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The President Announces Proposals To Control Gun Violence Will Be READY By January…And He Plans To PUSH Them Into LAW!

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He's more than keeping his word!

He is NOT messing around! Nor should he be!

In the wake of a 20-year-old gunman's massacre of 27 people, 20 of them children, at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama promised the devastated community that "if there is even one thing that we can do" to prevent something like this happening again that "we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try."

And he as ALREADY started doing just that, by announcing today that Vice President Joe Biden will be spearheading a multi-agency group to tackle the problem of widespread gun violence in the country…with proposals ready to be pushed into legislation by JANUARY!

As the President explained:

"This is not some Washington commission. This is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. This is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now."

Furthermore, he proclaimed that the complexities of gun law legislation "can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing," and that the people of this country need "access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun." He also urged us all to get ready to examine our "culture that all to often glorifies guns and violence…and any actions that we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts."

Just incredible - and VERY necessary - news!

And POTUS is not alone!

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is already moving to reinstate the state's assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, while White House spokesman Jay Carney elaborated on Obama's plans, which include closing "the so-called gun show loophole which allows people to buy weapons without going through the background checks that are standard when you purchase [in retail]."

And U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also agreed:

"There's a range of things we need to do, [with proposals from individuals] aren't always thought of in the law enforcmeent sphere [including the departments of Education and Health and Human Services]."

Sadly, it shouldn't have to take such an Earth shattering tragedy such as the one the poor community of Newtown has had to endure for policies like this to finally be recognized, but we're comforted to know that so many key players in the political process are refusing to let the memories of those poor people lost be tarnished by not doing everything they can to ensure that something this monstrous EVER happens again.

May they all R.I.P.

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40 comments to “The President Announces Proposals To Control Gun Violence Will Be READY By January…And He Plans To PUSH Them Into LAW!”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


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    Tim McVeigh killed 165 people, including 15 kids without a shot fire. Our government approved the Fast and Furious program, which killed countless people. A ban won't stop murder, on the other hand look at what happend at the Hobbit shooting. An off duty officer dropped the suspect with a single round to the chest. Though again, way to go ignoring all the students stabbed in China the same day the CT massacre took place. People don't need guns to harm and murder.



  2. 2

    Exactly! Control Gun Violence! Not your right to own a gun if you are a law abiding citizen.



  3. 3

    When will Americans understant that the second amendment allows for people owning guns ONLY in the context of a milicia ? When ? When ? Are people so illiterate that they can't even make sense out of a couple of sentences ?



  4. 4

    I really don't get why so many Americans are so afraid of gun control. It is not gun banning, just a few measures to reduce the staggering number of gun deaths. Think of it like speed limits - sure tons of people still die due to excess speed, but can you imagine how many deaths there would be if there were no speed limits at all? If you really think that guns are not a problem - you are in serious denial.

  5. Barbie says – reply to this


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    Agreed, why are people failing to see how vulnerable we will be as a people, if we give up our guns. The 2nd Amendment was written to protect us from tyranny, our own government included!!

    In creating the 2nd Amendment, the Founders — through James Madison‘s pen — took their cue from the British Bill of Rights (1689) which recognized that an unarmed populace could not protect its rights, liberty, and economic welfare against a king backed by a standing army, and so it allowed for an armed populace.



  6. 6

    Agreed, why are people failing to see how vulnerable we will be as a people, if we give up our guns. The 2nd Amendment was written to protect us from tyranny, our own government included!!

    In creating the 2nd Amendment, the Founders — through James Madison‘s pen — took their cue from the British Bill of Rights (1689) which recognized that an unarmed populace could not protect its rights, liberty, and economic welfare against a king backed by a standing army, and so it allowed for an armed populace.



  7. 7

    Agreed, why are people failing to see how vulnerable we will be as a people, if we give up our guns. The 2nd Amendment was written to protect us from tyranny, our own government included!!
    In creating the 2nd Amendment, the Founders — through James Madison‘s pen — took their cue from the British Bill of Rights (1689) which recognized that an unarmed populace could not protect its rights, liberty, and economic welfare against a king backed by a standing army, and so it allowed for an armed populace.



  8. 8

    Perez, I don't think you realize that this is much different than "Gun Control".



  9. 9

    while obama talks about taking our 2nd amendment rights he and holder armed mexican drug cartels with the same weapons he is attempting to ban here. hundreds have been murdered with obamaguns including MIss Mexico has now been murdered with an obamagun. don't be stupid people the 2nd amendment insures the government can't run over the top of us, its the way the founders wanted it. the founders knew that without the 2nd amendment America would become a dictatorship. The founders gave us the 2nd amendment not to save us from each other but to protect us from our own GOVERNMENT. do not give your rights away.



  10. 10

    Re: overthere – why don't you try reading the Constitution



  11. 11

    Re: rosebud99 – you are the type of person the Constitution protects us from.

  12. philipp says – reply to this


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    That is exactly the problem.You rather have little children&adults killed that giving up personal freedom and to leave the 2nd amendment behind.I just can tell you one thing.If this was one of your children who got murdered you would think totally different.But as that is not the case you behave ignorant.You not facing reality.Ok lets have some more happenings like that.
    Again and over again.Remember,,bowling for columbine”? I guess not.The world has come to an end.



  13. 13

    Re: Barbie – You are part of the problem.



  14. 14

    Re: shaygirl1309 – You mean law abiding citizens?



  15. 15

    Re: shaygirl1309 – You should read it. But then… one has to be ABLE to read.

  16. Fergie_beat_Marios_Ass says – reply to this


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    911- Box cutters were the weapon of choice because they knew the passengers were unarmed and box cutters would be easy to get on board. If 1 person on each plane had been armed 911 would have never happened. Oklahoma bombing- Last I heard Making/possessing a bomb was illegal. You see they will always find a way.

    So we ban guns. I bet all the criminals/would be criminals all run right down and turn theirs all in. Just something else that will be smuggled into the country. And do you really think the crooks won't start/continue manufacturing their own or breaking into armories.

    The main reason legal gun owners fight gun control is they know the opposition will never be happy until the get their way 100% with no compromise. So every law they pass is just a small not so noticed step closer to getting what they want.

    That's my opinion and it was fire arms that gave me the right to express it.

    Mario is such a Hypocrite. A SOURCE tells me he started carrying a gun the day after his PEP beat down and still carrys it to this day. Thats how liberals role. Laws are fo others.



  17. 17

    Because disarming the law abiding citizen is the right thing to do. That's exactly what Hitler & Stalin did…

    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    ~George Washington

  18. tru U says – reply to this


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    I can't imagine the NRA and Republican won't veto this bill.

  19. Chanoc says – reply to this


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    Re: rosebud99 – because measures have already been placed and oh… guess what none of them have worked. What needs to be dealt with is the root of the problem, people! Stop making this about gun and focus on the real problem.

  20. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    "PUSH" is the operative word with this President. Even if no one in the country (except Nancy Pelosi) wants the laws and regulations he pushes into law.



  21. 21

    Re: Chanoc – The problem is definitely more than just guns, I agree. There are also mental health issues, violence as entertainment, and emergency preparedness. But doing some background checks on people who want guns is not going to deprive anyone of their rights, and it may save a few lives.

  22. aj says – reply to this


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    Re: overthere – The 2nd Amendmant states: "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". Please notice the commas and tell me where it states ONLY militia have the rights to bear arms? I guess you need to beable to read to do that.



  23. 23

    WoW! Did anyone see all the guns in the U.S from buybacks in just 3 cities after Sandy Hook?? NJ alone broke a record of over 1 thousand guns :O Idk if we could add links but here goes

  24. Boo says – reply to this


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    As far as gun control measures, they worked in the CT. case. Lanza tried to legally buy a gun and was told no. See, gun control worked. It was only then that he killed his mother and took hers. No one seems to remember this.



  25. 25

    Re: bluephoenix – Um I'm pretty sure what George Washington was referring to was MUSKETS. certainly the founding fathers never intended for random private citizens to be running around with weapons of mass destuction like the ones used in all of these murders.
    NOBODY needs assault weapons which were designed solely for military use in Afghanistan with these high capacity clips to hunt or fulfill their sick fetishes with.
    dang you teabaggers really are self centered paranoid assholes.



  26. 26

    well well well this has to be some kind of diversion to some secret nuclear thing why else would it all appear now.. this will send the gun crazys into a uproar



  27. 27

    yes im sure u all need ak47 in ur wardrobe god bless the usa

  28. Marlon Meadows says – reply to this


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    This is not about guns!! Please watch the following video in regards to this very important and alarming issue! YOUTUBE: Connecticut Shooting - A Very Important Message. The video is approximately 4:05 long. Please take the time and if you agree, please share this the video! Thank you, Much Love.



  29. 29

    Barry, shut your fucking pie hole and start fixing our economy. You were re-elected with the hope that you would create jobs & get the economy back to normal. No one cares about you trampling on the 2nd amendment

  30. Mr Pete says – reply to this


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    It's all Bull Shit
    There re more than enough laws on the books to protect people, if the laws on the books were enforced
    Chicago has the toughest gun laws of any city, and on the averge ten people a week are killed in Chicago by guns
    PS
    Picking VP Joe, that will be good for a few laughs

  31. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Re: blackviolet – my gun has saved my life. Bottom line until he gets the street guns, blackmarket guns, the unregistered. HE WILL NOT GET MINE

  32. kandycane says – reply to this


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    Re: Mr Pete – well said. If this president is looking hated and hated fast

  33. caravaggio_revolution! says – reply to this


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    Buy guns now. If you do not, you won't be able to in the future. Period. Its simple. And this is not because the government is coming for your guns, its simply that availability will dry up. The government wants civil war in terms of left and right in America. I BELIEVE that the true civil war will rise in the Democratic party, and quite possibly over this gun issue, as things get far worse in all arenas of life in the western world in the coming years. $1.5 Quadrillion of Derivatives debt cannot be paid back. It is by design folks. That is 15 times the entire Global GDP! Look at your your 'posh' leadership and listen and interpret more carefully the words they write and make you repeat, as you are only a 'repeater'.

  34. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Why do I think this is all about signing on to the the U.N. gun treaties?

  35. Blair says – reply to this


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    I'm happy the President didn't only focus on guns. He also talked about safety in schools and how we deal with people with mental illnesses. I think this problem is about a lot more than just guns. Like he said this law will not end ALL gun violence but that's not an excuse to do absolutely nothing.

  36. fancypants66 says – reply to this


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    Gun control is an issue. A huge issue. But start with the basics… in schools, there needs to be a metal detector and a cop at the front doors, and all the other doors in the school need to be locked. Simple fact. Not that this will stop the killings in malls, theaters, etc., but it definitely needs to take place in all schools. Also — putting Biden in charge of this is a joke. What is Obama thinking? Well — he has a lot of other issues to take care of in early 2013. So he will pass this one on to his 'right hand man'. There ya go… way to solve a problem. I hate Biden - he is an idiot…

  37. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Re: kandycane – Thanks, I am fortunate that I have never had to defend my life, but if I did I would shoot to kill (less damages to pay if you get sued).
    And no, the government is not taking away my Brownings.



  38. 38

    Re: kandycane – Not really the point now is it. Nobody needs an assault weapon which was designed for combat that can mow down a room full of people in 30 seconds to protect themselves with. If you insist that you do then you're an asshole.



  39. 39

    You can't ban "assault rifles" because that term is incorrectly used. An assault rifle has to be capable of fully automatic. So they must be referring to high capacity semi-automatic weapons. Doing so they would have to ban ALL semi-automatic weapons. Or just stick with a magazine limit ban (no round limit past 10) even with this in place people will still commit crimes. Unless they round them all up theres 250+ million guns that would fit the description of w/e they are wanting to do away with that they cannot touch. People will use any type of gun they can. Even a single shot rifle if they have to.



  40. 40

    it's very bizarre to me that everytime guns are used to kill people, American's think the solution is more guns. If people were driving to fast and killing people all the time, would you try to push out more cars assuming that would fix the problem? look, this isn't about banning guns, it's about more responsibility to own them. The people who wrote the constitution would have meant you could have a musket or rifle to protect your land. that was back before lunatics thought mass murder made them "cool". I can't imagine that anyone who came back to life from the time this was written would want the kind of weapons available now to be in the average Joe's hands. of course someone can kill people in other ways, but it's a lot more difficult. Bombers are being used as an example, but really how many mass bombings do you hear of compared to shootings? it's a ridiculous comparison. Guns were designed with only one purpose, and that is to kill.

    but you know what, keep arming the population. I've yet to hear of one story where a gun has saved people from a mass shooting, but every week you hear of one being responsible for the deaths. And as for the argument that criminals will still find a way to get guns - that may be true. This isn't about eradicating them, it's about having less available. Do you really think that twitchy, geeky, fucked up loaner from Sandy Hook would have had the street cred to buy a gun from someone underground?