Jason Reed / Reuters

President Barack Obama unveils a series of proposals to counter gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden looks on during an event at the White House in Washington, Jan. 16, 2013.

“This is our first task as a society-keeping our children safe.”
— A month after the Sandy Hook shooting, Barack Obama announced 23 executive actions to prevent gun violence and called upon Congress to pass major reforms. Click here for the President's full plan.
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paulejb
paulejb

Odd. There appears to be no mention of a ban on the DOJ selling "assault weapons" to Mexican drug cartels in the president's 23 proposals. Could it be an oversight?

gferrar
gferrar

It's time that we had a legal definition of what an executive order is, since it has no clear basis in the US Constitution.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

[x] Win (steal) reelection

[x] Take away assault weapons

[  ] Take away all guns

[  ] Institute Socialism and conquer the Moon


We're right on schedule my brothers and sisters!

sacredh
sacredh

This is the Prersident Obama I thought I was voting for in 2008 and hoped I was voting for in 2012..

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Today Barack Obama announced 23 executive actions he will take to better enforce gun regulation. He called on Congress to pass legislation to approve universal background checks, ban military-style assault weapons, limit magazines to 10 rounds, and name Todd Jones Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Superb.  The public supports you Mr. President, no matter how loud the vocal minority of gun manufacturer lemmings scream and howl.

outsider
outsider

@gferrar  

odd the need for that comes under this president, in particular. 

Tero
Tero

@Sue_N

"So clearly the Sikhs in Oak Creek just weren't praying hard enough."

They were praying to the wrong god... the dirty brown god.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@Sue_N 

That's not that far of a stretch than when Mike Huckabee came out immediately after the shooting on Fox News and claimed it wouldn't have happened if we still allowed God in our schools.  GOP tools showing off their lack of class for the whole world to see.

grape_crush
grape_crush

> We're right on schedule my brothers and sisters!

Comrades, not 'brothers and sisters'. Gotta get the Commie Pinko tone right...

gysgt213
gysgt213

@DonQuixotic Um. You are forgetting somethings.  Free stuff and Obama cash.  Please amend the official liberal check list. Thanks Don.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic It is a very good plan, and wonderfully comprehensive. What I really like is the part that addresses insurance coverage of mental health care. That's a crucial piece.

I'm also delighted he's taking every executive action he can and end-running Congress wherever possible. Use the power of your office for good, sir. And screw the obstructionists on the right.

Pollopa
Pollopa

Our President won the election by a popular vote margin larger than the total membership in the NRA. For the NRA money matters more than people .They are about profiteering from gun sales, and not supporting these reasonable efforts to protect our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.  Our President has clearly pointed this out, and a majority of us reasonably minded Americans agree.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@Tero @Sue_N Yeah, I'm pretty sure the prayers of non-Christians don't even register on Goodhair's radar.

sacredh
sacredh

God can't get into our schools. No valid ID.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N I keep trying to imagine how painful and infuriating and insulting it must be for the families in Sandy Hook, Aurora, etc., to hear elected officials stand up and say, "My right to own a gun is more important than your child's life. So just suck it up and go pray."

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@gysgt213 @DonQuixotic

[x] Win (steal) reelection

[x] Take away assault weapons

[  ] Take away all guns

[  ] Sign executive order banning the GOP, bald eagles, NASCAR and beer

[  ] Give away free stuff to create a society dependent on Obama-dollars

[  ] Institute Socialism and conquer the Moon


There.  Missing anything?

sacredh
sacredh

Me too. It's just a shame that it has taken so many tragedies for public opinion to swing.

sacredh
sacredh

Oh sure, 60,000,000 more people voted for Obama than belong to the NRA, but...but....

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N Sorry. I read ahead in the plan.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@Sue_N 

That comes after we conquer the Moon.  Priorities, people.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @gysgt213 Um, hello, we all have to become Muslim. And atheists. And gay. Gay atheist Muslims. With Kenya as our spiritual home. And something something French.

Yeah.

outsider
outsider

@sacredh 


We live in a hurry up society. A lot of people are jaded. It takes A LOT to get peoples attention these days. 


I'm glad to hear him speak like this also

Pollopa
Pollopa

I did write margin meaning that amount more than voted for the R., But but yeh that too.   I belie, I belie...That's all folks!