Sunday, February 17, 2008

Barack Obama: NIU shootings call for action

John McCormick wrote on The Swamp Before speaking to a rally here, Obama said the nation must do a "more effective job of enforcing our gun laws, strengthening our background check system, being able to trace guns that are used in violent crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers -- so that we can crack down on them -- closing gun show loopholes."
The nut that shot the kids at NIU bought two of the guns just a short time before, in a gun store, not a gun show.
He specifically pointed to a California law as a possible model. "There was a discussion today about a law that has just passed in California that allows micro-tracing of bullets that have been discharged in a crime so that they can immediately be traced," he said. "This is something that California has passed over the strong objections of the NRA…That's the kind of common sense gun law that gun owners as well as victims of gun violence can get behind."
And how would that have helpd at NIU? The only thing that would have helped there is if some of the other students had cncealed carry permits, and could have shot the kid while he was reloading.
Obama said he believes in the Second Amendment, but that there is plenty of room for added gun regulations. "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation," he said.
That should go over well in the Texas primary March 4.
Mentioning his home city, Obama said local entities should also have the ability to have their own more strict regulations.
And they don't have to be common sense???
"I think that local jurisdictions have the capacity to institute their own gun laws…The City of Chicago has gun laws, as does Washington, D.C.," he said. "I think the notion that somehow local jurisdictions can't initiate gun safety laws to deal with gang-bangers and random shootings on the street isn't born out by our Constitution."
NIU was not a gang banger or a random shooting on the street. A nut shot unarmed students like fish in a barrel.

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