GUN Obama's stance on AWB...it's baaaaack

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  1. Vermincelli

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    remember when his change website dropped that little part in the "Urban Policy" agenda section about the AWB?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/urban_policy/

    Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    This isn't news at all.
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    It's impressive how they word that blurb to make it sound like the Tiahrt Amendment prevents the tracing of a gun that was actually used in a crime.

    The rest of it is just the usual anti-Constitutional drivel. "We respect your rights, these government infringements are just commonsense. Loopholes are bad, m'kay?"
     
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    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    how can you make anything permanent? Anything can be reversed with new legislation/repealing, right?
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    You are correct, but the United States has been violating its own Constitutional protection of firearms rights for at least 74 years and nobody has cared enough to change it, so I wouldn't bank on anything that Obama's crew gets pushed through being repealed in any timely manner.
     
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    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    :wtc: true, there is a difference between what can be done, and what can be done in washington
     
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    That bit of boilerplate has been on his campaign website pretty continuously, then went up on change.gov post-election.
     
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  9. Slick26

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    Obama/Biden can support a new AWB all they want, but it has to pass through Congress first... and right now probably isn't the best time for something like that.

    Who knows about down the road a year or two though...
     
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    what exactly is a common sense measure that still respects the Second Amendment rights of gun owners?
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Whatever the liberals feel is common sense... and their ideas usually are not common sense.
     
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    Common sense means guns are yucky and uncivilized but we have to let you have a 12ga break open shotgun and a .22 rifle.
     
  13. AustinL911

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    Was just watching CNN and they were talking about an upcoming AWB. They interviewed a Miami PD official who was ranting and raving for a new AWB because, 'these are military weapons and they don't belong on the street!!1!'

    They also interviewed another guy (didn't catch who he was) that claimed he was 'good friends' with Joe Biden and that Biden promised him another AWB.

    I do commend CNN though for posting up 3 facts about the previous AWB:
    1. It didn't work
    2. The murder rate went down after it expired
    3. something else in our favor; I can't remember.
     
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    "child proof" huh? that's intriguing. wonder how that fits in with "common sense"
     

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