Obama Going for the Guns

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Well I guess this will be our “Arab spring”, our civil unrest they’ve been preparing for…the American people are buying guns and ammo at record rates and he thinks they are going to turn them in? I don’t think so, we’re not stupid. Beside he can’t ban the 2nd amendment by Executive order, it doesn’t work that way. The Constitution MUST be amended and then ratified by 3/4 of the States to do away with the 2nd amendment. I’m telling you folks, the plan is for Obama to ban “semi autos”, then use the UN Small Arms Treaty to get the handguns. Both plans call for registration, which history has shown  is ALWAYS followed by confiscation. But in America confiscation would be sucide by whom ever tried it.

President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it,” Obama said in an interview aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”

In the wake of the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., school, the president has launched a White House task force led by Vice President Biden to present proposals in January to help stem gun violence. Obama has said that he would seek a broad approach to the problem addressing the role of violence in entertainment and measures to improve mental healthcare.

But he has also called on Congress to move quickly to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban and a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines.

Obama on Sunday repeated those calls and said he would meet with lawmakers on both sides of the aisles to see action.

“I’ve been very clear that an assault-rifle ban, banning these high capacity clips, background checks, that there are a set of issues that I have historically supported and will continue to support,” the president said. (the ban in 1994 did not reduce crime, that is a fact)………

“I’d like to get it done in the first year.  I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off.”

But the push for heightened gun control will likely face tough political opposition, with the nation’s largest gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), saying they will oppose any new restrictions.

The group earlier this month held a press conference calling for national program to place armed guards in the nation’s schools, a move they said would be more effective at preventing future tragedies like in Newtown.

Obama in the interview said that he hoped to involve all “stakeholders” in the national debate over gun violence, but he expressed unease with the NRA’s proposal.

“I am not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me.  I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools.  And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem,” he said.

Obama said that he expected even firearm owners to understand the need for new regulations in the wake of the Connecticut shooting spree that killed 20 young children.

“I think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize that we can’t have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological problems is able to get the kind of high-capacity weapons that this individual in Newtown obtained and gun down our kids,” Obama said.

The Hill

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Faces Customer Outrage Over Gun Ban

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Faces Customer Outrage Over Gun BanBy Todd Starnes

Dick’s Sporting Goods customers are threatening a class-action lawsuit after the company allegedly refused to fill gun orders made weeks before the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Dick’s announced just before Christmas that it was suspended sales of rifles out of respect for the victims of the school shooting. But some customers allege the company is also refusing to honor sales made the day after Thanksgiving.

And thousands have joined a Facebook page calling for a boycott of the company.

“What makes this situation even more frustrating is that I am a law enforcement officer and purchased this rifle specifically to use while on duty,” a gun owner told Military Times. “My agency allows us to carry rifles, but cannot afford to issue one to every member.”

“It’s unacceptable,” customer Troy Blackall told CBS 11 News in Dallas.

Blackall and his wife paid for two Troy Carbines – but they only got one. Instead, he said the company sent him a refund and a gift card.

“The gun prices have doubled and tripled in price now. So it’s not like we can get our money back and buy the guns someplace else.”

He said he would sign on to a class action lawsuit “in a heartbeat.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods did not return calls seeking comment.

Russell Kellner and his wife only received one of the three semi-automatic rifles they bought.

“It ain’t a good deal when you don’t get it,” he said. “So I’m not happy at all about it.”

Instead, the Kellners received a $100 gift card and a Christmas Eve letter from Dick’s — telling them the company would not be fulfilling any more orders.

Kellner told CBS 11 News Dick’s should not have changed their policy until after filling orders.

“Do what you said,” he told the television station. “Do what you advertised. Make good on it.”

Customers aren’t the only ones upset over Dick’s decision.

The founder of gun manufacturer Troy Defense put his outrage in writing — on the company’s Facebook page.

Stephen Troy said he was “deeply dismayed and shocked to hear” about Dick’s “anti-gun” decision. The company had invested millions of dollars to provide their rifles to Dicks’s under an exclusive contract.

“DSG did not contact or inform Troy of this decision prior to notifying the public,” he wrote. “Nor was Troy informed by DSG that cancellation letters were being sent to customers.”

The website Twitchy compiled a list of critics who posted their displeasure on Twitter — many calling for nationwide boycotts of the store.

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