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    Just received this letter from The White House

    A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence

    By Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden

    In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of you have signed petitions on We the People.

    I'm writing you today to thank you for speaking up, to update you on an important development, and to encourage you to continue engaging with the White House on this critical issue.

    First, you should know that President Obama is paying close to attention to the public response to this tragedy. In fact, he sat down to record a message specifically for those of you who have joined the conversation using We the People. Watch it now:

    A Message from President Obama about Your Petition on Reducing Gun Violence

    On Wednesday, the President outlined a series of first steps we can take to begin the work of ending this cycle of violence. This is what he said:

    "We know this is a complex issue that stirs deeply held passions and political divides. And as I said on Sunday night, there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. We're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. We're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. And any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts.

    But the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. The fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence, and prevent the very worst violence."

    Vice President Biden has been asked to work with members of the Administration, Congress, and the general public to come up with a set of concrete policy proposals by next month -- proposals the President intends to push swiftly. The President asked the Vice President to lead this effort in part because he wrote and passed the 1994 Crime Bill that helped law enforcement bring down the rate of violent crime in America. That bill included the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

    As the Vice President's Chief of Staff, I'm going to do everything I can to ensure we run a process that includes perspectives from all sides of the issue, which is why I wanted to respond to your petition myself. Two decades ago, as domestic policy adviser in the Clinton White House, I first worked with Joe Biden as he fought to enact the Crime Bill, the assault weapons ban, and the Brady Bill. I will never forget what a key role the voices of concerned citizens like you played in that vital process.


    The President called on Congress to pass important legislation "banning the sale of military-style assault weapons," "banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips," and "requiring background checks before all gun purchases, so that criminals can’t take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won’t take the responsibility of doing a background check at all."

    An issue this serious and complex isn't going to be resolved with a single legislative proposal or policy prescription. And let's be clear, any action we take will respect the Second Amendment. As the President said:

    "Look, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. This country has a strong tradition of gun ownership that's been handed down from generation to generation. Obviously across the country there are regional differences. There are differences between how people feel in urban areas and rural areas. And the fact is the vast majority of gun owners in America are responsible -- they buy their guns legally and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sport shooting, collection or protection.

    But you know what, I am also betting that the majority -- the vast majority -- of responsible, law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. I'm willing to bet that they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas -- that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to get his hands on a military-style assault rifle so easily; that in this age of technology, we should be able to check someone's criminal records before he or she can check out at a gun show; that if we work harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one in Newtown -- or any of the lesser-known tragedies that visit small towns and big cities all across America every day."


    The President said it best: "Ultimately if this effort is to succeed it's going to require the help of the American people -- it's going to require all of you. If we're going to change things, it's going to take a wave of Americans -- mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, pastors, law enforcement, mental health professionals -- and, yes, gun owners -- standing up and saying 'enough' on behalf of our kids."

    So let's continue this conversation and get something meaningful done. If you have additional ideas and are interested in further engagement with the White House on this issue, please let us know and share your thoughts here:

    Share Your Thoughts on Reducing Gun Violence | The White House

    Thank you for speaking out and staying involved.

    Stay Connected

    Tell us what you think about this response and We the People.

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    Interesting. We will see where this goes. But I think in the last couple days, it appears our President is backing off the issue a little. Which is probably why he put Biden in charge of leading a panel. I think the Dems are fearing a major backlash like they got in 94 and may be re-thinking how they go about this. But yes, they are correct. Mentally unstable people do not need to own firearms IMHO. I think most people could agree. I'm willing to endure a more thorough background check when I buy a firearm if it means being able to own the firearms of my choosing. But, I'm curious how many of these tragedies were committed by people who bought guns legally and who acquired them illegally. I know the Aurora shooter bought his legally. And I believe the mall shooting in Oregon were acquired legally as well. But still, I would like to know the statistics.

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    Here in Britain we've got possibly the tightest gun laws in the world, yet crim gangs in our big cities seem able to get them easily enough from somewhere, so if Britain can't keep guns out of crims hands, I can't see much chance of America being able to do it..

    PS- Heck, some Brit crooks are even using home-made guns firing 50-cal ball bearings!
    Last edited by Lucky Jim; 12-21-2012 at 10:26 PM.
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    I'm sure 'intelligent' law makers understand that rules and regulation
    will never stop crime.
    They still feel they must pass more laws.....just to appease peoples emotions.

    Great leaders set emotion aside when making decisions.

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    Only lawmakers doing there job is The House. They dumped the Fiscal Cliff onto the senate Floor just like they were suppose too.

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    People hear that the shooter had an "assault weapon" and immediately picture Rambo cutting loose with that fully automatic machine gun mowing people down. Let's be realistic. The shooter was firing a .223 (5.56 mm) semi-automatic rifle with 30 round clips. He was carrying a 10 mm (.39 caliber) pistol with 8 or 10 round clips and a 9 mm (.35 caliber) pistol with 15 round clips. At the range he was firing either of the two pistols would have been just as deadly if not deadlier due to the size of the holes. But this has given those opposed to the 2nd Amendment the ammunition they need to revive their campaign against weapons. If they can get "assault weapons" banned and any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds where will they move to next?

    Chicago, New York City and Washington DC all make private ownership of weapons difficult with tight gun control laws. Is the crime any less in those cities? Australia did a ban on a lot of weapons and made tough rules about storing weapons within your own house. How is that working out for their crime rates? President Obama doesn't have to worry about his family's security... He's got Secret Service armed with fully automatic machine guns for at least 10 years, most likely life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    People hear that the shooter had an "assault weapon" and immediately picture Rambo cutting loose with that fully automatic machine gun mowing people down. Let's be realistic. The shooter was firing a .223 (5.56 mm) semi-automatic rifle with 30 round clips. He was carrying a 10 mm (.39 caliber) pistol with 8 or 10 round clips and a 9 mm (.35 caliber) pistol with 15 round clips. At the range he was firing either of the two pistols would have been just as deadly if not deadlier due to the size of the holes. But this has given those opposed to the 2nd Amendment the ammunition they need to revive their campaign against weapons. If they can get "assault weapons" banned and any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds where will they move to next?

    Chicago, New York City and Washington DC all make private ownership of weapons difficult with tight gun control laws. Is the crime any less in those cities? Australia did a ban on a lot of weapons and made tough rules about storing weapons within your own house. How is that working out for their crime rates? President Obama doesn't have to worry about his family's security... He's got Secret Service armed with fully automatic machine guns for at least 10 years, most likely life.
    I'm ok with them banning high capacity clips, all I own are magazines so I should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inceptor View Post
    I'm ok with them banning high capacity clips, all I own are magazines so I should be ok.

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    I thought it was a sig & a glock.

    so where did the " big bad assault rifle" come from ? mentiond above
    Oh, the one found in the car? & not used at the crime.

    Three weapons were recovered from the school:
    a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster found in a car in the school parking lot
    , and a Glock and a Sig Sauer found with Lanza's body
    Hmmm....... trixy this one is:?
    Police: 20 children among 26 victims of Connecticut school shooting - CNN.com

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    Laws. The answer from the pandering politicians is always more laws. If a law is ignored and something bad happens - pass another law. If that fails to stop the problem - pass another law. On and on and on.

    Three quarters of a century ago the entire world banded together to pass laws against illegal drugs. They banned them completely. The government has fought a very costly, in money and liberty, so called war on drugs for all that time. Yet these drugs are smuggled by people who ignore the law. Used by people who ignore the law. And they can be bought in every nook and cranny in the country. Laws prevent nothing.

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    I'm still trying to work out the big holes in the media's story before I even begin to imagine WTF is going through the little brains of our elected officials. For example:

    .where is the second shooter I saw people describing on TV?
    .Nancy Lanza WAS NOT a teacher at sandy hook elementary. Odd they were 'telling it how it is' before they even got there
    .The shooter has an older brother?
    .the coroner is STRANGE. When I say strange, I mean to convey that he was nonsensical and creepy to an acute degree.
    .assault weapon never left the car. Not one 'assault rifle' bullet touched anyone, it was done with two handguns
    .why were news crews seen gathering in a parking lot down the road nearly 15 minutes before the shooter arrived?
    .why were news crews the first on the scene?
    .when Obama cries, why does it look fake?
    .how does some random autistic kid manage to put at least two rounds through everyone? Sounds like he was WELL trained to me, that's what they teach in the army. Two in the chest, one in the head.
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