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#1 Gazi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Press conference is on right now. Obama continuing in the steps of Ronald Reagan on gun control

#2 Gazi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Universal Background Checks

Reporting of Mentally Ill

Assault Weapons Ban

Magazine Clips capped at 10 bullets

No Armor Piercing Bullets

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Civil war time! :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

if dey take my armor piercin bullets ima start killin people

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Just signed 23 executive actions that don't need congressional approval

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

I haven't seen so many sad faces since Romney's anticipated victory speech
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

I expected bricks to be shat

where the crazies at?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I expected bricks to be shat

where the crazies at?


Looks like you guys are already posting. :)
You are a pretty smart kid, but this isn't some game on who "won", I wish people would realize that.


Meanwhile lets look at what the actions were.

1. "Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system."
2. "Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system."

3. "Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system."

4. "Direct the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks."

5. "Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun."

6. "Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers."

7. "Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign."

8. "Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission)."

9. "Issue a presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations."

10. "Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement."

11. "Nominate an ATF director."

12. "Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations."

13. "Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime."

14. "Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."

15. "Direct the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies."

16. "Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes."

17. "Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities."

18. "Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers."

19. "Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education."

20. "Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover."

21. "Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges."

22. "Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations."

23. "Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health."


Most of that stuff is really really solid.
Some would argue it's just fluff, but its a start.
I am pleased he didn't do something extreme with executive orders.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I notice he wants to fund a CDC study on violent images in media and video games, but no CDC study on the effects of the psychoactive prescription drugs almost every single school shooter is on.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Its bullshit. IDC what anyone says, this is violating the 2nd amendment to the constitution. Its like the old days back in Elementary school, one kid fugs up and the whole class cant go outside for recess for the day. What about the people who don't bring guns into movie theaters or schools?

Sandy Hook in fact could be a hoax, scare the people from themselves. If you think it is absolutely insane to think that innocent kids could be used as sacrificial lambs to push political agendas, think again. Not saying that's what I believe but I believe there is more to it than what we see from the media, which is whatever they want us to see.

Don't forget the start of 2013 not only was the start to a new year, but a NEW age.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I notice he wants to fund a CDC study on violent images in media and video games, but no CDC study on the effects of the psychoactive prescription drugs almost every single school shooter is on.


anti-depressants? srs question

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Now on what Congress was tasked to do.

– require universal background checks (background checks on anyone who would buy a gun, whether in stores or at auctions and conventions)


I would agree on handguns and AR style rifles, perhaps even everygun, it's something I wouldn't like, but I could live with.

– restore a ban on "military-style assault weapons"
– ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds



This is for show and pointless IMO. I also feel it infringes on the 2nd amendment, at least in the interpretation I feel is correct. An 870 Remmington holds 8 (I think, or is it 6) in the tube, if the Colorado Theater guy had used this he would have killed many more people. Banning AR rifles is mostly a political show.

– tougher penalties on people who sell guns to people who aren't allowed to have guns


Agree 100000% No Brainer.

#14 Gazi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

I am pleased he didn't do something extreme with executive orders.


Did you fall for the fear mongering?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

anti-depressants? srs question



Among others.
I have heard/read ADHD meds can have serious side effects as well.


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