Obama talks about guns

| January 14, 2013

So, today, Obama offered a peek at his plans to control guns in his last press conference of his first four years.

“I’m confident that there’s some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president. And where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence then I want to go ahead and take it.”

That might be to gin up some sort of over-the-top reaction from the right. I honestly don’t think there’s much he can do without approval from Congress. I think that the late Patrick Moynihan called it “boob bait for the bubbas”. The Washington Post writes;

Aides have said Obama favors a reinstating a ban on assault weapons, something most Republicans and some Democrats in Congress have said they likely won’t support. Asked what he would do if Congress rejects a ban on assault weapons, Obama declined to be specific, saying that “members of Congress must have a debate and examine their own conscience.”

Yeah, I don’t see much coming out of Congress what with an election coming up next year. And all of that fear about Obama taking our guns is coming out of the gun industry, apparently;

“Any time we propose gun measures, it effectively gins up fear on behalf of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away,” Obama said. “It’s good for business.”

Yeah, or maybe folks really do think that he wants to come our guns. I get a couple of hits a day from someone asking when “Obama’s gun laws” take effect. Some folks are pretty sure it’s already a done deal.

The president added that his record over his first four years shows that “it’s hard to argue that somehow gun owners have had their rights infringed on.”

Yeah, well, like T Rowe Price reminds me every month, past performance isn’t necessarily an indication of future returns. Things change, elections come and go.

Category: Gun Grabbing Fascists

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  1. FourteenSierra says:

    The scary part is – something do NOT change. Look at Social Security. Policies enacted “for the good of the nation” become a millstone around the neck of posterity. While the (R) controled House provides a modicum of hope for liberty, that’s no guarantee. In fact, the worse our economy gets; the more liberity is erroded, the more votes the ‘next’ President may get; by proming MORE “Free” aide to combat the sins of the Bush administration. I can see it now “President O underestimated the devistation of GWB! You must elect ME to fix those problems by furthering (our descent into Socialism/marxism) our programs!”

    My kids’ kids will be screwed by the laws and policies enacted today – regardless of the outcome of subsequent elections.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    This says it all: “Obama declined to be specific”.

    He himself will actually do nothing. Then he won’t be blamed for anything.

  3. Chris Maple says:

    Hard to argue that somehow gun owners have had their rights infringed upon? How about Kagen and Sotomayor? How about Clinton as S os S and Holder as AG. You know they guys who as AAG said we need to brainwash kids to think guns are bad. How about tipping the balance of power in the Appellate Courts by putting anti gun judges. Just like he said to the Brady’s “Under the Radar”. Now he is coming full force. He doesn’t have to hide because he won re election.

  4. ohio says:

    I saw a movie once where only the police and military had firearms.
    It was called Schindlers List.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    “The weak are the most treacherous of all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are insatiable. They are always parched and bitter. They are everyone’s concern and like vampires, they suck our life’s blood.” – Bette Davis

  6. FatCircles0311 says:

    Libtards will get something through. They’ll revert to their old tactic used quite well when they passed Obamacare. You’ll start seeing belly button lint study funding for congress member’s districts in a gun bill and America will continue down the road of ruin.

  7. FltMedic says:

    I’m really starting to wonder if he is actively looking at starting civil war with the people to get us out of the way of his Utopia…

  8. streetsweeper says:


  9. Stu says:

    Hello FBI how may I help you?

    This is POTUS, shut down NICS until further notice on my authority.

    Yes Sir, consider it done.

    Press conference, POTUS, Gun Problem solved, next problem?

  10. RunPatRun says:

    If he uses the EO all hell will probably let loose.

    Rep. Stockman threatens Obama impeachment over guns:


  11. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Yeah, Stu, you may have something there if they want to cause a ruckus but interfering with contract (lawful purchases) and intentionally obstructing law abiding citizens from effecting their rights to acquire arms to bear is not going to work well in the long term.

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The Bill of Rights applies to all branches of the federal government so this hoopla about Executive Order circumvention is not a real threat to become actuality. We’re talking about the Bill of Rights here, not some intrusion, encroachment, or usurpation by one branch of another’s powers but a direct denial of US citizen rights.

  13. Mr Wolf, non-Esq says:

    Obama talking about guns is like me talking about tampons.

    Neither one of us gets it… or plans to.

  14. PALADIN says:

    Obamugabe can come look for my weapons all he wants…he’s welcome to come comb the hills and dales of Frederick County with that balless bird dog Biden…good luck on finding em if the turd ever scraps the 2nd amendment.

    I got a million places to secure em…hell the search area would go right into Pennsylvania, and beyond. 🙂

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    @13 – Mr. Wolf, you must warn people when you post something that funny.

    I have had a long, bitter day discovering that my backup drive crashed and wiped out two years’s worth of photography, yet you made me laugh good and hard.

    Thank you, kind sir!

  16. jonp says:

    This is the only stimulus plan that Obama and the libs have proposed that has been a stunning success. Every gun manufacturer is going full out and sporting shops have record business. Thank you for helping the economy Obama!

  17. Old Trooper says:

    Don’t be so sure that he won’t do something by executive order. I have zero confidence that the gutless wonders that we have in congress would put up a fight on anything this fraud does.

  18. FourteenSierra says:

    “OH LOOK! It’s POTUS! He walks around and says cool things and promises free stuff to people. Look over there – there’s the constituion; POTUS don’t care – he rips that thing up! Oh LOOK at it! It’s disgusting! What’s that? An illegal executive order? SO what! POTUS Don’t Care – he issues that thing anyway! And now what’s POTUS doing? OH! Ruining the economy! POTUS Don’t give a F@#K! He keeps going on his vacations and golf-days while the country falls deeper into financial hell!”

  19. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    JP. That is damn funny.

  20. NHSparky says:

    POTUS Badger? I’ll stick with SCOAMF for now.