Barack Obama: 'I go shooting all the time'

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Ms. Spirit didn't call you anything.



    Not been infringed?! Perhaps not ... not in the past 10 minutes anyway. But, it's not for lack of trying on the part of a great many current office holders and they are only the latest in a long line of politicians who have diminished the Second Amendment. How much more compromise and curtailment of liberty is it going to take before the "office holders" and their supporters are satisfied?


    1791
    The Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment -- "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." gains final ratification.
    1837
    Georgia passes a law banning handguns. The law is ruled unconstitutional and thrown out.
    1865
    In a reaction to emancipation, several southern states adopt "black codes" which, among other things, forbid black persons from possessing firearms.
    1871
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) is organized around its primary goal of improving American civilians' marksmanship in preparation for war.
    1927
    Congress passes a law banning the mailing of concealable weapons.
    1934
    The National Firearms Act of 1934 regulating only fully automatic firearms like sub-machine guns is approved by Congress.
    1938
    The Federal Firearms Act of 1938 places the first limitations on selling ordinary firearms. Persons selling guns are required to obtain a Federal Firearms License, at an annual cost of $1, and to maintain records of the name and address of persons to whom firearms are sold. Gun sales to persons convicted of violent felonies were prohibited.
    1968
    The Gun Control Act of 1968 - "...was enacted for the purpose of keeping firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence." -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms The Act regulates imported guns, expands the gun-dealer licensing and record keeping requirements, and places specific limitations on the sale of handguns. The list of persons banned from buying guns is expanded to include persons convicted of any non-business related felony, persons found to be mentally incompetent, and users of illegal drugs.
    1972
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is created listing as part of its mission the control of illegal use and sale of firearms and the enforcement of Federal firearms laws. ATF issues firearms licenses and conducts firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections.
    1977
    The District of Columbia enacts an anti-handgun law which also requires registration of all rifles and shotguns within the District of Columbia.
    1986
    The Armed Career Criminal Act (Public Law 99-570) increases penalties for possession of firearms by persons not qualified to own them under the Gun Control Act of 1986.
    The Firearms Owners Protection Act (Public Law 99-308) relaxes some restrictions on gun and ammunition sales and establishes mandatory penalties for use of firearms during the commission of a crime.
    The Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act (Public Law 99-408) bans possession of "cop killer" bullets capable of penetrating bulletproof clothing.
    1989
    California bans the possession of semiautomatic assault weapons following the massacre of five children on a Stockton, CA school playground.
    1990
    The Crime Control Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-647) bans manufacturing and importing semiautomatic assault weapons in the U.S. "Gun-free school zones" are established carrying specific penalties for violations.
    1994
    The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 103-159) imposes a five-day waiting period on the purchase of a handgun and requires that local law enforcement agencies conduct background checks on purchasers of handguns. (ATF's Brady Law web site.)
    The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322) bans all sale, manufacture, importation, or possession of a number of specific types of assault weapons.
    1997
    The Supreme Court, in the case of Printz v. United States, declares the background check requirement of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act unconstitutional.
    The Florida Supreme Court upholds a jury's $11.5 million verdict against Kmart for selling a gun to and intoxicated man who used the gun to shoot his estranged girlfriend.

    Major American gun manufacturers voluntarily agree to include child safety trigger devices on all new handguns.
    1998 - June
    A Justice Department report indicates the blocking of some 69,000 handgun sales during 1977 while Brady Bill pre-sale background checks were required.
    1998 - July
    An amendment requiring a trigger lock mechanism to be included with every handgun sold in the U.S. is defeated in the Senate.
    But, the Senate approves an amendment requiring gun dealers to have trigger locks available for sale and creating federal grants for gun safety and education programs.
    1998 - October
    New Orleans, LA becomes the first US city to file suit against gun makers, firearms trade associations, and gun dealers. The city's suit seeks recovery of costs attributed to gun-related violence.
    1998 - November 12
    Chicago, IL files a $433 million suit against local gun dealers and makers alleging that oversupplying local markets provided guns to criminals.
    1998 - November 17
    A negligence suite against gun maker Beretta brought by the family of a 14-year old boy killed by an other boy with a Beretta handgun is dismissed by a California jury.
    1998 - November 30
    Permanent provisions of the Brady Act go into effect. Gun dealers are now required to initiate a pre-sale criminal background check of all gun buyers through the newly created National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) computer system.
    1998 - December 1
    The NRA files suit in federal court attempting to block the FBI's collection of information on firearm buyers.
    1998 - December 5
    President Clinton announces that the instant background check system had prevented 400 illegal gun purchases. The claim is called "misleading" by the NRA.
    1999 - January
    Civil suits against gun makers seeking to recover costs of gun-related violence are filed in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Miami-Dade County, Florida.

    1999 - May 20
    By a 51-50 vote, with the tie-breaker vote cast by Vice President Gore, the Senate passes a bill requiring trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns and extending waiting period and background check requirements to sales of firearms at gun shows.
    1999 - August 24
    The Los Angeles County, CA Board of Supervisors votes 3 - 2 to ban the the Great Western Gun Show, billed as the "world's largest gun show" from the Pomona, CA fairgrounds where the show had been held for the last 30 years. (Typical Gun Show Rules& Regulations)
    2013
    In response to recent massacres, including the killing of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn., and 12 moviegoers in Aurora, Colo., President Barack Obama introduces proposals to tighten gun-control laws. His plan includes universal background checks for gun sales, the reinstatement and strengthening of the assault weapons ban, limiting ammunition magazines to a 10-round capacity, and other measures.


    Nice list, now look at what I wrote: "any elected current
    office holder." (at the Federal level at least) Proposals don't count. Legislation counts.
    If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
    Andrew Jackson

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    Yes and see what I wrote.

    "But, it's not for lack of trying..."

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