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Obama Requests $1.1B for Gun Control – and does it wrong

Like the Senator that thought magazines were disposable, another that thought ARs could shoot 30 rounds in 1/2 second and the list of other politicians that misunderstand every aspect of gun ownership – Now, our President has put out a request for more than a billion dollars to spend on a list of gun control measures that is clearly upside down.

From Breitbart.com:

President Obama has requested $1.1 billion and the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for $382.1 million for gun control “to protect Americans from gun violence.”

Included in the DOJ’s $382.1 million figure is a request for $2 million for smart gun technology grants.

According to The Washington Beacon, Obama’s $1.1 billion “[includes] $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”

“Now is the Time” includes the following:

1. Require background checks for all gun sales.

2. Strengthen the background check system for gun sales.

3. Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons.

4. Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

5. Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets

6. Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime

7. End the freeze on gun violence research

8. Make our schools safer with new resource officers and counselors, better emergency response plans, and more nurturing school climates.

9. Ensure quality coverage of mental health treatment, particularly for young people.

Now, if someone is serious about ending the school shootings and the recent mass-knifing at a school were really serious, they would look at the common cause – mental illness. They wouldn’t be focusing on the weapon. A mentally ill person can do great harm with a knife, dry ice bomb (gonna outlaw dry ice?), pressure cooker or whatever they can find. Let’s first examine the President’s list:

1. Require background checks for all gun sales.

It says sales, but I think they mean transfers. It’s hard to tell with liberals – definitions of words mean little to them. I don’t want to have to do a background check on my son when I give him a new dove gun.

2. Strengthen the background check system for gun sales.

Honestly, the NRA and I agree on this. More criminal data in the system is necessary and a long time coming. What’s scary is that we don’t honestly know if what the President means by this is what WE mean by this.

3. Pass a new, stronger ban on assault weapons.

No such thing. Should we also ban “assault knives” like the one the kid used to harm 23 people today or “assault pressure cookers” like the ones use in the Boston bombings? The weapons they want to ban are semi-automatic rifles (today.) Once they get those, punp-action or bolt-action guns will be next. They just want to push things one step further and give it a scary name. AR actually stands for “Armalite Rifle.”

4. Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

This will destroy the competition-shooting community and does nothing to promote safety. This is irresponsible and anyone who re-elects someone that votes for anything like this is just waiting to have them decide that 5, or 3 rounds are enough next time. 

5. Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets

Yes, because those are used every day to … well actually they aren’t really used against armored targets in much of any crime. Just think of all the bank robberies or convenience store hold-ups this would prevent … or something

6. Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime

This one, I agree with. As long as I understand what a gun crime is. Fast and furious? That seems like a gun crime.. guess they need additional tools to prosecute someone.. anyone .. for that debacle.

7. End the freeze on gun violence research

Research away, studies come to the conclusion of the organization paying them to do so. More government studies telling us the new ice age is coming (circa 1970) should be totally paid for by American tax dollars .. or something

8. Make our schools safer with new resource officers and counselors, better emergency response plans, and more nurturing school climates.

Armed security yes. Nurturing climate? Seriously? Whose the parent here? Ahhh… yup, just got it.

9. Ensure quality coverage of mental health treatment, particularly for young people.

Who believes the government can make that happen? They can’t even create an effective healthcare marketplace. Imagine a government-regulated mental healthcare regime…. 

The real list is simpler:

  1. Do some research on the anti-depressants, ADD, and other anti-psychotic drugs that a massive and unavoidable majority of the mass-violence culprits were on
  2. End gun-free zones. Most attacks end the instant someone confronts the attacker with a firearm – police response times are long and won’t get better as the population grows.
  3. Don’t nurture kids at school, make them strong and independent. Teach them that not everything is easy, success is not guaranteed and perhaps more of them won’t be propelled into psychosis when the least small thing goes wrong. Let them have their tantrums as 3 year olds or they might just have them at 17 instead.
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  1. John Schorman says:

    I would not give one thin dime more for gun control unless and until they prosecute current gun crime. They can begin with Fast and Furious. Next, they can prosecute those who are not qualified to legally purchase arms, but attempt to do so and are denied.

  2. Derrell Poole says:

    Richard. I love your list. Short. To the point and chock full of COMMON SENSE!

    Item 1 – the use of psychotropics – the top selling antidepressant in the WORLD is Abilify – 6.5 billion dollars last year!

    These drugs induce depression, aggressiveness, and suicide and they induce mass shootings!

    If this is not one of the deliberate tools of our progressive COMMUNIST enemies then it certainly is one they are taking advantage of. Nothing like a bunch of depressed psycho- malevolants as “evidence” that the government should just take over everything and suspend all of our Unalienable rights!

    It is MADNESS I tell you. Drug companies are LAWLESS. They make so much money that when caught, they just pay the fine and keep right on breaking the Law! And the medical community is the Rube!! But it is the ultra design of the Elitists who view themselves as the “Natural Superiors” (to quote Karl Marx) of mankind and they must use every deception they can to entice us into slavery – serfdom!

    We talk a lot about what the government is doing and what its Just Role is but we spend far less time talking about the role of Society in shaping how we as a free people should act. We talk about the “happy” side of freedom – individual liberties. But we very seldom talk about the burden side of Freedom – individual responsibility! Liberals Hate this discussion and people become liberals because the term doesn’t exist in Liberal-Speak; no one is responsible for anything in collectivism!

    IF we intend to stay free we MUST be MORAL!

    Drugs – from marijuana to Abilify – destroy the human ability to thinks and judge righteousness! That isn’t a religious term. Drugs reduce a critical though process to vain, baseless, rationalizations where TRUTH simply does NOT exist! It is NO coincidence that the rise of liberalism coincides with the use of drugs over the last 200 years!