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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:27 AM

President Obama on gun control petition: 'We hear you'

Source: NBC News

President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week's elementary school massacre in Connecticut, telling respondents to an online petition: "We hear you."

The president said in a video released Friday that he has been encouraged that many gun owners have said there are steps the nation can take to prevent more deadly shootings, "steps that both protect our rights and protect our kids."

"I will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts because if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try," Obama said.

Obama was holding a moment of silence on Friday morning at the White House marking one week since the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. The National Rifle Association, the country's foremost gun lobby, was holding a news conference on Friday in the aftermath of the shootings.





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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:39 AM

1. President Obama said -even if it just saves ONE life, it is worth it

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:49 AM

2. He better "hear us." Because "we" are getting pretty angry

about the gun nutters in this country clinging to their stupid perception of the 2cd Amendment, while being scared of going to a movie theater, mosque, or first grade classroom.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:31 AM

3. Problem is what do you do with the assault weapons

already out there? I've read that there have been people rushing out to buy them? What do you do about them? Even with banning the ammo, the people right here on DU have said that people can make their own ammo.

What is the solution for this? Buy backs? The survivalists are going to voluntarily give up their guns and ammo?

I don't know the answers. I am no way implying that these people will go on a killing spree, but guns can be STOLEN by the very people who want to committ murders.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. Less "hear", more "listen", and WAY MORE "do"!

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