Video | President Obama Announces Gun Reform Plans

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President Obama Announces Action on Gun Control with 23 New Executive Order. Document can be read here.

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58 Responses to Video | President Obama Announces Gun Reform Plans

  1. rikyrah says:

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    The NRA gets personal.

    If President Obama wanted to let his black side flow and get physical with those NRA folks, I honestly couldn’t blame him. I mean those people are going after the man’s children for crying out loud! Now it just got personal.

    “In a sign of how brutal, emotional and deeply personal the coming battle over gun violence is likely to be, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for having Secret Service protect his daughters even as he opposes the group’s call for armed guards in schools.

    The Web video, first obtained by The Blaze, opens with a narrator asking, “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?”

    The 35-second video makes no effort to hide the tension and animosity between the NRA and Obama, even stepping into the recent “fiscal cliff” debate. The video continues:

    “Mr. Obama demands that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security,” as an altered image of the president peers over a stack of dollar bills, followed by images of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden.” [Source]

    When they start going after your kids you know it’s serious.

    But they didn’t stop there. Wingnuts are talking impeachment as well. Something to do with his executive orders and gun control. Actually, O has had less executive orders than all the other American presidents in recent history. But who cares about facts?

    http://field-negro.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-nra-gets-personal.html

  2. President Barack Obama: Now is the time

    http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/President-Barack-Obama-Now-is-the-time-4200101.php?cmpid=twitter

    As a society, our first task must be to care for our children — to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country. That is how we will be judged. And in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, it’s clear we have a long way to go.

    That’s why, last month, I asked Vice President Biden to lead an effort to come up with concrete steps we can take right now to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. And on Wednesday, I put forward a specific set of proposals based on Joe’s recommendations. Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence — if even one life can be saved — we have an obligation to try.

    As President, I’m committed to doing my part. That’s why I signed 23 executive actions giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.

    These actions ranged from strengthening our background check system, to helping schools hire more resource officers and counselors if they want them, to directing the Centers for Disease Control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence.

    More..

  3. Ametia says:

    Come with it ,Stephanie Cutter.. We know what the NRA trying to do. They’re trying to SCARE folks. Ya think?!

  4. Ametia says:

    WATCH: New NRA Video Doubles Down On Politicization Of Obama’s Daughters, Lashes Out At Media

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/16/watch-new-nra-video-doubles-down-on-politicizat/192280

  5. rikyrah says:

    The People’s View ‏@thepeoplesview
    As of today, PBO has taken on: the health insurance lobby, the bank lobby, and now the gun lobby. Tell me how he’s a corporate shill again.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Defining ‘power grabs’ down

    By Steve Benen

    Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:28 PM EST.

    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is not pleased with President Obama’s new agenda on preventing gun violence, but Priebus’ statement raises some follow-up questions the RNC may want to consider.

    “President Obama’s series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. He paid lip service to our fundamental constitutional rights, but took actions that disregard the 2nd Amendment and the legislative process. Representative government is meant to give voice to the people; President Obama’s unilateral executive action ignores this principle.”

    I suspect we’ll hear quite a bit of this kind of talk today and as the larger policy debate continues, but it’s worth pausing to consider what actually happened this morning.

    The bulk of the president’s agenda, not surprisingly, requires legal changes, which necessarily means it will be dependent on congressional action. At the same time, Obama also went as far as he could go in areas that don’t need congressional approval, taking steps like nominating a new AFT director and informing state health officials about the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

    These “amount to an executive power grab” because … well, actually I haven’t the foggiest idea why they amount to an executive power grab. Here’s a question for Priebus: name one of the executive orders that seems offensive and/or legally excessive. Just one.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/16/16547726-defining-power-grabs-down?lite

  7. rikyrah says:

    Imani ABL@AngryBlackLady

    A black guy in charge of all those guns? PANIC. | Obama To Nominate B. Todd Jones As Permanent ATF Director livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-pl… #tfy #ablc

  8. Ametia says:

    Who just laid down the MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUN SAFETY/CONTROL plan ?

  9. Ametia says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle

    The NRA’s shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles and a top director who lives in Newtown.

    —By Frank Smyth | Wed Jan. 16, 2013 3:06 AM PST

    The resurgent debate over gun control has put a spotlight on the hardline leaders of the National Rifle Association. In the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, executive vice president Wayne LaPierre delivered a full-throated rejection of gun control and called for more firearms in schools, while David Keene, the group’s president, predicted the failure of any new assault weapons ban introduced in Congress. The two NRA figureheads purported to speak for more than 4 million American gun owners, though the group’s membership may in fact be smaller.

    Read on:

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/nra-board-newtown-bushmaster

  10. Obama calls to reinstate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban http://thkpr.gs/W0pgVu

    • Ametia says:

      Federal Assault Weapons Ban
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, was a subtitle of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a federal law in the United States that included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms, so called “assault weapons”.

      The 10-year ban was passed by Congress on September 13, 1994, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton the same day. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment.

      The Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired on September 13, 2004, as part of the law’s sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts to renew the ban,[1] but no bill has reached the House floor for a vote.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban

  11. Ametia says:

    Stand up. America, and not let the NRA bully and threaten our children. These fuckers don’t think that our First Daughers (BLACK DAUGHTERS) of this POTUS deserve protection like the previous (WHITE FIRST DAUGHTERS) received. How sick is this shit?

  12. Obama calls on each and every American to stand up to the NRA

    http://thkpr.gs/Xet02o

    ________________

    STAND UP, AMERICA!

  13. Miss. Gov. calls for bill making Obama’s “unconstitutional” gun orders illegal

    http://tpm.ly/W7dKEK

    In a letter sent to his lieutenant governor and the state speaker of the house that was posted on his Facebook page, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday called for immediate legislation that would make any “unconstitutional order” on gun policy taken by President Barack Obama “illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state and local law enforcement.”

    Bryant wrote that the president’s executive actions on guns — which Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled on Wednesday — would likely infringe on the Second Amendment “as never before in American history.”
    ____________

    Bite me, Phil Bryant!

    • Ametia says:

      We knew these dumb fucks would spew the fear mongering unconstitutional rhetoric. Let them. They’re messing with a CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER/POTUS. Let them kick and scream; it WON’T WORK, NOT THIS TIME.

  14. The 23 executive orders that President Obama has signed on gun control and gun safety

    https://prospect.org/article/president-obama-announces-action-gun-control-23-new-executive-orders

  15. Ametia says:

    Thank you Democratic Underground!

    Poll-public-overwhelmingly-supports-sensible-gun-control-measures

  16. Spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says House will review Obama’s gun control recommendations

    http://bit.ly/V5cenY

    • Ametia says:

      Yes, Boehner y’all go ahead and reveiw Obama’s gun control recs. He’s already NAILED who the REAL ENEMIES are, how they FEAR-MONGER , so now what y’all gone do, boo?!

  17. Ametia says:

    Thank you, Mr. President and Vice President!

  18. President Obama signs 23 executive orders relating to gun violence

    President Obama signs 23 executive orders relating to gun violence

  19. President Obama: Protecting our kids shouldn’t be divisive.

  20. Ametia says:

    GOP= GUNS.OVER.PEOPLE.

  21. President Obama: “The most important changes we can make depend on action from Congress. They need to bring these proposals up for a vote.”

  22. President Obama nominates acting ATF director Todd Jones to the post

    B. Todd Jones

    http://bit.ly/SHxTFF

  23. President Obama: “An overwhelming majority of Americans agree with me on the need for universal background checks, incl 70% of NRA members”

  24. President Obama: “They are in no way a substitute for action from Members of Congress. To make a real and lasting difference, they must act”

  25. Ametia says:

    Obama proposes expansive gun-control agenda

    President Obama on Wednesday formally proposed the most expansive gun-control policies in generations and initiated 23 separate executive actions aimed at curbing the nation’s gun violence. Obama signed executive orders and paperwork initiating immediate administrative actions, including steps to strengthen the existing background-check system to keep guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous people as well as to improve mental health and school safety programs. The president also called on Congress to swiftly pass legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for civilian. For mobile users, watch live video at:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/16/obama-announces-gun-control-measures-video/

  26. BREAKING: Obama taking 23 executive actions to curb gun violence.

  27. President Obama calls for universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun.

  28. Ametia says:

    CONGRESS MUST ACT.

  29. President Obama: “In the month since Newtown, more than 900 of our fellow Americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun.”

  30. Ametia says:

    Look at VP Joe, standing there with his arms crossed.

    PBO: We don’t benefit from ignorance, we don’t benefit from knowing the science of this epidemic of violence.

  31. BREAKING: Obama calls for $500 million program to curb gun violence following Newtown shooting. via @AP

  32. VP Biden: “The world has changed and it’s demanding action”

  33. BREAKING NEWS: White House calls NRA video referencing president’s daughters ‘repugnant and cowardly’

  34. The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a pen

    Alright now! Put the pen to paper, Mr. President!

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