Obama is imperfect. I know that many Blaze readers often compare him to Jesus, but he really isn’t. He’s been waiting for the right-wing to come around on this issue and has finally realized that they never will, largely due to the influence of the gun manufacturer’s marketing arm–also known as the NRA. So he acted. Imperfectly and later than he should have. But better late than never.
[-4] January 4, 2016 at 9:41pm
He’s one of the most respected men in the world. The world’s laughing at you, not Obama supporters. This is undeniable if you are reality-based.
[-5] January 4, 2016 at 8:52pm
Allow me to answer: one–every time you go to buy a gun. Don’t know anyone that thinks differently. Just bizarre to argue that laws don’t stop people from doing things…
[-1] January 4, 2016 at 8:39pm
The value of cars far outweigh the regrettable loss of life. Best to just highly-regulate them. Like we already do.
Do you have his contact information? Your brother may be the only source after your other brother Obammy is done.
How? Please back up your claim with actual evidence. Waiting....or you can admit you are a typical "progressive" that cares little for evidence when there is a "crisis" to take advantage of to win votes.
Still waiting, Chrissy.....
Not that gangbangers ever pay a straw purchaser, a fellow thug or God forbid steal guns. Because as criminals, they will follow the law.
Racist wanker. Read what you just wrote....slowly so that you might not over exert yourself intellectually....and realize you just racially profiled white AND black people at the same stroke. Gun dealers are ALREADY FEDERALLY REGULATED and subject to a dizzying number of laws and regulations so "Billy Bob" and his gun store in Hobart are already subject to soooo much oversight there are few if any guns getting out there through them that are used in crimes, unless stolen from a lawful owner.
Badger Guns up in Wi got busted for straw sales ( rightfully) and guess where 95% of those little gems went? Used in crimes in Milwaukee and Chitcago BY KNOWN GANG MEMBERS?! If Chit for Brains really wanted to do something about gun violence, he would start with eliminating the gangs. Really, if you are a KNOWN GANG MEMBER, why in the hell are you not arrested? It, and Barry as well simply defy logic. At any rate, pull your head outa your arse Chris, and by all means, get a copy of the constitution so that you might be able to correctly identify the separation of powers clearly enumerated therin.
[-1] January 4, 2016 at 8:33pm
Have they seized any bird sanctuaries, yet?
[-3] January 4, 2016 at 8:32pm
I agree it was time.
[-6] January 4, 2016 at 8:08pm
[-2] January 4, 2016 at 7:58pm
Not sure what you mean. You have a problem with common sense?
[-7] January 4, 2016 at 7:57pm
Hey, gauge? The terrorists in San Bernardino bought their weapons from a gun store.
[-7] January 4, 2016 at 7:42pm
The 1st is limited, too.
[-4] January 4, 2016 at 7:41pm
Death row really doesn’t work as a deterrent. And we’re probably be better off increasing the odds of being prosecuted for a murder than increasing the time served. The arrest rate is really appalling low.
[-8] January 4, 2016 at 7:39pm
That’s already been tried and it doesn’t work as well as it should largely because the weapons then flow in from places that DON’T have the regs in place. For example, Chicago has more restrictive gun laws, but just across the border in Indiana, buying a gun is as easy as falling off a log. No, better that we try them everywhere and then have a discussion.
[-6] January 4, 2016 at 7:36pm
Well, other amendments already have restrictions. And have for decades. YOu don’t have an unfettered right to free speech, for example–can’t shout, “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
And why wouldn’t background checks make it harder for crooks/terrorists to get guns?
[-23] January 4, 2016 at 7:13pm
These sound like reasonable efforts to curb gun violence.
Okay. Let's see it on a test case or two or three. Impose these regs on Chicago, Detroit and DC. Give it a few years to see the great reduction in gun violence and THEN we can have a more productive discussion.
Really? The crooks/terrorists will still have theirs, but the honest citizens will have a harder time expressing a constitutional amendment. How about other amendments get restrictions?
You want to curb gun violence? Make the penalties fit the crime. In the 90's the average time served in Washington DC for a convicted murderer was 3.5 years. Think that was a deterrent?
Death row is a deterrent. It won't deter everyone, but it surely will cut down on first time offenders, and there can be no dispute that second offenses will not occur (obviously ignoring escapees...)
The first amendment guarantees your right to say stupid S**t. the 2nd protects the first
and housing projects sounded like a reasonable way to curb poverty.
Those that would trade liberty for the false sense
Of Security, deserve neither Liberty Nor Security .......
It wouldn't have stopped Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Aurora or any number of other shootings, but if you say so.
Since he's so concerned about our country, I'm sure Barack will announce his reasonable efforts to secure our borders by the end of next week.
Don't you mean "common sense" efforts? That is the phrase, after all. And it goes against your Higher-Up's orders not to gibber, chirp and chitter as directed.
Having background checks prior to the purchase of a communications device, such as a computer, would go a long way toward curbing harmful speech. You'd prevent flash mobs from terrorizing shopping malls. You'd prevent countless suicides by keeping trolls off the internet. You would even prevent terrorism! Think about how many lives could be saved if we'd just keep the power of speech out of the wrong hands. If it saves just one, isn't it worth it?
You are short on reasoning there, Chrissy. And as usual, part of the non-intellectually curious Obamabot Zombie nation.
Yes... but ChrisLRob... what about the people with criminal records... this 'executive action' will make it more difficult for them to buy guns, resorting to purchasing guns for more money from car trunks and streets!!!
August 24, 2014 at 7:35am
You’ll see why when straight sex is outlawed! LOL!
August 24, 2014 at 7:34am
LOL! Everybody loves lesbians! If you want to bash gays, you have to focus on male sex. Silly!