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Relax, An Assault Weapons Ban Is Still Unlikely

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

Would it be possible for a new AWB to see the light of day? Well, anything’s possible, but likely? Not really. In the senate there’s a small chance that they might move enough R senators to get it through (although there are Ds in the senate who come from pro-gun states and who are only in office because guns weren’t a major issue when they were running.) But in the House, you’d have to have a majority of reps who believed so strongly in the necessity of a gun ban that they would be willing to sacrifice their careers to get it implemented. How likely is that? . . .

Again, I’m not talking about the screamers in the media, the stuffy aristocrats who are accustomed to lecturing us low-brow cretins who think we need to own guns (and doing so from within their gated communities or downtown offices protected by armed guards.)

I’m talking about the people who would actually have to write the laws and who would have to face the anger of the voters in 2014 when they are all up for re-election.

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  • fliteking

    I would not be surprised if Ob*ma tried an executive order and some other non-pertinent end-around to limit firearms ownership . . . not just ‘assault weapons’ .

    • Zundfolge

      There are only a few things that Obama could do with Executive Orders vis-a-vis guns.

      1) He could order the ATF to stop processing Form 4 paperwork, which would effectively stop Americans from being able to buy full automatic machine guns, sound suppressors and short barreled rifles and shotguns. That would be annoying but not permanent and not a very broad attack on the Second Amendment.
      2) He could shut down the NICS background check system. Which would actually end up putting MORE guns in the hands of criminals since it would just force most gun purchasers to wait 72 hours but would no longer weed out the bad guys.
      3) He could block imports of firearms and ammunition.

      That’s really about it. No outright bans, just minor interferences with purchase of new guns from gun dealers.

      I say let him go for it because the dirty little secret is that gun control harms Democrats. The ’94 AWB is part of the reason we never had a President Gore.

    • DAVID PEACOCK

      HE WILL BE DEAD IN A WEEK.

      • medivac

        Better keep a sharp eye open for black SUVs and black helicopters in the neighborhood !!

    • medivac

      My thoughts exactly !! He has the attitude that he is Washington DC and in complete control of the country !! He will never face the facts that he is just an employee of ours and if congress had the ‘nads, they would impeach and do worse to him !!

      • RPW

        He acts like and sounds like a dictator, I have no doubts that he is doing everything he can to make all other branches of government either irrelevant or just full of yes men. I do not believe that he sees himself as an employee/servant, he projects an attitude of being our boss.

        • medivac

          He has what I call an “I” problem !! I respect the office but the man in it doesn’t ring my bell !!

    • jerry sweet

      its coming.he thinks he is a god,little g.what he really is called the ZIT that became The STOOGE in cheif

    • Spintz33

      OBUMER can’t resend the constitution with as executive order.

  • ralphwylie

    If Obama, Feinstein, and Bloomberg, et al get their way with disarming the American public it will only give the cartels and the mob another product for their sales inventory just as the “War on Drugs” has done to boost sales of the devils weed ala Reefer Madness. Look how great that’s worked out!

    • medivac

      We in Texas will make sure the cartels have free access to get their shipments to DC and points east and west just so obama can smoke his dope at the white house !!

  • S Rubicon

    Most of the guns they are talking about, and the gun the man used in Conn., are NOT automatics. You must pull the trigger each time to fire it. That tells you how long it took for police to get to that school. The guy shot over 100 rounds. BTW… the guy broke into the school through a window. He also broke into the gun chest of his Mothers so he could kill her & others. He was a criminal. No new restrictive gun laws would stop a criminal intent on action. In addition, why didn’t the school administrators report that the same gunman was in an altercation at that school earlier in the week, if not the day before? Had police been notified they could have at least interviewed him that night & perhaps solved whatever crisis was going on in his pathetic mind!! The Conn. shooting, the Colorado shooting, the Oregon shooting, etc, are NOT about guns or gun control. Its about mental health and criminals. Period!

    • I_P_Frehley

      Isn’t it ironic at best and pathetic at worst, that in Connecticut, the state rated fifth in most restrictive gun laws, that this atrocity occurred?

    • medivac

      The REAL picture !!! The gun didn’t do any killing !! The nut behind the gun did, though !! The largest number of school kids killed was back in the late 1920s and they were killed by a bomb set by a former school board member !!

    • Arizona_Don

      You are correct in you analogy. The dilemma we face however, is until the liberal progressives recognize and identify the problem there is no chance of solving it. Conservatives cannot solve this problem alone, it has to be bipartisan. Guns are “not” the problem. I fear however, the liberal progressives will never admit that. Here is the reason. Liberal progressives believe in forcing the citizens to do something. Obama himself is most to blame for that mind set. Healthcare can be an example of that. Republicans or should I say conservatives, believe in convincing the citizens to want to act on a problem and finding the right answers.

      How, may I ask, can we expect to reason with people who believe in murdering unborn babies and sentencing convected serial murders to life in prison or using the insanity plea to get off. I have found literally none to be reasonable or open minded. When they find it difficult to defend their position they immediately resort to name calling or playing the race card. It is just not possible to reason with an unreasonable person.

  • DAVID PEACOCK

    stop the liberal dialogue;;there is NO SUCH THING as an assault weapon over the counter;;you ARE TAKING THE LIB/LEFT BAIT,

  • I_P_Frehley

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but, aren’t assault weapons (machine/fully automatic guns) already illegal unless you have a certain license? Educate to eradicate; no wonder LaBamba got re-elected.

    • MacGyverRI

      The Dems/Libs make people believe that Semi-automatic COPIES or an actual Machine type Gun rendered single shot w/ each trigger pull of real Military weapons are also “Assault Weapons”.

      Machine gun permits are harder to get than winning Powerball top prize. Last I heard Only 3-4 MG permits were active here in Rhode Island and 3 are Law enforcement higher ups.

  • pduffy

    Hitler didn’t wait for a ‘legislative’ action to ban guns in Germany. Pol Pot didn’t wait for a legislative action to ban guns in Cambodia – these tyrants use guns to ban guns of those who oppose them. And once disarmed, the killing field begins. WHO will take the guns away from Barry Soetoro and Eric Holder?

    • Arizona_Don

      We the people!

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    I’m betting on an ‘executive order’ and both houses squealing in pretend angst.

    I’m also betting on a systematic rebellion against the powers by People always in front of them asking questions the politicians don’t want asked.

    Much less answered…

  • earlycsa

    Excuse me if I don’t place my fate in the hands of the squishy Repubs.

  • conservative

    Assault weapons? These are nothing more than rifles that look different. The press has convinced this country’s morons that these guns are “evil.” The only evil involved in any murder is the shooter.

    • Arizona_Don

      The actual term assault rifle is describing any weapon that can be converted instantly from semiautomatic to full automatic with just a flip of a lever or switch. The other semiautomatics are not assault weapons.

      For some unknown reason many advocate keeping all guns in a safe or somehow locked up and out of reach. Guns in a safe are difficult to acquire quick enough to provide protection in an emergency unless it can be predicted. The element of surprise is in the intruders or aggressors favor when guns are in safes. Consequently, if the objective is self protection or home protection safes do not work very well. Unloaded guns are also not weapons of defense. Guns that are not in the ready are not protection for anyone. However, when little children are around a method of securing any gun from that child should be used as well as gun education. In the case of nut job adults like the mass murderers who have acted in the last several years in Virginia Tech, Tucson Arizona, Aurora Colorado and others, they acquired the weapons themselves “because” no one reported or paid any attention to the illness. In the case of Newtown however, the nut killed his own mother and stole her weapons. I wonder if a safe would have kept the weapons secure. If this guy knew the combination or where to find it the safe would have been no security against him. In any case the mother should have sought professional help for her child. Therefore, it is difficult to “not” blame the mother nearly as much as the shooter himself. However, placing blame will not solve any problem. Although there may be, parental reasons for her not seeking help they are not an excuse for her naivete. In the final analysis 26 people died because she misjudged her sons problem(s).

      Consequently, an assault weapons ban is a reaction by a misguided politician with only appeasement on her mind.

  • CaptTurbo

    Actually, I think risks to our firearms are extremely high at this moment. The media is keeping everyone all ginned up as per orders from their boss in the White House. The stage is being set for O’Kenya to sign the UN’s small arms treaty and the media is greasing the rails for him to get away with it.

    • NymRod

      That’s the way I see it also.

      Stock up while you can.

  • notax1776

    I am a member of the NRA. I do not own what the idiots in Washington and New York define as an assault weapon. Every weapon I have is legally owned, legally used, and will be legally available to take out anyone who is a threat to me or my family. I figure my Dad’s 12 gauge pump loaded with “00″ will work just fine. However, if I somehow miss with the 12 gauge, my wife is going to take over with her S&W .40. Before you liberals start trashing us as radical, nut case, gun owners, I would tell you that we are well past middle age, have a strong faith in God, own a very respected business, and believe strongly in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If that makes us radical and nutty, then I am proud to be so designated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Conner/100001386111065 Sarah Conner

    I believe the word you are looking for is ‘overseer ‘or maybe ‘massa ‘

  • jerry sweet

    all gun control means is the thugs that WE let destroy us can Kill us without getting an owee in the process.whats funny is when the liberals are herded into the concentration camps also.i find that funny

  • JustMeinAZ

    Relax?!!! Relax, yeah sure just relax, until next time. We need to get people in every state to push the opposite way. Create bills that force government out of the business of grabbing guns, or registration. We need to push back and push back hard in the opposite direction.
    Play their game:
    Make it illegal to be a communist in America (it’s treason isn’t it)
    Make it allegal to pass gun laws like the ones ther’re trying to pass.
    Make it illegal to (fill in the blank) make it anything the progs hold dear.

 

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