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White House To Push Gun Control

So says Newsweek:

Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws.

My guess is a push on requiring states and .gov agencies to report more. More people on more lists. And to push background checks on all sales. We’ll see.

I’m guessing with the overt Republican complicity in gun control lately that they might get a bill through. Could be a good thing to attach some pro-gun bills to as well if this thing actually gets some momentum.

15 Responses to “White House To Push Gun Control”

  1. wizardpc Says:

    But! But! But!

    He promised he wouldn’t do that during the campaign!

  2. Kevin P. Says:

    1) Concealed carry reciprocity, including into Illinois and DC.

    2) Repeal of the 1986 MG ban.

    3) Federal definition of “undue burden” upon the RKBA, thereby invalidating NY handgun permit scheme that takes several months to get a handgun permit for the home, and any discretionary concealed carry.

    Lots of good stuff, if we push it.

  3. RuffRidr Says:

    At the very minimum they should attach the Thune amendment to any gun control bill that comes up.

  4. Bryan S. Says:

    Who knows, some day we might actually get our rights back….

  5. Chas Says:

    The more people they put on the NICS denial list, the stronger their case becomes to mandate all private transfers go through dealers for a NICS check, with a $35 transfer fee to the dealer.

    Once they get that in place, the “cheating loophole”, where people are avoiding the transfer fee by selling their guns privately, as we’ve doing for 300 years, will have to be closed with the total registration and control of all firearms to prevent unauthorized transfers.

    Once we accept the idea that gun control is a good thing, we accelerate down a slippery slope to prohibition. Gun control is not a good thing. Any criminal who is not locked up can get a gun. The NICS check, having to show ID, the 4473 form, and ATF’s billion-dollar a year budget add up to nothing. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. If they aren’t locked up, and they want a gun, they get a gun, so when it comes to ďgun controlĒ, I would call that NOTHING, because thatís no control at all.

    Chicago’s gangbangers ran around shooting each other with guns despite a total handgun ban. Why didnít NICS stop them? Gun control never works, so it always has to be “fixed”. If he had been turned down by NICS, Loughner could have stolen the gun from a police officer, or built a bomb and killed 60 instead of six. Did NICS stop Timothy McVeigh? NICS is a fraud, paid for by taxpayers and forced on the millions and millions of law-abiding gun owners who bought guns over the years. Iíve been NICS checked dozens of times, and all that time was wasted every single time without exception. Iím guessing that itís wasted millions of hours of our time as Americans that could have been spent on things that were worthwhile. How many American man-hours have we wasted on NICS?

    Gun control is abuse aimed at law-abiding gun owners, and it has no effect on criminals. For some criminals, guns are the tools of their trade and they will have the tools that they need to earn their livelihood if they arenĎt incarcerated. If gun control worked, criminals wouldn’t have guns, but they do, don’t they?

    Anyone who expects gun control to “work” can be shown to be a fool. Crime is down in Chicago and D.C. after they were ordered to allow people to own guns. Down, not up, as the “blood will run in the streets” crowd wrongfully predicted.
    Gun control would be a silly joke if we werenít spending billions and billions of dollars on it every year, but with 4 million Americans hurting because theyíre out of work, we just canít afford the silly anymore. Despite the huge expense for his wardrobe, the gun control emperor has no clothes. Itís not time to increase the funding for a fraudulent ruse; itís time to end it.

  6. Mike M. Says:

    1. Flat prohibition on state or local firearm laws regulating purchase or ownership of firearms, ammunition, or accessories for firearms.

    2. Criminal penalties for violations of 1. Minimum 1 year sentence, $50,000 fine.

    3. Repeal of section 922(o).

  7. Mike M. Says:

    4. Interstate sale of pistols with NICS check.

  8. Fiftycal Says:

    Well, it MUST be true. It was in NEWSWEAK! That highly valued publication (the whole COMPANY was sold for LESS than 1 copy of the weakly) always tells the truth, especially about GUNZ!

  9. Jeff from DC Says:

    What’s next, Robert Gibbs mask gets torn in a press conference to reveal that he’s really a LIZARD ALIEN???!!!

  10. Roberta X Says:

    Don’t be silly; Gibb is a Grey. Honestly, where do you people pick up these crazy rumors? Lizard alien. Hmpf.

  11. anon Says:

    Um, get rid of this “Sporting Purpose” nonsense? Especially as Heller reinforced the right of armed self-defense.

  12. Oleg Volk Says:

    My sources indicate rather nasty things in the works through White House pressure on regulatory agencies.

  13. Alaskan Says:

    NO NO NO!!!!
    They’re doing it WRONG..!!! WRONG WRONG WRONG!!

    You see..they are supposed to make 1000s of laws as to why it’s illegal for the average *subject* to legally defend themselves. (usually against one of “their” friends who bought a gun outside the law)

    Once they turn and start to enforce the laws already on the books..then it’s game over. Someone will accuse them of having sense.
    The average *subject* might begin to trust those “political promises”..

  14. Speakertweaker Says:

    Obama intentionally did not mention gun control in his State of the Union, but aides say that in the next two weeks the administration will unveil a campaign to get Congress to toughen existing laws.

    Fine. He just elected to commit political suicide in front of fewer people. Of course, the moron Republicans that opened their mouths ain’t gonna help any.

    tweaker

  15. Matt Groom Says:

    More Gun Control in 2011= Republican Super Majority after 2012.