and so on—dating from the 1760s, for goodness' sake—most colonists were still just sitting on their tail coats, eating their turnips, drinking their ale, and paying their higher taxes. In 1775! We don't have to read any further in the book to know why the revolt against the British that the dreamers and braggarts talked about didn't happen.

There are things that will never happen. There are also things that aren't happening on my schedule. Anyone who can't imagine the difference should probably get back under the desk.

98 posted on 06/11/2014 1:40:26 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot
There are things that will never happen.

You mean like Satan repenting, or something less?

99 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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