Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama announces plan to address gun violence

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM

President Obama went on national TV this morning to talk about his plans to tighten regulation of guns. He supports an assault weapon ban, limits on magazines and universal background checks. He also proposes executive action.

Here's a summary of the overall plan and a 23-item list of proposed executive actions. They include incentives for schools to hire law officers and encouragement of mental health initiatives.

Who could object to any of these common sense ideas? You know the likely answer, particularly to the legislative ideas the president floated.

N period R period A period

And if the NRA objects, its national sock puppet from Arkansas, Asa!, won't be far behind.

Not to be outdone, Arkansas House Republican Leader Bruce Westerman posted a photo to show he'd upped his NRA membership to five years. No rational point-by-point discussion for Westerman. If Obama proposes something, the response is "HELL NO!" Maybe he could also demonstrate Iraqi-style by filling the air with semi-automatic assault weapon fire. I bet he could get Arkansas's U.S. House delegation to join him in a ceremonial hail of bullets. Really. What are these babies so afraid of?

ALSO: This probably helps President Obama. ACLU expresses a few concerns about some of his ideas.

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