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Obama Says America Needs Soul Searching on Gun Violence: Will Obama Support Gun Control Before the Election?

Daryl 2012/08/06 23:00:00
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REUTERS.COM reports:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that mass killings like the weekend shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were happening with too much regularity and should prompt soul searching by all Americans, but he stopped short of calling for new gun-control laws.
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  • zbacku 2012/08/07 01:56:49
    No
    zbacku
    +15
    He's a coward. He will wait until after the Election. His first agenda is to give ILLEGALS the right to vote.

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  • Live Free Or Die 2012/08/08 22:22:43 (edited)
    No
    Live Free Or Die
    I believe the President thinks the legislature should take a closer look at what laws allowed four mass murders in three years, Fort Hood, Gabby Giffords, Colorado and now the Sikh temple. It is something that needs to be addressed by those who represent the people, even if nothing is done. The President might urge the Congress and should to take a closer look, but I don't think he'll propose new legislation before November.
  • shaltov72 Live Fr... 2012/08/09 00:12:27
    shaltov72
    +1
    He would be saying it, he has plans and he is going to arrange a situation for marshal law and then he will be the new dictator! barry was going to marxist conditioning and his mentors like saul alinsky, dill ayers alice palmer, jerry kellman gergory galluizzo, john mcknight and another will known commie is frank marshal davis!
  • Live Fr... shaltov72 2012/08/09 21:02:17
    Live Free Or Die
    There needs to be a review of how these people obtained the weapons and what, if anything, can be done. Most people with a conscience will agree.
  • shaltov72 Live Fr... 2012/08/09 00:18:49
    shaltov72
    +1
    infringement its a word in the US Constitution, obomsky never brought anything up about defending the American people who were murdered by illegals, barry has never portected the people of Arizona by taking the state to court. More people are killed in planes are planes infringed on, or not allowed to fly?, Did barry obomsky every say anything about stopping all vehicles like pick-up trucks were 14 illegals were killed near the border and there were 24 illegals who crossed the border in a pick-up truck HE HATES THIS NATION AND HE HATES THE US CONSTITUTION WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO LOOK WERE THIS GUY IS COMING FROM???????
  • Bill in... Live Fr... 2012/08/09 14:22:57
    Bill in Niantic
    +1
    Mental Health Laws, not gun laws
  • Ryan Bill in... 2012/08/09 16:52:37
    Ryan
    +1
    Ding, Ding, Ding. We have a winner.
  • The Patriot 2012/08/08 22:16:41
    No
    The Patriot
    +1
    He has no soul
  • Stix 2012/08/08 22:15:00
    No
    Stix
    +1
    Not BEFORE the election...
  • Maria 2012/08/08 21:59:51
    No
    Maria
    +1
    Obama better not start since America with common sense have rights to bear arms..to protections..here's the real history of why..
    #1:
    The right to keep and bear arms prevents the government from doing whatever it wants. We may not have the equipment they have but there are 300 million of us and when we have guns they can't force us all into submission should we decide to reject them.

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945,13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterm...
















    Obama better not start since America with common sense have rights to bear arms..to protections..here's the real history of why..
    #1:
    The right to keep and bear arms prevents the government from doing whatever it wants. We may not have the equipment they have but there are 300 million of us and when we have guns they can't force us all into submission should we decide to reject them.

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945,13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.


    #2:
    The police can not be everywhere all the time. Usually the police do not get to a crime scene until after the crime is done. By the time they get there you, a family member or a friend could be seriously injured or dead. Criminals choose the time and place of their assaults, and they ensure that their crimes occur when the police are not around. Criminals choose their victims, and they choose those over whom they believe they have an advantage, be it due to them having possession of a weapon, their youth, strength, or numbers. It is in the nature of things, therefore, that the victims will almost certainly be alone and be at a disadvantage relative to their assailant. The encounter will not be on equal terms; the fight will not be "fair." Without a weapon, an "equalizer" to overcome those natural disadvantages, it is unlikely that the victim will have an effective means of defending themselves. Without a weapon, it is very likely that whether the victim lives, dies or is injured will depend largely or entirely on the mercy of his assailant.

    #3:
    Arms are useful to shoot down animals which
    threaten the life of humans, in certain living
    areas. Without arms, many murders will still be committed
    with other weapons such as the knife. So if we
    ban guns, we might as well ban all items which are
    sharp and can pierce. Banning of guns will not change humans motives to kill other humans. But, if a rather strong person does threaten the life of another person who is
    rather not strong, then arms would be useful.
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  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/08/08 20:49:29
    Yes
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    because he is no Constitutional advocate...but a Communist.! First thing the "so called Government" did in Germany was to "confiscate" the people's guns">
  • exhon2009 2012/08/08 20:30:11
    No
    exhon2009
    He'll have more flexibility to run roughshod on the second amendment AFTER the election.
  • 2012/08/08 18:54:01
    No
    Before the election, NO. After the election, YES.
  • JustTheFacts 2012/08/08 17:35:32
    Yes
    JustTheFacts
    He already has!!!!
  • RastaFan 2012/08/08 17:01:59
    No
    RastaFan
    +2
    Being a dedicated Marxist, I'm certain Obama desires absolute gun control. Pragmatism however, will keep him off the subject prior to this election because it's just too controversial and the only he could get the job done is by sleazing it through the back door at midnight ... like he has done so often during this presidency. With this issue though, that is likely to produce a tsunami backlash.

    Nope, I think he will want to wait .... thinking he's going to win this fall.

    (chuckle)
  • Mishka 2012/08/08 16:28:17
    Yes
    Mishka
    +1
    He probably will, but it will be a big mistake. I can tell you Americans from my own experience gun control is a sham. I worked around mafia types a decade ago and I would always see them loading and unloading raw materials into their tenement. I later found out they were running a massive underground gun factory where they produced fully automatic, homemade guns, which were apparently easier to produce than semi-autos. The fact is the criminals will ALWAYS have the guns, the government will always have the guns, so therefore the people need them too. Your second amendment is precious America, don't give up such an important and powerful right for the lie of safety.
  • Aksana 2012/08/08 16:05:46
    No
    Aksana
    Never
  • lucky 2012/08/08 14:57:15
    No
    lucky
    He knows better, that would be one of a few issues that would guarantee Romney the election. Gun control isnt a hot issue, its the one issue where the majority of Americans are in agreement, Democrat or Conservative, the majority dont want any more gun control. The few that do are very far left liberals like Pelosi.
  • arkiii 2012/08/08 14:00:51
    No
    arkiii
    he won't do it before the election but he will do it right after he gets elected if he gets elected.....
  • Charles Braley 2012/08/08 13:54:44
    No
    Charles Braley
    +1
    I don't believe I'm gonna say this - but ................

    Neither him NOR Romney are gonna raise much of a fuss over gun control this election season. Mostly because they know it is a real hot-button issue ........ More so than maybe even gay rights.
    And as long as the Blamestream Media plays along ............ most hot-button issues - "USUALLY", get ignored during this season.
  • Angelika Insomniac 2012/08/08 12:16:17
    Yes
    Angelika Insomniac
    +1
    Probably.

    Whatever his pollsters say will gt him more votes.

    NRA FOREVER!
  • mothergoose706 2012/08/08 09:48:33
    Yes
    mothergoose706
    +2
    All the latest mass shootings that is showing up on the tv are pointing the way to gun control..
  • Steveth... motherg... 2012/08/08 10:05:36
    Stevethinks
    +3
    George Orwell wrote, "All propaganda is lies." ...So all of a sudden they are thinking of US. Do you believe it?
  • motherg... Steveth... 2012/08/09 16:56:23
    mothergoose706
    +1
    Yeah thats what I'm saying...lol
  • Steveth... motherg... 2012/08/09 23:38:03
    Stevethinks
    +1
    Can Ilbombya raise executive privilege and take banks, the mint and the Federal Reserve if he feels he is going to lose?
  • motherg... Steveth... 2012/08/10 08:52:10
    mothergoose706
    +1
    He very well may try to.
  • Steveth... motherg... 2012/08/10 16:20:34
    Stevethinks
    +1
    We have an armature, constitutional scholar on sh I'll email him today. I have friends that are telling me that the numbers on the electoral congress are for lbombya. I wonder what he thinks about that. He's made History by being the first black to be elected president. If I were him would protect that with everything in my power. Later when a student asks "who was the first black man to be elected to the presidency" the answer will be Ilbombya. Second question, "Who was the president in office when the second depression struck?" Same answer. Third question, "Of witch race was he?"
  • iamco2000 motherg... 2012/08/08 14:35:35
    iamco2000
    +1
    It has also been said that all that is required for a lie to become truth is to be repeated frequently and with enough volume. Sort of like Forrest Gump met JFK, I mean...we've all seen him shake his hand so it definitely happened right? After all, the CIA, FBI and DHS would NEVER do anything nefarious on American soil would they?

    Ever hear of MK Ultra? How about False-Flag attacks (they've been used since Roman times)....

    Please do us a favor and don't ever forget that it's no coincidence that mass-media (especially the news) is owned in large part (if not directly, then certainly subsidized) but the same profiteers of war...NBC is owned by GE for example, follow the money trail and you'll learn the real "truth" behind the stories.

    Sensationalist infotainment are just as dangerous as howitzers, AWACS, Cruise Missiles, Surface to Air and Air to surface missiles, drones or politicians permitted to overstep their constitutionally granted power limitations.

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • motherg... iamco2000 2012/08/09 16:59:09
    mothergoose706
    +1
    Yes sir.. You hit the nail right on the head....
  • Playerazzi 2012/08/08 08:01:41
    No
    Playerazzi
    +1
    He's a politician, and to say the truth - the U.S. needs more gun control - before the election, will get Mitt into the White House sooner than black powder can burn.
  • Steveth... Playerazzi 2012/08/08 08:32:17
    Stevethinks
    +2
    It's a given, The French government is afraid of its citizens because of 1789 and the Bastille. Our government only cares about the 88 guns per 100 citizens. I think they think about that. In my town the police have installed metal plates in the asphalt where poles can be installed. Never noticed it, but when I went to the bank yesterday, BofA is within the exclusion zone, they were doing street maintenance and had the 9inch poles installed to stop traffic.
  • HAlex1972 2012/08/08 07:22:25
    No
    HAlex1972
    +5
    No, he'll wait until after the election to screw us.
  • redhorse29 2012/08/08 06:40:37
    Yes
    redhorse29
    +1
    Obama believes only criminals the government should have guns. Citizens are to be controlled and ruled without fear of revolt or revolution.
  • JAA 2012/08/08 05:04:43
    Yes
    JAA
    When Obama [no PBUH] meant for Americans to do some "soul searching", he was talking to his fellow progressives. He wants them to see if they can find their souls, because they've been lost. I imagine he was looking in the mirror at the time he said it, too.
  • Marek 2012/08/08 04:56:10
    No
    Marek
    He will support it after the election.
  • WOODMAN34 2012/08/08 04:50:21
    No
    WOODMAN34
    +2
    But watch out afterwords, He will do all he can to destroy the 2nd amendment no mater how the election turns out. If he should be elected then he will sign the UN small arms treaty. then start chipping away at our rites If he does not stay in office then just after the election he will sign the UN treaty and try to get some stricter laws passed. I still think he will also play the martial law card and try to become king Obummer.
  • derek 2012/08/08 04:47:28
    No
    derek
    +4
    Make no mistake.. Obama hates America and ALL it stands for. His objective is to destroy us, I have no doubt on this matter.. If given re-election he will continue to erode the American way of life to its destruction.
  • iamco2000 derek 2012/08/08 14:36:59
    iamco2000
    +4
    Amen brother...if not given re-election, prepare for another False-flag event prior to Romney's swearing in.

    Grace to you, Glory to God
  • dominic garcia 2012/08/08 03:22:14
    No
    dominic garcia
    +2
    He is not going to do anything before the elections, because he doesn't want a war in his hands. He knows very well that people are not going to let him get away with this one.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/08/08 03:19:14
    No
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +3
    he grabs guns nowq...he loses the election...If he gets re-elected then he will grab guns..and that will be the call for civil war
  • Nyretiree 2012/08/08 03:18:06
    No
    Nyretiree
    +2
    Although it would be the socialistic expedient thing to do he will not because he needs the gun toting vote. But I don't know many gun toters that will vote for him. All the illegals will vote for him except in states where Positive ID is required, BRAVO ZULU to those few that stood up to the machine.

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