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Posted: 3/13/2011 1:25:08 PM EST
He hates America and he knows exactly what he is doing. He knows he will never be able to implement his vision of America if the citizens continue to be armed. He must get our weapons. Don't think for one second that he is a fool or doesn't know what he is doing.

Obama Pens Op-Ed Calling for Better Gun Sale Background Checks

The Second Amendment and court precedent guarantee an individual's right to bear arms, but improved and expanded background checks are needed to prevent gun violence like the shocking attack in Tucson in January, President Obama wrote in an op-ed Sunday.

Writing in the Arizona Daily Star more than two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, six of whom died, Obama said he's "willing to bet" that responsible gun owners would support laws to "keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few –– dangerous criminals and fugitives, for example –– from getting their hands on" guns.

"Most gun owners know that the word 'commonsense' isn't a code word for 'confiscation," he wrote.

"I'm willing to bet they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas –– that we should check someone's criminal record before he can check out at a gun seller; that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to buy a gun so easily; that there's room for us to have reasonable laws that uphold liberty, ensure citizen safety and are fully compatible with a robust Second Amendment," the president wrote.

Obama wrote in Sunday's op-ed that his administration has not curbed gun rights but, in fact, has expanded them, by letting people carry guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.

But, he said, with more than 27,000 deaths from guns each year –– a number down from its height of more than 39,000 in 1993, more needs to be done to prevent assailants like Tucson suspect Jared Loughner from getting a hold of weapons.

"A man our Army rejected as unfit for service; a man one of our colleges deemed too unstable for studies; a man apparently bent on violence, was able to walk into a store and buy a gun," he lamented.

The president went on that "almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible ... and that's something that gun-safety advocates need to accept."

"Likewise," he added, "advocates for gun owners should accept the awful reality that gun violence affects Americans everywhere, whether on the streets of Chicago or at a supermarket in Tucson.

Obama suggested three areas for reform: enforcement of gun control laws already on the books through better implementation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; rewards for states that keep the best data –– "and therefore do the most to protect our citizens"; and a faster and nimbler network that provides "an instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks to sellers who want to do the right thing."

And while the president acknowledged that some gun owners will never support his call, he argued that weak background checks are bad for police officers, law-abiding citizens and gun sellers.

"If we're serious about keeping guns away from someone who's made up his mind to kill, then we can't allow a situation where a responsible seller denies him a weapon at one store, but he effortlessly buys the same gun someplace else," he wrote, in reference to the "gun show loophole" that gun control advocates say enables people to avoid background checks.



Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:22:49 PM EST
They won't push it now, but will later. And don't ever believe the Republicans and Democrats are not cutting deals. They are planning our very low position in the future, serf!! They go to the same Country clubs, elite schools, and hold the same level positions in the corporate world.
I have seen both Party Elite, there is very little difference. Sure there is more sex in the Democratic party, the Republicans drink more. But they both have their hands out for money.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:27:24 PM EST
The Wind, lotta Junior Reps in the house now that aren't too well liked, and they don't have to desire to be either. I hope they stay that way.......
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:36:34 AM EST
Sounded to me like he said "let's do nothing."
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:21:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nasal_Avenger:
Sounded to me like he said "let's do nothing."


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:01:23 PM EST
How about better background checks for presidents. ID? References? You know the kind of stuff tha Obummer spent 2 million bucks trying to hide.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:03:12 PM EST
and a tour bus in NY overturned killing 15 people...why isnt there any restrictions on the drivers who drive them?....maybe we should restrict high capacity buses
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:16:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By M198155MM:
and a tour bus in NY overturned killing 15 people...why isnt there any restrictions on the drivers who drive them?....maybe we should restrict high capacity buses


Most bus drives are burned out former truck drivers.
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