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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package
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Published: 16.01.13, 19:41
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1. Yet another Obama attack on U.S. Constitution.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.16.13)
Obama has made no secret of his loathing for the U.S. Constitution and the rights it give U.S. citizens. His policy has been to weaken the Constitution every chance he gets. His attack on the right to bear arms is yet another attack on the U.S. Constitution.
2. I heard a chilling comment today ..
michael redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.16.13)
A woman outside a gun store in San Francisco said, "I never open my front door after 8:00 pm without a gun in my hand". How sick can a society become?
3. #2 That is in ubber liberal Californication
Al   (01.16.13)
Goes to show..a disarmed people are a dead people.
4. # 2
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (01.16.13)
Good for her! When seconds count the police are only minutes away. In the meantime she can take care of herself.
5. Obamma destroying the USA
JemK ,   Canada   (01.16.13)
from the inside out Country is Broke and now he wants to dissarm it. He backs the Palesatins, the brotherhood and anything that has to do with muslims. The light is BLACK The day of a strong USA has diminished and getting weaker by the hour
6. A smart Lady, Dumb Michael
Don ,   indiana   (01.17.13)
Smart Lady to not open a door at night without a gun. I have instructed my wife to not open the door even in the daytime period. We have 6 loaded rifels and pistols and revolvers at our disposal. I guess taking precautions to Liberals are chilling. San Francisco is the best place to own a gun. Michaels comment is what's chilling.
7. USA Gun Owners
Don ,   indiana   (01.17.13)
There are 600,000 people who applied for hunting licenses this past year alone in Wisconsin. Hunters use high powered rifles to shoot deer. How many hunters in the USA do you think have high powered rifles ?? Enough to defeat just about any military on earth with room to spare. Our gun rights are to protect us from our Government if need be.
8. #2 Would 7.59 pm be OK to knock?
Robert ,   Australia   (01.17.13)
9. And if you believe President Soetoro's
J Galt ,   Hidden Valley. USA   (01.17.13)
land of the free and home of the brave forever...he has a Hawaiian birth certificate and Connecticut social security number he will not show you!
10. #5. What's even more interesting
Tom W ,   USA   (01.17.13)
Everywhere on Earth dictatorial takeover encountered forceful resistance by the population. Even in Russia, China, E. Europe etc. people opposed the the Bolshevik - or fascist gov.ment. The U.S. population is so much intimidated by the Kenyan that nobody dare to challenge him. Hussein rules over a meek, subservient populace with ease as Louis XIV. the French "Sun King" once did. The media, the Jews even corporations falling over to worship this darling of the radical, antisemitic left. Not a single soul has the courage to protest or criticize publicly his "executive orders"...none... Big mouth "valiant" Americans morphed into keyboard warriors and venting their frustration behind aliases on the web.
11. Why cost $500m for gun control ?
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.17.13)
Pass a law that controls sale of machine guns, school security, etc. doesn't have to cost $500m. Absurd ! Americans have to remember, though, with rights come responsibility. With easy access to guns, red lines are crossed. Maybe $500m is for school security ?
12. If European had been armed, Nazis would have been defeated
if the three million polish jews and three million polish christians had been armed, the nazis could not have slaughtered all of them. it is true for the rest of europe. an armed population is a guarantee against tyranny.
13. An Inconvenient Truth
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.17.13)
Obama's plan does not solve the real problem. Scientific studies have proven that armed "white America" is far safer from violent crime and homicide than Canada and Western Europe. The crazy numbers of firearm homicides in US have nothing to do with high-capacity magazines or "assault-style" weapons (what does that mean?) but with social and economic factors associated with hispanic and black demographics. If Obama cared about saving American lives he would not waste his time on banning guns, but would solve the problems in these communities including no economic future, benefits culture, no positive male role models and gangs. $500 million could buy a lot of kids a future. But Obama does not care because he ran on increasing illegal Hispanic immigration and because of his supporter who profit from black misery. So while Obama attacks the constitution and law-abiding citizens, young black Americans will keep dying.
14. #13 You are dead wrong......
Robert ,   Australia   (01.17.13)
......the previous few massacres had nothing to do with what you claim. They were carried out by "wholesome" American white boys who randomly attacked cinemagoers and school kids with military type firearms. You seem to invent reasons to criticise Obama when he is trying to lessen the carnage done by these assault weapons.
15. #15
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.17.13)
Read what I wrote carefully. The "crazy guy attacks" (like Sandy Hook or Beltway Snipers) are rare events that are insignificant compared to the total (2010: 13000 homicides, 8775 by firearm). We can argue how best to prevent such rare events, for instance imagine how Sandy Hook would have ended if Dawn Hochsprung had a gun, but remember that McVeigh killed 168 and wounded 800 without a gun. The point I was making previously is that Obama is using 26 dead white people (a low-risk group) and ignoring around 8000 dead blacks and hispanics. I think that $500 million could save some of the 8000, without affecting any law-abiding citizen.
16. Dear israel israeli
Nancy Lanza had a gun. She had lots and lots of guns.
17. #16 what is your point?
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.17.13)
I am trying to have a serious fact-based discussion. The facts indicate that Obama's proposals will not save lives. The facts indicate that the real "gun problem" in America has nothing to do with Sandy Hook or the racist belief that white Americans are banjo-playin' gun-totin' yahoos. The fact show that Americans are responsible gun owners and that the "gun problem" is the social condition in which hispanics but especially blacks are living. Obama is not stupid and he knows these facts. I say that Obama is deliberately ignoring the real problem. If you do not want a serious discussion, save your fingertips.
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