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cdaniel76
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Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!

(Edited to add more viable source and to change the subject to be more relevant)

President Obama May Change His Mind On Assault Weapons Ban

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As the one month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy passed, the White House has announced a change of plans for President Obama’s assault weapons ban. The announcement comes after Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with gun supporters and gun manufacturers and sellers to come up with a viable solution for the surge in gun violence. Following the meetings, the White House calculates that a ban on assault weapons will be too tough to get through Congress.

Instead, the White House is considering more “politically achievable” goals, such as strengthening background checks and keeping guns away from the mentally ill. The news will be disappointing to those who believed President Obama would possibly use Executive Orders as well as Legislative Orders to solve the problem of gun violence as Biden disclosed .

In his public comments after the meetings, Biden — who President Obama appointed to lead the task force — did not mention an assault weapons ban at all as he discussed the work of the committee, which will be delivering suggestions to the president on Tuesday. Biden noted that his former colleagues in the Senate have long been “pretty universally opposed to any restrictions on gun ownership or what type of weapons can be purchased.”

After seeing the media’s reaction to Biden’s obvious neglect to discuss the ban on assault weapons, the White House released a statement removing blame from the president and placing it on Congress. “President Obama has been clear that Congress should reinstate the assault weapons ban and that avoiding this issue just because it’s been politically difficult in the past is not an option,” said spokesman Matt Lehrich. “He’s also stressed that no single piece of legislation alone can solve this problem, which is why he has asked Vice President Biden to explore a wide array of proposals on topics ranging from gun laws to mental health to school safety.”



Here's a more viable source...

NY Times viable enough?

The folks at Military Arms Channel posted the NY Times link on their Facebook page.

This post was edited on 1/13 at 2:18 pm



bbvdd
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
Www.yourblackworld.com

What?


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KingRanch
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
Hopefully that is true, but that looks like a weird website.


onelochevy
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
If that article had been on the NRA website instead of 'yourblackworld.net' I'd believe it.


BUCKMSTR7399
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If true, a lot more tolerable than an all out "assualt" weapons ban.


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El Josey Wales
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!


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cdaniel76
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
Here's a more viable source...

NY Times viable enough?

The folks at Military Arms Channel posted the NY Times link on their Facebook page.
This post was edited on 1/13 at 2:15 pm


4LSU2
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
I've said all along that the knee jerk reactions from Sandy Hook would die down soon. Cooler heads are prevailing it seems. This is great news, considering alternative options that have been discussed.


TheDoc
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
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keeping guns away from the mentally ill.


+1


El Josey Wales
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Interesting.

Piers Morgan will not take this news well.


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Yellerhammer5
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
They realized that they were being too ambitious and it was going to bite them in the arse when they couldn't get any legislation passed.


El Josey Wales
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Yep


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wiltznucs
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
A number of folks predicted this a month ago... Just sayin...


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Alahunter
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Keep writing your Reps, all


This, especially. Don't be lulled into a false security.


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lsushelly
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
You seriously consider NY Times as a viable source?


hashbrowns
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
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the White House released a statement removing blame from the president and placing it on Congress


Go figure, Barry trying to blame someone else.


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SmackoverHawg
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
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keeping guns away from the mentally ill.




+1

Slippery slope. Define mentally ill. Anyone that has EVER been prescribed medicine for depression, anxiety, grief reaction etc. This could potentially affect millions of gn owners unless the laws are VERY specific.


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cdaniel76
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
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You seriously consider NY Times as a viable source?


No, Clark, but they're more recognizable than the original link I posted. Sheeze.


BFIV
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
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keeping guns away from the mentally ill.


I agree with this in theory, however, WHO decides if someone is mentally ill? If a person was treated for depression 10 years ago, are they mentally ill and banned from gun ownership? If someone has bi-polar disorder are they mentally ill? If someone had a nervous breakdown are they banned? If the authorities don't like you for some reason, can you be classified as mentally ill? With the new healthcare law in effect, I believe firmly that, eventually, everyone's medical records will be readily available to the government. Hope no one has a temper tantrum on record with their health history... I'm in this kind of frame of mind today.


bulldog95
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re: Cooler heads may be prevailing over Gun Control. Keep writing your Reps, all!
If true everyone paying 150% more than what theirar is worth. I'm not laughing at yall, hell yes i am.


Glad all i did was buy mags and ammo.


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