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Gun Control and
the Obama Way

Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/16/2013 10:16:45 PM

On President Obama’s proposal for curbing gun violence, I have several thoughts. 1. Even when I agree in substance with the president, as I do in this instance, I find his combination of self-righteousness and demagoguery to be off-putting. In his remarks earlier today, for example, the president once again took to the task of demonizing his opponents, something he does more promiscuously than any president I can recall. For Mr. Obama, it’s never about honest differences over policies. His political opponents have to be painted as morally obtuse, cruel and motivated by the basest considerations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/16/2013 10:22:43 PM     (No. 9121297)

Well Peter, perhaps it´s high time you realize that Obama´s central goal is the destruction of his opposition.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/16/2013 11:02:39 PM     (No. 9121337)

Obama believes the liberal/progressive agenda is what American´s believe in, but most Democrats aren´t liberal or progressives.
Turn that small group into the extreme, failed position, and wrong direction for America.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/16/2013 11:28:54 PM     (No. 9121364)

Banning those magazines will only create a black market for the magazines and will not stop mass shootings. There is really no difference in an intending murderer having three ten shot magazines, or one 30 round magazine as a person who practices can easily change a magazine in a few seconds.

Some of the liberal Democrats want to ban all semi-automatic handguns and rifles that could possibly accept a magazine containing over 10 rounds of ammunition. That would be banning just about all modern firearms produced and sold in America today. It will be very hard to get a gun ban like that through Congress, as a big number of the politicians who would vote for such a ban would immediately become unelectable in their home States. You can bet that those politicians know what happened to the Democrats after they passed their last gun control law, they lost the next election big time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/16/2013 11:51:43 PM     (No. 9121389)

Zippy´s way is my way or no way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman, 1/17/2013 9:36:08 AM     (No. 9121842)

Unfortunately, Wehner has engaged in left-wing blovation.
His point 5, concerning Australia, should be accompanied by a caution: New Zealand, a neighbor of Australia, has witnessed a similar decrease in violent deaths, without the benefit of massive legislation.
The tragedies, such as Newtown, are not caused by guns, but by mentally ill people. If guns were the problem, with 280,000,000 of the objects to be found in the US, we would have several massacres every day.
There are at least two direct antecedents to Newtown: the massive changes in regarding involuntary commitment and the Hipaa rules regarding sharing of information.
If individuals cannot be involuntarily committed for the safety of themselves and others, and if information about an individual unable to handle reality cannot be shared, then we will continue to be at risk, rules or no rules. Such individuals will find a way, whether they use a knife (China), a train (Spain), a plane (911), or dynamite.
Get real.

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