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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:46 PM

Hey gun lovers - are you scared yet?

One of Obama's dastardly executive actions: Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign

HOW DARE HE? WHY, THAT'S GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT!

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Reply Hey gun lovers - are you scared yet? (Original post)
Hugabear Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
Loudly Jan 2013 #2
OneMoreDemocrat Jan 2013 #3
nick of time Jan 2013 #4
Hugabear Jan 2013 #7
nick of time Jan 2013 #8
maindawg Jan 2013 #28
derby378 Jan 2013 #5
bongbong Jan 2013 #20
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #6
Dpm12 Jan 2013 #9
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #29
NewHere112233 Jan 2013 #10
regjoe Jan 2013 #11
Autumn Jan 2013 #12
zappaman Jan 2013 #14
frylock Jan 2013 #21
Sissyk Jan 2013 #25
jal777 Jan 2013 #13
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #15
Hugabear Jan 2013 #17
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #23
former9thward Jan 2013 #16
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #24
spin Jan 2013 #18
bongbong Jan 2013 #19
rustydog Jan 2013 #22
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #27
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #26
SAY Jan 2013 #30

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:48 PM

1. More guns!!!!11

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:50 PM

2. I could support a national campaign to shame the gun-loving segment of the population.

 

Deviants!

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:51 PM

3. I'm not a gun owner...

 

But I doubt many that are would be afraid of a campaign for safe and responsible ownership.

However, had Obama actually done something I could see how there might be concern...until that happens I doubt gun owners have much to be afraid of.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. Scared of what?

 

I'm a gun owner and I welcome this as I suspect almost all responsible gun owners do.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:01 PM

7. It's an executive order from Obama

The NRA and their sycophants have been screaming bloody murder over Obama taking executive actions, even threatening impeachment.

The fact that this is coming from Obama is enough to make most right-wingers automatically oppose it.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:03 PM

8. Ahhhh.

 

I see where you're coming from and you're right, the RW heads must be exploding because it's an EO.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:34 PM

28. divide

and conquer. separating the wheat from the chaffe, good gun owners line upon the left, and asshole gun owners line up on the right. lets take a head count,,,,,,oh my,,,,its 10 to 1.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:54 PM

5. What, I'm supposed to be scared?

We're a well-regulated militia, so we might as well act like one - the least we can do is go through a refresher course on safe gun ownership.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:09 PM

20. LOL

 

> We're a well-regulated militia

Are you doing stand-up here? "Well-regulated" as used by the Founding Fathers means "trained like an army". Most of the fear-filled gun shoppe devotees are wayyyyyyyy too out of shape to even do one pushup, let alone finish basic training.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

6. I wouldn't mind if we would Register and License guns the way we do cars.

Every gun should have a title and a license that has to be renewed every year and transferred when sold. The owner should have either a gun owner ID or have gun owner stated on their drivers license.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:11 PM

9. Bullshit!

Dumb conservatives just don't want to lose the right to keep a fucking AK-47 in their home, which is totally unnecessary. What's wrong with a fucking handgun?

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:34 PM

29. You realize that they are safer in your home than a handgun right?

Of all firearm-related crime, 86 percent involved handguns.5

Zawitz, M. Guns Used in Crime: Firearms, Crime and Criminal Justice´┐ŻSelected Findings. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1995.P> 6) Cook, P. and Ludwig, J. Guns in America. Police Foundation, 1996.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:16 PM

10. Sarcasm?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:16 PM

11. I wonder who runs

 

probably the largest "safe and responsible gun ownership campaign" or course, right now? Do you think government will look to them for help?
How this plays out will be very interesting.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:23 PM

12. As a gun owner, I'm tickled pink except for the fact

that I want more gun control laws, stronger, stricter laws for the selling and purchasing of guns and I want him to ban assault weapons, high capacity magazines while he's at it.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:26 PM

14. +1000 n/t

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:36 PM

21. this gun owner agrees

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:48 PM

25. +1

This gun owner agrees!

I am very pleased with every single point President Obama talked about today.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:25 PM

13. Are you mad because guns were not banned via EO?? Keep dreaming. Nt.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:30 PM

15. If what the president proposed is all their is than there will be nothing

dog and pony, smoke and mirrors, the american public fooled again.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:34 PM

17. That's because the President can't do everything on his own

Despite what the right-wing would have us believe, Obama is not some tyrant who can just issue an order and have it carried out. He can't reinstate the AWB. He can't ban large-capacity magazines. He can't require background checks for ALL gun sales. These things have to come from the legislative side.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:43 PM

23. Thank you. I'm so tired of hearing about this from people who lack a fundamental understanding

of How Shit Works.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:32 PM

16. I am not a "gun lover", I respect gun rights but I do not object to the EO.

I don't know if there is more to it than you have posted but what you have put is worded so vague it could have come from the NRA or anyone else.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:44 PM

24. I believe the OP was employing something called sarcasm. nt

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:51 PM

18. I'm a gun owner and I am not scared in the least. ...

We are going to have a long and heated debate on the subject of gun control in the next year and I predict the end result will be a few changes in our current gun laws.

There is a slight chance that another assault weapons ban will pass Congress but if it does it will be watered down. It may contain a limit of the size of a magazine that can be manufactured for civilian use in the future but will not confiscate existing magazines.

I see very little chance of a federal requirement to register firearms becoming law.

I do feel improvements to the NICS background check will pass. They will require more timely reporting from the states for those who should not be allowed to purchase weapons. It is also possible that an NICS background check will be required for all sales of firearms.

We may finally see some much needed improvements to our mental health care system.

There were be no consideration of revising our current laws on drugs. Consequently drug gangs will continue to fight over turf and become an ever increasing problem in our nation. In cities like Chicago much of the gun violence is due to such gangs.

The simple political reality is that the necessary votes are not in Congress that would allow the passage of gun control laws such as the media and many Americans hope will pass.

However strong gun control laws may pass at state levels. This doesn't scare me either as I live in Florida which is a very gun rights friendly state.

I ignore propaganda from the NRA and the far right and also the gun control groups. All the rhetoric from both sides is attempts to garner memberships and contributions.

What I do fear is that two years from now in the midterm elections, many good Democrats may lose elections because of the backlash over gun control.

Of course I could be totally wrong. Time will tell.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

19. You're asking the wrong question

 

It should be "are you scared more than you already were?"

Delicate Flowers luv their Precious mainly because they are fear-filled. Their weapon is their way of dealing with that scary place that exists everywhere that isn't the space under their beds.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

22. Not scared one bit. I will abide by the law.

I own 3 firearms. My wife owns 2. My .30-30 is lever action. my glock in semi auto (I will surrender the high capacity mags when the law changes, no problem.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:32 PM

27. You won't have to at the federal level.

Ex post facto.

You could if you wanted to, but it'll be like the 94 ban, on manufacture and import. Certain states might outlaw possession.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:31 PM

26. Perfectly content so far.

The EO's are great. Good stuff. Cautiously optimistic about the proposed legislative actions.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:58 PM

30. my executive actions

 

#1 If a felon is caught with a gun put them in jail for life #2 make all people have a card to buy guns and if your gun is used in a felony you will be charged #3 If parents buy guns for kids and they commit felonies the parent will be charged #4 Make all mass murders in all states be put to death in one weeks time

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