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Obama: "Common Sense" Gun Control Proposals Deserve a Vote

Diogenese_wy Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:26 AM
Today a remarkable coincidence took place----both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occured on the same day. This rare happening has special meaning. One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for insight into the future. The other involves a groundhog....
Stan306 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:31 AM
Oh sure, be degrading to groundhogs. Where the heck are those PETA yo yo's?

During his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday night, President Obama called on Democrats and Republicans to vote on "common sense" gun control proposals.

"If you want to vote no that's your choice, but these proposals deserve a vote," Obama said. "The families of Newtown deserve a vote."

The proposals Obama referred to include a renewal of the assault weapons ban, legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein to ban hundreds of semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns, a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than 10-rounds and the implementation of a criminalized background check system for...