President Obama Officially Backs Assault Weapons Ban In A Very Critical Response To Sandy Hook Shootings

shutterstock_56878993Shortly after the horrific Sandy Hook shootings, Diane Feinstein, Democratic Senator of California, said on national television that she was re-introducing an assault weapons ban on the very first day of the new Congress. And she just scored the support of a very important individual.

President Obama reportedly supports the proposal that would eliminate high-powered firearms from gun stores in the United States. Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, brings us the news:

“He is actively supportive of, for example, Sen. Feinstein’s stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban,” Carney told reporters during his daily briefing from the White House on Tuesday, according to POLITICO…On Tuesday, Carney said the president ”supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole, and there are other elements of gun legislation that he could support … high capacity ammunition clips, for example. That is certainly something he would be interested in looking at.”

The original bill, which Feinstein also backed, passed Congress in 1994 but then expired in 2004. This new bill will prohibit the possession, transfer, importation and sale of assault weapons in addition to strips, clips, and drums of more than 10 bullets. The bill is slated to not be retroactive so no “Obama is coming to take your guns!” business

Previously, Feinstein said that there are still a whopping 900 “specific weapons” that her bill does not exclude. Nevertheless “weapons of war” will be no longer be so accessible — and if there’s one critical part of these devastating Sandy Hook shootings that has been vastly underscored in all the mourning for these victims — it’s that weapons of this capacity don’t need to be.

Full speed ahead on this legislation.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/SanDiegomamaof2 Maria N Mike Chance

      They need to ban our stupid ass president!!

      • CMJ

        Cool story, bro.

      • ipsedixit010

        I don’t think anyone who went to Ashford “University” has any room to call a Harvard grad stupid. Hahaha.

      • Cee

        Pray tell, what are you using your assault weapons for? I’m sure its suuuch a justifiable cause

    • Jules

      If he’s for an assault weapons ban, then I hope that applies to the Secret Service too. Why is it okay that he and his family are protected by them, but nobody else should be?

      • Lawcat

        Because he’s a national figurehead of one of the world’s most powerful countries and you aren’t. It’s that simple.

        If he is harmed, generally some chaos ensues. National security can be threatened, stock markets can be effected, political discourse is changed, our enemies will seek us as weak, etc.

        Is that going to happen if you’re harmed? No. In the grand scheme of things, you aren’t important.

        When was the last time you needed to protect your family with an assault weapon? Are you and your family under constant threat of attack from domestic and international forces? No? OK, then.

      • Jules

        Then why is his family so important. They are not any of things either.

      • Lawcat

        If his immediate family were kidnapped, killed or otherwise it would also have a national impact because it would affect the President, his ability to do his job, and would send a message to our enemies that security is weak. If security is perceived as weak in that anyone can get to the President or his family, then it leaves us open to more targeted attacks from abroad.

        This isn’t rocket science; it’s common sense 101.

        Additionally, it will affect his family once he is out of office. Secret Service protection to Presidents, spouses and children (under 16) is only available for 10 years once they leave office.

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