White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

posted at 8:41 pm on January 2, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Certain parties may be taking more political heat than others, but I think it’s safe to say that nobody but nobody is going to walk away from the fiscal cliff deal completely unscathed — and we only have even more similarly piddling but surely melodramatic standoffs on deck for the near future. Ergo, no doubt the White House will be eager to have a few bright-’n-shiny political items on hand with which to tout President Obama’s go-gettin’, even-handed know-how. It would be a darn shame to miss the chance to lament what amazing victories President Obama could achieve, if only those silly hostage-taking Republicans would let him, so why not start preparing some liberal red meat to conveniently keep on the back-burner, via HuffPo:

Despite a bruising fiscal cliff battle that managed to set the stage for an even more heated showdown that will likely take place in a matter of months, President Barack Obama is planning to move full steam ahead with the rest of his domestic policy agenda.

An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well.

The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama’s second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties. The just-completed fiscal cliff deal is giving way to a two-month deadline to resolve delayed sequestration cuts, an expiring continuing resolution to fund the government and a debt ceiling that will soon be hit.

Well, who are we to let the fact that our country is on a self-inflicted path to decline distract us from Obama’s legacy-building? If we find ourselves standing in smoking fiscal ruins someday, at least we can look back and take comfort in President Obama’s many attempts to skirt Congress, the latest of which already went down today. Who’s getting excited for the second-term agenda?

The Obama administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the U.S.

A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

Once approved, applicants would be required to leave the U.S. briefly in order to return to their native country and pick up their visa.


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Cool…

More crap that does nothing..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

His nose hairs are trimmed though..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM

but I think it’s safe to say that nobody but nobody is going to walk away from the fiscal cliff deal completely unscathed

What does Obama care? He got reelected with the retarded vote*, plus he unilaterally got what he wanted anyway.

*Not a slam against the genuinely developmentally disabled.

Myron Falwell on January 2, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Amnesty is an even bigger threat to our freedom than gun control.

We’d be able to buy our guns back someday, but the flood of democrat voters would stay forever, dooming us to a one party state in perpetuity.

Rebar on January 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

stackedeck on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

I can demonstrate “extreme hardship” and me and my spouse are together..

Common denominator…..

America…

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The gun grabbing is going to get ugly on the street level…

d1carter on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

It never ends EG!

Catch you later on QOTD!!!

Scrumpy on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Yeah that will bring the nation together.

gophergirl on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

Out of my Cold Dead Hands,er wait,……………………
(sarc)

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canopfor on January 2, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The gun grabbing is going to get ugly on the street level…

d1carter on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

One can only hope so.

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 8:49 PM

We’re getting closer, aren’t we?

Yes, we are.

artist on January 2, 2013 at 8:49 PM

…Phuckem…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Control THIS, you worthless ***k!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Control THIS, you worthless ***k!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Don’t hold back….:)

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Kick em’ when they are up, kick em’ when they are down. What did the Pubs expect? Action, or inaction, has consequences. The Pubs cowered and that is the best prediction for how the Pubs will react in the next round, and the next. Kick em…..

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Gun control. This is their overreach. The mid terms can be won convincingly on this issue alone.

tommy71 on January 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Maybe these illegals can bring some of Obama’s guns back when they get a Visa..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

God damn the wussified congress.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM

May all who brung Obama, then rebrung him, go to Hades.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Department of Homeland Security

^Had to be another way.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

His nose hairs are trimmed though..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Photoshop.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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canopfor on January 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Well, looks like Rubio will have something to keep him busy in January.

Mr. Arkadin on January 2, 2013 at 9:01 PM

The fly in Barry’s snake oil is Crapafornia. How long can L.A., or Pasadena, or Fresno hold out before they can’t pay their lawyers to hide the books? If I were Arizona I’d be more worried about my border to the West then the one to the South.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:03 PM


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……

Obama Bypasses Congress, Shifts Rules on Immigration Again
2 Jan 2013, 4:47 PM PDT
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It took a year, but the Obama administration has now changed immigration rules to make it easier for illegal aliens with U.S. relatives to remain in the country while seeking a visa.(More..)

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/02/Obama-Once-Again-Uses-Executive-Power-to-Shift-Rules-on-Immigration?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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canopfor on January 2, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The GOP better get its duck in a row and get some real leaders in there. The next year will decide if the GOP will survive or not and must make a stand now. I am all for immigration reform and guarding the borders, but I doubt what I have in mind is completely different than what Obama & progressives have in mind. As for gun control we all know what Obama wants there.

It is time to make a stand or die as a party. If the House GOP stands strong they will do well in 2014, mostly because of gun control, if not god only knows were we will be headed but it is not good at all.

The GOP must get some conservatives who speak for the vast majority of the party which is based in the south and midwest and stop appointing people who come from the northeast.

William Eaton on January 2, 2013 at 9:05 PM

White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

Indeed. This is one devious snake oil salesman. Watch always what the other hand is doing.

petefrt on January 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Even if gun control costs the donkeys the midterms, it will be too late. You can sure as hell bet there won’t be a sunset with this ban. The Republic is truly lost.

hatecraft on January 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

. The Republic is truly lost.

hatecraft on January 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Not necessarily..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The GOP will betray you again.

There is a bipartisan “gang of eight” working on shamnesty in the Senate. Given the expected changes to the filibuster, I doubt Jeff Sessions and crew will be able to stop this one.

I doubt also Boehner woul bury it in committee.

Wethal on January 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The bright spot on the economic scene is the OLED TVs. Debuting at a very affordable 10k. Now you just know we’ll have to subsidize the downtrodden and the poor to get one so they aren’t left behind.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM

White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

That’ll leave only two more policy issues for Obama to accomplish via fiat: nullification of the 22nd Amendment, which then gives him sufficient time to prepare for and then nationalize ALL industries in the U.S.

Barack Obama: An Omega Male and the Omega President …

The next civil war will occur when they come door-to-door for our firearms … as said above:

The gun grabbing is going to get ugly on the street level…

d1carter on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

ShainS on January 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM

The Pubs cowered and that is the best prediction for how the Pubs will react in the next round, and the next. Kick em…..

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Yes. The “Fiscal Cliff” farce was really about pulverizing the Republicans. Now I’m guessing Boehner and the rest will rush to compromise on gun control — to prove to the media that they can have a smoothly functioning government that “gets things done.”

rrpjr on January 2, 2013 at 9:14 PM

The bright spot on the economic scene is the OLED TVs. Debuting at a very affordable 10k. Now you just know we’ll have to subsidize the downtrodden and the poor to get one so they aren’t left behind.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Marxism must be seen in OLED…

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Even if gun control costs the donkeys the midterms…

hatecraft on January 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

$16,000,000,000,000 and rising didn’t cost them the Presidency…

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Well if we are going to destroy this country lets go for it all then..

sadsushi on January 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

It should be fun watching Obama push for gun control all by himself. Democrats in the House and Senate are largely afraid to touch the issue.

The only thing to worry about is what Obama may try to accomplish through executive orders. But executive orders can’t override the laws of a state, so I doubt it will amount to that much.

tom on January 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Republicans just need to let Obama win on these two issues to take these clubs out of his hands.

/sarc

xblade on January 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM

When the word freedom was replaced with the term free stuff our being a Constitutional Republic ended…and dictatorship is the natural result.

This transition from freedom to slavery has taken nearly 50 years to accomplish. And at every turn, when anyone stood up and said “Stop!” they (we) were labeled racists, crackpots, tin-foil hats and a lot worse; ridiculed because we somehow hated the poor, minorities, and such, and loved Wall Street and the rich, and clung to our Bibles, our guns, and our Constitution.

Thank you, America.

Thanks a helluva lot for turning what was once a free and proud, exceptional nation into just another country out there akin to Greece (without the heritage) or Zimbabwe, or Chad in such a short time.

Back to more surgery tomorrow, and a couple more scheduled for this month. I am not optimistic about our Nation…and hope to God I never have to depend on Obamacare for my own personal medical needs, ever.

Ya know, just once, I’d love to see good prevail.

coldwarrior on January 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Any of you gun owners out there starting to get an itchy feeling that maybe the Confederate soldier was a tad bit misunderstood? Imagine your press (and subsequent history) as right wing terrorists. Just a crumb for thought.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Now you just know we’ll have to subsidize the downtrodden and the poor to get one so they aren’t left behind.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:11 PM

.
Even some of the people who can afford the best OLED TV will still find themselves “left behind”.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

LET

IT

BURN

RedNewEnglander on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

It should be fun watching Obama push for gun control all by himself. Democrats in the House and Senate are largely afraid to touch the issue.

The only thing to worry about is what Obama may try to accomplish through executive orders. But executive orders can’t override the laws of a state, so I doubt it will amount to that much.

tom on January 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Immigration, on the other hand, is ripe for executive orders, since the president doesn’t really need to rely on Congress or states to do anything. On immigration, expect the worst.

tom on January 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said that Bush “supports the reauthorization of the current assault weapons ban.” She noted that “the president’s views are well known” among GOP leaders in Congress. September 8, 2004

According to administration spokesman Scott McClellan, Bush “supports the current law, and he supports reauthorization of the current law,” Knight-Ridder newspapers reported Saturday.

“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,” he said. “I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.” – Mitt Romney

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Republican cavalry to ride to the rescue.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Ya know, just once, I’d love to see good prevail.

coldwarrior on January 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

.
Only if you and Jesus Christ know each other.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM

‘Toon of the Day: The Forgotten Man

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I will not forget..

I actually saw him….back in November..

He drove away from the voting shack with an Obama/Binden 2012 bumper sticker..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Maybe these illegals can bring some of Obama’s guns back when they get a Visa..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Or there kids can, if they weren’t killed with them.

VorDaj on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

‘Gun Control Fails,’ Say Statistics from … Gun-Control Advocates

M2RB: Koffi Olomide (for Kenny :-))

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Alluah Obama!

All hail our American God.

Just like the Great Leap Forward……..WE NEED CHAIRMAN MAOBAMA.

……and a completely helpless go-along gop to end that pesky American liberty thingy.

PappyD61 on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Toon of the Day: The Forgotten Man

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This day is coming soon.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

He drove away from the voting shack with an Obama/Binden 2012 bumper sticker..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Unlikely. The “stash” Obama gives to his clients comes from The Forgotten Man.

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

This day is coming soon.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I think we’re there. :-)

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

This day is coming soon.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Kathy Griffin has it easy with a Donkey..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM

This day is coming soon.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Hate that picture. :) It makes me wish I had extra women or goats to trade for that poor donkey.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Republicans just need to let Obama win on these two issues to take these clubs out of his hands.

/sarc

xblade on January 2, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes, I remember that post from last night. It’s a good thing there’s no IQ test required to post here.

bw222 on January 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Back to more surgery tomorrow, and a couple more scheduled for this month.

coldwarrior on January 2, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Why so many (three) in a month? Are you trying to get everything in good working order before ObamaCare kicks in? You want to have American surgeons instead of ones imported from Mexico?

VorDaj on January 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

John Boehner calls it quits.

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

So did America…

RIP..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

John Boehner calls it quits.

SWalker on January 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Where Indian fights are colorful sights
and nobody takes a lickin’
Where pale face and redskin
Both turn chicken.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I hope Obama bans all guns, takes em all away. If half of the number of people in the NRA had voted Romney, this god forsaken nightmare would be over. But they didnt. So take the guns. Raise taxes. Legalize the illegals. DO IT. Elections have consequences.

Jack_Burton on January 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Show this to anyone who proposes gun control, and an AWB specifically, as a means to a meaningful decrease in violent crime. Excellent video, and the guy’s not all ‘blood n guts’ so I think this may have more persuasive weight with the left-leaners than any factual demonstration of this firearm vs. that firearm. — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooa98FHuaU0

Barneys Bullet on January 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Gun control and immigration are dead topics. He has chosen his fight and it is taxing the rich. Now that he has won that in the manner he chose to act he can forget about anything else. The fight over debt ceiling and spending cuts will not allow room for anything else. There is not enough public support for gun control and that will continue to decrease with time and he doesn’t have the political capital to get amnesty done.

Ellis on January 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Hate that picture. :) It makes me wish I had extra women or goats to trade for that poor donkey.

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

He seems like a very sad donkey, but it just may be a glimpse into the taxpayers future.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

Immigration — the law is whatever they say it is. Illegal immigrants become legal.

Gun Control — the 2nd amendment is whatever the Supreme Court says it is. This in turn is based on how many appointments to the SC Obama can make in the next 4 years. If he can add a couple of more liberals, or even pack the bench like FDR tried to do, he can ban all kinds of stuff.

Out: The rule of law, equal protection under the law, the Constitution.
In: The rule of men, cronyism, what group you belong to, who you know.

Paul-Cincy on January 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Defund the program…

… It’s the only way.

Seven Percent Solution on January 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

If half of the number of people in the NRA had voted Romney, this god forsaken nightmare would be over. But they didnt. So take the guns. Raise taxes. Legalize the illegals. DO IT. Elections have consequences.

Jack_Burton on January 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” – Mitt Romney

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I would like to say that I think Barrack Hussein Obama and Moochelle (Aunt Esther) Obama are the most finest things that ever appeared in America. I love Them dearly. Even though I am at the <$100K level I am glad that He and Her are able to spend my $ for their lavish Hawaii vaca. They deserve it. They suffered so much doing the raaaaacist election campaigns. Barry loves me. Moooooochelle loves me. He will give me a free phone. I hope He gets a 3rd term.

Does this get me off the no-fly list?

Dingbat63 on January 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Where do we go now? Nowhere so let`s just get used to it until the time comes when we have to rebuild.

ThePrez on January 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

If you have an anchor baby in the U.S. you get a free pass. Spread the word.

Paul-Cincy on January 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

He seems like a very sad donkey, but it just may be a glimpse into the taxpayers future.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Perhaps that’s it. He’s a warning donkey. And if the infidels ignore him, perhaps Allah will send a donkey with a sword!

. . . K, I’ll quit. :)

(That picture really does make me sad though.)

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

VorDaj on January 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

A pesky bit of cancer. Keeps cropping up. Too much exposure to spy dust and other things Soviet over the years, I suppose.

Back for more cut and paste in the morning.

But, yes, if I were under Obamacare, I’d be told to find a hospice and take painkillers, since my age and affliction put me at high risk. I’d be zeroed out, in more ways than one…or is it The One?

coldwarrior on January 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

If Hollywood will remove all violence from their films for 5 years I’ll be willing to start looking into gun control. Let them go first. I’m not worried as they love their money more than 20 grade school children. The typical liberal just wants to use the tradgedy to move their agenda, but then most of us know that already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6m0NAq6RDk

Deano1952 on January 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I want to know if this qualifies the wife and I for a refund for all those fees/visas/work permits/time waiting in lines and offices as she spent her seven years working and learning to become an American citizen? Barry, can you get something in the next bill about that refund, please!!!!!!!

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Defund the program…

… It’s the only way.

Seven Percent Solution on January 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

*guffaw

equanimous on January 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

equanimous on January 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Quite

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM

‘Gun control’ doesn’t survive Christmas
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/gun-control-doesnt-survive-christmas-153146.html

This time was supposed to be different. “It is hard to believe this will not be a watershed moment when we start to talk about, deal with and even perhaps legislate on guns,” ABC News’s Z. Byron Wolf wrote. He was one among many in the media who believed the momentum for gun control legislation was strong enough to turn the tide on a familiar pattern.

Blame it on the fiscal cliff, blame it on Christmas, blame it on our ability to forget, but the national discussion about gun control has once again ebbed. Mentions of the term “gun control” on television, in newspapers, and in online media are down to pre-Sandy Hook levels, according to the Nexis database.

They’ll just wait until the next Serious Crisis..

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM

They’ll just wait until engineer the next Serious Crisis..

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Yeah. I’m one of those.

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

On one positive note, the DC Cir sounded VERY, VERY skeptical of the Obama administration’s arguments concerning his “non-recess recess” appointments last year. The case is Noel Canning v. NLRB, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, No. 12-1115. The Adjournments Clause is very clear that one chamber cannot be in recess for more than 3 days without consent of the other.

“Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.”

- Article I, Section 5, Clause 4

If Obama’s recess appointments are overturned, all of the decisions of the NLRB and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief will be null and void. There is precedent for this, as the Supreme Court did something similar in New Process Steel, L. P. v. NLRB when the agency made decisions without the requisite quorum.

It would be nice to see Obama get slapped down for once. Could Roberts redeem himself ever so slightly if the case went to SCOTUS or would that be too much to ask?

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Yeah. I’m one of those.

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Sure was lucky for the latest Serious Crisis to have occurred……

The Reichstag fire was also pretty convenient for that socialist worker’s party over in the Germanic regions… just to mention some historic trivia off hand.

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:36 PM and Axe on January 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Who gets the “wheelie” ticket? The donkey or the cart driver? Better yet, which one gets to share a cell for a year with Blago in Illinois for the third one?

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Oh, c’mon, man. That could NEVER happen HERE!

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Who gets the “wheelie” ticket? The donkey or the cart driver? Better yet, which one gets to share a cell for a year with Blago in Illinois for the third one?

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Three times and you’re facing a year in jail and a $2500 fine. Imagine explaining to all your best jail friends that you’re behind bars for popping three wheelies on the highway.

Imagine explaining to the other inmates what you’re in for?

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Oh, c’mon, man. That could NEVER happen HERE!

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Sadly, I’ll Bet you that folks in other places where gun registration, then gun confiscation has happened thought the same thing.

Galt2009 on January 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

The immigration issue will destroy Obama… Let us hope that he goes full speed with this insanity… Most Americans are not in a mood to legalize 12 millions illegal immigrants… Many democrats in Congress will not walk on this plank…

mnjg on January 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Yeah that will bring the nation together.

gophergirl on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

It just might. I know some very rabid libtards here in Texas who are VERY anti-immigration.

mrsmwp on January 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/

From Pravda

For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Son, before we could protect you from your gun we had to protect you from your water bottle….

But Jean Hill who led the campaign for the ban in Concord, told the New York Times: “What I’m trying to do with this bylaw is to increase the barriers to buying single-serve bottled water.”

“In order to help people change, you need to put policies in place that steer them away from buying bottled water and toward considering the many other good alternatives.”

Concord (of all places)…go figure.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Gun Confiscation in Ten Easy Steps
http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/gun-confiscation-in-ten-easy-steps/

Step 4: Wait until some horrible tragedy or series of events that make the sheeple susceptible to emotional arguments and knee-jerk reactions:

Step 5: Create a system that makes registration and confiscation simple and gun ownership very difficult and expensive:

Close private sales between individuals. Create a national registration or database that can easily be turned to for confiscation. Create bureaucracies that are unaccountable to the people and can serve the purpose of registration, confiscation, and collection. Create processes so cumbersome that no one would possibly want to purchase and register a firearm.

Step 6: Begin the process of making certain kinds of guns illegal:

Take incremental steps by isolating one group of firearm and pitting its owners against the “more reasonable” owner.

Step 8: Use some kind of national emergency to begin final implementation once the population has been sufficiently disarmed. This can be done through economic chaos or used as an excuse to quell civil uprising as a result of a variety of circumstances.

Step 9: Throughout the process, implement draconian fines and prison sentences for those who refuse to capitulate. Encourage neighbor to turn on neighbor and gun owner to turn on gun owner. Reward turncoats with positions of power or financial gain.

THIS STEP IS KEY: To those that think, “They’re not going to take my guns away,” you are a fool. Most people will capitulate when they are faced with huge fines and prison sentences. Look no further than the holocaust less than sixty years ago. These were not guns that were rounded up and destroyed, but human beings! Does any reasonable person think that this could not possibly happen again?

Step 10: Welcome to disarmament!
My gun owning friends, do not fall for these steps. Resist them at every turn. Today it’s thirty round magazines, “military looking” guns, online ammunition sales and registration, tomorrow, it’s full confiscation.

One final thought: If safety, security, and protection of our children are really the issues, then why first go after something that is rarely used in violent crime? Why not start with something that kills far more innocents every year like abortion, prescription drugs, or automobiles?

Colbyjack on January 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

I can demonstrate “extreme hardship” and me and my spouse are together..

Electrongod on January 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

In fact, “extreme hardship” is a very frequent state when me and my spouse are together.

Archivarix on January 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Any of you who think the GOP will save us from gun control are very misguided. They’ll jump on the “sensible restrictions/sporting purposes” bandwagon in a heartbeat. Sure, they’ll defend hunting, but who gives a sh*t about hunting? Not I. Not even the GOP understands the true reason for the second amendment. They’ll stab us all in the back and once the second amendment is gone, the others will soon follow. We are f*cked.

hatecraft on January 2, 2013 at 10:23 PM

“In order to help people change, you need to put policies in place that steer them away from buying bottled water and toward considering the many other good alternatives.”

Concord (of all places)…go figure.

Limerick on January 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

One day, maybe someone will realize the life-affirming power of negative bio-feedback loops, and we will be able to “help people change” in intensive schools, camps if you’d like, and people will be helped to change all sorts of bad habits and ideas, all at once. Then we can get past these things that have held back out species, our race, for so long.

And maybe (*stars in eyes*) we can have uniforms, so that we are all equal in one another’s sight — except in our clarity and achievement of our common goals, where we can see our lack of achievement and aspire. So the uniforms will be nearly identical, but the greatest will be green, and the least will be white.

And maybe (*reaching toward heaven*) we can learn, once and for all, that only in unity and common love can we move forward, and that anyone who insists on irrationally opposing our progress must be dealt with, in love, permanently — that war really is peace! That our final solution is the only solution!

War is peace!

WAR IS PEACE!

*pant*

Axe on January 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I really wonder if lil barry will make a try for the Second before he gets to make another SCOTUS appointment.
As it stands now, the chances of any ban or confiscation scheme being overturned is pretty good. But if he gets to make another appointment, he’ll pretty much have it in the bag.

I think that he’s going to go full-out on the amnesty, so that he can get a lot of new dem voters for 2014. Then wait for an appointment opportunity…and then go for it.
That way, he’ll be able to “protect” congress critters who vote for his anti-gun legislation.

Or not. Who the hell knows with that clown?

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Solaratov on January 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Let’s face it. We know what the end game is. How they get to it is simply a matter of political expediency, nothing more. When they can do it, they’ll do it.

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Some words for Ms. Feinstein et al:

As long as our local, state and federal law enforcement has weapons such as these, so will we the people. Try not to forget the Constitution and our Bill of Rights belongs to we the people at it protects us from you and people like you. Also try to remember we don’t work for you and only abide you and your ‘rule’ with our consent.

LizardLips on January 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Bottom line: Obama always gets his way. He owns the press. He owns the Senate. He may as well own the House because the republicans have no spine.

hatecraft on January 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Now that the progs feel they are invulnerable, of course they will come after the 2nd Amendment. Just as they will break senate rules to end the filibuster.

Not good

iconoclast on January 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

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