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Friday, August 10, 2012

MILLER: Second Amendment At Risk In Second Term

Democrats just couldn’t hold it together. With less than 100 days to go before the election, the left let slip its vision of a second term for President Obama that will be the end for the Second Amendment.

They’re riding on an emotional wave created by James Holmes, the suspected Aurora, Colo., movie-theater shooter who was charged with 24 counts of murder on Monday. As the courtroom proceedings in that case unfolded, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, took to New York's city hall to introduce legislation making it much harder for law-abiding citizens nationwide to purchase ammunition.

The liberal duo would restrict ammunition sales to licensed dealers and require buyers to show a photo ID at the time of purchase, effectively banning people from doing their shopping online. Also, the dealer would have to maintain detailed records for each ammunition sale and report anyone purchasing over 1,000 rounds.



Anonymous said...

this is a waste of time. People like holmes will just buy in smaller lot sizes. In the end he may have had 6000 rounds at his house but on the scene he only used a couple hundred rounds.

Anonymous said...

Obama has never in his political career threatened the 2nd amendment. Ever.

Also, it would be impossible to basically remove/entirely alter an amendment(which is what you all are assuming democrats want to happen) that has been a staple of this country for nearly 250 years.

Anonymous said...

ID for voting is OK but ID for guns and ammunition is not?

Anonymous said...

I don't care one way or the other. I think that most mom and pop store probably don't have online ordering anyway so maybe that would drive some business their way. No perfect solutions. Some human beings just suck a bag of d*&ks. I think you should have to take a test before you are allowed to reproduce.

Anonymous said...

9:52 you know not what you speak...
"Last November, Obama's campaign told the Chicago Tribune that "Obama believes the DC handgun law is constitutional." After Obama's statement yesterday supporting the Supreme Court striking down the ban, Obama's campaign disowned the statement as an “inartful attempt” to characterize his position.

The problem is that he personally voiced support for the DC ban at other times. Earlier this year, he did this himself, not something that he could blame on a staffer. ABC 7's Washington, DC anchor Leon Harris asked Obama: "One other issue that's of great importance here in the district as well is gun control. You said in Idaho recently - I'm quoting here - 'I have no intention of taking away folks' guns,' but you support the D.C. handgun ban." Obama's simple response: "Right." When Harris said "And you've said that it's constitutional," Obama is clearly caught on tape nodding his head yes.

But there is more to his support of city gun bans than his statements on the DC ban. As the Associated Press described his 2004 vote on a gun control bill: "He also opposed letting people use a self-defense argument if charged with violating local handgun bans by using weapons in their homes. The bill was a reaction to a Chicago-area man who, after shooting an intruder, was charged with a handgun violation."

The notion that Obama has consistently believed that there is an individual right to own guns is also hard to fathom. Here is politician who supported a ban on handguns in 1996, who supported a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic guns in 1998 (a ban that would encompass the vast majority of guns sold in the US), who advocated in 2004 banning gun sales within 5 miles of a school or park (essentially a ban on virtually all gun stores), as well as worked in other ways to support bans."

Anonymous said...

952-Obama supported the DC and Chicago gun bans. He doesn't give 2 sh*ts about the Second Amendment.

Anonymous said...

Stock up now while you can.

Anonymous said...

Obama also lifted bans on where you can carry fire arms so which is it?