Obama Puts Gun Control Push On Fast Track

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This, I thought, was the most interesting development from President Obama’s announcement today of a gun control task force to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden:

The president did not announce any major policy decisions on Wednesday, but said the task force of Cabinet officials and outside organizations led by Biden would submit legislative proposals to him no later than January.

Some gun control activists have called on the President to push for gun control in the last weeks of the current Congress. The President isn’t going to try and hit that target, but it’s clear he wants to rush this through.

Which is in keeping with the “never let a good crisis go to waste” attitude the Obama administration has always embraced. The gun control left can’t allow a debate on gun control to happen, because they lose those debates. They’ve been losing those debates for decades now.

So their one hope to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into gun control is to move the ball up the field before we get a real chance to have a cool, logical debate.

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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  • Onslaught1066

    Fast and Furious track?

  • HG

    This is a good time to leverage Fast and Furious. Let’s have this debate and let Fast and Furious have its place at the table.

    • Bat One

      A serious, public examination into “fast and Furious” is long overdue. And as Obama has claimed executive privilege, there is simply no denying that he owns it… all of it.

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

        Notice how little urgency there has been on the part of this administration to take action on either Fast & Furious, or Benghazi, both of which they had responsibility for, as opposed to the sense of urgency to address a random, albeit horrific, act of violence?

        • banjo kid

          The shootings are nothing more than a cover for them, it takes away eyes from the two things that should get many fired or jailed .

    • $8194357

      (Those options will have to include a “strong and robust”
      Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
      the chronically under-funded agency that enforces
      federal gun laws, he said.)

      Ya…Right…
      Fast and Furious anyone?
      These CPUSA dhimmis to the global agendas
      get more funding and Barry will have his brownshirt army with
      1.2 billion rounds of ammo waiting for them, huh..

      Wolves in sheeps clothing in control of the sheepdogs.
      Add Barry and Holder to the list supplied on the link…

      Education is a weapon whose
      effects depend on who holds it in his hands
      and at whom it is aimed.
      Joseph Stalin

      “Our task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed
      when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”

      Sarah Brady, Chairman,
      Handgun Control Inc.
      Source:
      The National Educator,
      January 1994, Pg.3

      Ideas are more powerful than guns.
      We would not let our enemies have guns,
      why should we let them have ideas.
      Joseph Stalin

      http://www.brainyquote.com/quo

      Check out William Jeffersons quotes about collecting and destroying
      Americas guns instead of selling more of them.

      http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/fame.html

      “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” Adolf Hitler, Edict of 18 March 1939

      “And we should — then every community in the country could then start doing major weapon sweeps and then destroying the weapons, not selling them.”
      Bill Clinton, President,
      sworn defender of the U.S. Constitution

      “I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of *all* handguns and *all* handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”
      Pete Shields, Chairman, Handgun Control Inc.
      “A Reporter At Large: Handguns”, The New Yorker_, July 26, 1976, 57-58] (Note: Pete Shields was the founder of HCI and its first Chairman.)

      “When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans …And so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom.
      When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.”
      President Bill Clinton,
      3-22-94,
      MTV’s “Enough is Enough”

  • Bat One

    This is actually a retreat by Obama from previous stances he has taken on gun control. When he was in the Illinois state Senate, his one noteworthy attempt at legislation was to introduce a bill that would have made the sale or possession of firearms illegal within FIVE MILES of a school, church. day care, or public park.

    Those of us who cherish our Second Amendment rights can only hope that Obama pays as much attention to the Biden Commission recommendations on gun control as he did his own Simpson-Bowles Commission’s recommendations on the government’s financial armeggedon.

    • Roy_Bean

      It all depends on who wants the guns.

      • $8194357

        Direct hit !

      • $8194357

        I read an article awhile back about the last year or so
        White House visistors logs..Muslim Brotherhood big shots
        were in attendence almost daily to meet with DC’s top leftist players…
        Go figure, huh..

        Israel is “alone” in the world just like Christ said she would be when He came back the Second time to dole out some good Old Testement butt whoopins…

        In the mean time…
        America could learn alot by watching and learning how this small hated country lives with the world wanting to totaly destroy her from the face of the earth as Barry and the international left also want the USA submitted and subserviant even more than we have been for the last 100 years..

        http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/12/media-alert-pamela-geller-on-dr-drew-tonight-1.html

        Israeli teacher provides protection for her children…
        in America, we provide condoms
        (photo hat tip Quincy)

  • Neiman

    Any laws or regulations are contrary to “Congress shall make no laws” infringing on these rights. But, they will argue for regulations and the Right will cave in out of craven fear of losing their power because of the Shady Hook shootings. Even the NRA and some NRA legislators re getting weak in the knees.

    They dare not just eliminate the 2nd Amendment, but they will ban a very loosely termed assault weapons. Feinstein wants to ban some “button” that allows a rifle to shoot more rounds, something on the muzzle and no pistol looking stocks.

    We might as well get used to it, Obama is the Time Man of the year for redesigning America, it is a done deal and the Constitution has no helpful role and will simply be ignored.

  • banjo kid

    The court just decided that the states do have a right to regulate guns but not to the point of confiscation. The so called assault weapons ban I don’t take to seriously other than it is a wedge in the door for bigger control. No matter how many times we show that crime goes down in right to carry states it will not penetrate the thick skulls of the gun activists such as Bloomberg. The recent chatter about jailing the adults who have kids that do these crimes is also another brain dead idea . It is not the parents fault if the kids go bananas and shoots someone . The mental illness issue is another area we must be careful with and not jail or place innocent people in mental hospitals . If it is left up to the counselors then that would be a red flag for me . what we would see is if someone was just eccentric they could spend the rest of their days in the hospital or an institution, in the mean time we would still be having these terrible shootings with no solutions. It should still be ok to say I’ll kill you it a way to mean that we might be up set with what you did or caused . Well maybe we could make it ok with the news people such as wet leg Matthews or Shultzy guy who calls for the killing of right wing women .

    • Neiman

      We must get over this false idea that the courts are the ultimate authority, if they decide against the Constitution we need to stand against them, they have no police powers to force us to obey.

      There is no mention of a right to regulate in the Bill of Rights, to regulate under force of law is to pass laws against the right to bear arms and that is unconstitutional.

      • banjo kid

        I agree but that is what I posted, what they did,. right or wrong. I don’t believe in passing law from the bench it was not intended to be that way and my reps get an ear full each time they do it . To have judges that are not elected decide is not a very good deal for any one .

  • $8194357

    Funny how at least three of the top five anti second ammendment politicians are associated with the Alinsky New left communist ideologies, huh.

    http://www.thegunmag.com/the-top-five-second-amendment-enemies-and-hypocrites/

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.”

    – Adolf Hitler

    On November 11, 1938, the Minister of the Interior, Wilhelm Frick, passed Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons. This regulation effectively deprived all Jews of the right to possess firearms or other weapons.

    Source: http://www.stephenhalbrook.com/article-nazilaw.pdf

    Joseph Stalin

    Education is a weapon whose
    effects depend on who holds it in his hands
    and at whom it is aimed.

    Joseph Stalin

    Ideas are more powerful than guns.
    We would not let our enemies have guns,
    why should we let them have ideas.

    Joseph Stalin

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joseph_stalin.html#vzi15i10iathrVvk.99

  • matthew_bosch

    To the Central Planners:

    How is new legislation going to be enforced? This isn’t 1994. The
    “tactical” style firearm is far more prevalent. There are millions of
    magazines with more than 10rd capacity. So is everything going to be confiscated?
    There are companies which were established to create AM magazines/accessories
    for tactical carbines. Do we force a company like Tapco, or Magpul go out of
    business? If the Feds can’t enforce marijuana law in Wash/Colo, how can they
    enforce this?

    • two_amber_lamps

      Speed bumps along the great road our great progressive future…. /sarc

      • banjo kid

        speed bumps as in dead officials and soldiers .

        • $8194357

          A dead or dieing Constitution since 1913.

  • yy4u2

    And why not? The economy is blistering along. Obamacare is going to save us even more. Benghazi was and is nothing as well as Fast and Furious. They need to do something! /sarc

  • banjo kid

    “I had a lot of bad people after me and I carried a gun
    every place I went. . . But for me, guns are more than that. In fact,
    the most important part of guns as far as I’m concerned in my personal
    life is the recreational aspect of guns.” those statements are why Biden is doing this instead of Reid.

  • Flamejob5

    Sounds like he’s going to act Fast & Furiously on this matter.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Obama administration on Gun Control has a terrible record – Fast and Furious comes to mind.

    I know this sounds a bit science fiction-ist…..but I like the idea in Lost in Space (new one), where their weapons were essentially palm coded. If you are not authorized to use it, it will not fire. Only the person coded to use the weapon could fire it. With all our technology, why is we can’t implement something like this? Definitely be a good way for real gun control.

  • Davo

    The people worried about the government taking their assault weapons are voting Republican anyway–or, at the very least, aren’t voting for that Kenyan Socialist. Fuck ‘em.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I hope that attitude is common among you lefties.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Putting Biden in charge of this issue is Obama’s way of dodging responsibility knowing full well that Biden is an ass clown who can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. He’ll probably accidentally shoot himself

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