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“We’re expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Friday. “We need the funding in place to ensure we’re prepared for the long fight. This is a critical need.”
“B-1s have dropped bombs in record numbers,” Welsh also said. “We are able to manage inventories to sustain operations against ISIL at this time. We do need funding in place and the ability to forecast for production to be ready for the long fight… We continue to work on a longer term funding strategy which is absolutely required.”
As the White House seeks ways that President Obama could legally tighten restrictions on gun ownership, including closure of the so-called gun show loophole, he met Friday with Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman severely wounded in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011 in which six people were killed.
The meeting with Giffords and her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, who advocate for tougher gun safety laws, was part of the Obama administration's ongoing dialogue "with those who share the president's passion for taking some common-sense steps to make it harder for those with bad intentions to get their hands on guns," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
White House officials are seeking a way to use executive authority to close the so-called gun show loophole that allows thousands of people to buy firearms each year without a background check, but complicated legal issues have slowed the process.
In his radio address, Mr Obama repeated his call for legislation forbidding people on the government's no-fly list to buy a gun, a measure that the Senate rejected on Thursday, 54 to 45. Advertisement
"Right now, people on the no-fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun. That is insane," Mr Obama said. "If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun. And so I'm calling on Congress to close this loophole now. We may not be able to prevent every tragedy, but at a bare minimum, we shouldn't be making it so easy for potential terrorists or criminals to get their hands on a gun that they could use against Americans."
Oval Office Addresses
President Date Subject References
Barack Obama Dec. 6, 2015 Addressing the threat of terrorism 
Aug. 31, 2010 End of U.S. combat operations in Iraq 
June 15, 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill 
George W. Bush Sept. 13, 2007 Iraq War 
Sept. 11, 2006 War on terror 
May 15, 2006 Immigration reform 
Dec. 18, 2005 Iraq War and the war on terror 
March 19, 2003 Beginning of combat operations in Iraq 
Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. 
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
You yanks... someone says ''gun control'' you immediately jump to the worst possible conclusion
'' they want to take away my god damn guns... ''
the idea of adjusting your laws is so beyond your train of thought...its pathetic. the whole world is laguhing at you.
keep your damn guns... but for christ sakes accept you have a problem and adjust your laws slightly - its not that hard.. your life wont end..
for all you anti obama fools.. i shake my head in pitty at you. You really have no idea about the real world when all you want to do is cry, moan and sob over the black man in office with the word hussein in his name.
Do none of you remember Bush/Cheney?
Do none of you remember McCain and Romney?
How about Hiliary?
Your in for a real shock when your next republican president is everything your wrongly accusing Obama for being.
jokes on you you are all being played for complete muppets - try to pretend like your not falling for it every...single...day!