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    White House to Push Gun Control

    Here we go Obama playing politics and using a tragedy to forward his agenda

    This will cause more disdain toward Obama from conservatives.

    Gun-Control Effort Coming Soon From White House - Newsweek

    At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who’s now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedy—gun control—and what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws.

    That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn’t mention guns in his speech because of the omnipresent controversy surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control. Tuesday’s speech was designed to be more about the economy and how, as Obama repeated nine times, the U.S. could “win the future.”

    But in the next two weeks, the White House will unveil a new gun-control effort in which it will urge Congress to strengthen current laws, which now allow some mentally unstable people, such as alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, to obtain certain assault weapons, in some cases without even a background check.

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    So you think it is bad to stop mentally imbalanced people from obtaining assault rifles?

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Here we go Obama playing politics and using a tragedy to forward his agenda

    This will cause more disdain toward Obama from conservatives.

    Gun-Control Effort Coming Soon From White House - Newsweek

    At the beginning of his State of the Union address, President Obama tipped his hat to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who’s now recuperating in a Houston medical facility. But throughout the hourlong speech, he never addressed the issue at the core of the Giffords tragedy—gun control—and what lawmakers would, or should, do to reform American firearm-access laws.

    That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn’t mention guns in his speech because of the omnipresent controversy surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control. Tuesday’s speech was designed to be more about the economy and how, as Obama repeated nine times, the U.S. could “win the future.”

    But in the next two weeks, the White House will unveil a new gun-control effort in which it will urge Congress to strengthen current laws, which now allow some mentally unstable people, such as alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, to obtain certain assault weapons, in some cases without even a background check.
    Don't know what he'll unveil....but certainly no one except the most avid and blind supporter of gun rights could object to background checks. How about character references? I'd have absolutely no problem with that one either.
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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    So you think it is bad to stop mentally imbalanced people from obtaining assault rifles?
    So you think MORE laws instead of enforcing and reinforcing current ones is good?
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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Don't know what he'll unveil....but certainly no one except the most avid and blind supporter of gun rights could object to background checks. How about character references? I'd have absolutely no problem with that one either.
    Hey, here's an idea, how about we not let one nut case change our country.
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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    So you think it is bad to stop mentally imbalanced people from obtaining assault rifles?
    Do you think Obama will stop there? I don't

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Don't know what he'll unveil....but certainly no one except the most avid and blind supporter of gun rights could object to background checks. How about character references? I'd have absolutely no problem with that one either.
    This is an excuse to make it harder for citizens like me to get and own guns

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    So you think it is bad to stop mentally imbalanced people from obtaining assault rifles?
    You think tightening laws or even banning guns would stop people from accessing them if they wanted? Have you learned nothing from prohibition? It seems to be working pretty well with drugs right?

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So you think MORE laws instead of enforcing and reinforcing current ones is good?
    Answer a question with a question...hmmm. Anyway, it is against the laws for "nuts" to own guns, but the only way to tell is if they check the I am crazy box on the application. Thus if we need new laws there Tex, I am all for it. I realize many right wingers are afraid of this for some of their zeal maybe misinterpreted as crazy.

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    Re: White House to Push Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    So you think it is bad to stop mentally imbalanced people from obtaining assault rifles?
    I agree with you, but don't you think it's a tad ridiculous for people to have to submit to a psychological examination to determine their mental health before purchasing a gun? I'm all for it if they can figure out a plausible way of regulating it.

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