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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:03 PM

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Accidentally Commits Journalism About Guns

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Accidentally Commits Journalism About Guns
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KELLY: Wait, wait, let me jump in, let me jump in. That may be the difference that we’re talking about because I looked back. The research suggested that when George H. W. Bush was president back in 1989, he used executive order to ban the import of assault weapons using his powers under the Gun Control Act of 1968 that stipulated that legal rifles had to be suitable for sporting purposes. So he did it that way using this 1968 gun control act law. But, you know, it begs the question, could Barack Obama do the same thing?

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kpete Jan 2013 OP
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Fumesucker Jan 2013 #3
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #4

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. Historical context is relevant here

1989? Fall of Communism and a lot of demilitarised/semi-auto conversion Kalashnikovs flooding the market. In the interim? The domestic US gun industry has largely turned to manufacturing AR clones which would be unaffected by any similar importation ban.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:11 PM

2. The point at hand has to do with the method, not the object of the method (executive order).

The RW moaners need to STFU now.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:13 PM

3. Good luck with that n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:46 PM

4. Bill Clinton AND George H.W. Bush both have issued executive orders regarding gun control


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There's ample precedent. After a mass school shooting in Stockton, California, in 1989, George H.W. Bush issued an executive order, pursuant to the 1968 Gun Control Act, that banned imports of certain assault weapons unless used for sporting purposes. Years later, Bill Clinton by executive order banned imports of almost five dozen different assault weapons that had been modified to get through that "sporting purposes" exemption. President Obama could go even further.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/obama-executive-power-debt-ceiling_b_2447359.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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