Could Obama's proposal for more background checks help reduce gun violence in
Jan 09, 2016, 22:30
"I've been very good for gun manufacturers".
WELNA: And hopes that the Pentagon may soon adopt such personalized weapons may be misplaced, says Dave Broden of the National Defense Industrial Association. Yes, the USA gun toll includes suicides and, yes, Syria is a smaller country, but it's worth a cry that a "peaceful" America during Obama's tenure has lost roughly as many lives to gunfire as Syria has in civil war. "Part of the challenge of this is that the gun debate gets wrapped up in broader debates about whether the federal government is oppressive and there are conspiracy theories floating around the Internet these days all the time".
"This is not a proposal to solve every problem", Obamasaid.
"So what are we going to talk about - basketball?"
Looking ahead to the presidential race, Trump also attacked other Democrats and front-runnner Hillary Clinton alongside Obama.
Mark Kelly, the astronaut and husband of former Arizona congresswoman and shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords, told Obama the two gun control advocates have encountered fears that expanding background checks "will lead to a (gun) registry, which will lead to confiscation, which will lead to a tyrannical government".
After Obama dismissed the confiscation shibboleth as a conspiracy, Cooper asked, "Is it fair to call it a conspiracy?" "There are certainly a lot of people who just have a fundamental distrust that you do not want to go further and further and further down this road".
"I'm sorry, but yes, it is fair to call it a conspiracy", Obama said.
Support for the measures crosses party lines, with 67% of those asked saying they favor the changes. So yes, it is a false notion that I believe is circulated for either political reasons or commercial reasons in order to prevent a coming together among people of goodwill to develop common sense rules to make it safer while preserving the Second Amendment and the notion that we can't agree on some things while not agreeing on others and the reason for that is because well, the President secretly wants to do X - would mean that we would be paralyzed about doing everything. "There is a way for us to set up a system where you, a responsible gun owner... can have a firearm to protect yourself, but where it is much harder for somebody to fill up a vehicle with guns and sell them to 13-year-old kids on the streets". When would I have started on this enterprise?"Obama defended his support for the constitutional right to gun ownership while arguing it was consistent with his efforts to curb mass shootings".
Obama, taking the stage at George Mason University, said he's always been willing to meet with the NRA - if they're willing to address the facts. Just after his 2012 re-election, Obamapushed hard for a bipartisan gun control bill that collapsed in the Senate, ending any realistic prospects for a legislative solution in the near term.
Obama's actions on guns have drawn major attention in the presidential campaign, with the Democratic candidates backing Obama and the Republicans unanimously voicing opposition.
Voters remain closely divided on the need for additional gun control. At least not in person. Taking the microphone at a live town hall meeting hosted by CNN, Corban recounted her experiences after being raped in college.
Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, said he was "not really interested" in talking to Obama. I think the idea of research into guns that would recognize their owner and won't be usable by someone else is more promising. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was committed by a disturbed man whose mother had legally obtained the guns.
Obama's stance on gun control has proven divisive in recent months.
I can see why Hadiya's murder hit home with Obama.
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It also demanded the officers be charged a special prosecutor handle the case and the US Justice Department investigate. The shooting was one of several that have fueled scrutiny of police use of deadly force particularly against minorities.
Indexes wavered between small gains and losses for most of the day, but took a decisive turn lower in the last hour of trading. USA stocks were headed for their worst day in three months on Thursday on spreading fears about the health of China's economy.
Beijing - in general - is loathe to give up control, despite the success of market reforms since the 1970s. More than two-thirds of that amount is expected to come due within a year, according to government data.
The company is now a Fortune 500 company with a valuation of US$204 billion and annual revenues of around US$50 billion in 2014. Still, Aramco is unlikely to list on the biggest exchanges, according to Bloomberg oil strategist Julian Lee.
The Lotto's failure to find an outright victor has sparked controversy since Camelot increased the number of balls from 49 to 59. If that scenario occurs, the prize will be shared between winners in the next tier, those with five numbers and the bonus ball.
Vin Diesel accepted the award for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie for " Furious 7 " and paid a tribute to Paul Walker . The publication added that he pizza rat joke and her Steve Harvey Miss Universe 2016 spoof added sizzle to the night.
The Bengals (12-4) have so much riding on their quarterback in their edgy playoff rematch on Saturday night in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati passing attack is ranked 15th in the league, while the Pittsburgh pass defense is only ranked 30th.
Wage growth is expected to accelerate by the middle of the year as the labor market settles into full employment. For months, USA employers have hired steadily even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk.
Anaheim saw its five-game point streak (4-0-1) come to a screeching halt on Wednesday with a 4-0 setback to Toronto. Tokarski is 10-12-5 in 33 career National Hockey League appearances with Montreal and Tampa Bay.
Security remains high in Munich amid terror alert
Munich police are still on high alert , carrying out more checks than usual at the stations, which have reopened. Cities across Europe have been on edge since the terror attack in Paris in November which killed 130 people.
Arizona's John Scott selected as NHL All-Star game captain
Kane indicated he wanted Scott to play in the game , and Scott was pleased the star winger approved of Scott's selection. The NHL announced captains for the All-Star Game on Saturday , and Scott was listed as the Pacific Division's captain.
Bill Clinton's Predatory Behavior: Fair Game
According to the same Gallup poll , Bill Clinton is also more popular than his wife among Republicans and independents. If you watch one network in particular, though, you saw a ton of Trump - nearly twice as much as you saw of Clinton.
Alabama, Clemson arrive in Phoenix for national championship
I had a rough bowl season for the most part. "He's certainly a talented player and a guy who is a difference-maker", Smart said. Will the Clemson felines be able to keep their focus on the game? The challenge is sustaining and recreating that each season.
Police in Munich warn of 'imminent threat' of attack
By Friday morning, the stations were reopened, Munich police said, but warned the public to remain vigilant. A police spokeswoman said "the information about an imminent terror attack at midnight was very concrete ".