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", Obama said.

"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, Obama pushed 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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