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Wed., 3:10pm: Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universa......

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Jan-16-13 3:27 PM

FTA: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus dismissed Obama's measures as "an executive power grab."

Thanks for completely missing the point, Pribeus.

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Jan-16-13 3:33 PM

NONE of this will make a bit of difference. It is not going to stop the criminal element from continuing on their marry war path. This is just a huge waste of money and, yes, it is a "power grab" Pahoot. I feel YOU have missed the point!

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Jan-16-13 3:42 PM

This is a great day to be a criminal! it finally time to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?

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Jan-16-13 3:52 PM

pAHOOTMAN I think, with 100% certainty, that you have missed the point.

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Jan-16-13 4:50 PM

This is a power grab for gun cotrol, this a-hole did nothing about making it easier to force people with mental health issues get help, alot of these poeople think nothing is wrong with them. This is going to happen again and it will be Obama's fault.

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Jan-16-13 4:55 PM

"sealed the surveliance vidoes from Newtown."

I've been wondering about that. It's not like there's a pending criminal trial coming up or anything. This is a totally different kind of investigation and they've been suspiciously silent about everything.

I have a client who told me he had three apartments vacant in Newton the day of the shooting. His phone rang off the hook by people wanting to rent them that very day, offering 150-200% of his asking. They all had impeccable credit and financials, so he leased them. Turns out they're all anti-gun activists. And citizen victims of New Town.

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Jan-16-13 5:09 PM

Liberals in 2009: "You Neocons are paranoid for thinking Obama will take your guns."

Liberals in 2013: "Thank God Obama is finally getting around to taking your guns."

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Jan-16-13 5:22 PM

What 2nd Ammendment? I'm running the show here, and I'll do what I want!

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Jan-16-13 5:33 PM

We were totally disgusted with using the kids as stage props and reading "letters" with words and phrases well above the pay grade of the kids.

We were also disappointed that there was not more recognition of the inherent dangers of all "gun free zones" as the site of choice for evil killers - be it schools, churches, malls, or theaters.

We are also not sure where obama plans to get the $500 MILLION and what he really plans to do with it.

We sincerely hope that all our local school districts review the security of their own schools as to robust doors, secondary doors, admittance protocols, lockdown drills, profiling of non - conforming students and alumni to help identify security risks in advance, and, yes, resource officers and other trained personnel on site as their individual situations dictate.

This is no place for another "one size fits all" DC mandated plan. Offer suggestions and intelligence - yes. Make mandates for local districts - NO!

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Jan-16-13 5:48 PM

"sealed the surveliance vidoes from Newtown."

We have also wondered about that, and the lack of specific information as to whether a single weapon was responsible for all the fatalities or were there more than one weapon used.

It is a shame that we have a lack of trust in our governments and our news media.

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Jan-16-13 6:07 PM

YouTube ... Brother nathanael. Watch it!

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Jan-16-13 6:50 PM

and who is going to pay for all of this ? how about the movie stars and the rock and country singers how about all you millioniars NO it will be us hard ars working middle class citizens who pay for everything no wonder we can never get ahead they just keep taking and taking till they put us in the grave and then we will still be paying because we will not be out of debt they will go after our families to pay government you need to shape up stop taking it out of our pockets

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Jan-16-13 7:02 PM

Kudos Mr. Obama. Don't let the gun nuts sway you. There is no "need" for automatic weapons.

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Jan-16-13 7:15 PM

So passing laws against ownimg certain weapons by making them illegal will get them off the streets? Great!!!!

I think we should pass laws makimg, coke, and illegal as well.

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Jan-16-13 7:19 PM

Nothirdterm...obammy didnt do anything to curb violence or pass a law today making them illegal. so, he bailed on you again.

What he did do however, is grant more power to govt agencies to spy on americans...includimg you....and completelt dismantle what was left of your rig

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Jan-16-13 7:24 PM

ht to privacy.

He is usimg the doctors, the irs, the office of the attorney general, the police, the hospitals, the schools, and others to find out who the gun owners are. He also is allowing the attorney general to expand what it means to be mentally ill.

the EOs he signed today destroy more of your rights just like mine. Sad you are the one who supports it.

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Jan-16-13 7:28 PM

"There is no "need" for automatic weapons."

No such thing for sale today, libtard.

Now, put down the koolaid and let that brain heal.

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Jan-16-13 7:31 PM

We will soon begin to hear about a massive increase in mental illness. The way the govt will define it now will be characteristics found in people who dont trust govt. Once they label gun owners....any gun owner....mentally ill they will then take their guns.

Its brilliant, but its illegal, evil, and sick.

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Jan-16-13 7:49 PM

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."

Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

well, that wisdom has just been tossed out the window

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Jan-16-13 7:52 PM

"Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency." It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of the men striving to get on horseback. And "Emergency" became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains. The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan Horse."

Herbert Hoover, quoted in Crisis and Leviathan

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Jan-16-13 7:54 PM

"If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers - normally good Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free - Americans who have been lulled away into a false security." Ezra Taft Benson

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Jan-16-13 7:56 PM

"If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." Candidus - in the Boston Gazette, 1772

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Jan-16-13 8:05 PM

"Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; ... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."

Frederick Douglass

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Jan-16-13 8:07 PM

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

Ayn Rand

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Jan-16-13 8:12 PM

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”


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