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Old February 5, 2012, 08:54 PM   #26
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USAF, I've just updated the anti-gun quotes page with a few gems from Obama and this one from Holder. It has that old quote from Feinstein, and may others.

In particular, Obama is on the same page, remarking in the past about his strong support for the AWB. Obama last year remarked in a meeting with the Bradys that he is working "under the radar" on anti-gun stuff.

http://thefiringline.com/library/quotes/antifreedom.xml
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Old February 5, 2012, 09:13 PM   #27
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The exact limitations on what one can due via Executive Order haven't been hashed out, but trying to flaunt a Supreme Court ruling and institute policies that aren't supported by the legislature would trigger intensive backlash from those two branches.
That seems to be how government works in the last decade or so. Issue a EO and hope it stands up in court and no one gets mad enough in the legislature to stop it.
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Old February 6, 2012, 08:53 AM   #28
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The exact limitations on what one can due via Executive Order haven't been hashed out, but trying to flaunt a Supreme Court ruling and institute policies that aren't supported by the legislature would trigger intensive backlash from those two branches. Heck, it might be fun to see.
I agree, which is why it is so important to think about whom he would appoint to the Supreme Court. He will likely have at least two appointments in a second term, and possibly three. I believe Obama to be a patient politician when he needs to be. If he were to be elected to a second term, he may wait until he's able to appoint justices who are not so supportive of the Second Amendment, then go for EO's which tighten gun control laws. If the democrats keep the Senate and retake the House in 2012, along with an Obama win, that would present an even more dangerous situation for gun rights advocates. I think it will be hard for democrats to retake the house. I'm hoping they don't. We need conservatives to get out and vote, regardless of whether they like the GOP nominee or not. We need to have more pro gun rights people in congress, especially if Obama wins a second term.
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Old February 9, 2012, 11:59 AM   #29
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No Second Term

Another term for Obama would be disastrous for this country, and not only for firearms rights. The administration has been careful to avoid most overt action in this area so far, except for the BATFE letter in the SW mandating reporting multiple long gun sales, and the current import ban on hundreds of thousands of M1As and M1 Carbines from South Korea. Not a gun ban, just an import ban. But who knows what he might undertake once freed from the worry about another election?

It would be interesting to outline the SCOTUS ages and likely retirements, with their "political" leanings. So far, BOs appointments of liberal judges were replacing previously liberal judges, and had less than catastrophic results for gun rights.
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