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Some Gun Rights Advocates Concerned About Possible Legislation

July 13, 2011 by  

Some are concerned that Obama will interfere with gun rights.Some people who are interested in preserving Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to bear arms have expressed concern that President Barack Obama will restrict gun rights in the wake of the January shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

It has been more than six months since a gunman killed six people and injured 13 others — including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — in Arizona. The Obama Administration has said that it is working on “commonsense measures” to protect the public from gun violence, reports Fox News.

Alan Gura, a lawyer who has successfully argued gun rights cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, said that any laws proposed regarding gun control would be looked at closely.

“The gun rights community is going to look very carefully at the Obama administration’s proposals, and anything that interferes with the 2nd Amendment right as it is being enforced today by the courts will be tested,” he told the news source.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the Administration would make an announcement about possible gun legislation in the “near future,” reports USA Today. He also said a special task force has been put on the issue.

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  • Bleh

    “the right of the People to KEEP and BEAR arms shall not be infringed”.

  • Dan az

    I just got this in a email.U.S. military could be shut down by secret ‘back door’
    A missile failure could result from defective products from China

    Read more: U.S. military could be shut down by secret ‘back door’ http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=321477#ixzz1S12mfJmn
    Ya think that he may had a hand in it.Not only our guns but the militaries too.Some one really screwed the pooch on this one.

  • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

    ISN’T THERE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO INDICATE TO OBAMA AND HIS WASHINGTON TROOPS THAT AMERICA IS SERIOUS ABOUT HIM AND HIS CROWD KEEPING THEIR STICKY FINGERED HANDS OFF AND AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION?

    WHY CAN’T CONGRESS SPELL “I M P E A C H M E N T” IN BOLD BLACK LETTERS AND PUT IT ON OBAMA’S BULLETIN BOARD?? AND IN HIS TOILET, JUST ABOVE THE TOILET TISSUE ROLL? AND ON HIS BEDROOM CEILING JUT ABOVE HIS BED? HE WILL BE KICKED OUT IN NOVEMBER 2012–BUT CAN OUR BEATEN AND PUNISHED NATION SURVIVE UNTIL THEN??

    SUPPOSE, THAT AFTER HIS DEFEAT BUT BEFORE JANUARY ONE– HE DECLARES AN EXECUTIVE ORDER (I THINK THE PERIOD IS CALLED THE “PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED DUCK”) MAKING OUR REPUBLIC A COLONY OF IRAN?

    THEN SOME OF OUR SENIOR REPUBLICANS WILL SURELY SAY,” NOW, NOW, NOW, NEWLY ELECTED– NO BIG PROBLEM, NO PANIC– WE CAN JUST PAY IRAN A FEW MEGAGAZILLION DOLLARS RANSOM FOR THE RETURN OF OUR COUNTRY; BUT WE MUST MAINTAIN OUR FAWNING COMPOSURE; FOR AFTER ALL, WE OWE HIM THE RESPECT OF HIS OFFICE, EVEN THOUGH HE TOTALLY DESPISES EVERY LAST MICROGRAM OF OUR FORMER REPUBLIC– LET’S NOT RAISE OUR VOICES AND CREATE AN UNTIDY SCENE IN THE HALLOWED HALLS OF CONGRESS.”

    “OUR KIND AND VERY INTELLIGENT, ACROSS-THE–AISLE, REPRESENTATIVE, PELOSI IS INTRODUCING A BILL THAT SHE SAYS MAY ALLOW THE JUSTICE SEEKING COUNTRY OF IRAN TO LET US PAY THE RANSOM ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN. THE BILL IS A BIT LENGTHY–SOME 8,000 PAGES, AND SHE ADVISES CONGRESS TO PASS THE BILL, AND THEN, SHE WILL EXPLAIN THE CONCESSIONS WE MUST MAKE TO IRAN IN GRATITUDE FOR THEIR STUNNING FORBEARANCE.”

    NO, IT’S REALLY NOT FUNNY– BUT MY FAMILY AND I HAVE CRIED SO MUCH, I JUST WANTED TO LAUGH A LITTLE.

  • Thinking About

    Whether you enjoy the right to have guns is protected by the Constitution. There apparently are some occasions where this right should be limited as the person who choose to use guns incorrectly in the case of shooting innocent people in Arizona. We should be able to have life liberty and pursuit of happiness. Just as babes are not functional to drive cars some does not need weapons.

  • JimH

    Thinking, It’s already against the law to shoot innocent people. Hindering the law abiiding citizen won’t stop crime.
    The article mentions “commonsense measures”. So far I haven’t seen any common sense measures. All anyone can suggest is hinder the law abiding people.
    It really isn’t about protecting innocent people though is it.

    • LJB

      Right on Jim, andI would like to further comment with the opinion that the failure of the justice system in matters of violent crimes are a stumbling block to the local (working) people of law enforcement, who often find their hands tied in regard to handling criminals. The manipulation of the common law-abiding citizen however, seems to be as easy as the stroke of the pen.

  • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

    THINKING- YOUR IDEA NEEDS PROBING. SHOULD THE GUN RIGHTS NOT APPLY TO POT SMOKIN’ SEMI-SANE, RADICAL LIBERALS. DO WE ALSO BELIEVE THE MILITARY SHOULD NOT HAVE GUNS; REMEMBER THAT MUSLIM NUT JOB WHO KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED 25 MORE. THESE, I MENTION, TO ILLUSTRATE THAT THE ISSUE IS, AT TIMES, COMPLEX. ABSOLUTELY, SOME PEOPLE WHOSE ACTIONS SHOW THEM TO BE A MURDERER, LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO COMMIT IT, MUST BE FILTERED OUT AS BEST WE CAN. CRIMINALS WILL NEVER GIVE UP THEIR GUNS, THEY LAUGH AT ANY LAW–CRIME IS THEIR BUSINESS. BREAKING LAWS IS THEIR PROFESSION; IF HOME OWNERS LOSE THEIR WEAPONS, THEIR BUSINESS WILL BOOM, AND THIEVERY WILL BECOME A PIECE OF CAKE.

    IT IS ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER PREVENT MISUSE OF GUNS, IN TOTO. CARELESSNESS WITH HANDGUNS AND HUNTING RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS KILL MANY AMERICANS EVERY YEAR. BUT, THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE, TO TO PREVENT ALL GUN ACCIDENTS, IS MORE THAN CERTAIN TO ALL THINKING CITIZENS. IN SOME LARGE CITIES KNIVES RIVAL GUNS AS THE WEAPON OF THE MURDERER’S CHOICE. AUTOMOBILES KILL MORE THAN BOTH GUNS AND KNIVES. WE CANNOT SIMPLY BAN ALL THINGS CAPABLE OF CAUSING HUMAN DEATH.

    WHEN HITLER, STALIN, MAU, MUSSOLINI, CASTRO, ET AL.,DISARMED THEIR POPULATIONS– DO WE THINK THEY DID SO THAT FEWER PEOPLE WOULD BE VICTIMS OF GUN ACCIDENTS?? STALIN MURDERED 60,000,000 OF HIS OWN PEOPLE–MAU EXECUTED 70,000,000 CHINESE. TO MARXIST AND FASCIST TYRANTS MURDER IS A WAY OF LIFE.

    I DO NOT TRUST SOME OF OUR GOVERNMENT’S POLITICS ANY MORE THAN I WOULD THE POLITICS OF THE DICTATORIAL REGIMES OF ABOVE—IF ABSOLUTE POWER WAS HELD IN THEIR HANDS. THE CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN THE ONLY WALL BETWEEN OUR PEOPLE AND TYRANNY. AMERICA NEEDS THAT WALL TODAY MORE THAN EVER.

    OUR FOUNDERS TRUSTED NO GOVERNMENT, NOT EVEN THE ONE THEY FOUNDED, APART FROM EXTREMELY CLOSE OBSERVATION BY THE PEOPLE– THE FUNDAMENTAL REASON WE QUIVER AND QUAKE AT EDGE OF FINANCIAL OBLIVION TODAY, IS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE TRUSTED TO MANY POLITICOS WHO WERE FAR, FAR FROM TRUSTWORTHY–ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE.

    • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

      MODERATOR–YOU ARE WRONG. WHERE IS THE DUPLICATION??? THIS A TOTALLY NEW REPLY TO THINKINGABOUT.

      • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

        THIS REPLY WAS BORN HERE DURING THE LAST HOUR OR SO–I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA OF THE BASIS OF YOUR CONTENTION

        • libertytrain

          raymond, you may have hit the submit button twice by mistake, sometimes it just happens with even a jittery finger. In any case, I’m sure your comment appeared, and there is no moderator doing anything to your comment when you see a message like that is just an automatic response to what the program thinks you did.

  • Thinking About

    JimH
    It is against the law to shoot innocent people but guess what, one could end up just as dead. There are some who never should have guns in their possession.

    • Cawmun Cents

      While that might possibly be true,who decides who is fit to posess and who is not?

    • JimH

      Thinking, Tell us YOUR commonsense plan.
      It’s not as easy as one might think.

  • LJB

    enterpreting common sense, is a little bit like yelling (mom) in the grocery store. It gets everyone’s attention, but nobody really knows the issue or whom it is being addressed to.

  • bigez.1953

    Here’s a common sense plan
    Teach weapons handling in school. No school that doesn’t have a weapons training program will be accredited.
    In the first and second grades, use BB guns to teach arms safety and handling. Start in the third grade using single-shot .22 cal. rimfire rifles. Teach how to clean and properly store a weapon safely. If little Johnny can’t get it right, he don’t pass to the fourth grade. Continue in the next two years with bolt-action, lever-action, and pump-action repeaters. Introduce scopes as well as some theory of ballistics. This ain’t that dang tuff!
    In the sixth grade also introduce shot guns to Little Johnny. Skeet, trap, and other shotgun sports are a blast!
    By the Eighth grade, Semi-auto rimfires and shotguns should be introduced as well as centerfire rifles. By the time, a child graduates from High School, he should be VERY proficient in the use, care and safe handling of any long arm that uses a cartridge for ammunition.
    I know that a lot of people will think this is nutz, but it is one logical way to build a nation of riflemen. This would make our nation stronger and safer. We would not fear our government as we now do. We would be better able to defend ourselves in time of war, invasion, or insurrection.

  • bigez.1953

    Please notice that I said RIFLEMEN not machine-gunners.

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