Obama says automatic weapons belong on the battlefield, not in our communites

From Rachel Maddow and her blog today:

Pres Obama yesterday:

"But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals; that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.

"I believe the majority of gun owners would agree that we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons; that we should check someone's criminal record before they can check out a gun seller; that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily. These steps shouldn't be controversial. They should be common sense."

AMEN!

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White House makes clear: No push for new gun laws

White House makes clear: No push for new gun laws

My mistake. I even contacted the White House to thank the President for his strong statement in New Orleans. I thought he really meant what he said.

Fear invoked by the NRA has to end. We could use a few political leaders in both parties with the courage to do something about these assault weapons.

Martha Brock

Sen. Kinnaird: 'Because of the NRA, nothing will change'

Letter to the Editor of the N&O

"Firearm status quo"

I'm waiting for the NRA to say after the latest mass shooting, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." And because of the NRA, nothing will change.

Eleanor Kinnaird
Chapel Hill

The writer, a Democrat, is a member of the N.C. Senate.

Martha Brock

Strict gun control laws

President Obama nees to seize the moment and call for stict gun control laws. I cannot understand why he does not use this latest massacre as a rallying cry for strict and comprehensive gun control laws. He should make this the centerpiece of his campaign.

Never happen

Nothing would turn out crazy right wing voters like the fear that the darkie in the White House wants to take away their assault weapons. Sadly, we live in a country where even modest limits on our rights to blow the shit out of each other are seen as a socialist plot by hippie liberals.

I've come to think of free access to guns as the population control safety valve we'll need when abortion is made illegal.

One per month, Connie

That's the maximum volume of your posts I can wrap my mind around without risking a critical error. So, choose wisely.

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