Obama gun policy lacking

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After watching President Obama’s gun control speech on TV, I have to say that I found his big plan to curb gun violence more of a wish list of things he would like to see than an actual plan to stop the violence. He pawned it off to Congress, stating that it is up to them to see to it that they do something about it.

I must also say that Obama should be ashamed of himself for exploiting children to promote his agenda. It was nothing less than what Hitler did when he used children to push his hateful agenda to take control over the masses. Obama and his ilk want to disarm law-abiding citizens while ignoring the fact that only criminals will have weapons.

I may not be an educator but I am educated, and as a Marine Vietnam vet and former cop from Connecticut, I was considered a weapons expert in the military and on the job, but I didn’t learn what I knew there. My father, who was also a cop, pounded gun safety into my head at a young age and taught me to respect weapons.

Further, if you tell a kid that guns are dangerous then you are asking them to see for themselves. If you show them the dos and don’ts, it takes the mystery away.

If the school system implemented a psychological test as well as an aptitude twice during a child’s development at ages 8 and 14, then they may be able to tell who should be watched and helped through puberty.

If children are taught safety and respect for weapons, then gun violence could be nipped in the bud long before it happens.

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/22/13 - 07:27 am
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"I must also say that Obama
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"I must also say that Obama should be ashamed of himself for exploiting children to promote his agenda."

The only time Obama would NOT stoop to using children to prop up his speech is during a pro-choice rally.

soldout
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soldout 01/22/13 - 08:47 am
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this is easy

Gun violence is just sowing and reaping. Schools teach evolution which makes life an accident and not important rather than life being created by a loving creator. We have a political party that celebrates the killing of unborn babies. What should we expect to be the crop from this sowing? It creates a spirit of death and those who sow the most reap the most. Where does most of the mass shooting happen? They happen in the schools where the evolution is taught. All mass murders like Hitler were great believers in evolution. The answer to this problem is so easy we have to hire experts to be confused. Those who vote for the party that promotes death may be creating a curse in their own lives as the the Words says; "the curse without a cause will not come". Is black on black crime a result of the curse of voting for death? I can't be sure but if I voted for death I think I would change that and see what happened because we can't stop God's law of sowing and reaping. Better to sow life and have sowing and reaping working for us instead of against us. Think about breaking that curse the next time you vote and create a blessing in your life.

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Bulldog1 01/22/13 - 09:06 am
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Leftist agenda

The leftist agenda is not to make schools safer. Anyone who believes that needs to get a reality check. The long term agenda of the left is disarm America so that eventually only criminals and government officers have guns. At that point, we will all learn what the vast majority of the German and Russian peoples really experienced 100 years ago...

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Jane18 01/22/13 - 10:18 am
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The Mental Side......

...And Mr. Topliff, if a parent has a child with a disorder or problem, they need to be more aware of what their child's problem is. No one wants to admit they have a child with a psychological problem, but when the welfare of themselves, their families and the public are at risk, it is their responsibility to remove any accessible weapons, and hopefully get help for the child. What some of us and some of our children learned was the use and safety of guns, etc.. What kids today learn is mostly from movies, television, video games, and GOD forbid- rap music! You're right Angela, he definitely would not use children for his "flip-flop" endorsement of ABORTION!!

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dichotomy 01/22/13 - 10:24 am
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Liberals choose to ignore

Liberals choose to ignore what happened to disarmed citizens in history. They choose to ignore the increase in violent crime in countries that have banned guns. They choose to ignore the consequences of debt that has already impacted most of Europe and that is very dramatic in some countries. Ideologues do not recognize facts. Their ideology tells them they can't possibly be wrong no matter the facts and the evidence.

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Darby 01/22/13 - 03:25 pm
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Just sitting here, trying to recall ANY situation....

anywhere in the world, anywhere in history where a respected leader surrounded himself with children for a political cause. A cause to benefit himself or his political agenda.

Something like March of Dimes maybe, or Children's Cancer Research. But for political reasons? None come to mind.

There was Saddam who posed with both Iraqi and foreign children, suggesting that they would be safe with him from an American attack. (In fact using them as human shields.) And of course, pretty much the same has happened repeatedly with the leaders of Syria, Libya, Gaza, and in other dictatorships.

Now Obama has stooped to the same low depths. The man has no shame, avoiding any real, meaningful leadership or solutions to stop gun related crime. Preferring instead to fall back on the same failed policies of the past for no reason than that his base clamors for them. (And in the process, using children as shields.)

He knowingly subjects the nation's children to more and more unnecessary violence.

You've got to give it to Democrats. They are brilliant at politics. However, they suck big time at leadership.

The real losers in this current attempt not to "let a good crisis go to waste" will be the children. Again!

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Bizkit 01/22/13 - 04:40 pm
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I love freedom so I tolerate

I love freedom so I tolerate abortion, gay marriage, etc. because I can have my religion and have my guns. Now this morn I saw James Taylor talkin' about folks givin' up this freedom. That just infuriates me so why should I tolerate gay marriage. Let's see about 20-30K people die from gun related deaths and AIDS in the US. AIDS has spread from a disease affecting homosexuals and drug addicts to the general population. The fastest growing population is all of our youth from 13-21-of which 60% don't know they are infected. We declared war on illicit drugs and drug addicts but nothin' about the risky behaviors of [filtered word] spreadin hepatitis and HIV. So progressives will take away the constitutional rights to own guns and kill a freedom and then talk about gay marriage like it really equates with gender or racial inequality-and ignoring the health consequences or societal implications. That's just sick. I think independents and conservatives should join against the freedom haters-you take mine-I take yours. I think America is big enough for guns and gays. However y'all will set those parameters-but I warn ya if you take my freedom I'll fight to take yours too. We need to work together towards tolerance. None of Obama's gun solutions would address any of the violence of late or period. Guns are mostly used for people to kill themselves, and most people now believe in euthanasia and the right to die. Take away guns also affects other freedoms too.

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Bizkit 01/22/13 - 04:48 pm
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So really if Obama knows this

So really if Obama knows these changes won't affect gun related crimes. Why does he bother with impotent legislation? Is this just a bone to throw to the ignorant masses to make them think he has really done something? All I get from the Dems is they want more money but none offers any solution to how they will use this money to address our problems, nothing to address our long term economic problems like the debt and slow recovery. Just we need to punish the rich and take their money to address some mythological grievance. But don't expect the Dems to actually do anything like they are even legally expected to do-like the Senate with failing to hold committees or produce a budget. They should be impeached.

Darby
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Darby 01/22/13 - 09:28 pm
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"More "Well Trained Militia"?"......

If I may offer some advice. If you have a point to make, or think you do, try putting it into your own words.

Since the day I became computer literate I have gone to great lengths to avoid clicking on "links" provided by others. I decided early on that such links are a way of avoiding any real intellectual investment or effort by the poster. It's been literally years since I've even been tempted to click on such a link. I suspect that there are many others who feel the same way.

If the link says what you want to say, then post it in your own words. (No, not talking about cut and paste. That's even lazier.)

Try it, you'll like it!

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