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    Any man or woman who uses dead children to advance a poltical agenda they couldn't pass otherwise deserves nothing but shame and scorn.
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    Obama gives assault rifles to Mexican Drug Lords but does not want the American Citizen to have one to protect himself and his family....What a retarded joke we have for a President,,,the sooner he's gone,,,the better off our country will be for it.
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    @jamesmitchell It was the right that opposed regulations restricting massive gun sales in border towns as I recall.
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    For the first time in a while Neo, I agree with you. This megalomaniac is power mad and needs to be impeached.
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    @jamesmitchell Unfortunately he's not doing anything the last 4 Presidents didn't do. The precedent is that this is not an impeachable offense.
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    @Mogal - Well, technically you can sit on the sidelines, but you are of strong opinions. The Politix community would like for you to opine on this newstory.
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    You are probably right about the effects of these executive orders. What I think Obama is doing is indicating his willingness to mix it up with the GOP. Remember just yesterday one of the GOP goobers from TX threatened to impeach him if he used his constitutional right to issue executive orders on gun control. This is a direct challenge to that. So far in his presidency he has gotten a lot of criticisms from the left for not coming out and fighting for what he believes in. Obama seems to be more willing to fight since the election. When Boehner asked him what Obama would give him in exchange for the tax increases he told him "you get nothing". I think we are going to see a more combative President in the second term. This combined with a weakened GOP will mean good things for the country.
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    @PNWest You're living in a fantasy world! This isn't the old racist GOP against Obama and us. This is tyranny against all of us! I'm sure you wouldn't mind your children joining the Obama Youth. Sounds like a good program, doesn't it?
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    @PNWest No it was a trap for you. How is it being completely entranced by a man who says one thing and does another? Obama's like that cheating boyfriend that your friend just won't leave. It wouldn't be so bad if he weren't beating your friend too. What does Obama have to do before you start calling bullshit for what it is? It doesn't matter does it? Citing your previous post explaining how proud you were to elect a black president. It's racism isn't it? As long as black man is in office he can do no wrong? If Obama were white, and committed the same actions, would your response be different? These are questions for you to ask yourself.

    Enjoy socialism! It's not for me... I'm making arrangements to go to DC or Sacramento. Give me liberty of give me death!
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    @AndrewEvans I'll ignore the irrelevant rants from the first part of your post.

    DC or Sacramento? May I suggest Sacramento - it's warmer this time of year. By the way - go with liberty, death is so final.
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    It sends shivers up the legs of radical progressives. It puts those who love this country on alert. It does nothing to stop violence. It is another staged power grab without the fake greek columns. It is a feel good media event for the low info voters and a slap in the face to liberty loving americans.
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    I wonder if any of the ignorant lunatics raving about second amendment infringement have actually read what the executive orders are?
    If you did then please explain why you think it is an attack on the 2nd amendment.
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    Anyone want to pick just one of those 23 and show how it will keep guns out of the hands of criminals? How about what it would have done to prevent any mass shooting incident in the last five years.

    Should be easy.
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    THE CRIMINALS HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN THE HONEST PEOPLE.OBAMA SENT GUNS TO MEXICO AND GOT ONE OF OUR BORDER PATROL KILLED AND WE CANT BAN OBAMA.
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    @disgusted2 Oh we still have the rights no one can take those away. However, our government is no longer concerned with protecting them.
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    Some things are so stupid as to not rate comment. Those who would disagree with the disdane I have would lack the capability to maintain intelligent discussion.

    I've seen and heard all the gun grabbing platitudes I need for the day. Better I spend my time, energy and electrons sharing my feelings with my employees in Washington.
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    It is time for every warm blooded American to express distaste for this travesty! We The People need to speak up! Mail your Congressmen and Senators. Sign petitions! Protest at your state capital! "Give me liberty or give me death!"--Thomas Jefferson

    Whitehouse Petition: http://wh.gov/EAdg
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    @jamesmitchell I believe the first was Jefferson, I may be wrong. It was a battle cry for those who sought the liberty we take for granted.
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    I'd like to focus in on this "executive" order from Obama -
    "14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."

    According to current law,“None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nra-killed-gun-...

    In effect, we have a single man advocating a clear and obvious illegal action from the White House. If the law has no power, then what power does this single man have?
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    The language of the law seems to me to fail the "prior restraint" test the Supreme Court defined to determine if government action amounts to censorship in violation of the 1st amendment. This will be an interesting court test, if someone decides to take it to the judiciary.
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    Once again the people of America gets the govt you deserve. This thread will rant and rave over things that have nothing to do with lowering the deficit, reining in spending or getting our military back home. 60% of America wants gun control. The president is responding to that hysteria. Nothing he asks for is unreasonable yet nothing he's saying will prevent another Newtown because it's not preventable. It is what it is. An appeasement to the majority of Americans. Most of what he is saying will be killed in the House and it's back to business as usual. The rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer and the destruction of the middle class. And the beat goes on, yeah the beat goes on.
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    Obama should get his facts right, the victims in the Aurora shooting were mostly caused by a pump shotgun. The shooters rifle jammed in the second shot. So how does the asssult weapons ban help that?
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    If he wants to toughen background checks, they need to be toughened for public assistance, getting ID's, etc etc. You wanna play?? Then everyone plays!!
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    This is totally out of Obama's hands.

    "This will not happen unless the American people demand it," Obama said"

    So it is completely left to Congress to fund the $500-million Obama needs to implement his Executive Orders.

    If the people demand Congress not fund, then these EO's will not happen.

    But if this gun control happens it will be because of the people and Congress, not Obama. His hands are really tied on this.
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    there is some serious hypocrisy going on here. 63% of America opposes overturning Roe V. Wade while 29% want to do so. You right wingers don't care what the majority wants with abortion. YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT. Yet 60% of America wants some form of gun control and here you are again. YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT. Does what the majority of America feels is the right thing to do EVER matter to you? In a democracy it sometimes does.
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    60% of america wants gun control? Or want to stop mass shootings? Do they want better back ground checking and evaluation? Or do they want the government telling them what they can and can't have?
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    @AlexMIA Alex I am not debating this with you or anyone else. I am a gun owner. I am not giving up my guns. I own an AR-15 that I registered before and I will register again. I got back a stolen .357 because it was registered. I don't agree that registering guns is the end of the world. We have a gun problem in America and we need to put a stop to a lot of it. I also agree that nothing will stop things like Newtown. But it is a catalyst for stopping people like the Aurora and Arizona shooters who should have never been able to buy guns legally. I'm not a criminal. I'm not afraid of the govt taking my guns. End of story.
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    @AlexMIA You know Alex on numerous occasions on Politix you and I have agreed. This time we don't. That's life. But we went through this with Bill Clinton when he banned semi auto Military replicas. The howling, the teeth gnashing. The demands for his impeachment for banning them. I'm just tired of it. We have bigger problems in America like the deficit. Like people not getting back to work. Like unfunded wars. Like govt corruption everywhere you turn. I really don't have much empathy for all the crying and wailing over Obama doing what he's doing about guns which is responding to the majority of the nation. I'm old enough (and assume most here are) to know most of what goes on in Politics today is smoke screening, pacification and bull shit. They are not going to take our guns man. And just like with Bush, any ban on AR-15's will be overturned the next time a GOP president comes along. It's just smoke and mirrors man and not worth high blood pressure. It's really pretty childish.
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    These all seem like reasonable measures to me. Executive orders would not be necessary if there was a possibility that Congress would not be hopelessly immobile on any of these measures. They won't stop spree killers, but they might lessen the body count. Brace for someone to go to a public place to waste innocent civilians to prove that these measures are wrong and useless.
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    @disgusted2 When someone can go to a school and kill 20 children with a bottle of beer without being stopped then maybe that would be worth considering. You actually have to get tested and have a license and insurance to drive a car legally, and people who have shown that they can't be trusted on the roads are denied driving privileges.
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