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White House To Push Gun Control In The New Few Weeks

Regarding an article I read on Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/27/white-house-to-push-gun-control.html

Most people, including White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, said that Obama would be mentioning gun control in his State of the Union speech. Gun control did not get mention during the speech but that isn’t gonna stop Obama from working to get rid of the 2nd amendment.

That was intentional, according to the White House. An administration official says Obama didn’t mention guns in his speech because of the omnipresent controversy surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control.


So basically what they are saying is that Obama is ready to say something about gun control, but didn’t want to do it in such a public forum. I’m not sure how he expects it to get better by pushing it back a couple weeks. We are not asleep and we are watching our Republic with with jealous eyes.

But in the next two weeks, the White House will unveil a new gun-control effort in which it will urge Congress to strengthen current laws, which now allow some mentally unstable people, such as alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, to obtain certain assault weapons, in some cases without even a background check.


Obama is using a tragedy, an isolated incident to grasp tighter control on the 2nd amendment. When has it ever been the case that more government control produces better outcomes? Jared Loughner did have to pass a background check to get his handgun. Why did anything pop up? I have read that he had been visited by police regarding odd behavior at the school he attended.

I love the term “certain assault weapons” – it was a handgun people. He fired 31 shots! Don’t you think if more people were legally carrying a weapon he would have been taken down much sooner? We need to ask questions and stop listening to know nothing politicians talk about adding more laws to our already over-bloated system.

Obama adviser David Plouffe said to NBC News that the president would not let the moment after the Arizona shootings pass without pushing for some change in the law, to prevent another similar incident.


I wonder if Obama ever stops to think that the people that are locked up in Gitmo without a trial, or the innocent lives that have been taken by our military occupation in the middle east for the last 20 years are thinking themselves to not let the moment after the incident pass when our soldiers are attacked?

These are more divide and conquer tactics from Washington and the Obama administration. Pushing this on top of the already heavily debated Health Care law will not be a good situation. I’m ready to see how the corporate media spins this, on both sides.

The White House said that to avoid being accused of capitalizing on the Arizona shootings for political gain, Obama will address the gun issue in a separate speech, likely early next month.


I’m sure this will be one hell of a ride – hopefully we can look for more nullification, 10th amendment action for these laws, just as we are seeing with Health Care.

  1. January 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Good. It’s about time America did something about it’s shocking “see-no-evil” approach to gun ownership.

    • January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      I understand what you mean in terms of gun violence. As with most things education is key. How do you think we should stop actual criminals from getting guns? Do you think that laws stop people from getting guns? People that are within their rights as free human beings to trade with each other and not do so just cause the government says so? Take a look at drugs – has the force of law and the amount of money dumped into trying to curb drug use and production done anything at all? How will this be different with guns?

      In these cases where we depend on government to do something to save us we end up with less protection and a lot more of our money wasted. Regarding all the recent strings of police violence against unarmed civilians in the last few years and damn near everything anyone does that the government doesn’t deem “acceptable” is placed under the large undefined tent of “terrorism.” Do you believe those people are responsible enough to own guns?

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