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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:11 PM
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Will Obama mention gun control in his State of the Union?
Will Obama mention gun control in his State of the Union?

Theres a major push to get to say something on this, said Chad Ramsey, legislative director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a leading gun control group. Weve been told he will say something, but were not sure how strong it will be.


http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/19/58785...

Time to start making noise, sending emails and letters, and making phone calls.

Tell those that represent your voice "no further gun control."

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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:13 PM
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1. I ALWAYS root for Godzilla.
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:57 PM
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9. There is nothing quite so therapeutic...
There is nothing quite so therapeutic, as watching a person in a rubber monster suit smash intricately built miniature cities, know what I'm saying?
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RSillsbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:06 PM
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11. Oh no! They say he's got to Go! Oh no There goes Tokyo !
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:54 PM
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16. I have been a fan...
I have been a fan since I was barely old enough to walk.

I like all scifi monster movies, but godzilla stands - as they say "king" of them all.

I own all the godilla movies, and love them.

I can't wait for legendary pictures remake of the original coming out next year.

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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:17 PM
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2. No.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:20 PM
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3. If he does and mentions another gun ban expect to have bare shelves ...
in every gun store.

Obama has been the greatest gun salesman of all time and he hasn't really done a single thing to promote draconian gun control.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:20 PM
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4. you are correct - a few emails would be in order
in support of some further gun control
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RSillsbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:08 PM
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12. Alternatively,
You could just go vote for Palin/ Huckabee

Same result
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 05:48 AM
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23. didn't realize they were in favor of more gun control - thanks
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RSillsbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 11:49 AM
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25. They're not
But hey, you grabbers keep pushing your gun ban and I can just about promise one or the other of those two will be living on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2013
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:12 PM
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13. Do you really want to see another Republican shellacking in 2012?
Gun control is a losing issue especially if it involves bans or prohibitions.

Trying to get another Assault Weapons Ban would guarantee the Republicans would own the Congress and the Presidency.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:24 PM
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5. I hear he's going to announce a new initiative banning the manufacture, sale, and ownership of guns.
Better run out and start stockpiling for when he comes to take your guns away! :eyes:
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:16 PM
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18. McCarthy has introduced a bill to ban the standard factory magazines
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 08:17 PM by benEzra
for many of the most popular civilian firearms in the United States, and she deleted the original's burden-of-proof requirement so that the onus this time would be on all ~40 million owners to prove their magazines are preban. If you can't prove it, you could get 10 years in prison.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-...

Oh, the capacity limit she chose is so low that it outlaws replicas of civilian guns from the 1860's.



And unlike the 1994 law, this ban wouldn't exempt Civil War replicas.




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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:59 PM
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20.  I don't believe that it will exempt origionals! n/t
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:02 PM
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26. Egads, I think you're right. (n/t)
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:30 PM
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6. Drop what you're doing and stockpile.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 05:30 PM by TheCowsCameHome
The pre-election rumors were true.

The ends is near.

We're screwn!!!


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:19 PM
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19. I don't think Congressional Dems are stupid. I don't see this bill going anywhere.
But if it does, then stockpiling spares would be rational, because this law would go far beyond the 1994 non-ban.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:38 PM
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7. How about just tell your rep. how
you feel about the issue. Be it for or against. Especially all of those that live in large cities.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:45 PM
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:39 PM
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8. I doubt it, and I certainly hope not
The votes aren't even close to being there for more feel good laws.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:04 PM
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10. Maybe he will negotiate....
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:24 PM
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14. Any statement he makes IMO will have anti-RKBA undertones which Brady&VPC will tout as new efforts
to ban firearms.

If that happens and Obama does not deliver in this congress, which he cannot do, it will cost him more votes than he gains, net effect would be lost votes.

I doubt any speech he reads from a teleprompter can save him on this divisive, polarizing issue.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:52 PM
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15. Not if he's smart. nt
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:39 PM
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17. I have been. Unfortunately here in California the antis still have control
I fully expect them to find a way around the court defeat of their anti mail order ammo law.
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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 02:31 AM
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22. Time to get off this slippery slope toward too many guns in too many public places.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 05:55 AM
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24. Obama at State of the Union: "No new Federal bans on guns or accessories"

Yes we can!
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jeepnstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:29 PM
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27. Sure he will...
then he'll make a couple of quotes from the Koran, express his undying love and admiration for Joseph Stalin, and finish it off with a rousing rendition of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". After that he'll declare himself Emperor of the Known Human Universe and demand that John Boehner bow and welcome his new Overlord. Boehner will tearfully submit and we'll embark on a new Pax Obama. Pigs will also fly.

His approval is on the way up. Crime isn't the burning issue of the day. The last thing he needs to do is to toss that credibility on the trash heap to appease both the extreme left of his own party and the Republicans over at Brady. He'd better stick to the economy, and defending his health care package.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:57 PM
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29. +1 nt
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 01:47 PM
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28. Not if he has a brain inb his head...nt
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