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Obama openly calls for “assault weapons” ban – and an implied ban on handguns, too:

AP –

President Obama tonight said he’s interested in seeing an assault weapons ban reintroduced, breaking his silence on the legislation, which has persisted in spite of at least five mass shootings during his term.

At the end of a long answer to the question, “What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?” Obama said this:

“My belief is that, (A), we have to enforce the laws we’ve already got, make sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. We’ve done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we’ve got more to do when it comes to enforcement.

“But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.

As a candidate in 2008, Obama campaigned on permanent reinstatement of the expired assault weapons ban, and Attorney General Eric Holder in 2009 indicated that the administration would lobby for a bill. But that never materialized and the White House has largely avoided talking about it.

In August, after the Sikh Temple shooting, Jay Carney said, “He does support renewing the assault weapons ban.”

But tonight is the first time during his first term that the sentiment has come from the president’s mouth.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Molon Labe, motherfuckers!

    Strangely, this is what I was hoping for; if Ron Paul can’t be president, let the absolute worst, most evil psychopathic front-man of the bankster puppet-masters take control.

    An abscess is painful just before it bursts; America has an infection, and if it doesn’t expel the pus it’s going to die. Obama provides the catalyst for millions of sleep-walkers to awaken…and like Neo in the final scenes of “The Matrix”, see the machinery for what it really is–a facade.

    • The problem with the Molon Labe Doctrine is that they will come for us one by one, never all at once. It’s much easier for the presstitute media to dismiss isolated ‘crazies’ that get smoked by SWAT at 2am than it is for them to explain why entire sections of town are being isolated and searched. Besides, with complete honesty to yourself, how many people will actually shoot it out – risking not just themselves as is their right, but risking their families and neighbors who are in the free fire zone? I would love to think that I’d go out shooting. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. I do know that the family across the street has three little kids living there. Behind my house is an elementary school. Where, in my case, would my rights end and my neighbors’ rights begin?

      Decisions, decisions.

    • Xerxes did come with 120k Persians, take Leonidas weapons and his life.
      Greece lost the battle but won the war and endured. We can lose countless battles to the state, but eventually we can win the war.

      The Greeks fell to the Christians in 600 AD. Their schools of philosophy were closed. 1400 years of learning destroyed. Infrastructure and wealth was smashed and obliterated. Nothing has yet surpassed their rhetorical inventions. Subject and predicate, they invented the concept.

      They weakened themselves when they stopped exporting and earning wealth through trade. They set their destruction in motion when Alexander the Great “conquered” Persia.

      The laconic greatness of Sparta endures. Actions speak louder than words. When the greeks stopped doing things, they became easy prey to Persian & then Christian hordes of barbarians.

      http://www.youtu.be/SnegYdFC_LE

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