Video |President Obama Speaks on Common Sense Measures to Protect Children from Gun Violence

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President Obama speaks on gun violence at the White House.    Watch it live here at 11:40 a.m. EDT .dailynewsfront-0320

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33 Responses to Video |President Obama Speaks on Common Sense Measures to Protect Children from Gun Violence

    • Ametia says:

      SNIP
      Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David
      Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles, are both major financial supporters of Democratic candidates, having each given scores of large contributions over the years. They are both key players in the political fundraising world and wield influence among other donors and fundraisers.

      Neither will give another dime to any Senate Democrat who does not support expanded background checks, I’m told — and both will suggest to other donors that they do the same. The move underscores the rising importance of gun control as an issue in Democratic politics — and the rising frustration in some Democratic circles with elected officials who continue to regard gun politics as a third rail, at a moment that presents a real opportunity to achieve serious reform, with a policy that enjoys near universal public support.

      “At some point you have to draw a line in the sand — for me that time is now,” Lerer told me in an interview. “If candidates or officeholders can’t support something like comprehensive and enforceable background checks, then I wouldn’t think of giving them any money going forward.” SNIP

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/03/28/top-donors-threaten-dems-do-the-right-thing-on-guns-or-no-more-money/

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  1. Uh oh! Ish just got real.

    Top donors threaten Dems: Do the right thing on guns, or no more money

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/03/28/top-donors-threaten-dems-do-the-right-thing-on-guns-or-no-more-money/

    With red state Democratic Senators remaining skittish about embracing Obama’s gun proposals, at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward and vowing to withhold any and all future financial contributions from any Democrats who don’t support the centerpiece of Obama’s plan: Expanded background checks.

    Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles, are both major financial supporters of Democratic candidates, having each given scores of large contributions over the years. They are both key players in the political fundraising world and wield influence among other donors and fundraisers.

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  2. Ametia says:

    PBO: SHAME ON US, IF WE’VE FORGOTTEN.

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  3. roderick2012 says:

    There will be no resolution to America’s gun obsession until America confronts her race problem because the fear that the gun nuts have is based upon the fear that their posessions will be taken from them, but they fear is internal and is a result of the fact that most of them know that they obtained those possessions because they benefited from white privilege .

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  4. Investigators: Adam Lanza surrounded by weapons at home; attack took less than 5 minutes

    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/17501282-investigators-adam-lanza-surrounded-by-weapons-at-home-attack-took-less-than-5-minutes?lite

    Adam Lanza left a home stuffed with weaponry and carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a 154-bullet barrage that took less than five minutes, investigators said Thursday in the first detailed account of his surroundings and troubled state of mind.

    Search warrants from the second-worst school shooting in American history revealed that the home Lanza shared with his mother in Newtown, Conn., was a veritable arsenal: Authorities found at least nine knives, three Samurai swords, two rifles, 1,600 rounds of ammunition and a 7-foot, wood-handled pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other.

    Authorities also recovered a National Rifle Association certificate, seven of Lanza’s journals, drawings that he made and books from the house, including an NRA guide to the basics of pistol shooting.

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  5. Ametia says:

    Forget the Platitudes, folks; let’s put our words to action. We’re not going to forget that the NRA & gun industry have CONGRESS in their pockets!

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  6. President Obama: “Why wouldn’t we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hands on a gun?”

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  7. The White House‏@whitehouse

    President Obama: “Right now, 90% of Americans – 90 percent – support background checks that will keep criminals…from buying a gun.”

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  8. Ametia says:

    I’ll say it, Mr. President. NRA & CONGRES! Let’s get this done.

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  9. Live video: White House hosts Mothers Against Violence, urging Congress to take action on gun violence

    http://bit.ly/WxLg7j

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  10. Ametia says:

    Powerful image of all those moms and children in the White House speaking out about gun violence and safety for ALL OUR CHILDREN!

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  11. Investigators “found a holiday card Lanza’s mother gave him containing a check for… a firearm.”

    http://wapo.st/Zrgw85

    ***************

    I’m just going to say it….what a crazy bitch giving a person with severe mental illness a check to buy a firearm.

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    • Ametia says:

      Say it again real LOUD, so I can hear you!

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      • I’m tired of biting my tongue when it comes to this crazy bitch and her obsession with guns. Those beautiful little innocent children would be ALIVE if it wasn’t for her. She took a person with severe mental illness to a gun range and then gave the mofo access to the guns. Hell, she KNEW his mental illness was severe b/c she took him out of school. Both Adam and his crazy mother are to blame for the deaths of those little innocent children.

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      • Ametia says:

        LOL Can’t recall you ever biting your tongue, Missy.

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      • I tried to keep a lot of my feelings about her to myself. I just couldn’t put her in the photo gallery with the kids b/c I felt she was to blame. And I am furious that she couldn’t find anything else to spend her money on but to hand her mentally ill son a check to purchase a GUN. Crazy heffa! She needed treatment as well.

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      • roderick2012 says:

        I hate to be crude, but this reminds me of the Bible verse: Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.

        Is it true that Lanza killed his mom after she returned from a three day trip at some type of spa retreat and it was the first time she had left him alone?

        This woman was very irresponsible and she should consulted a professional before she left him alone for the first time.

        Heck she was getting $250K annually in child support.

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      • Ametia says:

        No, it’s not crude. What crude and downright crazy is the conspiracy theory floating about on the wingnut sites that the Newtown mass murders was a fucking HOAX.

        2o children and 6 adults SLAUGHTED in cold blood, and these fuckers are saying Obama made the whole thing up to take away their fucking guns!

        This makes me blood-boiling angry. Sick MOFOS.

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  12. Investigators found guns and thousands of rounds of ammo — much of it unsecured — inside Lanza home

    http://wapo.st/ZrgrBr

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