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"Obama is not reinstating the assault ban"

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RallySoob, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    http://www.politicususa.com/en/Obama-Assault-Weapons-Ban

    according to the white house press secretary Robert Gibbs they plan to hire more Police instead of banning assault rifles




    When asked today during his daily briefing if President Obama would reinstate the assault weapons ban, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made it clear that Obama was looking at other strategies, such as hiring more police officers, instead of reinstating the ban on assault weapons.

    "In answer to Helen Thomas’s question about reinstating the ban, Gibbs said, “Obviously, we, while we were overseas last week, were surprised and shocked at the news at what had happened in New York. … That’s one of the reasons that increased money to hire more police officers as in the Recovery Act. I was asked specifically about assault weapons. I think the president would — the president believes there are other strategies we can take to enforce the laws that are already on our books.”

    This new position is in direct contrast to an ABC News story in late February that Obama was seeking a new assault weapons ban. Last night on CBS News Attorney General Eric Holder said that he looks forward to working with the NRA, and would not endorse bringing back the assault weapons ban. Obama’s new position is bound to upset many anti-gun Democrats, because then candidate Obama campaigned strongly on reinstituting the assault weapons ban during the 2008 Democratic primaries.

    Even though the White House website still mentions reinstituting the ban, the administration seems close to abandoning the idea. At a time when Obama should be focused on the economy, reviving the assault weapons ban issue would only serve as a distraction. If Obama does decide not to revive the ban, it would be a major blow to his critics on the right, who have been spreading rumors that Obama is out to take everyone’s guns away.

    By reading between the lines, it is clear that, as much as it may anger those on the left, Obama has no intention of bringing back the ban. It must be pointed out that none of the recent civilian shootings in states like New York and Alabama were carried out with an assault weapon. The ban is more symbolic than it is effective in reducing violence. I agree with the White House that there are better ways to reduce violence than banning assault weapons. If disturbed people want to kill, they will find a way to kill whether assault weapons are legal or banned.
     
  2. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Uhh....... Call me negative, Call me Biased, BUT

    Is'nt this White House source the same guy who just said that Obama definetly did not "bow down" to the King of Saudi Arabia like he was a subject ???????


    BTW......For those buying in to this, I have one of the new super lightweight Ar-15's with the new cardboard barrel for sale, shoots awesome. Make me an offer.
     
  3. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    Not sure, but I'm worried that if this story is true that the next fight will be to keep our ammo flowing. If ammo prices ever go back down to what they were even a yr ago people that got taxed this last few months are gonna flip
     
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I hope its true even though im sceptical of the "OBAMANATION"! If this is indeed true then prices on ammo and weapons should start to relax.. One could hope!
     
  5. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    Sweet Monkeys! A cardboard barrel! Sign me up!
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is good news if the Administration does as it says....
     
  7. Kennedy

    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    Agreed, but with Pelosi talking about some form of registration...No ban..but just another way of control. I dont trust them either way.
     
  8. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hear Obama is into USING ALCOHOL and carrying guns :eek:
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Care to explain?
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I think he is jokingly making a reference to another ongoing thread. :)
     
  11. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ok - got it. Thanks.
     
  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would actually think this is believable because Obama probably realizes that he would spend a lot of favors he'd rather use elsewhere to get the ban passed... Or he could be lying again.
     
  13. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Politicians don't lie.
    That's gotta be illegal or something.
     
  14. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Obama is into guns, even he likes fully autos. That is, he likes a group of men with fully autos protecting him and his family, while his poor, unarmed subjects get terrorized by criminals and are merciless before him.
     
  15. pdx1

    pdx1 Portland Area Active Member

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    Don't believe it, Look at the gun laws of Illinois.
    Obama's home state, where you can't even own a handgun in Chicago.
     
  16. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Bingo.
     
  17. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Obama is not going to try to reinstate the assault weapons ban??

    Just like he was going to stop all earmarks, have a transparent staff hiring process-ie Tax cheat Geithner, 3 others removed themselves for not paying taxes, cut the deficit in half but end up tripling it over the next 10 years, bows to tyrants, insults the USA all over Europe..etc, etc, etc

    Besides, he will have his henchmen(Emmanual, Pelosi, Reid, etc) so the dirty work.

    I tend to not trust liars..........


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    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
     
  18. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Dont listen to politicians, watch what they do.

    Past behavior predicts future performance and Obama has a very anti gun past. They will try something, it may not be as extreme as gun owners fear but it will be another step down the road. E.G. the restrictions in Kalifornia would be reasonable to make federal, we're only thinking about the children....
     
  19. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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  20. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think we're seeing some of this play out in Washington State. There are plenty of Democrats representing conservative areas of the state where talk of gun control doesn't go over very well. As a result, Democrats aren't pursuing gun control as actively as they might otherwise.