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Freaking Obama oughta be ashamed of himself!!!

Using the tragedy that happened in Newtown Connecticut for his political agenda. The governor in Connecticut already signed into state law one of the nationโ€™s strictest firearms restrictions. What part of "Shall not in infringed" does he not understand?? Its up to the individual states to make its own laws when dealing with gun control and other various laws such as needing ID to vote. Since he seems to be so hip on having stricter gun control, why doesn't he start with his hometown of Chicago? A city that comes in dead last for federal gun prosecutions? How many times does someone have to beat the dead horse before they realize its dead? Bad guys do not care. You can do all the background checks you want to do a million times over, but if a person wasn't caught and convicted of a crime, how is that gun store owner gonna know he is selling that handgun to a stalker who is going to take it and kill the person that they are obsessing on? Or the paranoid schizophrenic who was never in court and was deemed mentally incompetent. The drug dealer who by some miracle was never caught.

If a person's fingerprints are not in the system, the gun store owner and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT will assume that person is a law abiding citizen, and they will be allowed to purchase a firearm. And if the person's prints are in the system and they will not be allowed to purchase a gun, so they will break into a gun store and steal the guns, buy a gun from a gun runner from a drug cartel in Mexico who perhaps got them from our own ATF, (sorry had to throw that one, or hit a person who is already armed legally over the head and grab the gun. There are so so many different ways in which to obtain a gun if a bad guy wants one bad enough.

The federal government needs to deal with MUCH more important issues like the nuclear threat with the nutjob in North Korea, and the pesky little billion dollar deficit problem. Cause as it stands now, the debt-to-GDP ratio is above the critical 90% benchmark, it's more likely our creditors will get antsy and start to demand their money back. This is exactly what happened to create the eurozone debt crisis.

Now don't get the panties all in a twist, and I am not saying the gun control issues are not important, because they are, but it should be up to the individual states to enforce the current gun laws they have (Chicago), or make new ones up. The government needs to butt out and let the states handle it own business in any manner they choose to. We all are independent people who can think for ourselves, and we do not need our government telling us what to, and how to do it.

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Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:35 AM on Apr. 9, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • well sometimes states don't do what's right. Here in Utah they tried to pass where EVERYONE can carry a gun without a gun permit. Of coarse it isn't allowed to be loaded and needs to be concealed, those who want a loaded gun and unconcealed would need to get the permit but do you really think people would follow it? Our state would allow anyone criminal or not to buy a gun, no background checks, no finger prints. They buy a gun legally. The governor vetoed it after it passed though, so that dumbass has some sense in mind.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:23 AM on Apr. 9, 2013

  • A lot of people in our government should be ashamed of themselves. Voters have to take ownership of their decisions too.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:34 AM on Apr. 9, 2013

  • I think the point is that it is not up to the President or another state to decide things like this in any other state. That is what shall not infringe upon the rights of the states means. Another state does not have to like it.

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:29 AM on Apr. 9, 2013

  • I think using the Connecticut tragedy to further a political agenda is just adding insult to injury for those poor bereft parents.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:58 PM on Apr. 9, 2013

  • and the responses to Obama's push to limit guns is just as bad. like the town in Alabama (or is it Georgia?) that made it mandatory for everyone to be armed. Obama using a tragedy to push for tight gun laws that he wanted long before the tragedy is sickening. the "oh we'll show him!" mentality of the states that are making it easier to own guns is just as sad.

    im tired of all politicians focusing on stupid shit instead of the stuff that needs to be done. my state (OK) just wasted time passing a resolution to support DOMA...cause they think its going to somehow sway the SCOTUS. North Dakorta just passed a law that basically makes it illegal to get an abortion. there are so many more important things going on, yet the leaders of our country are so busy worrying about stupid shit that nothing important is getting done!

    Answer by okmanders at 2:16 PM on Apr. 9, 2013

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