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President to Press his Anti-Gun Agenda "With or Without Congress"
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President to Press his Anti-Gun Agenda "With or Without Congress"
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Posted on January 31, 2014


Last year, in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama gave a State of the Union performance that was filled with theatrical pandering. Seeking to capitalize on that tragedy by exploiting the understandably intense emotions that followed in its wake, the President reiterated his support for increased background checks and bans on common semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, which he referred to as "weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines."

As usual, Obama's remarks were short on evidence to support the efficacy of his proposals. That's because evidence was (and still is) sorely lacking--and experts at Obama's own Justice Department acknowledged that fact, even if the President will not.

In April, the U.S. Senate soundly rejected Obama's gun control agenda, which prompted one political commentator to call the action the "biggest loss" of Obama's presidency.

This year, Obama's State of the Union gun control rhetoric was toned down substantially but was no less disturbing, with the president pledging that he will continue to promote his anti-gun agenda "with or without Congress."

As reported by Reuters.com, Obama said, "I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say 'we are not afraid,' and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools."

What the president is saying, of course, is that he intends to continue flouting the Constitution to force his anti-gun agenda. The president's solution for preventing shootings by deranged perpetrators--a number of whom passed the very background checks he sought to expand last year--is to leverage the full weight of the Oval Office to harass and harry anybody who is associated with firearms through regulations, appointments, international treaties and accords, and by acting through his adoring proxies in the media, academia, and entertainment industry. Perhaps the president feels he's showing strong leadership by threatening to bypass Congress. We suspect that most Americans won't think so.

A new Gallup poll shows that the country's overall dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has increased to 55 percent this year (up from 51 percent last year) but the increase came largely from Americans who say that gun laws are too strict. As reported by the National Journal, this percentage jumped to 16 percent this year, a rate that more than triples the five percent recorded by Gallup last year. Meanwhile, the article reports that the percentage of Americans favoring stricter gun laws fell seven points in 2014, from 38 to 31 percent.

As the Gallup poll concludes, "Americans have become more dissatisfied with gun laws over the past year, but this is attributable to a greater percentage who say gun laws are too strict, rather than not being strict enough. Americans' changing views could set the course for future gun law debates and legislation" (emphasis added).

Thus, the President's single-minded pursuit of gun control may well continue not only "without" Congress but against the express will of a growing segment of the American people.

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For the past year I have seen every single anti-gun law being proposed and not one of them would or will do anything to stop another tragedy from happening. They only restrict the people who will obey the law. 5 rounds, 10 rounds, what's the difference if you're going to break the law anyway by shooting people.

Only the ones that strengthen Mental Illness might do something, maybe, but probably not.
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Tootie;133490 Wrote:For the past year I have seen every single anti-gun law being proposed and not one of them would or will do anything to stop another tragedy from happening. They only restrict the people who will obey the law. 5 rounds, 10 rounds, what's the difference if you're going to break the law anyway by shooting people.

Only the ones that strengthen Mental Illness might do something, maybe, but probably not.

CRIMINALS and the MENTALLY ill will ALWAYS find ways to get guns.Most guns that criminals and mentally get are illegal, stolen from police, etc...so they'll get them. The freedom lovers ARE the enemy of these Marxists leaders in our country. Remember, countries with the strictest gun laws (with the exception of a few) have much higher homicide rates than the USA. Also, criminals always end up getting guns and killing innocent families and citizens.
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Bear in mind the Pres. may issue orders to his operating departments through EOs. He may even set priorities for the use of resources to enforce certain laws.

But he may not use EO to write new law.

So be sure to read any EO he authors very carefully to determine if there is a basis in existing law.
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Brick;133802 Wrote:Bear in mind the Pres. may issue orders to his operating departments through EOs. He may even set priorities for the use of resources to enforce certain laws.

But he may not use EO to write new law.

So be sure to read any EO he authors very carefully to determine if there is a basis in existing law.

He's already doing it with OCare and recess appts ets etc etc. He will try ANYTHING if no one stops him
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Pocketprotector;133807 Wrote:He's already doing it with OCare and recess appts ets etc etc. He will try ANYTHING if no one stops him

There are literally dozens of clauses in the ACA that give the Secretary the authority to make changes to policy. So he might be able to hang his hat on those. The recess appointments are before the courts and the last I heard not appearing well for him.

Stand ready to back any play that must be made against him in Congress or the courts.
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Who is going to hold him accountable if he does write an XO that's violates the constitution?
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streaker69;133829 Wrote:Who is going to hold him accountable if he does write an XO that's violates the constitution?

^ that.
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Philadelphia Patriot;133830 Wrote:
streaker69;133829 Wrote:Who is going to hold him accountable if he does write an XO that's violates the constitution?

^ that.
The correct answer is "We the people" but we know thats not going to happen. Just think what the founding fathers would be thinking about the state of our country for the last 100 years or so. I would bet they would of taken up arms again quite some time ago. JMO.
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