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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:38 PM

George H WBush banned imported assault rifles in 1990 - by Executive Order

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Reply George H WBush banned imported assault rifles in 1990 - by Executive Order (Original post)
malaise Jan 2013 OP
riqster Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #3
riqster Jan 2013 #9
malaise Jan 2013 #10
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #4
malaise Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #14
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #5
hack89 Jan 2013 #6
spanone Jan 2013 #8
malaise Jan 2013 #11
spanone Jan 2013 #16
Archae Jan 2013 #12
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #13
samsingh Jan 2013 #15
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #17

Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:47 PM

1. Link?

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Response to riqster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:56 PM

3. There are several links - here's one from guess wh0 - FOX news

Issuing an executive order is not a new idea. It has been used many times before.

In 1989, then-President George H.W. Bush halted the importation of some semi-automatic firearms that could be considered “assault weapons” under existing legal authority provided by the 1968 Gun Control Act, under the determination that they were not “particularly suitable for or readily adapting to sporting purposes.”

Bush used his executive powers after a career criminal killed five kids and wounded 29 others with an AK-47 assault rifle on Jan. 27, 1989, in California.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/12/range-executive-actions-possible-on-guns-some-more-controversial-than-others/#ixzz2I0NThhdu
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This time it was 20 kids plus teachers and administrators

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:07 PM

9. Thanks! Here's another:

https://www.law.nyu.edu/ecm_dlv1/groups/public/@nyu_law_website__journals__journal_of_legislation_and_public_policy/documents/documents/ecm_pro_060716.pdf

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:11 PM

10. Thanks for this one n/t

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Response to riqster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:56 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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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:04 PM

7. I hope he does

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:33 PM

14. If Obama does that, it'll be 1776 all over again!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:48 PM

2. Yeah,

but he was a white-skinned republican. So no problem for the wing-nuts.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:57 PM

5. But this time four times as many persons were killed n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:04 PM

6. I am sure domestic manufacturers would be happy.

less competition with high demand would be very profitable.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:06 PM

8. yes, but he's a white guy born in america with a valid birth certificate.

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:20 PM

11. They will learn

Obama got more electoral college and popular votes..so there

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:06 AM

16. i listened to marsha blackburn whining about the debt today on tv

she spent four years in congress when bu$h was prez and signed off on every

huge spending bill he put forth.

didn't give a thought to the deficit.

how they get away with their hypocrisy is a testimant to our lame media.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:26 PM

12. That was one of Bush elder's most useless Executive Orders.

Did absolutely NOTHING for the sales of domestic-manufactured assault rifles, just banned foreign-manufactured ones.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:27 PM

13. I was aware of that, and to give u an idea of where NRA's true focus is, it says "importation" i.e

You can only buy from American gun manufacturers.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:38 PM

15. kick

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:11 AM

17. Huh? I bought a new Romanian semiauto AK about 3 years ago. Did the ban go away? n/t

 

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