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Biden makes it clear he wants de facto gun registration

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Modeler, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) wants the government to not keep records on gun transactions. Biden blows a fuse. Hilarity ensues.

    Biden blasts NRA on gun sales records - POLITICO.com

    By REID J. EPSTEIN | 2/27/13 12:12 PM EST
    Vice President Biden lashed out at the NRA and made a clear but implicit dig at Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) Wednesday for blocking a key provision of the proposed Senate universal background checks bill, saying it would gut the legislation of its teeth.

    Though Biden didn’t mention Coburn by name, it was clear that the Oklahoman bore the brunt of his ire for insisting in the bipartisan Senate gun control talks that no records be required for private gun sales.

    Biden’s remarks represent the first public frustration from the White House about the state of the Senate gun talks, which to this point he and Obama have described as constructive efforts with bipartisan support.

    “The proposal they’re arguing as they mark up the legislation in the United States Senate are so porous that they are going to allow a truck to be driven through the holes in the legislation they are proposing, loaded with tens of thousands of weapons,” Biden told a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General.

    “For example, they come up with a system where there’s a new version of an instant check system where you go online and check if you’re qualified and then you go to the buyer in a private sale,” Biden continued. “But guess what? They want the law to say no record would be kept. How in the hell would you know if that transaction would be real if no record can be kept?”

    Though Coburn and Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are close to reaching an agreement on background checks, the records issue has now stalled the talks for nearly two weeks. Gun control groups have become frustrated and have begun searching – as has Manchin – for other GOP senators who have credibility with the NRA to join them. The NRA has maintained that extending an existing requirement that gun sales be kept by federally-licensed dealers to private citizens would be a step toward a federal gun registry, which existing law already prohibits.

    Coburn's office did not immediately respond to Biden's remarks.

    Biden’s address to the attorneys general comes as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the rounds at the Capitol, meeting with Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) Kirk, among others. Bloomberg and Biden are to meet at the White House at 1 p.m.​
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Joe bozo iscat it again, he knows of nothing he speaks!!!!
    It is like the citizens should trust the government but they donot trust us...
     
  3. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    What part of don't trust a Liberal do these Republicans not understand? I hope Mike Hope wakes up here in Washington before the RINO stain completely sets in.
     
  4. BadMotel

    BadMotel Bellingham Active Member

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    Yeah, because the GOP is just a beacon of truth, isn't it...
     
  5. Kelzebubba

    Kelzebubba Fort Worth, TX/USA Public Outhouse Active Member

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    How odd, isn't that what Holder the AG did just a few years ago?
     
  6. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    Biden and Obama want registration, they just know that they can't call it that or else it will get rejected. The other guys weren't going to play along with their little clever nameing game, so now they are stomping their feet and calling the other side unreasonable. Yeah, that sounds like a great way to run the country.
     
  7. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Okay, you have a point. Now which other side will you choose to have a chance in this fight. Do I agree with the pathetic way the Republicans have behaved. Hell no. We'd all be foold if we did. I don't even dislike all Democrats - surprise! I don't trust the Liberal Left and if you can't unserstand that you probably are part of the problem, not the solution. You better pick a side unless you think you can stand alone. It's like people who don't like the NRA because of this stupid thing they did today or ten years ago. Grow up. We all screw up. Why didn't we as gun owners organize better all along. Cuase most of us just want to be left alone. Me too. Now we have a fight and we can't even seem to decide who we will back. Just stupid....