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Originally posted by nikolat23
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Anyone have a direct quote?
OBAMA: Let's be honest. Mr. Keyes does not believe in common gun control measures like the assault weapons bill. Mr. Keyes does not believe in any limits from what I can tell with respect to the possession of guns, including assault weapons that have only one purpose, to kill people. I think it is a scandal that this president did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban.
* Principles that Obama supports on gun issues:Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
* Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
* Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks with firearms.
Source: 1998 IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998
Sweeping federal gun control legislation proposed by Sen. Barack Obama (D-13th) would increase the penalties on gun runners who are flooding Chicago's streets with illegal weapons.
At an anti-gun rally held at the Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd St., headed by the Rev. James Demus, Obama also said he's backing a resolution being introduced into the City Council by Alds. Toni Preckwinkle (4th), Ted Thomas (15th), Leslie Hairston (5th) to call for a "shot-free" millennium celebration.
Obama outlined his anti-gun plan that includes increased penalties for the interstate transportation of firearms. The maximum penalty now for bringing a gun across the border is 10 years in prison. Obama is proposing to make it a felony for a gun owner whose firearm was stolen from his residence which causes harm to another person if that weapon was not securely stored in that home.
He's proposing restricting gun purchases to one weapon a month and banning the sale of firearms at gun shows except for "antique" weapons. Obama is also proposing increasing the licensing fee to obtain a federal firearms license.
He's also seeking a ban on police agencies from reselling their used weapons even if those funds are used to buy more state-of-the-art weapons for their agencies. Obama wants only those over 21 who've passed a basic course to be able to buy or own a firearm.
He's proposing that all federally licensed gun dealers sell firearms in a storefront and not from their homes while banning their business from being within five miles of a school or a park. He's also banning the sale of 'junk" handguns like the popular Saturday Night Specials.
Obama is requiring that all people working at a gun dealer undergo a criminal background check. He's also asking that gun manufacturers be required to develop safety measures that permit only the original owner of the firearm to operate the weapon purchased.
Additionally, he wants an increase of the funds for schools to teach anger management skills for youth between the ages of 5-13. Obama is also seeking to increase the federal taxes by 500 percent on the sale of firearm, ammunition -- weapons he says are most commonly used in firearm deaths.
Originally posted by LiquidMirage
I hate to be the one to break the news to you but after spending years in an academic environment I can say most assuredly that academia is infested with left wing douche bags just like him. There are literally tens of thousands of these self righteous cretins in the country and what they all have in common is a collective hate for the U.S.A. and everything the country is built upon. These people are so dangerous to the American way of life that they should be hunted down, apprehended, and locked away in internment camps on some remote south pacific island far away any civilization.
Originally posted by cmd18B
reply to post by swdecord
Nice post..I agree with you. Lets just say that some sort of bill was implemented and guns could no longer be purchased that would just make the person want them even more and true, they are so readily available on the black market anyhow. I dont want to say Im some gun monger but I served ten years in the Army,I was exposed to all types of guns and rifles. I use a weapon for my job now and I own two handguns and a rifle, I like to shoot and I like to teach others that want to learn how and most of all I want to know that myself, my loved one, and my property are protected.
Case and point, The Los Angeles bank job, The LAPD were out gunned, They had to borrow high powered weapons from a GUN STORE to eliminate the threat. Even today the police are out gunned..We are such a free country and I dont want to see things taken away from us and sometimes it feels that way...
Originally posted by 38181
Originally posted by Oldtimer2
Thats quite a statement to make,I on the other hand prefer the AK-47,those things rock can do all sorts of damage,plus my bud has over 150,000 rounds of ammo stored
Yea, you can drag an AK through the dirt and mud all day long, and it will still fire, try that with an AR-15 or M-16, without cleaning it first, trust me I know.
P.S. I still want to get an AR-15 for myself, because I can.......
What the hell is wrong with white people? Numerous media reports of late have detailed a run on gun stores by crazed crackers who believe the new black President-elect will take their firearms away shortly after he's sworn in.
There's the fear of the black man, and the contention by those on the extreme right that Obama's presidency can never be legitimate -- those niggling details of 365 electoral votes and 53 percent of the popular vote aside.
Indeed, eerily, the racist novel published in 1978 that inspired McVeigh, The Turner Diaries, begins its account of a white supremacist revolution with black men, working for the government, coming to take away a white guy's guns.