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Blog: President Obama's Gun Control Speech

A statement for President Obama's position on gun control.

This morning President Obama clearly outlined his and the Administrations position on gun control. The time has finally come to initiate controls on the weapons that have no use except to kill people. Assault weapons belong in the military not in the hands of civilians. Laws banning these weapons, high capacity clips and mandatory background checks on all gun sales must be implemented. The Supreme Court has already ruled that these measures are not a violation of the Second Ammendment and will not restrict the ownership of hand guns, rifles for hunting or guns for personal protection.

I urge everyone to contact their members of the Senate and Congress to request they support the President's proposed ban on these awful weapons.  

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Bill C. January 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I like the gun tracking part, I mean his Justice Department did such a great job doing it when arming Mexican Drug Cartels. That Obama used kids to make this speech was inappropriate but expected. He going to have every law officer go through a background check? How about all the Secret Service men and women tasked with protecting him and other politicians? Are these efforts truly going to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys, of course not. Anyone who thinks so is crazy ( need a background check on those types). Mass murders like in Newtown make up less than 1% of murders. The inner city kids in this country get slaughtered daily, mostly by other inner city kids and young adults and this president and his lackeys needed a shooting out of those war zones to come up with this decision? You people who voted for him and think he truly cares for you, how wrong you are.
David Chess January 17, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Bill C. Kindly expain what you are afraid of and why you think assault weapons are necessary or didn't FOX cover that part tonight? By the way do you really think Police, the Secret Service and other law enforcement officers don't go through a background check?
Bill C. January 17, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Knowing a whole lot more than you about background checks I know they undergo them, nice try at being witty. What I was speaking to was off duty officers purchasing them privately, will there be another cost associated with further checks for them based on Obama's wants. Your tired worn out line about Fox shows you're not a very bright guy David. Same old leftist stupidity in thinking people like me get our information from one source. Is that what you do? Your answer in fact lacks any real type of thinking when it comes to what I said, why am I not surprised? Nothing about the Justice Departments failure regarding Fast and Furious, nothing about Obama using children as props, nothing about how little mass murders make up the total gunfire deaths in this country every year or my inner city comments. In fact the Brady Campaign to reduce gun violence gave Obama an "F" in 2010 at least. Before answering your question on assault weapons why don't you explain to me what you think an assault weapon is. As for being afraid, I'm going to guess that unlike you I know more about the criminal community and how they operate than you and know how to protect me and mine from them if they make the mistake of by some chance showing up with bad intent where we're at. Being well prepared makes sense in these days and times and I am so it's not about fright, if you're not prepared than you're a fool.
David Chess January 18, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Bill C. I don't know why I am taking the time to respond to you because I know it is a waste of time. However in case you don't know, the Russians aren't coming, nor is anyone else including the Federal Government. Therefore there is no need for military assault type weapons or high capacity clips for civilian use. You can sleep at night knowing you are safe becasue we have a the worlds best military to protect us. As to personal safety should a person feel the need to protect themselves than under our Second Amendment you can be safe with hand guns and rifles or shotguns. These guns are perfect for self protection where an assault weapon would be of no use except to fire multiple rounds in a combat situation. I happen to have guns and CCW permit to go along with them and I am not worried about them ever being taken away. Face the facts Guns and assault weapons are easier to buy than a six pack of beer. Does that really make sense to you?
Bill C. January 18, 2013 at 05:00 PM
You're right, it was a waste of time, be happy in your ignorance.
gsuburban January 26, 2013 at 07:39 PM
I agree. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGaDAThOHhA&feature=share
gsuburban January 26, 2013 at 07:45 PM
David, I'm afraid of criminals breaking into my property and harming my health or life while they take things from me. You haven't got a clue and have no idea how thin the line is when put into that position while unarmed. You choose not to be armed, fine. Don't tell the rest of us how to stay protected. Back ground check? What a waste of time. No idiot is going to buy a "gun" that will have his name on it to use in a crime(s). Same goes for ammunition. People are so comfortable they have no idea how quickly shit can hit the fan when unarmed. "Assault" gun does not exist by definition. All the politicians and media have created that spin term.
gsuburban January 26, 2013 at 07:56 PM
David Chess, are you really that uninformed? Choice of arms shouldn't be regulated. You apparently agree that 5 or even 10 dead children is okay (only 5 or ten round magazines)? Guns, magazines and types have nothing to do with the killings. Did you know murder is also illegal? Did you know theft is also illegal? How about trespassing or driving while unlicensed? Did that stop the shooter? Did you know these kind of events are less that .05 percent of the total deaths ? I vote to ban certain types of automobiles since there's a few models out there that seem to be killing pedestrians and groups of people. I hardly believe that's going to save the next pedestrian with a jerk driving an "approved" auto.

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