Obama turns to police officers in gun control fight

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idonthinkso wrote:

Did they meet any police chiefs where crimes have been stopped by citizens owning guns?

This is just another play by the President to get an emotional response. He can’t use reason or the constitution so he has to manipulate the emotions.

Jan 28, 2013 7:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

“Obama, Biden to meet police chiefs from towns scarred by shootings”
What is that, three communities out of 200,000+? That would explain why it would not be fesable to meet with communities who have NOT been scarred by shootings.
But then again no need to meet with most communities that have seen violent crime drop to record low levels, as gun sales increased over the past 5 years.
“Violent crime rates in the U.S. are reaching historic lows, according to new FBI data released Monday. Instances of murder declined overall by 1.9 percent from 2010″

Jan 28, 2013 7:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dragos111 wrote:

Still trying to take advantage of the Sandy Hook killings. These guys are so transparent. Nothing will be accomplished here except for photo ops and sensationalist promotion of their plans to strip Americans of their right to protect themselves.

Jan 28, 2013 7:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
ballsy wrote:

First stop should be Chicago!!!

Jan 28, 2013 8:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

“Obama and Biden have said the plan would not affect the rights of responsible gun owners”

Thats Bullsh!t, It VERY WELL AFFECTS MY RIGHT AS A RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER! They will say anything, no matter how untrue, to push there agenda.

Jan 28, 2013 9:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
jocare wrote:

I hope at some point soon, Obama meets with reputable psychiatrists and clinical psychologists also, to see what can be done for the many disturbed young men who are also the main ingredient in these atrocities. How can we avoid having them fall through the cracks? How can we move into action to contain their mental disturbance? How can we fix the denial those close to these young men exhibit? How can we keep guns out of their hands? Last case in point; the mother owned the guns. She passed the background checks. How can we fix this?

Jan 28, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

See – somehow if you are a police officer or in the military, something ‘magical’ happens that makes you a better US Citizen and should have a gun. Otherwise, you are lowly trash.

Right Obama?

Jan 28, 2013 1:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

“What are we doing to hire more cops? What are we doing to make sure that they’re getting the training that they need?” he said.

He should be asking…
“What are we doing to protect the American peoples right to own a gun and protect themselves in accordance with the 2nd amendment?”

Jan 28, 2013 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

jocare
Short of a complete ban…nothing. Unless you want to take away every American citizens right to own a gun. Don’t think the Liberals wouldn’t do that if they only could. That’s what this about grab power and control based on a few mass shootings by those who are mentally unstable and blame it on…the guns…

Jan 28, 2013 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

He’s barking up the wrong tree. He should ask the gang bangers and criminals who would benefit most from his vision. I’m sure they’re behind this 100 percent.Most cops realize good people with guns are not the problem.

Jan 28, 2013 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cyberblunt wrote:

We need more cops and laws. Then we can make drugs illegal and get them of our streets. We need cameras on every corner, every corner! I think we need to start carrying guns around instead of leaving it at home. Like the old days.

Jan 28, 2013 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Michael Kehoe the Newtown Connecticut police chief seems to be enjoying his 15 minutes of fame even if he has to read from the script to be there.
I don’t mind hiring more police but that is a local decision. We really Federal help deciding on more police? What we really don’t need is to pay for the feeding the federal mammoth to get a little bit of that tax money back with strings attached. Restrictions on Guns have been tried and have failed. This is from the same logic wizards who thought the already failed wide receiver gun tracing operation would turn out better if the used a lot more guns, No RFID tracking, no coordination with the Mexican authorities or anyone else with Fast and Furious.

Jan 28, 2013 2:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

I voted for President Obama, twice.
I don’t recall him running on gun control, and I do not recall being contacted by any polls on the matter.
The gun control thing will die in Congress, so I have no problem with the President making a big show to appease the families of the children killed (in all the mass killings), after parents allowed their mentally ill children to get their hands on guns (in all of the shootings) which is of course, against the law.
Now if they want to pass a law that puts people in prison (including parents) for letting known crazy people get their hands on guns and ammo, I am all for it. But that might solve the problem and not take away our right to defend our freedom.

Jan 28, 2013 2:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Yeah, sure, we really want you to track every little detail, that every legal resident has a right to privacy. Oblammer, you can keep coming after the guns, but we have God Given RIGHTS, that will NOT be INFRINGED upon. Continue down this road, and we will be at your front doorstep.

Jan 28, 2013 3:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

Still trying to silence us with morale indignation. When children die in drone strikes there is no rush to change policy.Nobody is wringing their hands or gnashing their teeth over that. That is something they could stop themselves to save children. All they have to do is stop the carnage is to stop violating international law and calling strikes on people who use their kids as human shields in countries we are not at war with. They can save more children if THEY stop breaking the law than they will if they break another law to disarm a bunch of people who are not breaking any laws. And the best part, it’s legal and you save childrens lives. You wait and see the UN is going to tackle the drone issue and they’re going to make us stop because it’s illegal to violate soverign air space and drop bombs on people. That’s probably a good thing since Iran has probably reverse engineered the drone they captured and shared with China and N. Korea by now.

Jan 28, 2013 3:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

This gun legislation is going nowhere; I sure wish he’d show some leadership (not sure he’s capable of that, but let’s hope) on the most pertinent issues facing America like debt and jobs….

Jan 28, 2013 3:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

americanguy
“Now if they want to pass a law that puts people in prison (including parents) for letting known crazy people get their hands on guns and ammo, I am all for it. But that might solve the problem and not take away our right to defend our freedom.”

How do you propose that should be defined?

And it doesn’t bother you that the guy you voted for is using the death of children in an attempt to pander and gain power and control? Makes me sick but hey that’s me…

Jan 28, 2013 3:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Now another reason for the average citizen to fear and despise the police. Just another obama move to divide the people against the powers that be. Divide on race. Divide on sexual preference Divide on abortion. Divide on guns. Divide rich vs. poor. Divide cop vs. citizen. Divide male vs. female soldier. Divide on Obamacare. Divide on debt ceiling. And on, and on it goes. Go barry go, light the entire usa on fire.

Jan 28, 2013 4:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Now another reason for the average citizen to fear and despise the police. Just another obama move to divide the people against the powers that be. Divide on race. Divide on sexual preference Divide on abortion. Divide on guns. Divide rich vs. poor. Divide cop vs. citizen. Divide male vs. female soldier. Divide on Obamacare. Divide on debt ceiling. And on, and on it goes. Go barry go, light the entire usa on fire.

Jan 28, 2013 4:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

Barak Obama is just a suit trying to make political points. He just thinks he can get people on his team by promises. He has suceeded in getting a bit over 50 percent of the voters to by his stories. I agree with stambo2001(good call). Obama is bad news for the country, but this is what most of the people like, as it gives them an excuse for not getting their lives together.

Jan 28, 2013 6:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“and calling for more officers nationwide”

What good would more cops do when by the time they gey there and set up a press conference area everyone is already dead?

Jan 28, 2013 7:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dkn111 wrote:

Why not ask some police who seem to be able to control crime in their cities instead of those who obviously can’t get their sitiation under control.

Jan 28, 2013 7:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dkn111 wrote:

Why not ask some police who seem to be able to control crime in their cities instead of those who obviously can’t get their sitiation under control.

Jan 28, 2013 7:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

Crash866 – Baby attack Troll in training.

Jan 28, 2013 7:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
spaghetti932 wrote:

i just wondering why people need military grade weapon to protect themselves. The normal gun with less than 10 bullet can’t be used to protect yourself?

Jan 28, 2013 10:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:

@spaghetti932

What the media and politicians have not told you is the gun used at Sandyhook was NOT a military grade weapon. It was a fairly standard semi-auto that had been dressed up to look like a military gun. There are hundreds of thousands of ‘high capacity’ magazines owned by Americans, and they have been manufactured and used for a very long time. NY just banned a pistol magazine that has been in production since 1911. The 1911 model Colt .45, standard semi-auto for police, military, sports-competitive shooting, has been around that long, and there are probably many, many hundreds of thousands .45 pistols, and even more magazines. What these guys are doing is meaningless – it is theater, and the sad fact is instead of dealing with the problem, they would rather issue press releases and posture. At the end of the day, the people doing these killings are not concerned with the law.

Jan 29, 2013 12:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

MetalHead8 wrote:
“Thats Bullsh!t, It VERY WELL AFFECTS MY RIGHT AS A RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER!”

Who says you are a responsible gun-owner – you?

Right there is the problem. Why should everyone just take your word for it? Nobody is going to hand out driving licences to everybody who says “I am a responsible car-owner”, and neither should self-declared, so-called “responsible” gun-owners be allowed guns just because they say so.

If you really are so responsible, you would not be so scared of being expected to prove it by being regulated. After all, regulations are there only to stop the irresponsible getting guns.

Jan 29, 2013 2:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
citizen033 wrote:

I wrote my Senator about this and he said he wants to ban “assault weapons” because he stands with 100 sheriff and police departments in my state. I started counting and had to stop around 1000 such departments in my state. So he stands with the 10% he likes and uses them as a place to deflect my opinion. Wonder which LEO’s Obama is inviting to the table.

And by the way, many responsible gun owners own one of the myriad guns that are labeled “assault weapons”. And many who own AR-15s do shoot them in sporting competitions all around the country.

Those advocating gun control often paint a false stereotype of the average gun owner to justify the rights they want to restrict.

As for me, I’ll have to write my senators again and tell them that my 1000 green berets differ with their 100 police departments:

http://sofrep.com/16644/1000-green-berets-sign-letter-of-support-for-2nd-amendment/

Feb 01, 2013 1:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
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