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Democrat Says Obama's Gun Control Proposals Are Extreme

ikonoclast Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 8:36 AM
One of the more ominous quotes: "In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action..."
renny4 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:03 AM
4-5 million belong to the NRA, and that is just one of many 2nd Amend. groups. There are 60,000,000 acknowledged guns owned in the US and that does not include the ones in states and localities that do not have registration. There could be millions more. No small group of elites in DC is going to significantly change most gun law not already in place already.

Lanza was denied a rifle he tried to buy. He shot up the school in Newtow with a stolen weapon. He was likely mentally ill or emotionally disturbed (killed his own mother), and no law proposed today would have stopped that terrible massacre in a gun-free zone.

And Biden is as stupid as person to give to oversee something like new gun laws as my dog's left foot.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:13 AM
There are 60 million gun owners. There are more like 300 million guns. Also, there is a federal law, called the FOPA (Firearms Owners' Protection Act), enacted in 1987 I believe, which specifically forbids any type of gun registration scheme for the federal, state, and local governments. I'm not sure how some of the state and local governments have managed to get around that, but they obviously have. Maybe someone has some insight on that and can share it with us.
USMC (Ret) Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:04 PM
The problem Lars is our elected leaders pass new laws that are in contradiction with existing laws all the time. Given the opportunity they will do it again.

On ABC's This Week yesterday, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp described President Obama's gun control proposals as "extreme."

“I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration -- and if the Washington Post is to be believed -- that's way -- way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it's not going to pass,” said Heitkamp.