Friday, January 15, 2016

Fifty percent of Americans support President Obama taking executive action on gun control.

Courtesy of Reuters: 

Half of all Americans support President Barack Obama's executive actions on gun control, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Tuesday, with a majority saying they would support the next president taking additional steps to tighten federal gun laws. 

Obama, frustrated with inaction from lawmakers, ordered stricter gun rules last week that he can impose without Congress' help, angering Republicans who say he is overstepping the boundaries of his office. 

Fifty percent of those surveyed said they supported Obama's executive actions. More than 80 percent of those from his own party said they were in favor of his steps, while 72 percent of Republicans opposed them and said his successor should try to dismantle them.

The survey of 1,559 Americans was conducted from Jan. 8 to 12, with a credibility interval of 3.2 percentage points.

I would be willing to believe that the number is much higher for wanting to increase background checks and keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and those who are identified as a potential terrorist.

Which for that last one I would contend is just about everybody who calls themselves a sovereign citizen, participates in open carry demonstrations, and/or belongs to a militia.

In other news NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre has challenged President Obama to a debate. (As you know the NRA was invited to the President's recent town hall on gun control, but refused to attend.)

I would contend that the only reason that LaPierre is asking for this is because he believes Obama has too much on his plate to make time for it, but I would not be surprised if the President took him up on his offer and then just cleaned his clock for him.


  1. Anonymous4:06 AM

    Other polls have shown that a clear majority support what President Obama has done. And no one should agree to "debate" Wayne LaPierre. He was invited to attend the town hall meeting with the president but was too cowardly to do so.

    1. Anonymous5:18 AM

      Darn straight he's a coward!

    2. Anonymous6:56 AM

      Beaglemom--I respectfully disagree. Refusing will only allow LaPierre to spin things so that the President was too chicken/too arrogantly librul elitist to bother with Real Americans like him.

      Better for the President to accept the offer and then destroy him on national TV.

    3. Anonymous8:11 AM

      Why would the NRA show up to a scripted event by this asshole, set up purely to condition the public to take away their rights?

      2017, erase, undo, and fix everything this clueless administration has screwed up.

    4. Anonymous11:33 AM

      8:11 hi Carol

  2. Anonymous4:36 AM

    If LaPierre can call for this, can the President set the terms? I envision Rachel Maddow as host. That would send Old Wayne running fro the compound.

  3. Anonymous4:47 AM

    For what little I could stomach of the debate, I just love how Rooooobio and Cruz plan to undo every executive order that President Obama made. Who in their right mind would vote for any of them? It's getting beyond ridiculous.

    1. Anonymous5:44 AM

      Yep, Cruz will just magically repeal the 16th Amendment his first day in office

    2. Anonymous8:12 AM

      Well Obama is trying to magically override the 2nd.

    3. Anonymous11:33 AM

      8:12 - liar

  4. Anonymous6:17 AM

    No problem from me, either. I'm of the "What part of 'well-regulated' do they not understand" crowd?

  5. Anonymous7:25 AM

    This article was posted at 4 AM and has already racked up 7 comments.

    Your loyalists just don't give a shit about Obama's exec actions on guns do they?

    Is it because they know the next President can wipe them away with the stroke of a pen?

    Or is it because they just don't give a shit and hang around for the next article
    that hates on Bristol ?

    Duh !!

    1. Anonymous11:37 AM

      No. It's because this is a progressive blog. Of course we agree with the President on this. 7:25, it's great you know so little about how government works AND that you like to drive up the hit count here. I hope you are sitting down. Alert: The next President will be a Democrat.

    2. Anonymous2:02 PM

      Sure thing 11:37.

      That was a pretty pathetic attempt to cover the obvious. Laughable even.

      Yes 7:25... it is the Bristol explanation, as you well know.

    3. Anonymous7:03 PM

      2:02 - Carol, there is no Repub who can win. Sorry, hon. Better luck in 2020.

  6. Anonymous8:46 AM


  7. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Here in DFW, one of our local stations had to put a series on to explain to the idiots that Obama is NOT taking their guns away. I doubt it changed any moron's mind here.

  8. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Before he leaves office, I'd love to see him write an executive order letting them keep their guns, and outlawing bullets. That way, everyone's happy. Wayne has his "good guys with guns", no more "accidents", no more suicides by gun. I'm sure it won't put a dent in the mortuary business.

  9. Anonymous3:37 PM

    NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre has challenged President Obama to a debate.
    Pretty arrogant to think he can challenge the President of the United States to a debate.

    I have had enough of elected officials allowing the NRA to dictate gun control in this country. WE did not elect the NRA !!

    President Obama should tell him, sorry I am too busy writing my executive order.


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