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After San Bernardino Attack, Obama Administration Preps for Gun Control Fight

After San Bernardino Attack, Obama Administration Preps for Gun Control Fight

AG Lynch: San Bernadino terror attack “a wonderful opportunity” for gun control

As we are learning more about the radical Islamic terrorists responsible for 14 deaths in San Bernadino, California, the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats are wasting no time in pushing for more gun control.

The media started clamoring for gun control before the buildings were even cleared, and Obama was quick to leap onto his soapbox and stammer on about the need for gun control.

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Note the new language here: “gun safety laws.”  We’ll be hearing this again, I’m sure.

He also said that we need to make it “harder, not impossible, harder for individuals to get access to weapons.”  You read that right, he didn’t specify criminals or terrorists or the mentally ill; he said “individuals.”

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Not only is Obama quick to leap into gun grabbing mode, but so is his Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.  She sees the San Bernadino terrorist attack as a “wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”

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Meanwhile, Democrats in the senate are “readying gun amendments to pressure the GOP.”

Politico reports:

Senate Democrats will offer a pair of gun-related amendments to a budget bill on Thursday, seeking to put Republicans on record on the charged issue in the aftermath of Wednesday’s mass shooting in California.

At a special caucus meeting on Thursday morning, Democratic senators agreed to offer legislation that would make it more difficult for people on the terrorism watch list to buy guns, and a re-vote on universal background checks that failed in 2013, senators and aides said. The votes could become major campaign fodder in next year’s Senate races.

“The entire country will know where every member of the Senate stands on tightening background checks, on keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists and on strengthening and improving mental health in this country,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday at a news conference detailing the strategy. “There are a good number — not all — but there are a good number of our Republican colleagues dreading these two votes. Dreading them.”

A third amendment proposed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that would restrict gun ownership for people convicted of intimidation at abortion clinics will not be offered, sources said. Democrats only want to a narrow list of amendments and that measure is viewed as overlapping with another amendment that would seek to strip out a provision defunding Planned Parenthood.

And of course Nancy Pelosi has chimed in with her own calls for gun control.

While progressives gear up for another (failed) gun control push, Detroit’s Chief of Police is making a lot more sense.

CBS Detroit reports:

More guns, fewer problems. That, at least, is Detroit Police Chief’s James Craig’s view of Detroit and fears about a possible terrorist attack.

While cities around the world are on heightened alert following a devastating ISIS attack in Paris, Detroit’s police chief says he believes the fear that armed citizens would return fire serves as a deterrent for a potential terrorist attack in the rust belt city.

Craig called more officers to duty and moved some to locations deemed higher priorities following the attacks in Paris.

But he also noted “a lot of Detroiters” have concealed pistol licenses and “the same rules apply to terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug.”

. . . . “If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens,” Craig said.

Yep, they do, and gun control will not stop radical Islamic terrorists any more than it would stop a crazed criminal.

In this age of national insecurity—between our wide open southern borders and inability to track or vet refugees from the Middle East, gun control is the last thing on Americans’ minds.  Or maybe, threats of gun control and the need for personal protection are among the top things on our minds as Black Friday saw yet another record broken in gun sales.

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I’m all for using both hands for maximum gun control. But I have a feeling that’s not what they’re talking about.

Regarding “gun control,” Democrats never make reasoned arguments nor do they ever address the arguments made by their opponents. Democrats only make gratuitous assertions and false claims. They never engage with a rejoinder. If they had arguments based on logic, reason, or facts, I would love to hear them.

Chief Craig is a patriot. I suspect many Police Chiefs think like he does but, unlike Sheriffs, Police Chiefs usually work for idiot mayors who will fire them for being honest.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to TX-rifraph. | December 4, 2015 at 7:49 am

    That’s exactly why i registered as GOP the day I swore the citizenship oath. Listen to both parties on CSPAN and discover Democrats are logic-, reason-, and fact free but loaded with words designed to make you feel hate for the opposing side, not the opposing viewpoint because they don’t address it, but the opposing side.

      I’ve seen your comments here for quite some time and always assumed you are a red-blooded American-born conservative. Do you mind if I ask where you were born? I’m always interested in knowing about conservative immigrants and what shaped their political views in their home country. So many immigrants seem to be so progressive.

Let’s have gun control measures for the people calling for them and see how that works. No armed guards for Obama or any Democrat politician. Let them use words and climate change to combat assailants. Let no one come to their aid when they come under fire.

The rest of us? We will warch, from a distance, to see how it works out while we cling bitterly to our God, our Constitution, and our guns.

She sees the San Bernadino terrorist attack as a “wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”

A “wonderful opportunity” to make a Democrat terrorist attack on conservatives and the Republican party.

    TX-rifraph in reply to rinardman. | December 4, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Laws only apply to criminals after the event and then only if caught. Laws are a deterrent only to the good people. Lynch knows that.

    The dead and wounded are only pawns to sociopaths (aka democrats) to be exchanged for something of political value. They do no see the true victims as hurting people who could have protected themselves. Lynch’s behavior is disgusting.

    And, in true liberal fashion, the WaPo has an article making the Muslims (who are always silent about others being victims) into the victims.

So, because another mass killing happened in a “gun free zone,” we need to make it harder to get guns?

What if, instead, designating any public space as a gun free zone were made harder, prohibitively so in fact?

Wouldn’t that designation prohibition make it much more difficult for killers, both those deranged killers like the recent theater killing or any of the school killings, and perhaps also for jihadi’s, like the two in San Bernardino? Perhaps that prohibition wouldn’t stop jihadi’s, who seem to want to die, yet it might just reduce the number of their victims. And, wouldn’t that be a good thing for our society?

Maybe, also, for those souls who absolutely need to have a gun free zone, require them, or that organization, to have armed guards present whenever that gun free zone is open for use. Ok, this little clause might raise freedom of speech issues, yet there might be ways to avoid violating that freedom while still protecting people within that free shooting zone: “Hello, Cops, we having an event today, so please get your emergency response unit ready to roll, or get over here and post police around our free shooting zone event. Thanks much.”

““The entire country will know where every member of the Senate stands on tightening background checks, on keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists and on strengthening and improving mental health in this country,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday at a news conference detailing the strategy.”

How about we keep the terrorists and illegal immigrants out of the country, Chuckie? Improve your mental health, Chuckie, and maybe your low-information voters will too. It’s a longshot to be sure but worth trying.

These two-faced Dem have no problem profiling U.S. gun owners and the GOP but refuse to profile (and then keep and on-going profile) the would-be Islamist radical (ala a ‘religious’ pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia). They make demands to take away citizen’s rights while giving radicals and illegals every benefit of doubt. See all this as a dog and pony show to hide the deplorable mess of the Obama administration and of Progressivism.

These same control freaks want to regulate the earth’s thermostat. Good luck with that.

I think there are a whole lot of Democrats with soiled drawers right now who will not support strict gun control at this time. What we are hearing, as always, is the amplified voice of a media speaking for their favored few. The voice is loud but the message is weak and whiny. They are desperately trying to spin this story into something it is not and I don’t think the majority of people are buying it, including Democrats. I think that will be shown in the privacy of the voter booth. If people are not concerned about what is happening, then they really are too stupid to help.

Paul In Sweden | December 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

New federal gun control legislation reinvigorating and expanding The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) along with Federal & State enforcement of sentencing guidelines ensuring that violent criminals are not reintroduced into society where they wreck havoc would be most welcome. Somehow the Dem Gun Nuts do not see eye to eye with the sane part of the US population.

This fight alone could relegate Democrats to obscurity for a few election cycles. And before you laugh – consider the fact that ISIS and Islamofascism may be here, in America, to stay. People will vote for safety, which does NOT mean gun control. Dems had better separate themselves from this.

    platypus in reply to peg_c. | December 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Call me cranky but I hope the dems throw their arms around this latest gun control effort, with a big drooling wet kiss for good measure.

“Couple seemed quiet and withdrawn before violence”

“Female shooter entered US on fiancee visa”

“Terrorist watch list no bar to buying guns”

That’s MSN this morning. Nothing about the mountain of effing evidence that this was a thoroughly planned and heinous act of Islamic jihadist terrorism. To them, just “violence.”

Enough to make you puke.

    Daiwa in reply to Daiwa. | December 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Now CNN trying to pin it on post-partum psychosis. Jesus. Just Jesus.

      4fun in reply to Daiwa. | December 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Remember who their audience is Daiwa and it makes sense. We’re talking shoe size equaling IQ for dem voters who watch that show.

      Remember obama wanted America to talk about guns at Thanksgiving?
      Apparently they did, Black Friday set a new record for NICS checks.

only a sick and twisted mind could use the word “wonderful” when referring to a heinous massacre of innocent people.

Insufficiently Sensitive | December 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

AG Lynch: San Bernadino terror attack “a wonderful opportunity” for gun control

She doesn’t mean gun control. She has enough common sense to understand that it doesn’t do anything to prevent shootings. She’s been to Chicago.

What she’s using ‘gun control’ for is a code for visiting mass punishment on her political opponents who remain armed. Punishment by means of confiscation, or Federal registration, or just a tangle of intrusive Federal regulations which will put each lawful gun owner in the dock, to be presumed guilty unless achieving the impossible task of proving innocent.

It’s easy to see that Obama has planned these tactics with the Justice Department for years, and is hoping to cash in on the media-inflamed ‘crisis’ to prevent its going to waste.

France has told its people how to deal with a terrorist attack: flee, hide and raise the alarm.

My American response: aim, “Freeze”,“Drop the Weapon”

Paul In Sweden | December 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

As violent repeat offenders who are by-and-large democrat voters are able to acquire weapons and illegal drugs while incarcerated in federal and state prisons; I am sincerely doubtful that adding additional prohibitions on felons let loose in society repeatedly, who are already prohibited from owning, possessing or operating a firearm will have any effect on the already long term decline in firearm related violence.

Making heroin, Meth and Cocaine did not make those drugs disappear or evaporate the death, destruction and misery that their paths cause. Pretending rabid criminals will obey even more gun laws is Grubber Democrat Voter Stupid.

As a reminder, AG Lynch was confirmed only with the help of ten R senators. Spit.

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