it can be part of his agenda, or he can sign an executive order but seing as an outright ban is unconstitutional I doubt it.
he'd have to pass a constitutional ammendment and I thnk to do that 2 separately elected legislatures would have to pass it. might be wrong on that though
more likely, he will use congress to pass small restrictions on gun ownership, which is constitutional and fine by me. its called incramental policy making, you make small changes, little by little based on comprimise.
I have no idea, but I wish that America would get around to instating some proper gun control. What is so special and infallible about the constitution, meaning that it shouldn't be amenable to changing social standards, as is the case with the law? Casual gun ownership is illegal in Europe, and whichever way you dress it up, that IS the reason why we don't have endless school shootings and similar incidents filling up the news headlines. No-one will contest that the majority of people are able to take a sensible and responsible approach to gun ownership, but there will always be a minority of people in any given society for whom easy access to guns is likely to bring about horrible consequences.
Most of the arguments in support of common gun ownership which I have heard centre around personal protection - to me and most Europeans this seems ridiculous. What're you protecting yourself from? Other people with guns?
it is a part of our Constitution. While I am for banning, I also believe it should be done the right way with full transparency. Having said that, I don't think it will ever be a full ban. I'll settle with a reinstating the semiautomatic weapons ban and restrictions on gun shows and dealers. We have more gun dealers in this country than McDonald's.
Even if he can, I don't think he will. The Dems just have to make enough noise to say that they tried to do something and the Repubs just have to make sure nothing but the minimum gets passed. Both sides wanna keep their jobs and this one is too fraught.
Plus, once many of our state governments cut more and more cops and that housing markets for middle class start to be pushed into murky areas... some dems might think twice about owning a personal firearm.
Yes he can the founding fathers gave him that right in in the event that the legislative branch turned on the executive branch. It the 14th amendment that allows the president to overrule the congress not in taking away guns but making sure that military style weapons do not fall in the hands of non-military civilians. .
If it keeps inocent kids from getting hurt then I'm all for it, no offense to you gun enthusiests but even for those people that hunt even you know that you can't hunt with a semi or full automatic gun, in otherwords the only people who should have it are people who are the the military or the policemen who keep us safe. as for regular non automatic guns it gives us a chance to tackle them, my heart and prayers go out to those kids and those teachers who saved all thier kids lives by scrificing themselves, I have family who are teachers and I know they would have done the same thing to protect those kids...as for having someone at school with a gun to protect the kids that's just stupid and costly, you can't fight guns with guns because then more blood will be shed, PROTECT OUR KIDS AND OUR COMUNITY! not the idiots with machine guns who think they actually have a purpose for them because they dont... but hey that's just my two cents.
guns make pu ssies equal to average humans. I am for taking guns away, but I feel bad for the people who are civil about owning guns and having threats about taking guns away because of the little nerds and losers who "didnt get enough love from mommy" and go on killing sprees knowing they couldn't hurt a fly if it werent for guns.
"The president indicated that a ban on assault weapons, which he called "weapons of war," is something he supports as well as a limit on high-capacity clips and more stringent background checks. But he cautioned that "no law or set of laws" can prevent all violence. He noted that a culture that "glorifies guns and violence" must be examined and access to mental health care must increase."
Stop with this "Obama is taking away the Second Amendment!" nonsense. He and his Vice President have formed a team to look at gun control. Some of those ideas include better background checks and the elimination of gun show loopholes. Possibly an assault weapons ban, but that's been more of a pundit talking point right now.
He will spark a civil war if he tries, more then likely he won't but he will try to sneak some law in. It's funny how all these people think he is so great, and so they voted for him, so 4 more yrs, and he can run this country to the ground, and not care.
Look at how the health care is shaping up, more and more companies are only hiring part time workers, prices will sky rocket, along with our health premiums.
Why he doesn't focus on things that America really needs, such as jobs, immigration control, and well not let govt go on a spending spree like a 16 year old with their parents credit card, really tells you where his priorities are, taking away rights one step at a time.