The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not be seeking new gun control laws in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. But press secretary Jay Carney said Obama would try to find ways to work around the "stalemate" in Congress to keep firearms out of the wrong hands
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If guns cause crime, all mine are defective- Ted Nugent
"I never in my life seen a Kentuckian without a gun..."-Andrew Jackson
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined."-Patrick Henry; speaking of protecting the rights of an armed citizenry.
Agreed. We had "Tricky Dick," the "Slick Willy." Now we have "Teflonobama." He's committed several high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of impeachment, yet he remains unimpeached. If Republicans held both the House and Senate by a decent margin, he'd have been kicked out long ago.It would be Political suicide to come out 3 months before an election and say you wanted more Gun control. But he has said it, just not where mainstream can hear.
We need to quietly remind The People that the term "firearms" as used in the Second Amendment apply equally to, and make no distinction between, long guns and handguns.A guy in another thread said that the majority would not support our right to openly carry a Long gun...
I think the current rate is 53% of all households have a firearm. That was the 2010 census, though, and with Obama in office, no doubt that number has increased somewhat.but he forgets that there are 100,000,000 confessed firearm owners. Let's add the people who live in a house with a firearm, and that number would go up significantly.
Agreed!We can also add to this the number of people who have recently returned to a libertarian stance, and I believe the majority would support our right to carry a Long gun just because it is a right that the government is not supposed to take away.
Agreed! Neither will I.The modern day government wants to control every aspect of our life. When Obama said we don't do anything on our own, that someone else (government) has done it for us, everyone should have opened their eyes, and a great deal of people have. Our current administration wants to turn this country into a Totalitarian Socialist state just like North Korea, and I for one will not allow that to happen.
I saw people in Egypt & Syria with AK-47s ... the guns Obamalama want to prohibit ~ and these 2 countries are worse on personal liberties than the US? Hummmm. Not in the area of gun control obviously!
Per the OP link:
So, the White House is acknowledging that Legislation, and Firearm Laws are not the only only solution. I wonder if they are speaking to Economic factors, Cultural factors.Asked about reporting that suggests that the Colorado shooter violated no laws, and how even tighter background checks would prevent a similar tragedy in the future, Carney replied: "I don't think the President ever suggested that the background check can stop every crime from occurring in America, even one as heinous as this."
"But we do need to take a broader look at what we can do to reduce violence in America," he said. "And it requires a multi-faceted approach that looks at this problem from a variety of angles, and that's not just legislative and it's not just about gun laws."
I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...