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    Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    The White House is reportedly weighing gun-control measures that are broader and more comprehensive than bans on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

    Measures under consideration by a working group led by Vice President Joe Biden include universal background checks for buyers, strengthened mental health examinations and stiffened penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, sources told The Washington Post.

    One source told the newspaper that the White House may try to rally support from gun retailers including Wal-Mart to work around the National Rifle Association.

    The vice president said he would call on the law enforcement officials in the group to help in a legislative push against "everything from cop-killer bullets to type of weapons that should be off the street."

    White House press secretary Jay Carney last month also outlined concrete recommendations the president was expecting from the working group.

    Carney said that in addition to assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips bans, the White House would push a law that required background checks on all gun purchases, even those conducted at gun shows or over the Internet.

    Carney added that the president would also call on Congress to "take action to improve coordination between the federal government and state and local law enforcement to keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals."

    Members of the 113th Congress introduced 10 bills on Thursday relating to gun violence, most of which came from Democrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership.

    Read more: Report: White House working group considers broad gun-control measures - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room


    Looks Like the Democrats are going to push this issue Despite needing to focus on more important issuse. 10 bills have been introduced since Thursday. Those backing the 2nd Amendment and Weapons Rights. Will All need to come out in force. Pressuring lawmakers and even the press to report this down accurately as the Left will seek to distract over other issues while seeking to go after Weapons.
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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    obama's first term was focused on obama care instead of the economy and now his second term will be focused on gun control instead of the economy. We are sooooo screwed!

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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Looks Like the Democrats are going to push this issue Despite needing to focus on more important issuse. 10 bills have been introduced since Thursday. Those backing the 2nd Amendment and Weapons Rights. Will All need to come out in force. Pressuring lawmakers and even the press to report this down accurately as the Left will seek to distract over other issues while seeking to go after Weapons.
    • I support background checks on all gun purchases
    • I support the White House using retailers and law enforcement agencies to wake up people like Mr. LaPierre for responsible gun ownership.
    • And I especially support putting pressure on Congress to coordinate Federal, state and local law enforcement to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally incompetent.


    And I believe that the American people support logical gun ownership as well.



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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Would you support all L.E.s should have to have a Psychological evaluation to carry a firearm and hold a Job working for Government too? Edit: that would be for every 3 years to keep all psychologicals current.

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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    House Democrats name vice chairs of gun-violence task force

    House Democrats have named the leaders of a new panel designed to fight gun violence.

    The task force, formed in the wake of last month's shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., will be led by lawmakers as diverse as Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), an ardent supporter of gun control; John Dingell (Mich.), a long-time ally of the National Rifle Association; and Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), who was injured in the Tucson shooting that almost killed former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.).

    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), appointed chairman of the panel last month by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said the group's task will be two-fold: "To reduce and prevent gun violence while also protecting the rights of law-abiding individuals without a history of dangerous mental illness to own legitimate firearms for legitimate purposes."

    The other vice chairs are Democratic Reps. Bill Enyart (Ill.), a military veteran; Elizabeth Esty (Conn.), who represents Newtown; Chaka Fattah (Penn.), an advocate of gun-buyback programs; Grace Napolitano (Calif.), a mental-healthcare advocate; Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), who represents the town of Aurora, where a gunman shot 70 people at a movie theater last summer; David Price (N.C.), senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee; Bobby Scott (Va.), senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime; Jackie Speier (Calif.), who was shot during a 1978 trip to investigate the notorious Jonestown cult in South America; and Bennie Thompson (Miss.), the chairman of the Congressional Sportsman’s Caucus, a pro-hunting group.

    The panel says it will meet with gun-violence experts this month and recommend prevention strategies in February.

    President Obama has also formed a gun violence task force in the aftermath of the massacre. Led by Vice President Joe Biden, a long-time supporter of tougher gun laws, the White House panel is expected to release its recommendations this month.

    Meanwhile, at least 10 gun-related bills have already been introduced in the two days the House has been in session in the 113th Congress. Two of those are Republicans bills to ease Second Amendment restrictions, though most are Democratic proposals that would put new limitations on guns or firearm


    Read more: House Democrats name vice chairs of gun-violence task force - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room


    Again.....the Progressives and Liberals are serious this time round! They are going to go after this just like they did with Obamacare. All emotional and touchy feely. Showing the World's Leaders how they react out of Emotions!

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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The White House is reportedly weighing gun-control measures that are broader and more comprehensive than bans on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

    Measures under consideration by a working group led by Vice President Joe Biden include universal background checks for buyers, strengthened mental health examinations and stiffened penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, sources told The Washington Post.

    One source told the newspaper that the White House may try to rally support from gun retailers including Wal-Mart to work around the National Rifle Association.

    The vice president said he would call on the law enforcement officials in the group to help in a legislative push against "everything from cop-killer bullets to type of weapons that should be off the street."

    White House press secretary Jay Carney last month also outlined concrete recommendations the president was expecting from the working group.

    Carney said that in addition to assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips bans, the White House would push a law that required background checks on all gun purchases, even those conducted at gun shows or over the Internet.

    Carney added that the president would also call on Congress to "take action to improve coordination between the federal government and state and local law enforcement to keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals."

    Members of the 113th Congress introduced 10 bills on Thursday relating to gun violence, most of which came from Democrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership.

    Read more: Report: White House working group considers broad gun-control measures - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room


    Looks Like the Democrats are going to push this issue Despite needing to focus on more important issuse. 10 bills have been introduced since Thursday. Those backing the 2nd Amendment and Weapons Rights. Will All need to come out in force. Pressuring lawmakers and even the press to report this down accurately as the Left will seek to distract over other issues while seeking to go after Weapons.
    The guns I have for self protection in my own home are not 'on the street.'
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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    The guns I have for self protection in my own home are not 'on the street.'
    Yeah, you and I know this. Joe Biden says he knows those Types. But he hasn't come out with a list.....Ever!

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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, you and I know this. Joe Biden says he knows those Types. But he hasn't come out with a list.....Ever!
    So does this gun control mean that the Secret Service will be protecting the president and vice president with cans of mace? That is more than they deserve.
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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Many of these bills would require universal NICS record checks for all gun sales/transfers (registration?), which sounds quite logical until you think about that for a minute, or so. This is now required for all FFL dealers, but at a considerable cost (passed onto the gun buyer). In other words, everyone selling a gun would then either be required to be a FFL or use one to "certify" (register?) the sale/transfer of that gun. Just as a pawn shop, or auto dealer, is generally a lousy place to sell a used car, a FFL dealer is not going to (and currently does not) provide this "public service" for free. They demand to make about $30 to $50 simply for doing this paperwork, thus this "reasonable restriction" is, in fact, simply a huge tax on all "private" gun sales, but not going into the federal/state/local treasury, but largely into the pocket of a FFL dealer.
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    Re: Report: White House Working Group Considers BROAD Gun-Control Measures.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    • I support background checks on all gun purchases
    • I support the White House using retailers and law enforcement agencies to wake up people like Mr. LaPierre for responsible gun ownership.
    • And I especially support putting pressure on Congress to coordinate Federal, state and local law enforcement to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally incompetent.


    And I believe that the American people support logical gun ownership as well.



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    Think, before you drink, even Koolaid. You do realize that 90% of gun crime is committed by repeat offenders, those arrested for or convicted of past criminal activity. Please also read my post #9 on this thread.

    Gun Control Restricts Those Least Likely to Commit Violent Crimes: Newsroom: The Independent Institute

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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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