Obama plans to overwhelm NRA on gun control

While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation “by the end of January.”

“We had been led to believe their report would come by end of January, but we’re hearing they may want to have something out by January 15, even quicker than expected,” Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told TPM.

House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well. On Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), chair of the newly created Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced the appointment of 12 vice chairs, including Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the body’s leading voice on gun control. According to a Democratic aide, the group plans to release its recommendations in early February and is already organizing public hearings on the issue.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • whowon
  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    In the words of somebody or another, we cannot afford to return to the failed policies of the past…like the phony “assault” weapons ban which didn’t work then, either.

  • $8194357

    What a leftist wet dream.
    Socialized medicine and repealing the 2nd ammendment…
    Barry…Boy who would be king.

  • Neiman

    Reading the stories on what Obama is doing on this issue- it is chilling, it is anti-Liberty, it represents an attempt by Obama at a complete overthrow of the 2nd Amendment; and, if not passed by Congress, I expect Obama to impose it on the country by Executive Order and get away with it. The Democrats must get our guns, they must get them all and by a national registry, background checks and other onerous requirements, it will in effect be a total gun ban.

    Wait, this must be a joke, right? Doesn’t the 2nd Amendment and the Bill of Rights say that Congress shall make NO LAWS, zero, zip, zilch, nada, no way jose – NONE that infringe on those rights in the slightest way? Isn’t that our Constitution and Bill of Rights, you ask? Liberal answer, who cares, the Constitution according to them is out of date and should be scrapped. Replaced with what no one will say, but for now it appears it means they will just ignore it when inconvenient and make the entire document null and void in practice.

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    Folks, get used to it, this last election sealed America’s fate, we are no longer a Constitutional Republic, we have no Constitution any longer, so stop bellyaching about the government, by force, soon coming to confiscate your guns – this is the new America the people voted for when they voted Obama.

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      Top O the mornin to ya, Old Pal.

      I see you’ve mixed in a whole lot of fear with your usual bucket of hate this morning. Nice job.

      • Neiman

        I see you are still in the service of your father Satan and lying souls into hell and lying as usual. I have news for you, when you die, your father Satan will turn on you, he hates everyone and you and your love of evil are just a useful tool for his evil. Congratulations, not only have you chosen hell for all eternity by a free will choice, you are serving your own tormentor Satan.

        • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

          No, I don’t think so, Old Pal.

          But your seething hatred of people you disagree with will sent you to the hot house of eternity. But you probably already accept that, donchca?

          But there is still hope for you. Have you heard the Good News?

          • Neiman

            What good news, since you do not know – Jesus is the good news and you have rejected Him, you admitted you are no-Christian and cannot know or have the good news at all. Oops, you were looking in the mirror again, it is you that does not know the Good News of Salvation in Jesus only.

            Seething hatred is the business of Satan your father, you and Democrats, not me. I do hate sin and those, like you that approve of sin and thereby you lie precious, God loved souls into hell with you and your father.

            I am born again in Christ, Romans 8 tells me I can never come into condemnation, other passages say I can never come into Judgment. You are without Christ and have condemned yourself, you have judged yourself into hell.

            You just keep lying like your father in hell. You cannot name your pig god, but mine is Jesus Christ the Lord. You cannot name the book your pig god uses other than perhaps the Satanic Bible, but Jesus is the Word, the Bible is His Testimony.

            Gee, I guess by God’s Word it is you that, by rejecting salvation in Jesus are hell bound You can change that, admit you are a sinner deserving of hell, repent and ask Jesus to be your Savior and Lord. Otherwise, it is the down escalator for you GAY BOB>

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Your 3rd paragraph exposes your arrogant hypocrisy, Old Pal.
            I suggest if you have some knees, use them.

          • Neiman

            1. I use my knees in repentance a lot, do you? If yes, as you have rejected Christianity, who in the hell (get it?) are you praying to? I know, it is a trick question, we know your god is Satan.

            2. “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.'” John 3:7

            Arrogance to stand on God’s Word? Hypocrisy? What hypocrisy? I will not waste time with you, I can see you are stirred by the demons in you to oppose God’s Word and attack His Children. I have often explained salvation by faith and not works, while you steadfastly refuse to say how, your being an admitted non-Christian that you can hope to gain heaven. You cannot name your god, except for demonic games about him/her only wanting to be called the generic, English name “god.” You are a deceiver, a child of hell and I am weary of these vain disputes. You don’t like what I say? Too bad It is the truth, but you cannot stand the truth, as you are a liar.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            You’re gonna need bigger knees, Old Pal.
            Good luck!

          • Neiman

            Matthew 16:23 “Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

            Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”

            Get thee behind me, Satan – The word “Satan” literally means “an adversary,” or one who opposes us in the accomplishment of God’s designs.

            It is applied to the devil commonly, as the opposer or adversary of man; He may have used it in the general sense which the word bore as an adversary or opposer; and the meaning may be, that such
            sentiments as expressed by you are opposed to him and his plans. Your interference is improper. Your views and feelings stand in the way of the accomplishment of the Saviour’s designs. There is, undoubtedly, a rebuke in this language, for your conduct is improper; but the idea which is commonly attached to it.

            Thou [Gay Bob] art an offense to Christ – That is, a stumbling-block. Your advice and wishes are in Christ’s way. If followed, they would prevent the very thing for which Jesus came.

            Thou savourest not – Literally, thou thinkest not upon; or your language and spirit are not such as spring from a supreme regard to the will of God, or from proper views of him, but such as spring from the common views entertained by people. You think that those things should not be done which God wishes to be done. You judge of this matter as people do who are desirous of honor; and not as God, who sees it best that Jesus should die, to promote the great interests of mankind.”

            John Gill, slightly edited to make it directed at Gay Bob

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            But Old Pal, I’m still here, right in front of you.

            I pray for your lost soul, Old Pal.

          • Neiman

            You still refuse to say how you get to heaven without Jesus, why? What are you hiding? You still refuse to name your god and how you know his name, why, what are you hiding deceiver?

            You need to look to your own soul, you are outside of Christ, bound to Satan and hell. Stop looking at me and others in your sick obsession, examine your own sick soul – without Jesus you will suffer forever in Perdition’s Flames. I am saved, secure in Christ, you have rejected Him.

            Get on your own knees unbeliever, admit you deserve hell, repent and ask Jesus to save you.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            I owe nothing to tin pot tyrants like you, Old Pal.

          • Neiman

            I am not your pal and that proves you are a liar.

            “I am saved, secure in Christ, you have rejected Him. Get on your own knees unbeliever, admit you deserve hell, repent and ask Jesus to save younot your pal, that makes you a liar.”

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            I have never called you my pal, Old Pal.
            Stop lying.

            Your arrogance will damn you on judgement day.

          • Neiman

            Liar, you just called me your pal.

            I am saved by the shed blood of Christ, too bad you cannot say the same thing.

            Get on your own knees unbeliever, admit you deserve hell, repent and ask Jesus to save you.

            You still refuse to say how you get to heaven without Jesus, why? What are you hiding? You still refuse to name your god and how you know his name, why, what are you hiding deceiver?

  • $8194357

    Prisoners use newspaper’s gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says

    Leftists are killers while cloaking themselves in “good intentions.” The road to hell is paved …..

    New York newspaper to violate privacy rights of even more gun permit holders after uproar. Check out my WND column on the left’s war on the second amendment.

    “Inmates using newspaper’s gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says”FOX News

    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.

    Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News’ decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.

    “They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That’s not acceptable to me,” Falco said, according to Newsday.

    Robert Riley, an officer with the White Plains Police Department and president of its Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, agreed.

    “You have guys who work in New York City who live up here. Now their names and addresses are out there, too,” he said adding that there are 8,000 active and retired NYPD officers currently living in Rockland County.

    Local lawmakers also say that they intend to introduce legislation that prevents information about legal gun owners from being released to the public.

    The newspaper published the online map last month alongside an article titled, “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.” The map included the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

    While the paper ostensibly sought to make a point about gun proliferation in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the effort may have backfired. A blogger reacted with a map showing where key editorial staffers live, and some outraged groups have called for a boycott of parent company Gannett’s national advertisers. Ironically, the newspaper has now stationed armed guards outside at least one of its offices.

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