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    Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    Apparently Obama wants to use the Arizona tragedy to **** on the 2nd amendment. Of course I am sure all the anti-2nbd amendment loons will try to argue that this is not true. They will also try to say that the 2nd amendment proponents are being paranoid.


    Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama says it's time for US lawmakers to tackle the divisive issue of gun control in hopes of preventing tragedies like the Tucson shooting spree that killed six people.

    In an opinion column published Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star, the main Tucson newspaper, Obama argued that improving the system of background checks on gun purchasers should be the first "common sense" step that neither side of the gun debate should oppose.

    "I know that every time we try to talk about guns, it can reinforce stark divides," Obama wrote in a rare public commentary on the gun control issue.

    "However, I believe that if common sense prevails, we can get beyond wedge issues and stale political debates to find a sensible, intelligent way" to make the nation "a safer, stronger place."

    Tucson was the location of a January 8 shooting spree that killed six people, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.

    US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among the wounded, shot in the head while holding an open-air political event when alleged gunman Jared Loughner opened fire.

    Following the attack, Americans largely "refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people's pain," Obama wrote.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    from the president's pusillanimous op ed, his recommendations:

    • First, we should begin by enforcing laws that are already on the books. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is the filter that's supposed to stop the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun. Bipartisan legislation four years ago was supposed to strengthen this system, but it hasn't been properly implemented. It relies on data supplied by states - but that data is often incomplete and inadequate. We must do better.

    • Second, we should in fact reward the states that provide the best data - and therefore do the most to protect our citizens.

    • Third, we should make the system faster and nimbler. We should provide an instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks to sellers who want to do the right thing, and make sure that criminals can't escape it.
    President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms

    ie, SQUAT

    what a coward

    embarrassed yet?

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Apparently Obama wants to use the Arizona tragedy to **** on the 2nd amendment. Of course I am sure all the anti-2nbd amendment loons will try to argue that this is not true. They will also try to say that the 2nd amendment proponents are being paranoid.


    Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama says it's time for US lawmakers to tackle the divisive issue of gun control in hopes of preventing tragedies like the Tucson shooting spree that killed six people.

    In an opinion column published Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star, the main Tucson newspaper, Obama argued that improving the system of background checks on gun purchasers should be the first "common sense" step that neither side of the gun debate should oppose.

    "I know that every time we try to talk about guns, it can reinforce stark divides," Obama wrote in a rare public commentary on the gun control issue.

    "However, I believe that if common sense prevails, we can get beyond wedge issues and stale political debates to find a sensible, intelligent way" to make the nation "a safer, stronger place."

    Tucson was the location of a January 8 shooting spree that killed six people, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.

    US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among the wounded, shot in the head while holding an open-air political event when alleged gunman Jared Loughner opened fire.

    Following the attack, Americans largely "refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people's pain," Obama wrote.
    The problem is that this issue is so ridiculously divided. Obama is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks he's going to find common ground between either side. He can call it "common sense" all he wants to, but pro-gun people will just see it as the government stomping on their 2nd amendment rights and anti-gun people will think he's not going far enough. Sadly, there are people in the middle, but they get drowned out in the noise created by both sides of the issue.

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    At least this is more timely than the ridiculous radio address this week about equal pay, as the goddamn world is exploding naturally, politically, and economically.

    And I always love to see the chimp in chief take a losing stance. Gotta wonder if he conjures up his ideas while cruising 18 holes.

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    "I don't have a clue what he means by that but I'm going to oppose it anyway!"
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "I don't have a clue what he means by that but I'm going to oppose it anyway!"
    I wasn't aware thugs ran each other through NCIS.

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    out t'other side of his mealy mouth:

    And, in fact, my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners - it has expanded them.
    President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms

    such a coward

    embarassed yet?

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    he's expanded gun use alright, thousands of assault rifles sold to the cartels, two of which were used to assassinate the ice agent outside mexico city

    Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico - CBS Evening News - CBS News

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    Dood is such a pathetic bitch. He refuses to act on the illegal immigration problem, refuses to enforce border security, refuses to take a stand on foreign policy issues, but by damn he will make impotent declarations on gun control and have the TSA step up their pat downs and feel ups of old people and children.

    You know...I dont know who the republicans will put up against him...probably another clown just as bad as the last one. But how people can be proud of their choice of this guy...its beyond me.

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    Re: Obama eyes 'common sense' US gun control

    "However, I believe that if common sense prevails, we can get beyond wedge issues and stale political debates to find a sensible, intelligent way" to make the nation "a safer, stronger place."

    Who's "common sense" are we using? And see, guns make the nation safer from the government... so does he mean safer and stronger for the people or safer and stronger for the government to do whatever if feels like it wants to?

    Now if he means by common sense... that those individuals who are mentally deficient are at least sent to a facility where they are evaluated (against their will if necessary) and then released but their records show that they are mentally deficient and therefore cannot legally purchase firearms... I'm all for it. Somehow I don't think it means that though.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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