Originally Posted by Cevno
How much could be Obama be getting paid by these NRA folks ? I mean he is a Democrat president with so many spread out people funding him, why the hell is afraid of tightening these laws ? But on the other hand he liberalized them more from what Top Cat is saying ?
Why assume Obama wants to? From a debate before the election
QUESTION: President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your Administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?
OBAMA: We’re a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment. We’ve got a long tradition of hunting and sportsmen and people who want to make sure they can protect themselves.
But there have been too many instances during the course of my Presidency, where I’ve had to comfort families who have lost somebody. Most recently out in Aurora….
So my belief is that, (A), we have to enforce the laws we’ve already got, make sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. We’ve done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we’ve got more to do when it comes to enforcement.
But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theatres don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault-weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns.
And so what can we do to intervene, to make sure that young people have opportunity; that our schools are working; that if there’s violence on the streets, that working with faith groups and law enforcement, we can catch it before it gets out of control….
The old rubbish of 'enforcing the laws we have'. A 'national conversation'? ****ing. Weak. Everyone knows the old assault weapons ban was piss-weak and he isn't showing any interest in getting that
back up, let alone what's really needed. Obama, by any standards other than American, is pro-gun.
Again, I'm amazed at how little flack he's getting on this, his lack of action has absolutely contributed and were a more rootin', tootin' Texan in the White House, he'd be getting smashed by the press. During Obama's presidency, as I've said before, aside from all of the other spree killings a ****ing Congresswoman was all but murdered in one and still
, nothing has changed. Under Obama, can't see how that won't continue.