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    Disagree. He is refusing to let this fade into another news story that fades so easily from memory. Well done, Obama.
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    @Graywatergirl I'm not in favor of banning guns. But I give Obama credit. He's doing and saying what he thinks is the right thing to do.
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    @jessejaymes He's right. Something 'does' need to happen. I'm not necessarily in favor of banning guns either, but we have to address this issue. How many shootings have now just faded away to memory, only to have it happen again a month or two later? Its ridiculous.
    I seriously think mental health needs looking at. The idea that its no more than voodoo or witchcraft needs to go away. We've come a long way from the early centuries outlook, but we have a long long way to go.
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    @Fishbone345 I don't know what the answer is. I know that guns will continue to be with us under one set of conditions or another. I expect the NRA is going to have less and less influence as people become angrier and angrier at our culture of violence. I don't think a damn thing will be done about mental health. I don't see that money happening in D.C.. I don't think we can afford for it to at the moment. What I believe will be the end result is that they will ban large clips, drums and so on and everyone will hope and some kid will tape clips together and kill 22 instead of 27. And not much will change. Now I know that reads unsympathetic, pessimistic and cynical. I am sympathetic but I don;t know what could ever be done to stop this kind of a shooting and I don't think in the end that this one is the one that turns America. Not yet.
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    If he centered his efforts on stopping the brainwashing our children are suffering that causes 99% of these tragedies,, then I would agree with him. You can not stop insanity unless you stop the brainwashing the schools and the media and the 'action games' and such are doing unless you address it at the budd of the problem. Let the childred live lives without the pressures of todays teachings. STOP the sales of the 'kill kill kill' action games where it is made 'normal' to shoot or blow up advisaries. Young minds are like sponges and when they are manipulated the absorbe the wrong things or else short circuit when pressured too harshly.. I say PEOPLE, FIRST CHANGE THE BEGINNING BEFORE YOU TRY TO CHANGE THE END....
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    As Obama being our president I felt like he was very composed and well versed. Not that any legislation will pass due to this but it was very moving, and this is Obama at his best.
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    I'll bet you believe reality shows are unrehearsed too. Of course he was at his best--his incomparable acting ability has continued to fool millions.....
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    @Bonnie_Blue
    I can't decide whether to be amused or frightened by peoples naivete. I kinda feel like Obama would display a TRUE sense of mourning by omitting his political agenda. It seems sorta like saying "I'm sorry if you think I punched you. I sure wish you hadn't hit my fist with your face".
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    For the liberals out there that don't know what this guy is talking about he is refuring to the fast and furious. The fast and furious is where the government smuggled guns into Mexico to the Mexican cartels. So that your great president can say that guns are gettn out of hand and Into other country. Then it would easier to ban guns. I'm with this guy. Impeach Obama!
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    My reaction? I'm afraid he'll start trying to ban assault weapons, thus preventing good, law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. If I live in a crime overrun neighborhood, which by the way will be more common under Obamanomics, I'd want to have a good gun to protect my family.

    The President was very careful not to mention what he meant by "change", as many people think that the gun control policies we know he will pursue, will increase fatalities, not decrease them. Also, I'm mad at Obama for making this a federal issue. America is looking more and more like it will become either The People's Republic of America or The United States Socialist Republic (USSR).
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    Barbara Feinstein has announced she will introduce legislation the first week of January to ban the sale, purchase, transfer and ownership of 'assault-type' weapons.
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    @Politicskid
    I agree and as you said this tragic incident will likely provide the impetus to pass misguided legislation. Unfortunately, fear and anger can be powerful influential tools for enactment of laws which bring about contradicting consequences.
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    why do you need assualt weapons to protect yourself?

    I mean, a pistal or a hunting gun would do the trick and they are more legal.
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    @Starsplash
    I will not presume to speak for others, but to answer your question--you don't. But it's really a moot point. Pistols (not revolvers) are semi-automatic, so they are just as capable of firing multiple rounds rapidly. They may not be as accurate at long distances but most mass murders are done at short distances. Personally, I believe a ban will accomplish nothing and I have no intention of forfeiting my right to protect myself or hunt game. IT"S NOT THE GUNS!!!
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    Americans are FED UP with idea's from liberal leftists, They are certainly the cause and not the solution here.
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    Actually both the polls and the last elections show that the public is fed up with conservative righties. You guys want to outlaw abortion, lower taxes for billionaires, invade Iran, cut off unemployment benefits, cut social security, raise medicare eligibility age, etc. The polls show the American people disagree with you on pretty much all the issues.
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    "Americans are FED UP with idea's from liberal leftists"
    Yes, they certainly said as much at the polls this last election. And the Republican Primaries where the Conservative (Santorum) got his a55 handed to him by the guy that was Obama's Republican duplicate.
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    @PNWest
    Actually the polls show that America is split, and each of these issues drives a further wedge to crack that split wide open.

    I'll say it outright. Obama is not an American, no matter where he was born. Anyone who works against the Constitution is not American. If you don't like the Constitution, then you need to find yourself another name, and start your own government.
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    @TeresaJ No the polls show that Americans favor the left's position on all of those issues. Yes each of these issues is a wedge issue. Both side use them. Your point?

    As for Obama.....Who died and left you in charge of determining that the President of the United States is not an American?

    And finally...... "If you don't like the Constitution, then you need to find yourself another name, and start your own government. " - Why don't you take your own advice?
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    yes the speech was very moving.It was very sad for anyone involved with the tragedy so what is his next agenda to remove guns from citizens when there are illegal guns everywhere.what can be done about it? You glorify rap artist and violent video games.You took God out of the schools we cannot offend athiest but they can offend us.We can't say Merry Christmas.Why did this woman have war gun in the home with a mentally ill son?
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    When was god put into school? You must have forgotten the Bellamy Salute and all of that crap. god didn't get put into the US's structure, until after the wireless communication's infrastructure was underway. It had nothing to do with an almighty. The only thing politicizing Christianity extremism did was gain the US an enemy called "Islam". Furthermore, they only did it because integration was coming. Other than that, in America, the only time we acknowledge god is on The fourth Of July, when we shoot a few more bullets at him, since we've declared our independence from his rule in 1776. And on the first of the year, we shoot at him, again, to say, " POS, the US hasn't completely failed, yet!" Be for real, for once in your lifetime, America just started out wrong and fixing it will probably be met with White opposition.
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    That's all he knows how to say is "change" but he rarely goes beyond that and when he does it's no good or it looses in votes.
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    He is full of it, just because he wants a gun free nation! We still have the 2nd Amendment, Obama I believe is trying to.get it removed/deleted, We the people must stand Strong.
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    I unfortunately have to agree with this moron. The agencies in this country, mental included, take care of everyone but mankind. Get off you high horses and do some good.
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    He's a joke ! Reality is we live in a violent society! Everything is about GUNS and violence! My 3 year old grandson has NOTHING to learn by on television, the internet, cartoons BUT violence! It is sickening! Its what our culture has become!
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    i dont know, maybe we can tax and spend a little more until we can figure it out?! "never let a tragedy go to waste" right?
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    He has wanted more gun control for a long time. Fast and Furious didn't bring it about. He is using the deaths of these people to get what he and his leftist base want. If you can not see it,,,you are blind. I feel sorry for some of you, I feel sorry you are so willing to excuse off something so ugly in this man. It's not bad enough this country is going to hell in a handbasket,,,we have a president that preys upon our ugliness, which makes him ugly too.
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    Can we start with the goof in the White House? Yet another gun grabber hoping to grease the skids with the blood of children.

    I'll ask the question here as well....

    Why do hoplophobes so strongly resist the possibility of ANYTHING other than guns to be the cause of problems?

    Semi automatic rifles have been commonly available since the 1930s. The AR15/M16 available since the 1960s with high capacity magazines. Pistols with high capacity magazines since the 1930s. All of this technology existed for a very long time before these CRIMINAL acts have began to appear.

    If the technology existed and the CRIMES didn't, what changed and why wouldn't you want to focus on that rather than another failed attempt to control something that OBVIOUSLY isn't the problem?

    We've tried gun control, it hasn't worked.

    National Firearms Act 1934, enacted in response to the gangsters of the 1920s..... result, FAILED.

    Gun Control Act 1968 enacted in response to the JFK Assassination passed on skids greased by the blood of Dr. King and Robert Kennedy. result FAILED

    Firearms Owners Protection Act, banning Machine guns.... result.... FAILED.

    Clinton Assault rifle ban including hi capacity magazines... result FAILED

    Shall I continue to list the state laws as well? Gun control has been tried.... it DOESN'T WORK.

    Tell me...Why are YOU resistant to addressing all of the issues?

    It amazes me that people would rather continue to have mass shootings where innocent men, women, and children die then even discuss solutions to the problem...

    It also amazes me that people would rather continue to have mass shootings where innocent men, women, and children die then recognize the solid facts proving gun and/or ammo restrictions DON'T WORK.

    Why should your new angle on the same thing be any more successful than the countless failed attempts we've experienced?
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    Anyone who thinks we are doing enough, needs to examine the rest of the civilized world and compare deaths by firearms.
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    whoever said we were all civilized?Many people living here are from third world countries.
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    @tom66 I don't see the folks here from third world countries doing the shootings, or did I miss your meaning?
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    @Pflack Sorry, had a friend shot by gang violence.Research gangs and gang task force in florida.It is a real problem and they dont play by are rules.
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    oh come on! they are not going to do anything, about the increase in idolitry in this nation. cause all they are going to do, is offer more idolitry that won't actually fix anything. since all of their idoliterous fixes, has already made it this ever much worse.
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    Our reaction? We are buying more guns (4 new ones) and stocking up on ammunition. Best get your arms now, Obama is going to make them really expensive. Ammunition is the best investment there is out there now. The problem is not enough good people armed, and too many leftist city dwelling idiots who only think of guns as something to use to kill people.
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