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White House eyes gun
violence package

United Press International, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/6/2013 7:25:21 PM

WASHINGTON- The Obama administration is formulating a broader strategy for gun control as it looks to reduce U.S. gun violence, those privy to the discussions say. Rather than just pursuing the reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, a White House working group led by Vice President Joe Biden is looking at a multi-prong approach that would include universal background checks for gun purchasers, creation of a national database to track guns, strengthening of mental health checks, and tougher penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, sources told The Washington Post.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/6/2013 7:42:11 PM     (No. 9102150)

If I were Obama, I would do the same thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 1/6/2013 7:53:26 PM     (No. 9102160)

Nothing wrong with stiffer penalties for those breaking the law. Nothing wrong with improving mental health issues, as long as there are controls to preclude arbitrarily disqualifying people who happen to disagree with Obama. Lots wrong with national registries of any sort for any purpose. Lots wrong with trying to implement background checks for a private, individual to individual sale, whether at a gun show or elsewhere. And mega-lots wrong with bans on large capacity magazines and some ignorant bureaucrat´s definition of an assault weapon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: petalcup, 1/6/2013 7:57:51 PM     (No. 9102165)

Ditto # 2

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Anner40, 1/6/2013 7:58:32 PM     (No. 9102166)

Send Ol Joe into Chicago to get the illegal guns first....he is so likeable they will surely give up their guns.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/6/2013 8:07:28 PM     (No. 9102181)

And Giving a gun to a minor? You mean like to a minor sibling? That´s smart!

These goofballs have no concept or ability to understand just what it takes to mitigate the problems they are using as leverage to get this done. The incidents, terrible as they might be, are a miniscule part of the problem.

The genius Chicago mayor can´t even reduce the gun violence in his town by a fraction of a percent. Demand that the head of every legitimate household be trained and armed and the crime rate would drop in double digits in two days.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/6/2013 8:22:03 PM     (No. 9102190)

You mean it will be even more against the law then it is now to carry a gun into a school? Brilliant. That oughta do it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 1/6/2013 8:25:50 PM     (No. 9102195)

Murder is already against the law. Murderers dont care.
So the obvious answer is to penalize abd crminalize people who do care.
Smooth move, ex-lax.
As they say, molon labe.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dr fate, 1/6/2013 8:31:19 PM     (No. 9102202)

Zippy should get with his Hollywood anti-gun hypocrites. Two of their forthcoming epics are the seemingly ultra violent {lots of guns} Gangster Squad and Stallone´s newest revenge movie with the incredible title "Bullet To The Head".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 1/6/2013 8:36:22 PM     (No. 9102203)

Thus saith the wise ones who brought us Fast and Furious. Pitiful.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/6/2013 8:40:35 PM     (No. 9102206)

#4 is right..
let´s start where the crime is..
immediate death penalty for any FELON using a weapon in any crime OR caught carrying by police in surprise searches in bars..
oh.. let´s not forget the REAL criminals..
the JUDGES, ATTORNEYS AND SOCIAL WORKERS who allow the above back on the street after their felony conviction...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 1/6/2013 8:42:21 PM     (No. 9102214)

As Charlton Heston used to say...From My cold Dead Hand!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: reilly, 1/6/2013 8:44:45 PM     (No. 9102219)

Register voters, not American gun owners.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 1/6/2013 8:51:44 PM     (No. 9102227)

We are Leonidas.

#2: IIRC, this "gov´t" has essentially classified all returning veterans as mentally-unstable. They´d use "mental health" in a heartbeat to disarm us.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/6/2013 8:58:45 PM     (No. 9102231)

They have to find a way to keep the dangerous mentally ill population away from firearms. That´s where the problem is.

Try to over reach and ban guns will only hurt the Democrat´s chances in the 2014 election. That happened before, and it will certainly happen again.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MMC, 1/6/2013 8:59:46 PM     (No. 9102232)

Hold the current laws accountable... Most crimes arent done with registered guns...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/6/2013 8:59:52 PM     (No. 9102233)

The Police Executive Research Forum isn´t a law enforcement organization - it´s a gun control group. These morons haven´t said anything new since 1968.

There´s only one answer to all their findings and recommendations: No. Never. Shut up and go away.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/6/2013 9:13:43 PM     (No. 9102242)

This would be Obama´s FOURTH "Gun Violence Package":
1. Endless Drivebys - Murder the Chicago Way
2. Fast & Furious - Dead Mexicants Everywhere
3. Corner the Ammo Market - 1.5 Billion Rounds of Hollow Point Bullets
Now Comes...
4. Disarm America - If They Move Kill ´Em!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/6/2013 9:14:26 PM     (No. 9102243)

Aww great statement Obe --How well did that work for tracking the Fast and Furious guns?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/6/2013 9:26:02 PM     (No. 9102252)

How about mental health checks for those selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels?

Barack Obama can be the first to have his head examined, if Wise King Barky is brave enough to stop hiding behind executive privilege and answer our questions about "Fast & Furious."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: altoona, 1/6/2013 9:33:22 PM     (No. 9102256)

Several somebodies in Congress better make some noise about Fast and Furious and the gun running by O in the ME. And the crime rate in his "hometown," where gun controls are in place. And about the dems and their ACLU buddies making it impossible to commit the dangerous mentally ill. O should be up to his ears in shame, but always has the high ground because the media gives it to him and the GOP electeds are wimps.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Penney, 1/6/2013 9:39:11 PM     (No. 9102259)

What about the mental health of those who actually use a gun when they commit a crime?! Better yet, what about addressing the plight of the homeless in this country, as well as crimes committed, which are a direct result from the current lack of compassionate mental health policies?

Instead, 0bama and the statists apparently prefer to harrass law abiding citizens in their quest for power. ...The Founders would be alarmed at such BIG Governmental power grabs, ...which is of course what they sought to prevent when they secured the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights for every American citizen!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/6/2013 11:14:11 PM     (No. 9102357)

Nice word play UPI. Gun VIOLENCE Package, no it ain´t. Its old fashion GUN CONTROL. The media needs to be tried for treason when this next Revolution ends.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: reddfroge, 1/7/2013 12:17:18 AM     (No. 9102402)

How about enforcing the already 20 thousand plus gun laws on the books....how about ´fast and furious´...how about dealing with drug gangs...how about the borders of America...how about leaving honest, law abiding people alone?????

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/7/2013 12:41:43 AM     (No. 9102422)

Not a one of those ´tough´ measures would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting. You think a suicidal underage mentally sick gunman stealing his mom´s weapons before killing her would be deterred by any of this?

What garbage. Just an excuse to employ more Obamacrats at six figure salaries and fat pensions with retirement at 50.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/7/2013 12:43:48 AM     (No. 9102424)

Reading thru Obama´s new Global Development Council initiatives, they spend a lot of time re-naming their goals so we extremists don´t freak out.

It´s Mental Health not Guns! Agree w/ poster 2... We need to be cautious that the definition of peeps needing mental health controls on their lives need narrow definitions.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 1:06:36 AM     (No. 9102439)

Any word on a study of males 16-25 most likey to have mental problems and mass shootings ?

Any new laws on schools reporting disturbed kids with violent behavior patterns ?

Too easy ?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: novakid, 1/7/2013 1:29:40 AM     (No. 9102456)

We are living with Alice, in Wonderland. Didn´t they already have laws in Connecticut against guns in a school zone? That worked well, didn´t it? What if a couple of the teachers had been trained and armed?

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