Breaking: Obama to announce gun-control proposals tomorrow

posted at 12:31 pm on January 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

No big surprises, except perhaps the timing:

President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

The announcement, to be delivered at the White House, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.  The White House has invited key lawmakers as well as gun-control advocates to appear at Wednesday’s policy rollout, according to two officials who have been invited to the event.

The rollout event looks like a revealing bit of theater.  I’m going to guess right now that there won’t be a broad bipartisan showing at it, since the above proposals don’t even have unanimous Democratic support, especially the assault-weapons ban.  Instead, it seems that Obama wants to surround himself with as many supporters as possible and claim it shows a broad consensus for his plans, even while Harry Reid is downplaying the likelihood that its centerpiece can pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Why rush the rest and get ahead of Reid on the assault-weapons ban?  Obama could easily have just announced all of the EOs and been depicted as a Commander in Chief, even though — as Allahpundit pointed out earlier today — the amount of authority he can exert through EOs is very limited.  If Reid isn’t fully on board, then there’s simply no way that Obama will get 60 votes in the Senate to clear cloture on this package, and some of the nays may well come from red-state Democrats eyeing the 2014 contests nervously, like Mark Pryor in Arkansas.

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Hm, will this be the right hill for the GOP establishment to fight on?

sauldalinsky on January 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Sounds like he’ll be Infringin’.

Fallon on January 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Can the “AWB” be made be EO, or does it need to be re-instated via Congress?

jwehman on January 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

That should be “made via EO

jwehman on January 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Al Qaeda fully supports Obama’s effort to disarm America.

BobMbx on January 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

And his remarks will include this:

People who are gun owners act “stupidly”

ToddPA on January 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

They’re praying low info voters see the word “proposal” and read “passed.”

That way, he doesn’t have to worry about actually passing anything.

blatantblue on January 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Rep. Stockman, I believe President Obama has just called your bluff.

President Obama to be arrested and Impeached.

Now for act Two…

Rep. Stockman threatens to impeach Obama over gun control

Rep. Steve Stockman threatened on Monday to defund the White House and potentially file impeachment charges if President Obama pushes forward with gun control measures without congressional approval.

The Texas Republican called Mr. Obama’s plans to skirt Congress and implement some controls administratively “an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic.”

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Mr. Stockman said.

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

huzzah!

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Define what is an “assault weapon”?

Universal background checks – he doesn’t have the authority to do that under the Constitution.

Galt2009 on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

So Dear Liar is going to announce he’s getting rid of his armed security detail?

rbj on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Boehner will be there….weepy as always. They’ll have a beer afterwards.

search4truth on January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I assume the clip limits will apply to the secret service that guards Obama, as well as it applies to me. I have every right to protect my family with as much firepower as they do.

redshirt on January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.

 
Does anyone really need all of those executive actions?

rogerb on January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

The duty of people is not be armed.

Galt2009 on January 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Anyone want to make a wager as to what the “audience” surrounding him at the podium will look like?

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

What a dictator.

Flange on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Hm, will this be the right hill for the GOP establishment to fight on?

sauldalinsky on January 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

What makes you think the GOP Establishment will fight this at all? Their Obamaluv knows no bounds.

It IS however, the right hill for the Tea Partiers and other patriots who respect the Constitution to fight on. I’m very interested in seeing exactly who lines up on which side now…

Harbingeing on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Wonder how much Obama’s proposals resemble the monstrosity NY is cooking up ?

Not that either will do any good.

Jabberwock on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The duty of people is not be armed.

Galt2009 on January 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

That was actually posted on another forum….

Galt2009 on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Can the “AWB” be made be EO, or does it need to be re-instated via Congress?

jwehman on January 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The man is going to do whatever he wants.

El_Terrible on January 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Would you say his open minded comprehensive approach in his public addresses will be showcased in his dictates?

No of course not surely Americans won’t fall for that.

Speakup on January 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Hm, will this be the right hill for the GOP establishment to fight on?

The GOP establishment? Hmm, I’m not feelin’ it. Beyond the stern words of complaint and admonishment, that is.

hawkeye54 on January 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence.

Wonder if one of those executive actions will be his naming himself the first Emperor Of The United States For Life.

pilamaye on January 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Meanwhile the oh so peace loving and kind Oppressives have this:

New Leftist Video Game – “Bullet to the Head of the NRA”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/new-leftist-video-game-bullet-in-the-head-of-the-nra/

Galt2009 on January 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

The man is going to do whatever he wants.

As yet, no one’s really stopped him from doing so. Doubt that will change on Capitol Hill.

hawkeye54 on January 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.- Thomas Jefferson

Sound familiar?

kingsjester on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Does anyone really need all of those executive actions?

rogerb on January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Agreed. All pressers should be limited to 7 EOs and no more. Does a person really need more than 7 EOs to kill a country?

Mo_mac on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Legally he can’t go the EO route to ban anything. EOs cannot create law and they do not supersede Congress, the Constitution or SCOTUS rulings.

Of course with this administration, who knows…

catmman on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

huzzah!

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37

Cheer On !
You and yours are next.

Jabberwock on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I have an intriguing question. If, someday, Obama is unequivocally proven to have worked for a foreign entity – China, Iran, Kenya, or Micronesia, doesn’t matter – will he be shot by a firing squad, hanged, needled, or jailed for life?

Archivarix on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

It is about the be out of the hands of the Quisling Republicans.

Commie Obama wants a fight to the finish of the Constitution and the rule of law. He is a naked prince that few in the Republican Party see true.

Steve Stockman of the 36 Congressional Dist of Texas says that if Obama attempts to go outside his authority and do an executive order on the 2nd amendment he will file art. of impeachement.

Obama wants a figh, give it to him in the clear.

Mark Levin has had enough also.
Mark says that if Obama attmepts to over ride the Constitution on the debt limit he has to be impeached.

We are at the cross roads now pushed here by a mad commie nut case in the White House. He was elected to carry out the laws of the Nation under the Constitution. The Constitution was not voided by him getting more votes than Romney.

http://www.marklevinshow.com
Mark has a poll up as of 12:00 Eastern
“Is Obama now an imperial Pres. ?”
about 4,000 vote
98% Yes
2 % No.

Fight.

Call this fools bluf.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Boehner’s writing a stern-worded letter, even as we post.

kingsjester on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Right of armed self-defense against tyranny NOT negotiable, Mr. Obama
http://www.coachisright.com/right-of-armed-self-defense-against-tyranny-not-negotiable-mr-obama/

A nationwide appeal has been sent to gun owners and their families asking they go to their state capitol this Saturday, January 19, from noon to 3 p. m. to show support for our 2nd Amendment rights. In Florida, gun owners are asked to meet in the “middle of the state” at noon, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 334601. (1)

This urgent call to action is in response to the Barack Obama/Joe Biden/Diane Feinstein legislative aim of imposing bans on arbitrarily selected groups of firearms and accessories. One North Carolina police lieutenant warns internet audiences, ”We’re in huge trouble.” A devout Christian, the 31 year police veteran tells listeners, “I cry. . .when guns are gone, you won’t be able to worship the Creator. ..gone. . .Freedoms gone.” (2)

Southern by choice22 on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Worth repeating in this thread:

Interview of former AG Edwin Meese re Obysmal’s efforts to initiate EOs on gun control and assorted other topics of consequence:
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/meese-obama-guns-impeachable/2013/01/14/id/471412?s=al&promo_code=11F25-1

onlineanalyst on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Wo

nder if one of those executive actions will be his naming himself the first Emperor Of The United States For Life.

Only after he thinks he’s got most of our guns.

hawkeye54 on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

How long would it take to make a 30 round magazine in your basement? It is a cartridge with a spring in the bottom. Cut it in the middle and solder in an extension using the middle of two other magazines.

Ted Torgerson on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

So, the “conversation” on gun control is really a lecture. Who saw that coming? /s

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I have an intriguing question. If, someday, Obama is unequivocally proven to have worked for a foreign entity – China, Iran, Kenya, or Micronesia, doesn’t matter – will he be shot by a firing squad, hanged, needled, or jailed for life?

Archivarix on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

If memory serves me correctly, Messiah’s are Crucified…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

All of those white, faux Obamacare jackets will now be spray painted Camo to show support…recyling, a Lefty’s wet dream…

hillsoftx on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

BREAKING!

Obama Legacy Foundation plans to sculpt likeness of U.S. President into surface of the moon

Standby for updates

BobMbx on January 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I hope the Dems take on gun-control hard before 2014.

DeathtotheSwiss on January 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I hope the Dems take on gun-control hard before 2014.

DeathtotheSwiss on January 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

They’re going to register 10 million of new Democrats before then too.

El_Terrible on January 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Posted elsewhere – Quotes from the Liberty side of the coin on the right of self-defense:

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”
Mohandas Gandhi

“A free people ought to be armed.” George Washington(Jan 14 1790, Boston Independent Chronicle.)

“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed” Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers at 184-8)

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose rulers are afraid to trust them with arms.” James Madison(Federalist Paper #46)

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press.”
Thomas Jefferson

“To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” Richard Henry Lee (Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, 1787-1788).

“The people have a right to keep and bear arms.” Patrick Henry(Elliott, Debates at 185)

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.”
Hubert H. Humphrey

———————————————————–
Quotes from the Oppressive side of the coin on Guns:

A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie. Vladimir Lenin

“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” Joseph Stalin

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.” 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

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. Vladimir Lenin

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” Mao Tse Tung (Problems of War and Strategy, Nov 6 1938, published in “Selected Works of Mao Zedong,” 1965)

We want them registered Nancy Pelosi

Which side are YOU on?

Southern by choice22 on January 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

BobMbx on January 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

huzzah!

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Ahhh, yes, we have our “nonpartisan” poster, who is not,
but plays one on the Internet….

Tell us Nonpartisan, do you remember the day when you
posted something Negative about a Democrat??

Thought so….it’s O.K.,a Liberal Mind is a terrible thing
to waste be saddled with….

ToddPA on January 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Don’t mess with Texans or their guns. That’s how state Rep. Steve Toth (R-Woodlands) sees it.

Toth wants to make any new federal weapons ban illegal in the state of Texas.

Rebar on January 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

If memory serves me correctly, Messiah’s are Crucified…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

With Obama, I’d settle for a gator pit. Of course it’s cruel to the reptiles but I’m sure Florida would be willing to sacrifice a few.

Archivarix on January 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I have an intriguing question. If, someday, Obama is unequivocally proven to have worked for a foreign entity – China, Iran, Kenya, or Micronesia, doesn’t matter – will he be shot by a firing squad, hanged, needled, or jailed for life?

Archivarix on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

A three-book deal and a talk show.
There is quite literally nothing, not a thing, that this man will be punished for. Ever.

DrAllecon on January 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Can the “AWB” be made be EO, or does it need to be re-instated via Congress?

jwehman on January 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

It must be reinstated via Congress. Executive Orders do not trump the Constitution or Federal law. They cannot be used to create new law. All that an Executive Order can do is to direct departments and agencies within the Executive Branch to act, react, or not act at all.

The Supreme Court has overturned Executive Orders when the President has violated the Constitution and/or attempted to use powers to act in a manner not authorised by Congress. For probably the best example under exigent circumstances, see Truman’s failed attempt to nationalise the steel industry, which had been swept by strikes that had impacted war materiel manufacturing, during the Korean War. The case was Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).

If the Commander in Chief cannot violate the 5th Amendment during wartime when strikes are impacting the country’s ability to wage war, the idea that a President can use an Executive Order to ban guns or create new laws/restrictions on the Second Amendment is equally dubious.

Anyone impacted by an Executive Order can sue in Federal Court for relief.

Resist We Much on January 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM

He’s going to rip this country apart at it’s very core.

Hate him.

gophergirl on January 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM

They’re going to register 10 million of new Democrats before then too.

Whether any of those 10 million realize it or not. Every green card and approved application for illegals amnesty comes automatically with dem party membership.

hawkeye54 on January 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” - Adolph Hitler, 1935

RedRobin145 on January 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

What are the chances bho will hold this announcement during Rush’s show tomorrow? I am really surprised this wasn’t the Friday dump?

We are now/have been under a wanna-be dictator here in the US under this anti-American bho!
L

letget on January 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The White House has invited key lawmakers

Gotta love that phrase, “key lawmakers.” They’re usually the biggest power-grabbing, attention-whoring douchebags that exist.

Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, the usual suspects.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Will Obama mention the terrorist attack at Ft. Hood during his speech?

visions on January 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” – Adolph Hitler, 1935

RedRobin145 on January 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

All that is old has become new again…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Spot on kj @12:45

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on January 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The White House has invited key lawmakers…

Gotta love that phrase, “key lawmakers.” They’re usually the biggest power-grabbing, attention-whoring douchebags that exist.

Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, the usual suspects.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Don’t forget to include John “Bought and Paid for” Boehner and Mitch “Obama’s Bitch” McConnell in that list of Key Law Makers…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

The White House has invited key lawmakers…

Gotta love that phrase, “key lawmakers.” They’re usually the biggest power-grabbing, attention-whoring douchebags that exist.

Schumer, Reid, Pelosi, the usual suspects.

UltimateBob on January 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Don’t forget to include John “Bought and Paid for” Boehner and Mitch “Obama’s B.itch” McConnell in that list of Key Law Makers…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

How long would it take to make a 30 round magazine in your basement? It is a cartridge with a spring in the bottom. Cut it in the middle and solder in an extension using the middle of two other magazines.

Ted Torgerson on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention. I love this! Thanks Ted!

Deano1952 on January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I don’t believe we have to comply to laws unconstitutionally written by the President, not by congress.

Am I alone on that?

stenwin77 on January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

This will be where he “jumps the shark”, it will make him irrelevent because he will be ignored by most every state in the country. Nothing leads to a downfall more than irrelevency.

Tater Salad on January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I don’t believe we have to comply to laws unconstitutionally written by the President, not by congress.

Am I alone on that?

stenwin77 on January 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Try telling that to your local Police Officer or Sheriff as they are arresting you.

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

huzzah!

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

What are you cheering about, you imbecile? An Executive Order cannot create new law. He will not be able to impose universal background checks, ammo tracking, outright gun bans, ammo limits, forfeiture, or any of the other big things on your wish list.

By the way, we are still waiting for an explanation on this:

Again, Im not saying tracing bullets will magically eliminate all gun killings, or the sandy tragedy, but I do think it will drastically reduce gun violence with no harm to law abiding owners (the only argument so far is that bullets will be more costly….well boo hoo)

nonpartisan on January 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Other than inventing the Magical-Thinking Unicornikevlar Bullet-Shield©, how will tracing bullets “drastically reduce gun violence” when the bullet will not need to be traced until it has been used in the commission of a crime and has likely already entered the person of another?

Resist We Much on January 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Ninety percent of Oakland, CA’s violence is from gang wars, and police are helpless to stop it. If Oligula wants to take a bite out of crime, there’s a good place to start. There, or the places in DC where people don’t dare walk at night.

Liam on January 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

If memory serves me correctly, Messiah’s are Crucified…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

… and the true Messiah rose from the dead on the third day. Think the false one would like to demonstrate his bona fides?

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

All that is old has become new again…

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Yup !
Yoda says ” History, don’t know, repeat you do”

Jabberwock on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Tread Lightly Government Man.

Bmore on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Rep. Stockman, I believe President Obama has just called your bluff.
SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I don’t see a bluff because the congressman may well file impeachment papers or try to stop funding. He will get zero support from the rest of the Congress so it will just look like grandstanding and he will no longer be invited to the parties.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Time to start building that secret and concealed gun locker…

PatriotRider on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

“All hail King Obama!” — Congressional Repubeicans

Decoski on January 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

When do the impeachment proceedings begin?

portlandon on January 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Every one of these proposals is 100% UNCONSTITUTIONAL – not that that matters any more. Is anyone going to call enemy-obama out on this?

Pork-Chop on January 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Wonder if one of those executive actions will be his naming himself the first Emperor Of The United States For Life.

pilamaye on January 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM

No. That one will be issued after the midterm elections.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

rogerb on January 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Lol!

Bmore on January 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

There is quite literally nothing, not a thing, that this man will be punished for. Ever.

DrAllecon on January 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Correct.

CorporatePiggy on January 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

“The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. … They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.”
– Benito Mussolini, address to the Italian Senate, 1931

“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”
– Joseph Stalin

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
– Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6 1938

RedRobin145 on January 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I sleep good at night knowing that Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has out back on the second amendment. /

portlandon on January 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Rep. Stockman, I believe President Obama has just called your bluff.
SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I don’t see a bluff because the congressman may well file impeachment papers or try to stop funding. He will get zero support from the rest of the Congress so it will just look like grandstanding and he will no longer be invited to the parties.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Don’t kid yourself, Stockman will find at least a dozen excuses to not follow through.

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

 
Oh, good, you’re okay. Whew. We were all worried about you after you fled the other thread:
 
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/14/gun-buybacks-dont-reduce-gun-violence-either/comment-page-2/#comment-6642356

rogerb on January 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM

oh good…another gun thread.

These allow Ed to actually play “conservative” on his “leading conservative blog”.

Go get ‘em Ed!

(better check w/ johnny boner first)

Tim_CA on January 15, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Resist We Much on January 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

A question for you as you seem to know quite a bit about this subject.

Has the constitutionality of “background checks” ever been litigated? If a right is not bestowed upon by the government as per the constitution, shouldn’t everyone have equal access to that right, including the mentally challenged?

I know the mentally challenged are allowed to vote (See B.H.O elected twice) but curious as to how it applies elsewhere.

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Anyone want to make a wager as to what the “audience” surrounding him at the podium will look like?

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Kindergarten Classroom? Children of all ages?

portlandon on January 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

President Obama will unveil a sweeping set of gun-control proposals at midday Wednesday THAT WILL INFRINGE on the right of the people to keep and BEAR ARMS, including an assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets magazines can hold, according to sources familiar with the plans.

The announcement, to be delivered at the White House THE PALACE OF THE KING, is also expected to include a slate of up to 19 executive actions DICTATORIAL EDICTS that the Obama administration can take on its own to attempt to limit gun violence ONCE AGAIN WE ADOPT THE LANGUAGE OF THE LEFT. The White House has invited key lawmakers as well as gun-control CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTIONARIES advocates to appear at Wednesday’s policy rollout, according to two officials who have been invited to the event.

DOTUS.

Divider of the United States

Dictator of the United States

Destroyer of the United States

take your pick.

PappyD61 on January 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

EO’s are signed, not as a law, but as I read it, a ‘suggestion’ to all depts agencies and other arms of the gov’t to act upon or not.

Now I think I understand the addition of our 2nd amendment rights to the HC law…

It would appear to me, that unless and until Congress acts, nothing obumbler does amounts to much more than stirring up a hornets nest, and everyone gets stung and or trampled on in the ensuing stampede.

That’s my take on it.

I know I could be wrong, but it’s what I see for now…and I know I shall be corrected, which I welcome!!

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I wonder which of the czars help write tomorrows proclamation?

Let me see. This is just a partial list…

Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke- Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use

Border Czar: Alan Bersin- former failed superintendent of San Diego . Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – to keep borders open to illegals

Central Region Czar: Dennis Ross- Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and pro abortion.

Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal- Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti-male feminist. Supported male castration.

Huh?

Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Brower- Political Radical -Former head of EPA — known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.

Faith-Based Czar: Joshua DuBois Political Black activist. Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti-gun ownership lobbyist.

Guantanamo Closure Czar: Daniel Fried-Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism.

Information Czar: Vivek Kundra- born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails.

Wait… What?

Intelligence Czar: Dennis Blair- Ret Navy. Stopped US guided missile program as “provocative”. Chair of ultra liberal “Council on Foreign Relations” which blames American organizations for regional wars.

Mideast Peace Czar: George Mitchell Fmr. Sen from Maine- Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into “2 or 3 “ smaller more manageable plots”. Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual.

Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg-Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.

Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein- Liberal activist judge-believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good”. Rules against personal freedoms many times – like private gun ownership.

Stimulus Accountability Czar: Earl Devaney- Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico. Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico.

Terrorism Czar: John Brennan- Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military.

Weapons Czar: Ashton Carter- Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America No Other “policy”

They have to do something in their offices, ri-ight?

Fallon on January 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Pretty Simple

I have a God given right to self defense…. u infringe on the means to defend my self…. YOU have taken away my right.

PERIOD.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

I know the mentally challenged are allowed to vote (See B.H.O elected twice) but curious as to how it applies elsewhere.

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

I know you said that facetiously, but in fact, there were many mentally challenged people who were taken to vote by some democrat operatives and told how to vote. These were people in group homes who are incapable of caring for themselves. IIRC, someone on this forum stated that his brother was taken to vote for Obama.

/yeah, democrats cheat in every manner they can, including exploiting the mentally challenged.

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

There is quite literally nothing, not a thing, that this man will be punished for. Ever.

DrAllecon on January 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Not a thing because he is truly a god in the eyes of his cult following. Which by the way is most congressional repubs.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Try telling that to your local Police Officer or Sheriff as they are arresting you.

SWalker on January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Exactly right. I’m surprised he didn’t EO total confiscation.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

“We need to make America more like my hometown of Chicago, safe and free of guns!” -Obama 2013

visions on January 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

The GOP doesn’t fight. They obfuscate, cave, dissemble and negotiate our rights away.

Then, they tell us how Republicans are only 1/3 of the government or something.

I’ve seen small dogs with more fight.

So sadly, we are on our own.

Marcus Traianus on January 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Coulter suggests GOP ban abortion clinics in response to Dem ammo restrictions [VIDEO]
http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/15/coulter-suggests-gop-ban-abortion-clinics-in-response-to-dem-ammo-restrictions-video/

“[I] think we should respond with the next Republican president having executive orders [that say] we won’t ban abortions, but we will just ban abortionists and abortion clinics. How would that be? I mean, they’re not serious about doing anything about shooting in America. Dianne Feinstein has a concealed carry permit, for good reason,” Coulter said, referring to Feinstein admitting in 1995 that she had a concealed-carry permit for her own safety.

Colbyjack on January 15, 2013 at 1:16 PM

When do the impeachment proceedings begin?

portlandon on January 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

If and when a republican ever gains the WH again. For BO, never ever.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Yes, that was extremely facetious, and I don’t doubt the scamming of votes that way, but as to the more serious question I posed, it kind of goes to the heart of an unalienable right granted by God.

Maybe I should have used another case to better get into the grey area:

onset of dementia
schizophrenia
bi-polar disorders

All can be diagnosed and treated, so they are kind of of different, but where is the line drawn on rights granted by God?

can_con on January 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Meh. What else is new? It’s all Bush’s fault.

SPGuy on January 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM

huzzah!

nonpartisan on January 15, 2013 at 12:37

Said the useful idiot as he was stood against the wall.

Washington Nearsider on January 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The Constitution cries.

kingsjester on January 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Lock and load.

cane_loader on January 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

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