Thursday, August 29, 2013

President Obama just did something to piss off the NRA again. Yeah I know, what's new?

Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle: 

Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations. 

Four months after a gun control drive collapsed spectacularly in the Senate, President Barack Obama added two more executive actions to a list of 23 steps the White House determined Obama could take on his own to reduce gun violence. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled Obama's intent to show he hasn't lost sight of the cause he took up after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down last year in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. 

Vice President Joe Biden, Obama's point-man on gun control after the Newtown tragedy thrust guns into the national spotlight, unveiled the new actions Thursday at the White House. 

"It's simple, it's straightforward, it's common sense," Biden said in the Roosevelt Room. 

One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets. The White House said the U.S. has approved 250,000 of those guns to be reimported since 2005; under the new policy, only museums and a few other entities like the government will be eligible to reimport military-grade firearms. 

The Obama administration is also proposing a federal rule to stop those who would be ineligible to pass a background check from skirting the law by registering certain guns, like machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, to a corporation or trust. The new rule would require people associated with those entities, like beneficiaries and trustees, to undergo the same type of fingerprint-based background checks as individuals if they want to register those types of guns.

Keeping at least some of the military style weapons off the streets and stopping from felons from getting their hands on guns, seems reasonable right?

Wrong? Not if you're the NRA.

The National Rifle Association dismissed the administration's moves as misdirected, arguing that background checks for corporations and a ban on reimporting outdated guns wouldn't keep criminals from getting weapons. 

"The Obama administration has once again completely missed the mark when it comes to stopping violent crime," said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam. "This administration should get serious about prosecuting violent criminals who misuse guns and stop focusing its efforts on law-abiding gun owners."

Does he mean those law abiding felons who are finding loopholes that allow them to have weapons to be used in committing more crimes? Is that who this NRA jerk is referring to?

These people don't care how many innocent lives are killed due to their insistence that every man woman, and child have access to a gun in this country, they simply want to move merchandise.

I swear drug dealers have more compassion then these bastards demonstrate.

I am glad that President Obama is not letting this go. He promised he would do something after Newtown, and it looks like he is doing his best to keep that promise.

Just imagine how much more he could accomplish if the NRA did not own the Republican party.


  1. Anonymous5:12 PM

    "President Obama just did something to piss off the NRA again."

    Bought a pair of socks?
    New tie?
    Kissed his wife?

    No matter what that great man does somebody finds something to complain about.

  2. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Obstruct, obstruct - who does it best? The NRA or the Republicans in the U.S. Congress?

    President Obama always seems to find legal ways to work around them and it makes me so damned proud of him!

    I can hardly wait to see the Republicans lose their shirts in the next election cycle. They seem to think they are going to clean up and win, win, win!!!!

    These Republican white men that are very much anti women's rights, are suppressing the vote in various Republican majority states and showing themselves to be very, very racist (especially when it comes to President Obama!) and not giving a damn about the poor or middle class!

  3. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Shemane Deziel, wife of rocker Ted Nugent, has been arrested at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport for bringing a gun into the terminal,

    1. Anonymous3:34 AM

      Good. I hope she spends time in prison.

  4. Anita Winecooler7:33 PM

    Every step in the right direction helps. The NRA would find umbrage with any attempt at gun control, yet President Obama keeps turning up the heat. I admire him and VP Biden for their tenacity.

  5. Anonymous7:36 PM

    This is an empty move! This does nothing to stop gun violence!!! All this does is make it look like he is trying to show that he is all about gun control, but the ACTUAL violence isn't about these guns, it is more handguns, that are everywhere-both criminals, and legal citizens!

    This is simple-he is pandering, and making an empty gesture, but not actually DOING anything!!!

    I also think that if he tries to outlaw too much, he'll get conservative's knickers in a twist enough that executive order will be taken to the Supreme Court, and he could be Screwby Do'd!


    1. Anonymous3:36 AM

      I think that the president is trying to make a point. And an important point. Congress must act on gun control. And, by the way, most "criminals," until convicted, are "legal citizens."

    2. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Well it is an empty point! Also, you are WAY too close to losing the "innocent until proven guilty" ideal that is VITAL to America!

      Since we are ALL innocent, until proven guilty, your point is mute. The possibility of limiting truly innocent citizens rights, simply because there are criminals that "might" acquire ...something... in the future is pure and simple lunacy! Less guns make it harder...blah, blah, blah. Yes, it makes it harder for women to protect themselves in the manner of their choice. Choice is also legal in all 50 states.

      Congress didn't act, because what was being put forth wasn't going to succeed, nor would it have been in line with the statement of "right to bear arms". Yes, we say it is illegal to yell, "FIRE" in a crowded theater, and is not free speech. Does this stop someone from doing it? Well, they could physically stand up and still do it.

      We have limited criminals from legally purchasing a firearm, too. When they try to, this administration REFUSES to prosecute those that are CLEARLY violating these laws. They want to pass more laws that won't get enforced?!? Good luck!


  6. At Worth International Airport wife of rocker Ted Nugent bringing a gun into the terminal. Crazy women.

    Kopi Luwak


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