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OBAMA PROPOSES LAWS THAT WOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED SANDY HOOK

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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 16 Jan 2013, 1:16 PM PDT 

In a press conference on gun control laws, President Obama laid out a few specific policy proposals. Not a single one of those proposals would have stopped what happened in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado, or Virginia Tech. Each, however, has been a longtime goal of the anti-gun left:

  • Ban on new assault weapons: Dianne Feinstein tried this in her 1994 signature legislation. In 1999, Columbine occurred. Now, Obama is resurrecting this dead horse knowing full well it will not pass the Senate. The truth is that it shouldn’t – assault weapons are responsible for a tiny minority of all murders with guns in this nation, and mass shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook would not have been stopped had the shooters not had so-called assault weapons. Virginia Tech was perpetrated with handguns.
  • Limits on high-capacity magazines: Of all the left’s proposals, this one makes the least sense. Generation of illegal magazines is a simple process – in fact, people are now able to print plastic magazines at home – and in any case, switching magazines is a simple process requiring no more than three seconds. There is no evidence that any lives would have been saved at any mass shooting by smaller magazines.
  • Expanded background checks for gun purchasers: Of Obama’s proposals, this one has the most public support. The truth is, however, that background checks would not have weeded out any of the mass shooters in the recent past – and that in cases where it would have, laws on the books already should have done the job (see Virginia Tech).
  • Tougher gun trafficking laws: Obama spelled this out in vague terms, so it is unclear what precisely he proposes. The problem was not gun trafficking in any of these cases.


As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says, “nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook. President Obama is targeting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence.”

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blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says, “nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook. President Obama is targeting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence.”

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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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Dog and pony show....dog and pony substituted with children...

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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I think it is really important to think of cause and effect, and not just what can be thought up quickly that sounds good.

Five well-considered ideas could be more effective than 23 that would not have prevented or limited the carnage that actually happened.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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Sad - "human shields" as some have said. It's true.   :(

Quoting rocketracer:

Dog and pony show....dog and pony substituted with children...


LuvmyAiden
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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Those of us who have educated ourselves on this have been screaming this for a WHILE now. Violence in general is the symptom not the cause. Treating the symptom does no good. Like I said earlier trying to cure violence in America by targeting guns is like trying to cure baldness in a cancer patient. Useless wasted effort. Another good one is fixing a flat on a vehicle with no motor. Does no good. Violence with ANY weapon has to be cured from the root and that involves a lot of VERY not pc conversation and things many don't want to hear. Sometimes the truth hurts.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

The Sandy Hook massacre and legislative gun restrictions were the topic of discussion on a local radio talk show today. Callers voiced concerns Obama is unwilling to seriously focus upon the mental illness issue because he rec's millions from the pharmaceutical companies.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:24 PM


Quoting blondekosmic15:

The Sandy Hook massacre and legislative gun restrictions were the topic of discussion on a local radio talk show today. Callers voiced concerns Obama is unwilling to seriously focus upon the mental illness issue because he rec's millions from the pharmaceutical companies.

Interesting..didn't he and/or his wife serve on some hospitals..not sure.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting blondekosmic15:

The Sandy Hook massacre and legislative gun restrictions were the topic of discussion on a local radio talk show today. Callers voiced concerns Obama is unwilling to seriously focus upon the mental illness issue because he rec's millions from the pharmaceutical companies.

Interesting..didn't he and/or his wife serve on some hospitals..not sure.

Michelle did. Some serious problems but I don't recall the details.

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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Playing politics, using kids as a backdrop, all in efforts to not let a crisis go to waste. That's our president. Hardly a leader. 

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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Now, ladies, the children were not merely a backdrop!  Those children wrote letters (all on their own initiative, I'm sure......) and specifically asked him to make this stop, to do what he could, even though making laws is the job of Congress.  They didn't like guns.  So, of course, if that is what the children want, we have a duty to provide that!  And that is why the children were there.

So, next time your dd or ds really really wants a pony, or a rocket, it's OK to get them one!  (Those pesky rules don't apply to YOUR child!!)  Don't be afraid to get your 7 yo his very own motorcycle or car.  A pet elephant?  Don't worry, I'm sure that you can get some kind of help from Obama to help feed it.  Because what the children want is what is most important, and we should not deny them anything!  After all, WE are just the grown-ups, the adults in the room, the parents.  Our only role is to make them feel good, all the time.  It's not like we know what is best, or know what our true rights are. 

(That is my takeaway from the kabuki theater presentation yesterday.)

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