Justice Department Killed Plans for Comprehensive Background Checks

William Bigelow
Big Government

Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive.

Some of these proposals made in a Justice Department study were: allowing the FBI access to other federal agencies’ information, as that would have enabled the FBI to make sure those who are banned from buying guns such as felons, drug users, mentally “defective” persons, domestic violence criminals, and illegal immigrants, would be noticed. Private sellers would be required, just as licensed firearms dealers are already, to check purchaser’s backgrounds. There would be mandatory jail time for those who buy guns for others who cannot pass a background check…

…It didn’t happen. And it didn’t happen for political reasons. So while the President and his allies push this week for heavier gun control laws, it’s worth noting that he had the opportunity to take the very steps he will now claim are vital. And he didn’t do it.

The complete article is at Big Government.

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Bloomberg: Obama Must Take ‘Immediate Action’ Against Guns Even though Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, as do New York and New Jersey.

Pope Benedict Offers Prayers For Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

…Speaking in English, Benedict said he was “deeply saddened by Friday’s senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut.”

“I assure the families of the victims, especially those who lost a child, of my closeness in prayer,” the pope said in his first public comments on the massacre by a lone gunman. “May the God of consolation touch their hearts and ease their pain.”…

Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

When I wrote yesterday about the liberals coming out against guns, I had no idea just how some people would react. What once would have been unthinkable to blast out into public seems to be becoming more normal via things like Twitter and Facebook. Below are a selection of Tweets that are clearly anti-Second Amendment and even calls for the murder of the National Rifle Association President David Keene, along with NRA members…

…They are ticked off over a shooting that took innocent lives and they turn right around and want to murder innocent people that have done them absolutely no harm!…

Rep. Gohmert told Chris Wallace he wishes the Sandy Hook principal had been armed

…The principal, Dawn Hochsprung, has been credited with running into the hallway toward the shooter once the gunfire sounded at the Newtown, Conn. school. Twenty-six people, including Hochsprung and 20 children, were shot dead…

“Meet the Press” says no pro-gun rights senators would go on the program

Afraid She Was ‘Losing’ Him: Slain Mother of CT Shooter Reportedly Said Son Was ‘Getting Worse’ Last Week. “He was burning himself with a lighter…it was like he was trying to feel something.”

‘I Need You to Know That I Love You All Very Much’: Teacher Who Hid 1st Graders in a Bathroom Wanted That to Be the Last Thing They Heard “I wanted that to be the last things they heard, not the gunfire in the hallway.”

UpdateWhite House Would Like Everyone To Know Obama Wrote His Own Speech On Newtown Shooting…   So unlike Obama to make it all about him.

Update 2Stats Prove Gun Control Does Not Work

Update 3: “Why should you need ID to buy a gun when you don’t need ID to vote for the people who want to take away your right to buy a gun?”

From Glenn Reynolds:  MARK SHIELDS HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT: “In the United States of America in 2012, it’s easier in many states . . . to buy an automatic weapon than it is to rent an automobile.” Er, no, it’s not. He and Rupert Murdoch need to do a little bit of studying before trying to capitalize on this tragedy…

It isn’t news, it’s just rubbernecking. The media is doing everything to insure that another would-be mass murderer proceeds with his fantasy.

A forensic psychologist says what can be done to reduce the chances of this happening again. If the media doesn’t want to propagate mass murders: Don’t start the story with sirens blaring. Don’t have photographs of the killer. Don’t make this 24/7 coverage. Do everything you can not to make the body count the lead story…

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