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Right-wing reacts badly to Obama’s gun proposals

To the surprise of no one, conservative responses to Obama's gun proposals have ranged from skeptical to vitriolic

The right-wing has offered a range of reactions to President Obama’s unveiling of a broad gun control plan – including signing 23 executive orders – and unsurprisingly, they were unenthusiastic at best.

Speaking on Mike Huckabee’s radio show, NRA President David Keene accused President Obama of “using our children to pursue an ideological anti-gun agenda,” arguing to guest host J.D. Hayworth that some of the proposals are just a “fig leaf to cover his real agenda, which is to go after guns.”

“Make no mistake about it: Overall, this is an anti-gun agenda pushed by an Administration that is a committed anti-gun administration,” Keene said.

Earlier Wednesday, the NRA’s executive Vice President called opposition to the proposals the “fight of the century,” adding: “It’s not about protecting your children. It’s not about stopping crime. It’s about banning your guns … PERIOD!”

Other conservative lawmakers argued that Obama’s proposals would not have stopped the Sandy Hook shootings.

“Nothing the President is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a statement. “President Obama is targeting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence.”

“The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there,” said Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas., in a statement.

And, of course, conservatives on Twitter were either dismissive or vitriolic:

As the Washington Post reports, John Boehner has been cagey so far on whether or not he supports the President’s proposals:

Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), said Tuesday that House committees of jurisdiction will review the president’s recommendations. “And if the Senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that,” Steel said.

But some Republicans have vowed to take action to block White House efforts, including impeachment. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., was asked a question about Texas Rep. Steve Stockman’s threat to file articles of impeachment in an interview with the Shark Tank. “All options should be on the table,” Radel replied, the Daily Caller reports.

At the state level, a number of Republicans are pushing bills that would prohibit federal gun laws from being enforced in the state. Republican legislators in Texas, Wyoming and Utah are mulling this type of legislation, in some cases considering making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, R, wrote to his Lieutenant Governor and the state’s House Speaker asking for legislation to make any ”unconstitutional order” on gun policy “illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state and local law enforcement.”

And conservative gadfly Larry Klayman, through his right-wing legal group FreedomWatch, filed a lawsuit this week over what he argues were illegal meetings between Joe Biden’s gun violence task force and lobbyists: “President Obama and Vice President Biden have thumbed their nose at the law and instead been holding closed door meetings with special interest lobbyists on both sides of the issue,” Klayman said in a statement, the Hill reports. “The American people, whose rights to gun ownership stem from colonial times and are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, are being illegally shut out of the process.”

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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Not directly, just implied (SEE BELOW IN RED), as usual.  Obvious there is no discussion with you when you do that.  Whatever...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

I called you a name?

Nope


Quoting jcribb16:

Whatever...  you know everything including how to name call.  Buh bye...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

No, it's not but the right wing loons will say that



Reagan was in favor



And Scalia upheld as constitutional







Quoting jcribb16:

Outright ban on all guns?  It's coming, step by step..



sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Again, if you personalize a general statement I can't help that

I have my opinion

Deal


Quoting jcribb16:

Not directly, just implied (SEE BELOW IN RED), as usual.  Obvious there is no discussion with you when you do that.  Whatever...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

I called you a name?



Nope




Quoting jcribb16:

Whatever...  you know everything including how to name call.  Buh bye...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

No, it's not but the right wing loons will say that





Reagan was in favor





And Scalia upheld as constitutional











Quoting jcribb16:

Outright ban on all guns?  It's coming, step by step..



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imamomzilla
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM
3 moms liked this

IGNORE her troll y games. Not worth the aggravation.

How you feeling, Hon? good to see you.((((HUGS))))

Quoting jcribb16:

Not directly, just implied (SEE BELOW IN RED), as usual.  Obvious there is no discussion with you when you do that.  Whatever...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

I called you a name?

Nope


Quoting jcribb16:

Whatever...  you know everything including how to name call.  Buh bye...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

No, it's not but the right wing loons will say that



Reagan was in favor



And Scalia upheld as constitutional







Quoting jcribb16:

Outright ban on all guns?  It's coming, step by step..




Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

The majority agree with Obama in terms of assault rifles, mandatory background checks and preventing the mentally ill from getting weapons-

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM
4 moms liked this

Just ignore her.... She is like a broken record - always jumping to name calling and especially likes to use "Right Wing" then claims she is not referring to republicans but refuses to define who it is she is lumping into the "loon" category. 

Quoting jcribb16:

Not directly, just implied (SEE BELOW IN RED), as usual.  Obvious there is no discussion with you when you do that.  Whatever...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

I called you a name?

Nope


Quoting jcribb16:

Whatever...  you know everything including how to name call.  Buh bye...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

No, it's not but the right wing loons will say that



Reagan was in favor



And Scalia upheld as constitutional







Quoting jcribb16:

Outright ban on all guns?  It's coming, step by step..




Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM


Quoting rccmom:


Quoting jcrew6:


Other conservative lawmakers argued that Obama’s proposals would not have stopped the Sandy Hook shootings.


Which exec order would have stopped the Sandy Hook incident? 

I don't think it would have stopped it. Everyone is looking for the magic fix, from laws to armed security in all schools. We need to address the culture, not arm school personnel, and not pass a lot of laws to just make us feel good.    

Indeed.

Friday
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM


Quoting SallyMJ:

So disappointment is "freaking out"?

I thought liberals were reasonable, intelligent, tolerant people.

This sounds like childish name-calling on the playground.

"You're stupid!"

"No, YOU'RE stupid!"

Right up there with the constant generalizations about what Liberals think or believe. Are all Conservatives identical?

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

masonmomma
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Aside from guns or not. So none of you have a problem with your PRIVATE medical records being on your background checks? Everyone wants to help those with mental illnesses but do you not see how this HURTS them? Do you not see how some of these will do nothing for gun control and only make peoples lives more difficult?
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blues_pagan
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I have no issue with the current 23 executive orders he just signed off on.  I do however have some issue with the assualt weapons ban being re-proposed after it ended in 94.  That weapons ban proved to be ineffective and only really hurts new guns froms being manufactured.  I think that the background and mental health checks, the CDC researching the psychology behind gun violence and even a high capacity magazine limit (allowing anywhere from 10-20) regulation I think that this will get us on a better track towards fixing some issues.

We could add to it that if you commit a crime using a gun then you will face 2 different charges, one for the crime you committed and two for committing that crime while in possession of a weapon.  Each crime gets sentences seperately (so if you get 10 years for burglary you get an extra 10 tacked on for assaulted burglary for a total of 20 years).  Make the penalty worse than the incentive to even commit a crime.

motherslove82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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No leader who has disarmed his people stepped up to a microphone and said "I plan to take away all of your weapons". The did it slowly (have you ever heard the story about how you boil a live frog?). Someone posted all of his executive orders earlier. I was surprised that most of them had to do with gun control. Many were vague and opened to interpretation.

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