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President Obama's Gun Baloney

Posted on the 25 July 2012 by Mikeb302000
Roger Simon on Politico
President Obama's Gun Baloney
Bill Clinton took it on and won. Clinton urged Congress to pass the Brady Bill, which required background checks for gun buyers, and signed it into law in 1993. He signed an assault weapons ban in 1994. He opposed “cop killer” bullets in 1995. “I have never seen a deer, a duck or a wild turkey wearing a Kevlar vest in my life,” Clinton said.
And Clinton was reelected in 1996. He turned gun control into a mainstream issue by surrounding himself at event after event with men and women in blue uniforms, America’s fiercest gun control supporters: police officers.
Today, nobody wants to take the political risk. They want to make somber statements instead of taking tough action.
If it's true that Obama is afraid of the NRA, wouldn't that change after his re-election? Isn't it possible that he'll be able to do the right thing in his second term and not have as much to lose?
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