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  • Revealed: Obama's likely executive orders on guns

    01/16/2013 12:19:34 AM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    wnd ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Group with enormous influence on White House issues specific plans A progressive group with enormous influence on White House policy has issued specific recommendations to the Obama administration on how to push sweeping gun control, including suggestions for executive orders. The Center for American Progress released an 11-page proposal, reviewed by WND, calling for a full ban on the sale of assault weapons and magazines with a capacity for more than 10 bullets. CAP suggests legislation to require licensing and transfer restrictions on new and existing assault rifles. The CAP paper, delivered to the White House last week, recommends that...
  • Piers Morgan on Domestic Thermonuclear War

    01/16/2013 1:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | January 14, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Hattip to Jim Treacher. CNN talking head Piers Morgan, desperately trying to hold on to any shreds of credibility after his shellacking by Ben Shapiro, emitted this email: America has over 5000 nuclear warheads. Quite hard to defend against a ‘tyrannical U.S. government’ with that kind of firepower. Where to begin? First, it is unlikely that even the most mad US President would decide to use nukes to put down a rebellion in these United States. Too many of his own supporters would be killed and the overall reaction would likely be for the rebellion to grow as a result...
  • Obama's Long History of Radical, Anti-Constitutional Gun Control (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 12:50:52 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    I was shocked to hear some in my local media market trying to rewrite Obama as a gun-friendly, Second Amendment guy, just trying to introduce some “reasonable” regulation in an understandable reaction to the recent spate of "gun violence." The following links are provided to show that this is a complete mischaracterization, that Obama has in fact been out of step with the Second Amendment for a long time, and in fact has been focused for at least 17 years on the same kind of all-out ban that just passed in New York: In 1996, Obama responded to a political...
  • Bloomberg urges Obama to defy Congress, implement gun control by executive action

    01/15/2013 11:52:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Campus Reform blog ^ | January 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday told a group of Johns Hopkins students that President Obama ought to sidestep the wishes of Congress and order swift new executive gun control measures. “There are steps that President Obama can take without congressional approval at any time he chooses with just one stroke of the pen,” Bloomberg told the mixed audience of students and scholars, speaking at the “Gun Policy Summit” at Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg’s remarks came hours before President Obama argued in a rare press conference that executive privileges afforded him the power to implement some federal gun...
  • The Revolver of Reason: Reloading The Republic!

    01/15/2013 11:09:54 PM PST · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 1/16/13 | Me
    What do you call it when the bane of your political agenda is actually the source of your salvation? Hypocrisy! Barack Obama – our benevolent, omnipotent, and concerned despot – plans to stand amidst a group of young, quivering children as he unveils his sweeping and unconstitutional gun control measures at the White House. Tragically, there won’t be one of the over 60 million gun owners in America who faithfully exercised their Second Amendment rights last year without incident. Lost in the circus of contrived circumstance will be the realization that many of these forsaken souls bravely foiled and prevented...
  • Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations [WEDNESDAY]

    01/15/2013 10:58:16 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/15/13 | Philip Rucker
    "President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips."
  • Evil Eyes Obama to Exploit Children Again to Attack Constitution

    01/15/2013 10:14:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    Obama to feature children at his "gun control" summit... (video)
  • Rights for Illegals, Laws for Rest

    01/15/2013 8:07:38 PM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 4 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    Follow @RedNation2016 on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/RedNation2016 Have you heard of Rep. Edward Acevedo? I hadn’t either until last week. He’s an Illinois House Member. A Chicago Democrat. Chicago politics are bad on their own. Illinois democrat policies have the potential to be bad. Combining the two is recipe for disaster. Rep. Acevedo was one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 957, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature (Quinn reportedly will sign it into law). Something so absurd surely had to...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...
  • Obama Glad There Are Men With Guns Protecting His Girls (Hypocrisy Flashback)

    01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST · by optiguy · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. "It might come in handy to have these super locks," Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. "For now, I'm just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them." The U.S. Secret Service has protected the presidential family since 1917.
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • Latino Gun Right Supporters Flock to Stores in Droves

    01/15/2013 6:16:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 15, 2013 | Victor Garcia
    With the anniversary of the massacre in Newtown hitting a one-month anniversary and as Washington mulls gun control legislation, Second Amendment advocates are buying weapons in droves – including Latinos. With Vice President Joseph Biden set to deliver his recommendations for gun control legislation to President Obama, people in states with large populations of gun rights advocates are taking action. “There’s an image floating around the Internet naming Barack Obama firearms salesman of the year,” said Raúl Mas Canosa, a conservative political commentator. “No one has done more for the sales of firearms and magazines than Barack Obama.” He added:...
  • NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ (Video)

    01/15/2013 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web site Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was “skeptical” about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA’s provocative, 35-second video is as harsh as any attack ad in a political campaign and illustrates how emotionally charged and personal the debate over gun control is becoming. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected...
  • Sources: PM Unshaken by Obama's Criticisms

    01/15/2013 5:25:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/13 | David Lev
    Sources close to Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Prime Minister would remain solid in his policies, especially regarding Israel's determination not to return to the 1948 armistice lines, despite the comments President Barack H. Obama reputedly made. The comments, published Tuesday by The Atlantic magazine, have Obama slamming Israeli decisions to build in Judea and Samaria. “Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are,” Obama is quoted as saying by author Jeff Goldberg. “With each new settlement announcement, in Obama's view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation,” Goldberg writes. According to Goldberg, Obama...
  • Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says

    01/15/2013 4:29:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Charles J. Lewis
    One month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms. Obama said he would unveil details of his "sensible, common-sense" program for tighter gun controls later this week. The president, responding to questions at a White House news conference Monday, said those steps would include "an assault weapons ban that is meaningful," stronger background checks and measures to keep high-capacity magazine clips "out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them." Asked at his news...
  • Obama to get new license plate? (Updated)

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 15, 2013 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The DC Council wants him to -- specifically one that says "Taxation without Representation." Two members of the council are headed to the White House to meet with administration officials Friday, and they are bringing the new plate with hopes that President Obama will agree to put it on his limousine. If not permanently, then at least during the Inaugural parade. "If the president would put the plates on, I think it would lift our spirits," Councilmember Mary M. Cheh told POLITICO. "It's important that people know the situation we're in." The council unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week...
  • Obama Exploits Children to push gun control agenda

    01/15/2013 3:27:19 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 32 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | January 15, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The Obama administration will let no political opportunity go to waste. Tomorrow, the President will unveil his gun control agenda surrounded by children who wrote him letters in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy. Not surprisingly, children from around the country have been frightened by the mass murder at Sandy Hook elementary. They have been influenced by the non-stop media coverage of the horrible incident and are worried about safety in their own schools.
  • With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns

    01/15/2013 3:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media are just salivating today. Politico, the Washington Post, the New York Times. Folks, they can barely keep their pants up, they are so excited. (interruption) Yeah. (sigh) They might not laugh at that, either. Yeah, some of them are wearing pants. They're all excited over Biden's proposals. Nineteen proposals to try to limit the availability of guns. Nineteen proposals to get around the Second Amendment. Many of these 19 proposals will come via executive order -- and if they do, they will be illegal. Executive orders are not intended to be used this way. Executive...
  • Obama Threatened With Impeachment If Executive Action Used For Gun Control

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is threatening to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures via executive order. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement Monday, according to the Daily Caller. The Weekly Standard reported that Obama used the final press conference of his first term in office Monday to offer some details on Vice President Joe Biden’s expected gun control recommendations: “My understanding is the...
  • A Librul's Views on Gun Control, Wealth Redistribution and Welfare (Satire)

    01/15/2013 1:42:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 15, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a guest post by the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the State of Confusion Utopia. He recently explained some of his difficulties in growing pineapples and focuses here on other major problems and opportunities facing modern American society. We are privileged to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as the Senator, a charter member of President Obama's Go For It Team. Restrictions on firearm use and ownership will stimulate individual initiative, redistribute wealth and end welfare as we know it.BackgroundMany conservatives have written harshly of President Obama's splendid modernization of our welfare...