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Anti gun control petition gets response from Obama
#1
There was a White House Petition that said about no gun control. ALOT of people signed it.

It got a response from the president.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/share-your-tho...ign=safety


Quote:Vice President Biden has been asked to work with members of the Administration, Congress, and the general public to come up with a set of concrete policy proposals by next month -- proposals the President intends to push swiftly. The President asked the Vice President to lead this effort in part because he wrote and passed the 1994 Crime Bill that helped law enforcement bring down the rate of violent crime in America. That bill included the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

As the Vice President's Chief of Staff, I'm going to do everything I can to ensure we run a process that includes perspectives from all sides of the issue, which is why I wanted to respond to your petition myself. Two decades ago, as domestic policy adviser in the Clinton White House, I first worked with Joe Biden as he fought to enact the Crime Bill, the assault weapons ban, and the Brady Bill. I will never forget what a key role the voices of concerned citizens like you played in that vital process.

The President called on Congress to pass important legislation "banning the sale of military-style assault weapons," "banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips," and "requiring background checks before all gun purchases, so that criminals can’t take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at all."

An issue this serious and complex isn't going to be resolved with a single legislative proposal or policy prescription. And let's be clear, any action we take will respect the Second Amendment. As the President said:
"Look, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. This country has a strong tradition of gun ownership that's been handed down from generation to generation. Obviously across the country there are regional differences. There are differences between how people feel in urban areas and rural areas. And the fact is the vast majority of gun owners in America are responsible -- they buy their guns legally and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sport shooting, collection or protection.

But you know what, I am also betting that the majority -- the vast majority -- of responsible, law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. I'm willing to bet that they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas -- that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to get his hands on a military-style assault rifle so easily; that in this age of technology, we should be able to check someone's criminal records before he or she can check out at a gun show; that if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one in Newtown -- or any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across America every day."

The President said it best: "Ultimately if this effort is to succeed it's going to require the help of the American people -- it's going to require all of you. If we're going to change things, it's going to take a wave of Americans -- mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, pastors, law enforcement, mental health professionals -- and, yes, gun owners -- standing up and saying 'enough' on behalf of our kids."
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#2
We should do our best to make sure that criminals and the unstable do not get their hands on guns.

However, banning guns or certain types of guns does not accomplish this.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#3
That statement would almost make sense and be slightly reassuring, had it not come from a Democrat.
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39Flathead;57367 Wrote:That statement would almost make sense and be slightly reassuring, had it not come from a Democrat.

except for this part:

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The President called on Congress to pass important legislation "banning the sale of military-style assault weapons," "banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips," and "requiring background checks before all gun purchases, so that criminals can’t take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at all."
glocke12, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#5
I keep hearing about banning "high capacity magazine clips" Rolleyes and I always wonder about the rationale

"No one should be able to have that much ammunition to shoot before relaoding!"

I point out that it takes a second to reload, that a person can still carry as many magazines as they want, and that a bill like this only makes people feel all warm and fuzzy inside but that it makes zero difference to a criminal.

I find that most people that want a gun ban have no idea what the hell they are talking about and know nothing about guns or why their bans are pointless in stopping criminals.
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#6
I wonder if the USPSA would speak out against a mag limit as it would surely effect the whole Open Class their shooters participate in? When you spend over 5k in just guns and mags, it would suck not to be able to get a new mag if yours falls apart...


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glocke12;57370 Wrote:
39Flathead;57367 Wrote:That statement would almost make sense and be slightly reassuring, had it not come from a Democrat.

except for this part:

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The President called on Congress to pass important legislation "banning the sale of military-style assault weapons," "banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips," and "requiring background checks before all gun purchases, so that criminals can’t take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at all."

That's why I said "almost" Wink
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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