#1 OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by ThirstyMan 04.10.2015 15:36

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by AWR HAWKINS, Oct 3, 2015

When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain.

In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.

Obama referenced the bans thus:

We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.


And Obama is not the only one who suggested taking a gun-free approach to American life. The anti-Second Amendment message was also pushed by Slate, Vox, and Dan Savage.

For example, on October 1 Slate ran a story reminding readers that Australia enacted their gun ban in response to an attack on April 28, 1996, wherein a gunman “opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania.” Thirty-five were killed and 23 others wounded in the attack. Twelve days later Australia’s government banned guns, period.

On October 2 Vox explained that Australia “confiscated 650,000 guns” via a “mandatory gun buyback” program which forced gun owners to hand their firearms over for destruction. Vox claims the result was that “murders and suicides plummeted’ and suggested such a path might be an option for America following “the murder of at least 10 people at Umpqua Community College.”

Vox did not mention that “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” began plummeting in America in the mid-1990s as well. But in America, the decrease in violent crime did not correlate with a gun ban but with a rapid expansion in the number of guns privately owned. The Congressional Research Service reported that the number of privately owned firearms in America went from 192 million in 1994 to 310 million privately owned firearms in 2009. Subsequently, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate fell from 6.6 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000 and finally to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

But none of this made any difference to Dan Savage, who responded to the attack on Umpqua Community College by calling for the Second Amendment’s repeal. Savage tweeted, “F**k the NRA, f**k the gun nuts, f**k the Second Amendment — better yet, repeal the Second Amendment.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...s-confiscation/

#2 RE: OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by Cincinnatus 04.10.2015 18:52

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If strict gun laws worked Chicago would be the safest place on earth.

#3 RE: OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by PzLdr 04.10.2015 19:46

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Molon Labe, Motherf*cker!

#4 RE: OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by Sanguine 04.10.2015 21:41

Yep.

#5 RE: OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by algernonpj 05.10.2015 15:19

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
If strict gun laws worked Chicago would be the safest place on earth.


Rivaled by Camden and Trenton

#6 RE: OBAMA GOES BEYOND MERE GUN CONTROL, HINTS AT CONFISCATION by ThirstyMan 05.10.2015 21:21

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
If strict gun laws worked Chicago would be the safest place on earth.



Imagine living in a place where 82 people were shot in one weekend and 15 died?

That's Chicago.

82 Shot, 15 Dead in City with the Strictest Gun Laws in the United States
By Matt Agorist, July 6, 2015

Chicago, IL — Inside the city limits of Chicago, not a single gun shop can be found — they’ve been outlawed. With is nearly 3 million residents, Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the nation.

Gun laws were so strict, in fact, that in 2010, the US Supreme Court interveined saying the law was going to far. However, city lawmakers were able to “keep the ban” without “legally keeping the ban.”

The ban on assault rifles, a high-capacity magazine ban, and nowhere to purchase ammo makes Chicago one of the toughest places in the country to obtain a serviceable and firing weapon, legally.

With these strict laws, how on earth are there still guns in Chicago?

Gun violence in Chicago over the weekend reached near war zone proportions with 82 people being shot between 4 p.m. Thursday and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. 15 of these shootings were fatal. Tragically, even a 7-year-old child’s life was taken by one of these bullets.

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Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/82-shot...qSRRiSTzFBru.99

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