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Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home

by Keith Koffler on January 11, 2013, 9:58 am

As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.

The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Obama did not participate in the veto override, which occurred in November 2004, likely after Obama had resigned his state Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.

The Illinois legislation was passed after a man who shot a burglar in his home was fined $750 by his town for disobeying its handgun ban. The absurdity and injustice of the situation doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on Obama.

Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered “Yes” to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.

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banger377 January 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

“The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.”…Nope, like all tyrants, he needs TOTAL disarmament. He knows what he is doing is anti American, and anti Constitution, violating his oath of office. He is a usurper and is the “enemy within”.

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Darkangel January 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

If that is the case, then what should the federal government do? Every federal employee, every military person, swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC (emphasis mine). So if it becomes obvious to anyone without a rooting interest that Obama is a domestic enemy of the Constitution, what then is to be done?

Forget impeachment. Obama could toss a live kitten into a blender and hit frappe, live on national television, and the Senate would never vote to convict him. If he is an enemy of the Constitution, and cannot be removed by impeachment, then what is to be done?

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Paul Jalbert January 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

Since the big controversy between the liberals and the conservatives is that raising taxes on businesses would cut down on hiring. Why didn’t our stupid congress float the idea: “Lets hold off on the tax increases for 6 months. If business start hiring in sufficient quantities we will extend the tax cuts (since the additional emplyess are creating more taxes)?” This would be businesses way of telling the government that they are the reason for the hiring freez.

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TonyB January 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

If dear leader pulled his skirt down, dropped a deuce in a sundae cup, and ate it, he’d be hailed as the preeminent Ecologist

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Steve Smith January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

We’ve have carry conceal available for every qualified resident in Colorado and have the “make my day” home defense law as well…..you would be a complete idiot or shall I say…..mental incompetent to enter an occupied home in Colorado…..oh yeah one more thing…..there are a number of cases of burglars being shot by homeowners that have already come before prosecutors who have determined that no charges are justified…..

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Jason Burnstein January 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Golly gee, that concealed carry law will compliment the recent
de-criminalization of the hallucinogenic drug marijuana very nicely !

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Danceswithtruth January 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I was thinking that very thing. Just what I want to see, an idiot that has lawful use of a gun while high on lawful weed. Those go together so well.

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The Obama Timeline Author January 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Then you had better outlaw cars as well.

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MichMike January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

About half of our prison population are from out of wedlock births. Same with our gun crimes. The government subsidizes the 1 million women each year that choose to have out of wedlock births, yet the children of these women are 17 to 30 TIMES more likely to end up in prison, not graduate high school, end up substance abuser, involved in out of wedlock births, victims of or perps of sexual and physical abuse….. If you are unwed, have children, and need assistance how about this. The government will provide group homes, safe and secure, highly nutritious meals, and no visitation from non family males, ever. Simple, safe, optional (your needs based assistance comes in the form of free housing, free food, free utilities). Out of wedlock births would immediately plummet, assisting the government in exiting their child abuse and gun crime enabling.

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Jason Burnstein January 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

“The government will provide group homes, safe and secure, highly nutritious meals, and no visitation from non family males, ever.”…..but that is not what unwed baby momma’s want. They want to have visitations by non family males and plenty of them,and to have excessive sex, and make many more babies, so they can get more free-bee’s from the “gov-ment”, meaning us honest hard working taxpayer slobs. “free housing, free food, free utilities”….Yep that’s the good old “gov-ment” taking care of peoples needs from the “cradle to the grave.”

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Mrsharfer January 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

You only forgot sterilization.

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The Obama Timeline Author January 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

“About half of our prison population are from out of wedlock births.”

Using Al Gore logic, we should simply eliminate prisons and there would no longer be out-of-wedlock births!

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ross January 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

What a great constitutional scholar! He does not believe the second amendment was meant to save your own life in your own home but was only meant for his body guards. I guess the Bill of Rights only applies to the US political elite class.

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al January 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

AND WHY IN THE H311 DIDN’T THE REPUBS RUN COMMERCIALS CONTAINING THIS INFO DURING THE ELECTION? ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS RUN NON STOP COMMERCIALS OF ALL HIS OWN RETARDED QUOTES!!!! FROM GUN CONTROL TO MISSILE REDUCTION TO MAKING DEALS WITH THE RUSSIANS TO HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE FLIP FLOPS TO RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY TO BEING PRO PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION TO NOT WANTING BORDERS FOR THE UNITED STATES TO ADMITTING TO SMOKING DOPE TO ON AND ON. MICKEY MOUSE COULD HAVE ONE IF THEY HAD DONE THAT! ITS INFURIATING.

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nogard January 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

All agents and military personnel must “solemnly swear, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic: that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So help me God”. I call upon the white house security staff to honor that pledge or the military to honor it if those security personnel refuse to do so.

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Flyin Brian January 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that Obama tried (unsuccessfully) to change the Military oath from support to the constitution to the supporting the president. Does anyone have that article I think it was NewsMax.com

Clear what he was trying to do down the road.

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Julie Brueckheimer January 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

OT but Obama is planning his State of the Union for Lincoln’s birthday, February 12. Is that to give his buddy Spielberg a boost, compare himself to Lincoln, bring slavery to the fore as Mooch did in the campaign, or all of the above? This on top of the public inauguration being on Martin Luther King Day. Is this guy a p–p or what?

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Susan January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Typical narcissistic demagogue. Like a vampire he’s trying to suck the virtue out of these two great American heroes; it’s his lifeblood. Kinda like inserting himself in most every presidential biography on the White House government website we the people pay for.

This tiny tyrant doesn’t hold a candle to Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, Jr. Won’t be watching his performances at the SOTU or inauguration ceremony anyway.

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Spinnaker January 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

Didn’t this maggot just sign on to the secret service protecting his ass for life?

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rwooburn January 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

No. Its worse than that. He is a liar with the goal of transforming American into a less free, less prosperous, Federally controlled, heavily regulated state. He said it in the past. Getting people’s guns is an important step to achieve these goals.

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Clint M January 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

Self protection or the protection of your loved ones is a Natural Right, and needs no “cunning, ambitious and unprincipled” men or women to tell me so.

“A thing is not just because it is law. But it must be law because it is just” – Charles de Montesquieu

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Yawn Patrol January 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

He’s perpetually unAmerican, his whole life has been an anti-colonialist quest, no idea what it is to earn an honest buck, he is not one of us, has never been. His mentorship is 100% America hating and can’t wait to dismantle the safeguards that free men put up for his ilk. His ilk could never found a nation like ours. The USA is anathema to Barack Obama’s upbringing, his education, and his world-view. The USA is non-exceptional so who do you people think you are to challenge me?

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Sean Patriot January 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

What a complete inconsiderate marxist douche

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Eliot January 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Sandy Hook fundraising relief page created 3 days before shooting, Google search results confirm http://www.naturalnews.com/038633_Sandy_Hook_Google_search_results_December_11.html

Pair that with this info from FreedomWorks: 1) The shooter at the theater in Colorado just “happened” to be the son of a scientist who was scheduled to testify against the Federal Reserve before a Senate committee. The scandal is said to be huge, involving fraud and could bring down the entire banking system of the Western world. 2) Now it looks like the father of the Sandy Hook shooter was ALSO scheduled to testify before the same committee about the same banking scandal. Hmmmm.

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Garys opinion January 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Obama poses the biggest danger to American’s personal freedoms since King George!

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Glenn Blazier January 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Please read: Table 121. Deaths by Age and Selected Causes: 2007- US Census Bureau. Assault with a firearm – 12,632, Assualt without a firearm – 18,361, Motor Vehicle accidents – 43,945. Emphysema (smoking) -12,790.
Are you more afraid of a car or a gun? Every time you pass a car your passing a 4,000 lb Bullet traveling at least double the speed you are going, and you meet how many cars a day?

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bruce o the fisher clan January 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

He is all about the feel good nonsense. Assault weapon bans do NOT work! registration leads to confiscation, and being shot by the govenment(recently in Russia). Per 100,000 we ar far safer in our communities that highly regulated England. FAR safer.

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brian astby January 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Obama was just defending his constituents, who are usually the ones invading someone else’s house.

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F January 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

The media could have Obama on video raping and killing someone with a gun, and they would bury the evidence and shield him. Obama is Hitler and Goebbels rolled into one. It’s absolutely blood-chilling.

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Flyin Brian January 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I agree. I have said that to my group and they agree. Obama could shoot someone point blank and be filmed on CNN,MSNBC,CBS,NBC,ABC and they would destroy the film and cover for him. Very scary how is this different than Nazi German?

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Jason Burnstein January 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

“The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.”…….the Liar in Chiefis is at it again.

Nothing this fraud says can ever have any credibility. Why are Republicans even dealing with this compulsive liar named Barrak Hussain Obama.

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JoeDon January 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

There is no way that this law-abiding, Army vet American is going to turn in his guns or “register” them beyond what I have already done to purchase them. These SOBs can go f*** themselves.

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WildBill January 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Then if stopping someone from invading your home requires you taking drastic measures, such as using a gun, then buy a silencer(or have one made) and that way there is little sound to disturb your good neighbors. Then just take a day off from work and dump the trash somewhere. Keep silent about it and the jobs done.

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Buck O'Fama January 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

And yet he votes himself lifetime protection on my dime for his worthless communist trained hide. I have lifetime protection as well Barry, the constitution guarantees it regardless of any executive orders given from your throne.

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xsnake January 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Why blame Obama….blame repulsicans for what’s happening to America. No President in the history of this country did more in His first four years to get Himself thrown out of office by a bloody landslide, than this turd.

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Mark January 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I’m sure the media has let everyone know the fact that in the Sandy Hook Massacre the police found Adam Lanza’s unused AR-15 assault rifle in the trunk of his car. He used a handgun to do his mentally-deranged deeds. As the father of 2 young men who have had mental health issues for years, I’ve never allowed guns in our home. Perhaps we should address improved mental health screening rather than allowing Biden and Obama follow to confiscate weapons like Hitler and Stalin did not so long ago.

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betty anyone January 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm

There is no question Obama is the biggest liar to ever be in White House and his answer about form above is just additional proof of that

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clothos January 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The man is a slug. Sadly, our nation, collectively, now has more takers than givers. It’s time for a serious block of states to begin an even more serious discussion about secession.

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ILikeRush January 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

And they say this man is smart. His words say different.

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Jason Burnstein January 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

We need more people to cry out at public meetings, the inauguration, whenever and where ever Obama appears, any cry out and disrupt this dictator.

Obama has gone entirely too far with his “executive powers” and is abusing them and making a mockery of the democratic process.

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truth101 January 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Let’s face it folks, this is coming down to a second Civil War. Are you prepared?

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Joeyblitz January 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I really want to know how this tyrant ,this monster ,scammed another 4 years in our once pristine ,white house. I honestly believe he will never relinquish his power ,like most dictators ,until he is taken out ,or dies of natural causes. This is the darkest hour in American history. This entire administration is made up of first class criminals,who need to be tried ,and publicly hanged . We let this happen . The time for severe action is near. Someone is going to have to make the ultimate sacrifice for the good of the people.

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Failed Obamessiah January 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Yes, but now that the media-anointed, self-proclaimed Obamessiah has exclusive control of his own personal murder-by-drone with no due process program, it’s all good.

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SonOfSam January 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Yes, its amazing how “Mr. Nobel Peace Prize” can brag about his drone strikes and “kill lists”, but I’m not allowed to own a firearm to protect myself from criminals. Then again, maybe he is extending professional courtesy to the crooks and gangsters, since he is so clearly one of them.

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Hop January 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

If this administration can drive a wedge between the citizenry and their 2nd Amendment rights, it would be a piece of cake to make the jump to the 1st Amendment rights….and so on….and so on….

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Flyin Brian January 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hop,
If they take our defensive weapons you will not have to worry about the other amendments and bill of rights. They will vanish with out due process. Happened in East Germany, Germany,Cuba, Russia, Central America, and 2 dozen African countries. All these tin horn dictators like Obama are playing from the same sheet of music.

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SonOfSam January 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

If this monster passes a law — either by ramming it through Congress or by Executive order — that violates my GOD given right to defend myself, I will defy the order and disobey this evil law. And that’s saying something, considering I have NEVER disobeyed the law in my life; not even so much as a traffic ticket.

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Bombastic January 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

The serendipity here is spellbinding.

Didn’t Hitler also have 24/7 SS protection, for life? And didn’t Hitler also take away the guns?

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Bob Joseph January 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

How stupid can this country be, what more evidence does one need to see that this BOZO in the white house values criminals over law abiding citizens, values dead beats over those who add value, HATES this country, HATES its citizens. His whole existence is a fraud…

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Paul January 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”. C.S. Lewis

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Adam January 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Why does anyone need an AR-15 and 30 rd mags?
Because the bad guys have them, and always will…

The 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting or muskets…. bad guys don’t use muskets!

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Dave January 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Stop & think for a moment how creepy & arrogant someone must be who recommends that you cannot own and use gun, even while in your home while facing a deadly attacker…
Our founders gave us guns for these very people, let’s form an alliance to never give them up, shall we?

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lARRY January 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

If the POTUS signs a bill given to him by the Legislature is that an impeachable offence? I mean what part of “will not be infringed” hard to understand?

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WAKE1776UP January 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Will anybody have the guts to discuss the real problem?
Guess which single group the 2011 FBI crime statistics say are responsible responsible for:
55.6% of all Robbery
49.7% of Murders
33.6% of all Aggravated Assaults
32.9% of Forcible Rapes
This group is only 13% of the total US population

If your guess was French Canadians, no it’s blacks.
Blacks are only 13% of the total US population, see any pattern here, or is that racist??

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Flyin Brian January 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Isn’t is worse? That 13% contains females. Black Males 16-21 make up 2.5% of the population and they are committing most of the black crime you are showing.

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Yani January 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Obama would rather Americans be killed than allowed to protect themselves, yet the POS signed a bill to protect himself with arms SS men for life.

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Lisa January 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

You are right Yani.
It probably killed him to include George Bush in it.
I am sure in his 3rd term he can amend that!

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Tatiana Covington January 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I have the right to kill in self-defense and to determine for myself when that should be done. Laws be damned.

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Dennis January 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

You expected anythingless from this lying scumbag fraudulent marxist muslim puke??????!!!!!

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Dave Hardesty January 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Well if that was really the case I would be dead at this moment in time. I was the victim of a home invasion and had I not had my gun for my personal defense the guy would have bludgeoned me to death just like he did the guy he killed several weeks later after the DA turned him loose.

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@AsalamaTweetum January 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

According to Obama’s mindset; I have more of a right to be murdered in my own home than to constitutionally own a firearm.

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Susan January 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Worse than that, Preezy Revenge grants you the right to be murdered by an unconstitutionally amnetized illegal alien (aka dreamer) who got his “assault rifle” from the Zetas. The same Zetas who got their “assault rifles” from Eric “The Red” Holder’s Operation Fast and Furious. Traitors, one and all…

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djh January 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

That’s the funny thing about so called liberals, or as I call them, social fascists; oh you have no right to defend yourself, your property, your life or your family but you keep your hands OFF their property. Typical liberals, their rights must not be infringed, yours on the other hand are not deserved therefore you have none.

That odumbo the empty suited race baiting charlatan is a liar and doesn’t care one bit for the will of the people nor the Constitution is not surprising, that the msm would destroy their own credibility and personal integrity, that they would deceive, misinform or lie by omission on his behalf to the detriment of their profession as a whole is! He would not be able to get away with what he does if they did not cover for him, lie about it or ignore it altogether.
We the people must bring the msm (abc/cbs/nbc/nyt/cnn et al) to their knees and make them pay for their ‘treasonous’ breach of the public trust. They are responsible for the division, they are responsible for things having gotten so bad in Congress nothing is done because dems are not held accountable to the people for anything they do or say or refuse to do – the msm has scantly mentioned that reid has ignored the law for 4 straight years not passing a budget, could you imagine the howl if mcconnel refused to produce a budget?? The msm and the unethical, integrity challenged unprofessional lice portraying journalists are more dangerous to the future of the nation and liberty of the American people than barry ever will be!

There’s a fundamental difference between the roughly 25% of the population that is liberal and the rest of us; they refuse to believe any fact that doesn’t strictly conform to their narrow minded intolerance and justify lies and deceit under the guise of doing the ‘right’ thing (which coincidentally is rarely what the majority of Americans agree is ‘right’). The rest of us (the 50% conservative and 25% moderate) want the ACTUAL FACTS, the real story.

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kimdi01 January 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Obama is for anything that will benefit him, as long as he does not have to pay for it. He is against people taking care of themselves and wants everyone dependent upon the government from cradle to grave and then, with the death tax, even after that.

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mitch Louderback January 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by February 08, 2013, the White House will review it and respond! We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response. You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/PUf7 Here’s some more information about this petition: Pledge not to use an Executive Order to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding Citizens. This is a petition to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing Executive Orders restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. The Second Amendment provides protection for every other Amendment in the Bill of Rights, as well as citizen rights outlined in the Constitution. The intent and limitations of the Second Amendment have been addressed by the United States Supreme Court case of the District of Columbia versus Heller in 2007. The Supreme Court acknowledged that the Second Amendment protects weapons ‘typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes’. Guns commonly used for hunting, target shooting, self defense, and protection from a tyrannical government are exempted from any further restrictions already in place.

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