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  • 2016 Will be the Record Breaking Gun Sales Year of all Time!

    06/21/2016 8:20:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2016 has been breaking records for gun sales since it began. In fact, records were being broken seven months before 2016 began. We only have records until the end of May, but they show a clear trend. If that trend were followed, then 2016 would have set the record for the most American gun sales in a year, ever. But that trend just got bumped, jumped, and Trumped. It is now taking off like Falcon SpaceX rocket. The reason, of course, is politics. The fact is, more than half of Americans associate guns with safety. That trend has been...
  • Obama: Honest, I Don't Want to Take Your Guns

    06/03/2016 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/3/16 | Trey Sanchez
    President Obama spoke at a town hall moderated by PBS Wednesday night while still in Elkhart, Indiana. The subject of gun control came up and the president assured that neither he nor any other Democrat is trying to take away America's guns. An audience member stood up and posed the following question: "Why do you and Hillary want to control and restrict and limit gun manufacturers, gun owners and responsible use of guns and ammunition to the rest of us -- the good guys -- instead of holding the bad guys accountable for their actions?" The man continued, using Obama's...
  • Obama Pledges Gun Control Push Following Kansas Shootings

    02/27/2016 11:19:17 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/27/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 26, President Obama cited the Kansas shootings during a speech in Jacksonville, Florida, and pledged to keep pushing Congress to pass more gun control. He did not mention that alleged Kansas gunman Cedric Ford was a felon who was completely barred from purchasing guns or possessing them. Ford faced 100 percent gun control.
  • ICYMI: January Set Another Record For Gun Sales

    02/07/2016 6:46:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last December, we saw 3.3 million background checks being conducted by the FBI on firearm purchases. That's a record number. In all, 23.1 million total checks were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) system, making 2015 a record year for gun sales. Again, the reasons for the dramatic increase are straightforward. We have a pro-gun control Democratic president; we’ve seen a rash of horrific terrorist attacks; and said president has enacted a series of executive actions on gun control. For January, it was yet another record year, as Stephen Gutowksi of the Free Beacon wrote earlier this...
  • Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action (MOLON LABE!)

    02/07/2016 5:27:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows. In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses. But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out...
  • Mike Rowe Explains Why the White House Didn’t Ask Him to Tweet Anti-Gun Message

    01/17/2016 8:32:18 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 1/16/2016 | Mike Rowe
    We recently reported on the story that the White House was sending out emails to celebrities to give them talking points to send out to their anti-gun followers. Well it seems the former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had a few comments about that. His response to the White House emails was put in a way that could only come from the inimitable Mike Rowe. I always did like this guy and he keeps giving me reason to like him more. From Rowe’s Facebook post:
  • Paperwork Can't Stop Criminals From Getting Guns

    01/13/2016 8:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    A lack of background checks for gun buyers plainly had nothing to do with the mass shootings that have grabbed headlines in the last few years. The weapons used in those crimes were purchased legally from federally licensed firearms dealers, which means the buyers passed background checks. During last week's CNN "townhall" on "Guns in America," President Obama nevertheless continued to tout background checks as a way to prevent mass shootings, which is one of the reasons it is hard to trust him when he talks about common-sense gun safety. At the same time, Obama hinted at a different, more...
  • Obama Fails To Sway Public On Gun Control, Poll Finds

    01/08/2016 12:54:10 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/8/2016 | John Merline
    Despite years of speeches, addresses, events and a legislative push, President Obama has failed to convince the public on key gun control positions he has advocated, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll.
  • In CNN town hall, Obama very disappointed in you for not agreeing with his gun grab

    01/08/2016 12:24:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And with Anderson Cooper's help, he flogs the conspiracy strawman You don’t think someone has this backward, do you? The president of the United States is determined to shove gun control down the throats of a nation that decidedly does not want it, and the president is very frustrated with the people for disagreeing with him. I’ve had enough of your insolence! CNN thought it would be a good idea to host a town hall, with an audience consisting of partisans on both sides of the issue, so Obama could calmly explain his position and “bridge the gap.” Yeah. That...
  • TRUMP: I'll go down 5 points in the polls by saying this, but I think Obama's tears were real

    01/06/2016 10:19:44 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 86 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/6 | Colin Campbell
    "I actually think he was sincere. I'll probably go down about 5 points in the polls by saying that," the Republican presidential front-runner joked. "But I think he was sincere." But Trump, who has vowed to reverse Obama's executive action, nevertheless said the president most likely "means well." "I think he's incorrect about it. They're just taking chunks and chunks out of the Second Amendment," he said. "But I think he probably means well." Trump went on to say that mass shootings were the result of a "huge mental-health problem," not a lack of gun-control measures.
  • Gun Stocks Soar Ahead Of Obama's Gun-Control Executive-Action Tomorrow

    01/04/2016 11:57:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/04/2016 | Tyler Durden
    OBAMA, THE GUN SALESMAN OF THE YEAR Despite a bloodbath in US equities, gun stocks are soaring this morning (Smith & Wesson up 7% and Sturm, Ruger up 3%) as ABC News reports, as we detailed yesterday: *OBAMA MAY TAKE GUN CONTROL EXECUTIVE ACTION TOMORROW With the Oregon standoff continuing, it appears "the world's greatest gun sales-man" has done it again. As we previously noted, without a Democratic majority in Congress, and faced with a GOP that is firmly against any form of gun control measures, Obama has repeatedly warned that he would act on his own. “We know that we...
  • Obama To Lead Town Hall On 'Guns In America' Thursday On CNN [The Propaganda Channel for Hussein]

    01/03/2016 12:46:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 1/3/16 | Kinsey Lowe
    In a move that is certain to stir things up as the political new year unfolds, President Obama will lead a televised town hall Thursday to address tightening restrictions on access to guns. Obama will sit down with Anderson Cooper on CNN at 8 p.m. ET for the one-hour event titled "Guns in America," which coincides with the fifth anniversary, next Friday, of the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in a mass shooting that left six dead and 13 others wounded.
  • Obama to bypass congress on gun control

    01/02/2016 12:51:40 AM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 68 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 2 2016 | Staffer
    President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem. Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans. But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing. "We know...
  • Obama to announce new executive action on guns

    12/31/2015 12:44:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 31, 2015 | Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said. Described as "imminent," the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the White House says could help curb gun deaths. Plans for the action are not yet complete, and those familiar with the process warn that unforeseen circumstances could delay an announcement. But gun control advocates are expecting the new actions to be revealed next week, ahead of Obama's...
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • OBAMA NOT WELCOME IN ROSEBURG, SAYS LOCAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER

    10/05/2015 9:31:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-4-15 | Lee Stranahan
    David Jaques, the publisher of the conservative newspaper the Roseburg Beacon, says he believes that President Obama would not be welcome to the town after making remarks politicizing the shooting that left nine dead and nine injured at Umpqua Community College on October 1. Jaques told Breitbart News that he believes officials of Douglas County would also not welcome the President using the tragedy to score political points for a gun control agenda. Any visit by President would be a campaign stop for agenda to take away American citizens right to own firearms said Jaques in an exclusive interview.
  • White House: Gun Legislation Needed in Wake of Fatal News Crew Shooting

    08/26/2015 2:20:58 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 67 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | August 26, 2015 | ABC News Videos
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says that Congress could take steps to reduce gun violence.
  • Obama Pledges to Use Last 18 Months in Office Pushing Gun Control

    07/24/2015 10:19:10 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 54 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Obama on Thursday pledged to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it the one area where I feel that Ive been most frustrated and most stymied. If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that Ive been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings, he told the BBC in an interview. And...
  • Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration'

    07/24/2015 7:13:52 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 44 replies
    BBC News, Washington ^ | 07/23/15 | Joe Sopel
    Excerpted / snippet text: President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency. ........ However, Mr Obama said race relations had improved during his presidency.
  • Obama Most 'Frustrated' by Gun Control Debate

    07/23/2015 7:57:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/23/2015 | AP
    President Barack Obama says the issue that has left him "the most stymied" is the debate over gun control. Obama tells the BBC he is "frustrated" that the U.S. does not have "commonsense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings." Obama says that while fewer than 100 Americans have been killed by terrorism since September 11, 2001, tens of thousands have been killed by gun violence.
  • Obamas Plan to Take Guns from Seniors and the Disabled

    07/19/2015 5:29:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/18/2015 | Joshua Krouse
    Like clockwork, gun control advocates always make a big push for their agenda after every mass shooting. The recent shootings in Charleston and Chattanooga are no different. Due to our governments failure to keep firearms out of the hands of mass shooters, President Obama has since called for tighter background checks. But this time he wants to utilize the information tied to Social Security beneficiaries. Basically, those who are incapable of managing their own affairs wouldnt be allowed to buy a firearm. The new policy would use the same strategy employed by the VA to report certain veterans to the...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Vanity: Obama Slams America and Guns in Response to Shooting

    06/18/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 61 replies
    FU Obama!! Obama says America has such a 'Dark Past' and this reminds us of that. He also says at some point this country needs to come to grips and do something about guns. And that 'more advanced countries' don't have mass violence like America does. Well why don't you go live there then Huessein???
  • Obama Politicizes Charleston Murders

    06/18/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Dylann Storm Roof is this guy's name. They've captured him. They captured him 245 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina, and they captured him in North Carolina. He parked the black Hyundai under a tree. Either ran out of gas or just stopped to rest overnight or what have you, but he was captured and didn't present any problems upon arrest. Such a sad event. You know, every day, the news is just depressing. You gotta work past it, you gotta work through it each and every day. Greetings, my friends, and welcome, great to have you, Rush Limbaugh, the...
  • Obama: America Must Come To "Grips" With Gun Violence "Collectively"

    06/18/2015 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday while making a statement about the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama raised the issue of dealing with guns and gun violence. Transcript as follows: This morning, I spoke with Vice President Biden and with Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night. Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME church.
  • Obama on Charleston: Its too easy to get guns in America

    06/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 58 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/18 | Olly Knox
    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed profound sadness and anger at the Charleston church shooting as well as deeply personal frustration that Americas political climate makes it virtually impossible for now to tighten restrictions on who can buy firearms. We dont have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun, Obama said in the White House briefing room, Vice President Joe Biden standing at his side.
  • BARACK OBAMA Pushes New Gun Laws Bashes Republicans During Press Conference on Charleston Shooting

    06/18/2015 10:32:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    He cant help it. Barack Obama pushed new gun laws Bashed Republicans during his presss conferece Thursday on the Charleston church shooting. He cant help it. Barack Obama pushed new gun laws Bashed Republicans during his presss conferece Thursday on the Charleston church shooting. Then he shot them dead. Today Obama pushed for new gun laws. (The shooter was given the gun as a birthday present.) He also attacked Republicans. Ive had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have to had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We dont have all...
  • Gun-Toting Women Are On The Rise

    09/02/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Young women are emerging as the new face of gun ownership in the U.S., with a new survey indicating young females are taking up arms now more than ever, comprising one out of every five shooters in the country. The National Shooting Sports Foundation report, released this month, indicates women between the ages of 18 and 34 are purchasing guns at a drastically higher rate, causing analysts to take note of a shift in Americas gun culture. . . . The cause of this rise is largely the subject of speculation, although Second Amendment advocates claim it has something to...
  • BREAKING: Obama IRS Agents Seen Training With AR15s

    06/12/2013 7:01:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    This is comforting The far left government agency that targets conservatives is now training with AR15s. WYFF4 reported: Republican Jeff Duncan said he made the discovery at a Maryland Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on May 23. The congressman was touring the facility with Homeland Security officials as part of his investigation into the amount of ammunition purchases the agency conducts. Duncan told News 4s Sean Muserallo he saw about eight or nine shooters identified to him as IRS agents practicing at an indoor 100-yard range. While we were sitting there, said Duncan, the gentleman told them to sling their...
  • Biden: Gun Control Fight Is Far From Over

    06/11/2013 12:23:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    AP ^ | June 10, 2013 | NA
    WASHINGTON (AP) Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the presidents allies are asking him to do more without any new prospects of legislation to toughen gun laws. The lobbying visit Tuesday and Wednesday is one of several observances gun control proponents are planning for the half-year anniversary of the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 first graders and six staff in Newtown, Conn. The Sandy Hook families and other activists are keeping pressure on lawmakers...
  • 73,441,399 Gun Purchase Background Checks Under Obama; NJ Spikes 41% in May

    06/05/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 5,2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    There have been 73,441,399 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI. In 2009, the FBI conducted 14,033,824 background checks. If we subtract the month of January (Obama did not assume office until the end of the month) we get 12,819,939. The FBI conducted 14,409,616 background checks in 2010, 16,454,951 in 2011, and 19,592,303 in 2012. Add to that the first five months of 2013 (2,495,440, 2,309,393, 2,209,407, 1,714,433 and 1,435,917 respectively) and the total number of background checks under President Obama comes to 73,441,399. Since December 2012, when the gun...
  • Biden Wants Pastors, Rabbis & Nuns to Tell Their Flocks: More Gun Control Is Moral Thing to Do

    05/07/2013 5:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Vice President Joe Biden has a commandment for pastors, rabbis and nuns: He wants them to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul. Biden met for two-and-a-half hours Monday with more than a dozen leaders from various faith communities Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh, to name a few. Both Biden and the faith leaders encouraged each other not to give up on what has been an arduous and thus far fruitless effort by Biden and President Barack...
  • Joe Manchin: We are absolutely going to try for another gun-control vote

    04/28/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Senate's proposed gun-control bill crashed and burned earlier this month, and Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled that he was going to put the issue on the political shelf where it would presumably start to gather dust — but that might not be the case after all. Senator Manchin and Toomey revealed last week that they're going to keep looking for ways to strengthen Senate support for the measures, and Machin confirmed that he's optimistc that he can fix their mistakes from the last go-around and introduce a background check-centric, cleaner version of the bill:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Obama should blame Tea Party, not NRA, for gun control defeat

    04/28/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    President Obama, according to his own telling, would have passed a gun control bill supported by nearly every American, but the National Rifle Association drove in trucks full of money and lobbyists, buying off senators. Obama's story isn't true. The NRA doesn't work like the lobbies Obama is coziest with. And the NRA also wasn't the tip of the spear in the gun-rights fight this month. Here is the way things really went down: The gun-rights resistance on Capitol Hill began in late March with two first-term Tea Party senators declaring they would filibuster consideration of the gun-control bill. Sens....
  • Hillary Was Right: Obamas Inexperience Sank Gun Deal

    04/20/2013 5:24:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2013 | Stuart Stevens
    She told us so? The debacle on background checks fully exposed the presidents flawed leadership, which his Democratic rival warned voters about back in 2008. If you ever need a refresher course in just how disconnected Barack Obama is from Americas mainstream culture of guns, consider this scathing indictment: You know, Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe its a matter of constitutional right ... I disagree with Senator Obamas assertion that people in this country cling to guns ... People of all walks of life huntand they enjoy doing so because its an important part of their life,...
  • Biden Vows Obama Will Use Executive Orders

    04/19/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 86 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | April 19, 2013
    They cant pass gun control via Congress so theyre going the dictator route. This is not going to go over well. On a conference call with stakeholders, Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access. Look I know youre going to say that Im just being an optimist and Im trying to put a good face on this. But you know Ive been around here a long time and weve already done, because of...
  • OBAMA THROWS A FIT

    04/18/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 79 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/18/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Yesterday was a big news day. One of the biggest in years. The nation had been hit by a terrorist attack just two days before, reports were that a suspect had been identified and might even be close to being arrested. The mysterious assassinations of two Texas prosecutors had been broken open and the country was just learning that it was neither white supremacists nor Mexican drug lords who had targeted our legal system. Letters containing a lethal poison had been mailed to both the Congress and the White House. For the first time since the season of terrorism commenced...
  • Emotional Obama vows gun control without Congress

    04/18/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/13 | Spiering
    President Obama was visibly angry during his press conference yesterday, voicing disappointment with the Senate for failing to pass an amendment requiring universal background checks for gun sales. The president, however, insisted it was still possible to bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence outside of Congress. Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities, Obama insisted. Were going to address the barriers that prevent states from participating in the existing background check system. Were going to give law enforcement more information about lost and stolen guns so it can...
  • OBAMA CALLING SENATORS

    04/09/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Amie Parnes
    President Obama has been calling Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday to discuss the gun-control vote, a White House official said. Obama is expected to reach out to between half a dozen to a dozen senators in all, the official said. The White House would not provide the call list, so it's unclear whether Obama is reaching out to Republican senators who have promised to filibuster gun-control legislation. As part of the lobbying effort, Obama is telling senators that gun-control legislation "deserves a vote," the official said. The president is expected to reiterate his message in recent days that Congress...
  • Did Obama tell a Democratic audience that a fully automatic weapon was used at Newtown?

    04/04/2013 12:53:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    Either (a) Obama is referring to a different shooting, which I doubt, (b) I missed a major update to the Newtown story, (c) he knows something we don't, or (d) he has roughly the same mastery of gun fundamentals as magazine expert Diana DeGette. From last night's DCCC fundraiser in San Francisco: Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety...
  • Obama: Newtown Shooter Gunned Down 20 Children With 'Fully Automatic Weapon'

    04/04/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | April 4 2013 | Danile Halper
    At a fundraiser last night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama said that the Newtown killer gunned down 20 children using a "fully automatic weapon." From the official transcript, provided by the White House: Now, over the next couple of months, weve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make...
  • Krauthammer On Gun Control: Obama Is "Tilting At Windmills And He's Going To Lose"

    04/04/2013 8:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 3 April, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    KRAUTHAMMER: The president is out there; its rather puzzling. Hes tilting at windmills and he will lose. The windmill is going to win on this one. He is not going to get anything of importance. He might eke out a weak compromise on background checks. But you have to ask yourself why is he doing this? You hear Pfeiffer implying that were going to blame the Republicans if this doesn't pass, as if that will be political success for them. Yes, the national polls show a shift, at least a temporary shift, after Newtown. But thats not where elections are...
  • Obama: Michelle Told Me "If I Was Living Out In A Farm In Iowa, I'd Probably Want A Gun"

    04/04/2013 5:07:14 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-3-2013
    Obama in Colorado: " ..... when Michelle came back from doing some campaigning out in rural Iowa. And we were sitting at dinner, and she had been to like a big county, a lot of driving out there, a lot of farmland. And she said, if I was living out in a farm in Iowa, I'd probably want a gun, too. ....."
  • Obama Visiting (CT) State To Push For Gun Control

    04/02/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    President Obama will travel to the state next week to push for gun control, the second trip he has made to Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. The White House announced the event in a statement Tuesday: "On Monday, April 8, President Obama will travel to the University of Hartford where he will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. Additional details on the President's event at the University of Hartford will be forthcoming." The President is expected to be joined by Newtown families at the event. As...
  • Obama Travels To Colorado To Talk New Gun Laws

    03/29/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    KCNC ^ | March 29, 2013 9:39 AM
    DENVER (CBS4)- President Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado next week to discuss the states new gun control laws with law enforcement and community leaders. The president met with relatives of victims of gun violence in Washington, DC on Thursday. Hes pushing for legislation that would expand background checks nationwide in hopes of avoiding another tragedy like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of last year. We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure what we said at that time isnt just a bunch of platitudes, said Obama. The event was part...
  • As Views Shift on Guns, Reid Corrals Senate

    04/01/2013 12:04:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2013 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    It was, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada ebulliently proclaimed, a happy day for me as he stood with Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, in 2010 at a new shooting range in Las Vegas made possible by federal money secured by Mr. Reid. People who criticize this probably would criticize baseball, Mr. Reid said before firing off a few rounds. These days, Mr. Reid, the Senate majority leader, is far more likely to meet with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, an outspoken advocate of stricter gun control, than with Mr. LaPierre as he prepares to...
  • White House Demands American Sheriffs Enforce Gun Control

    03/29/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 70 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 29, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Its about to get real people. There are those in law enforcement who are standing for the law of the land and then there are the radical Socialists in Washington who seek to trample the law under their feet. Since a number of brave men in this country have come forward to state that as the supreme law enforcement officers in their counties they will not enforce new gun control laws, the Obama White House has demanded that they must. The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) has the support of at least 381 sheriffs and the cooperation of...
  • VP Biden Says Assault Weapons Ban is Just the Beginning, Semi-Automatics are for the Military

    03/28/2013 11:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Erik Soderstrom ^ | March 28, 2013 | Erik
    JOE BIDEN: And lastly, but not least, the Assault Weapons ban and the limitation on the size of magazines, let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning. We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets. Thats the message that the retired admirals and generals have spoken to us about. The comment one of them used was: if you want to learn how to use a semi-automatic weapon, join the United States military, but these are weapons of war, and we believe theres no rational reason why someone would need a...
  • EDITORIAL: Gun control by the U.N.The White House attempts an end run around the House

    03/21/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 110 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Mar. 20, 2013 | The Washington Times Staff
    Bureaucrats from 150 nations are ramping up efforts to impose gun control through international pact. Here in the United States, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has become the vehicle to drive an agenda that is deeply controversial because once a treaty is ratified by the Senate, it becomes the supreme law of the land. Last week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry no friend of the Second Amendment announced support for the treaty, which calls for international regulations on firearms, including personal firearms as well as military weapons. During the presidential campaign, President Obama was evasive about...
  • Threat of Executive Order on Guns: Chicago Thuggery

    02/16/2013 3:21:47 AM PST · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 Jan 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In a gun-grabbing scheme as desperate as it is wrong, President Obama is threatening to bypass Congress and go it alone via Executive Orders if legislators don't move fast. The sudden rush to Executive Orders comes as Obama sees the writing on the wall: the American people do not want more gun control, and the Republican Congress is listening to the people.